|Students who got into UCSD say:|
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I got excellent grades, was in many clubs, and excelled in more than one sport. My SAT scores were not as high and I wanted them so I made up for it with extra-curriculars, community service and sports.
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| Jan 02 2012 | Keep those grades up, and take Honors and AP classes. Follow all the UC requirements, especially for San Diego. I'm in Warren College, and they have a versatile list of requirements and I like their philosophy. Do well on SAT, do some Community Service work, and write a really good essay, making it personal and honest! This is a terrific school academically and socially! If you choose another school, you'll be missing out on the best!!!
I just had good grades, and was in the military. You can do a tag agreement and get in with a bad gpa like a 2.00 or maybe a 2.5. I think for undergrad I would have been better of at a csu. The state schools may not have the competition or be as rigorous, but there emphasis is on undergrads, and that is just not the case with the UCs.
| Electrical Engineering|| Sep 25 2009 | I studied my ass off to get SAT scores high above the norm. My grades were good but by no means stellar; I always had two or three B's because I had taken the accelerated lanes for every possible class, including two APs and two honors classes in junior year. I took a total of 5APs and four honors classes throughout my entire high school career. From what I hear, however, is that the standard has raised the bar for admissions.
I strongly urge that applicants have one or two strong extra-curricular activities throughout the entire high school career.