|Students who got into UCLA say:|
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Art type students require an extra application. Be prepared and check out what they expect wayyyy before you apply to UCLA. If you don't you will be doing some really fast tap dancing. "Where did I put that project I did two years ago, anyway?" Get your stuff organized and plan ahead. Outstanding grades and SAT scores are just expected these days, so study. Write the bomb essay and you're in. Easy, right?
| Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc|
| May 08 2008 |
I was a genius. Yes, a genius. I got in everywhere and I CHOSE UCLA. If you knew me you would know that this is the highest recommendation that any school can EVER have. Believe.
| Civil Engineering|
| Apr 25 2008 | I got great grades, volunteered locally, and did decent on my SATs. Try and show leadership and independent thinking- that's what they look for most in the personal statements at UCLA. They want to see that you have something unique to bring to the school. Remember- most people coming in here have an uninflated 3.9 or so GPA. 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!!!!!!