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7 months ago
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UCSD

My Decisions + Reflection

Hey y'all,

I used this site starting last year, and have pretty much wrapped up with decisions and commitment. This site gave me useful knowledge about how to write essays properly and how to apply to college! Generally speaking.

I was admitted to UMich, UCSD (w/ Chancellor's), UC Irvine (Honors), UC Davis, UCSB, SJSU, Cal Poly SLO, Pitt, CO Mines

Waitlisted: UCLA, Northeastern, Georgia Tech

Rejected: Stanford, MIT, WASHU, UC Berkeley

for Computer Engineering/EECS.

Anyways, I'm very glad for the advice and services I got here, and am excited to be attending UCSD this fall to do Computer Engineering & Linguistics.

UPDATE: waitlisted Tufts and Duke as well

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7 months ago[edited]

So happy for you! UCSD is a great school.

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7 months ago

Congrats on the acceptances! How did you ultimately decide on UCSD?

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🎤7 months ago

Getting the Chancellor's Scholarship was honestly a huge plus ($5000/year is a lot) + guaranteed housing! UMich I also got a scholarship worth like $20K (I don't even remember) but it just didn't make sense financially. Combined with the strong engineering program and strong resources for a student like me, it was a perfect fit.

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7 months ago

Congratulations! Those are such amazing schools. If you don't mind me asking, what was your chance ranges for UCSD, UCLA, and Northeastern?

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🎤7 months ago

UCSD was target 70-80% chance

UCLA was hard target (38-46% chance)

Northeastern was target (71-82% chance, but note Northeastern I showed no demonstrated interest)

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7 months ago

Congratulations!! These are all amazing schools, and you must've worked incredibly hard :)

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🎤7 months ago[edited]

oh still waiting on Duke, Tufts, and Cornell too, but UCSD is my top choice over those 3 at this point

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🎤6 months ago

got waitlisted at all 3 haha

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7 months ago

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing.

If you don’t mind me asking what was your chance range for UC Berkeley and Georgia tech from CV.

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🎤7 months ago

Berkeley was a Hard Target (34-45% chance)

Georgia Tech was a Hard Target (33-44% chance)

I got rejected from Berkeley likely because their acceptance rate for Electrical Engineering & Computer Science is around 3%... a lot of people from my school with similar stats got into Berkeley for other majors.

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7 months ago

Thanks for sharing. You got a good scholarship for UCSD and it is a good school.

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