gitguy wrote:I've brought this up before, but didn't get a lot of agreement. But here goes, doesn't it seem like UCI is absolutely showering money on those above their medians, but, at the same time, accepting and waitlisting a whole lot of sub-165s (which I think we can all agree is not who they really want)?
The way I read it, they are fighting to hold their median this year. Solution: Blast your target scores with big schollys and hope they bite, but make sure you can put together a class of 130 and maintain your median.
Am I completely off the mark?
Other factors must be involved. I never ended up contributing to the stats but take this into account: 3.6, 164, Cal, no relevant work experience, major in rhetoric+anthropology, applied mid Jan and accepted some 2 weeks ago. The PS may have been half-assed a bit but I think the why Irvine section was solid, though who really knows these things. 30k off the bat. Maybe its the fact that both numbers are solid and I'm not a splitter at all? No idear.
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