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Re: High ACT but gpa in low 3s
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2019, 09:35:51 PM »
The JC transfer statistics are compelling

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Re: High ACT but gpa in low 3s
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2019, 08:46:41 AM »
Interesting stats. Don't see a HUGE difference between some of these high schools and their acceptance rate to UCB and UCLA. Included Fairmont as a private HS comparison.

Berkeley:
MSJ 18%
Uni 14%
NW 16%
Saratoga 22%
Whitney 23%
Fairmont 12%

UCLA:
MSJ 12%
Uni 11%
NW 13%
Saratoga 14%
Whitney 11%
Fairmont 7%

Go figure, IVC beats some of these HS. 22% for UCLA, 19% for UCB.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2019, 09:26:14 AM by Maserson »

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Re: High ACT but gpa in low 3s
« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2019, 09:12:04 AM »
Interesting stats. Don't see a HUGE difference between comparing some of these high schools and their acceptance rate to UCB and UCLA. Included Fairmont as a private HS comparison.

Berkeley:
MSJ 18%
Uni 14%
NW 16%
Saratoga 22%
Whitney 23%
Fairmont 12%

UCLA:
MSJ 12%
Uni 11%
NW 13%
Saratoga 14%
Whitney 11%
Fairmont 7%

Go figure, IVC beats some of these HS. 22% for UCLA, 19% for UCB.


Also not much difference when comparing non-Irvine HS like Foothill (30% Cal/20% UCLA), Tustin (18%/7%), El Toro (15%/15%), Tesoro (18%/10%), San Juan Hills (13%/10%). 

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Re: High ACT but gpa in low 3s
« Reply #33 on: December 17, 2019, 10:35:31 AM »
I didn't realize the acceptance rate at UCLA is THAT much lower than Berkeley .  Wow. 
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Re: High ACT but gpa in low 3s
« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2019, 11:08:01 AM »
I didn't realize the acceptance rate at UCLA is THAT much lower than Berkeley .  Wow.

US News changed their ranking methodology a few years ago.  Since then, Berkeley lost its ranking as the best public university and UCLA moved to #1.

UCLA #1
UC Berkeley #2
UCSB #7
UCI #9
UCSD #10
UC Davis #11
UC Santa Cruz #34
UC Riverside #39
UC Merced #44

https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities/top-public

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Re: High ACT but gpa in low 3s
« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2019, 11:34:16 AM »
JIMHO, the more interesting stat is enrolled especially for HS.

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Re: High ACT but gpa in low 3s
« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2019, 12:00:56 PM »
JIMHO, the more interesting stat is enrolled especially for HS.

Same.  But UC apps are due so early (end of Nov) and that's before kids hear back from early decision and early action schools.  Wonder how much of that factors into the yield.

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Re: High ACT but gpa in low 3s
« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2019, 10:29:41 AM »
On topic...

Grades vs. SAT scores: Which is a better predictor of college success?


https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-12-22/grades-vs-sat-scores-which-is-a-better-predictor-of-college-success

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Re: High ACT but gpa in low 3s
« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2019, 12:38:58 PM »
On topic...

Grades vs. SAT scores: Which is a better predictor of college success?


https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-12-22/grades-vs-sat-scores-which-is-a-better-predictor-of-college-success


You can take prep courses for tests like the SAT/ACT and score materially higher than without taking those prep courses or just be a naturally good test taker while to go good grades in school it takes long-term focus and work ethic.  Just like the article seems to prove, as along as the test scores are around average a student with a high GPA will be basically do as well as the student that got good/great test scores along with the high GPA.
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