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UC app: number of activities to list?

Hi, I'm working on my University of California application, and I'm not sure how many activities I should list. Can someone please tell me the ideal number? I want to make sure I'm doing this right. Thanks a lot!

7 months ago

Hey there! When it comes to filling out the Activities section of your UC application, you're allowed to list up to 20 extracurriculars, work, or volunteer experiences. However, don't feel pressured to list the maximum number of activities if you don't have 20. It's better to focus on showcasing the activities that are meaningful and demonstrate your dedication, skills, and personal growth.

Quality is more important than quantity. If you have 8-10 activities that you're highly involved in, that usually works well for most applicants. Just make sure to explain their importance to you and highlight any accomplishments or leadership roles you've had within those activities.

In short, list as many activities as you can while making sure each one adds value to your application and truly reflects your passions and achievements. Don't just list activities to hit a specific number. Good luck with your UC application!

7 months ago

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