|Students who got into UCLA say:|
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| | Be a well rounded student. If you can rate your involvement/success at 80% in at least 4 of the following areas you're a good candidate:
Get a high SAT/ACT scores to buff less than ideal GPAs, take a lot of APs and Honors classes, and get involved!
Write an honest well-written personal statement. Make sure to get it reviewed by teachers, counselors, etc.
I recommend for other stundents to try a sport and apply for a scholarship.I did in vollyball I never even tried for this school because I thought it would have been out of reach (I was told by my counselor that Sonoma state... was in my reach, sooo don't get discouraged!!!). I had a decently high GPA ( top 5%), played 3 yrs varsity sport, president of school's chapter of CSF, did a LOT of volunteering ( clean ups, helping the homeless, after school programs, tutoring), started a few fundraiser for recent disasters.. so nothing really spectacular about my application I guess... I really don't know how I got in. My tip is, if you want to get in, start early, and if your SAT scores were lacking, like mine were, take classes, it'll pay for itself when u get into the college of your choice. Good Luck!!!!!!
I applied for Fall 1999, straight out of high school with a 4.6 (weighted) GPA and 1450 SAT- I played a couple of varsity sports and worked during school.
| Political Science|| Jan 09 2005 |