FOR FALL 2022, UC Berkeley Applicants can now select an ALTERNATIVE MAJOR
FOR FALL 2022, UC Berkeley Applicants can now select an ALTERNATIVE MAJOR and this is good news.
Previously if you picked a highly competitive major like EE or CS, you had a much lower chance to get accepted into UCB because if lots of people selected that, the admit rate for that major might be like 6-8% versus 12%-15% for other majors averaging to 11.4% the last cycle.
So you can still shoot your shot and pick CS, but then pick a safety or target backup major to ensure you will at least have a good chance of being accepted by UCB rather than getting rejected.
I do not think this is going to improve acceptance rates but I do think that since UCB will be able to slot admits into their majors better, there will be much fewer waitlist decisions this cycle.
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