|Students who got into UCB say:|
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| | I actually didn't apply until the last minute (like in January!) because I didn't think I was able to apply because I only had 2 years of foreign language and I was told Boulder required 3 (even collegeboard.com says this)! But it turns out you can apply with 2, but you just have to take your third year of foreign language (or whatever you are lacking) at some point while at the university!
Fast forward a few months, I was accepted at the end of March, visited in April, and committed by May 1st!
I am an out of state student so it was probably easier for me to get in than say an in state student with the same "statistics" as me, because well quite frankly my family is paying $50,000 while theirs is $25,000 or so.
I only had a 3.25 overall for high school - no AP or Honor classes. I did play some sports and had a job after school. I got a 1600/2400 on the SAT and didn't take the ACT. Pretty mellow grades overall - I didn't think i'd get accepted but I was fortunate enough to!
Its a public school so you don't have to do thousands of hours of community service and have done something to "improve the lives of those in need". HS gpa of 3.5, I transferred in with a college gpa of 3.2. All they look at is grades, so keep your grades up and you got it.
| Aerospace Engineering|| Feb 07 2011 | It wasn't terribly hard. I got good grades in high school. It is important to get decent grades in high school, above a 3.3. Also important to take both ACT and SAT and perform moderatly well. Show interest in extra curricular activities. The normal college things.