UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby aboutmydaylight » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:19 pm

cesium wrote:
aboutmydaylight wrote:Admitted by email just now 2/25. Thank you based god.


Congrats! When were you UR, and were you ever under FR2?


Thanks. UR1 was 2/10. No other movement until today 2/25 Accepted.

For those asking I'm 3.9x/173 URM in State. Not sure how much that will help you guys figure out where you stand.

Good luck to everyone else.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Hitchensian » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:32 pm

aboutmydaylight wrote:
cesium wrote:
aboutmydaylight wrote:Admitted by email just now 2/25. Thank you based god.


Congrats! When were you UR, and were you ever under FR2?


Thanks. UR1 was 2/10. No other movement until today 2/25 Accepted.

For those asking I'm 3.9x/173 URM in State. Not sure how much that will help you guys figure out where you stand.

Good luck to everyone else.


Forget Berkeley. Enjoy HYS.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby wholahoop » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:34 pm

Got the email. Ding-ed.

Curse you Berkeley for making me wait so long and giving me irrational hope :(

UR 12/2 <25th GPA and >75th LSAT

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby bonerland » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:35 pm

Hitchensian wrote:
aboutmydaylight wrote:
cesium wrote:
aboutmydaylight wrote:Admitted by email just now 2/25. Thank you based god.


Congrats! When were you UR, and were you ever under FR2?


Thanks. UR1 was 2/10. No other movement until today 2/25 Accepted.

For those asking I'm 3.9x/173 URM in State. Not sure how much that will help you guys figure out where you stand.

Good luck to everyone else.


Forget Berkeley. Enjoy HYS.


Yes, and I will gladly take your seat 8) :lol:

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby UCLAHopeful2014 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:11 pm

Rejected. UR since 1/13. Ah well... :|

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby wealtheow » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:43 pm

sorry about the dings, guys :(

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby williamsme90 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:00 pm

UR 1/21...dinged today.
Thanks for the head games, Berk. Good luck to all who made it to faculty review!

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:04 pm

wealtheow wrote:sorry about the dings, guys :(


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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby wealtheow » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:24 pm

Lebrarian_Booker wrote:
wealtheow wrote:sorry about the dings, guys :(


crying-eagle.jpg


YES.

i mean NO THIS IS NO LAUGHING MATTER XD

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:26 pm

wealtheow wrote:
Lebrarian_Booker wrote:
wealtheow wrote:sorry about the dings, guys :(


crying-eagle.jpg


YES.

i mean NO THIS IS NO LAUGHING MATTER XD


I was dinged today, I feel I can post a crying eagle, lol

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby wealtheow » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:49 pm

Lebrarian_Booker wrote:
wealtheow wrote:
Lebrarian_Booker wrote:
wealtheow wrote:sorry about the dings, guys :(


crying-eagle.jpg


YES.

i mean NO THIS IS NO LAUGHING MATTER XD


I was dinged today, I feel I can post a crying eagle, lol


you can, i just felt bad laughing, i lose it whenever i see that eagle

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:51 pm

No worries, was meant to lighten the mood ;)

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby izzlelay » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:09 pm

capt_slow wrote:Ding ding ding... Not surprised, Berkeley hates the splitters... My first rejection of the cycle. What a waste of the $25 lsac fee.


Agreed! I didn't want to be attacked by protesting hippies everyday anyway

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby kobe1020 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:09 pm

first ding this cycle. it came in with no surprise.

oh well. Bye bye bay area. i love Texas more anyways.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby engin3rd » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:44 pm

Finally ding'd by my alma mater. LSAT>75th GPA<25th

Farewell bay area, it was fun while it lasted.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Hitchensian » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:24 am

engin3rd wrote:Finally ding'd by my alma mater. LSAT>75th GPA<25th

Farewell bay area, it was fun while it lasted.


Rejecting random splitters (like me) is one thing...but their own alumni?! Shameful!

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Tanicius » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:29 am

Hitchensian wrote:
engin3rd wrote:Finally ding'd by my alma mater. LSAT>75th GPA<25th

Farewell bay area, it was fun while it lasted.


Rejecting random splitters (like me) is one thing...but their own alumni?! Shameful!



Unsurprising considering how brutal Berkeley's UG curve is. It's probably one of the schools in America last and least touched by grade inflation.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby engin3rd » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:47 am

Tanicius wrote:
Hitchensian wrote:
engin3rd wrote:Finally ding'd by my alma mater. LSAT>75th GPA<25th

Farewell bay area, it was fun while it lasted.


Rejecting random splitters (like me) is one thing...but their own alumni?! Shameful!



Unsurprising considering how brutal Berkeley's UG curve is. It's probably one of the schools in America last and least touched by grade inflation.



Ya...taking the engineering path probably wasn't the most helpful for my GPA either. The ME department has a mandated 2.7 average across the whole major. But all of Cal's grad schools have a reputation for favoring non-Cal UG's. Something about wanting to spread alum across the country or something. Oh well! Luckily I have some other good options, just in much colder places.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby kartelite » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:49 am

Tanicius wrote:
Unsurprising considering how brutal Berkeley's UG curve is. It's probably one of the schools in America last and least touched by grade inflation.


The two undergrad schools on my LSAC report give average GPAs at 3.14 (public)/3.26 (private) and have almost identical HS GPA/SAT/admission rates as Berkeley - one is ever-so-slightly more competitive, the other less. When I attended 10+ years ago, I can almost guarantee those numbers were lower. Any idea what Berkeley's average UGPA is? I wouldn't imagine it could be much lower than 3.2.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby engin3rd » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:51 am

kartelite wrote:
Tanicius wrote:
Unsurprising considering how brutal Berkeley's UG curve is. It's probably one of the schools in America last and least touched by grade inflation.


The two undergrad schools on my LSAC report give average GPAs at 3.14 (public)/3.26 (private) and have almost identical HS GPA/SAT/admission rates as Berkeley - one is ever-so-slightly more competitive, the other less. When I attended 10+ years ago, I can almost guarantee those numbers were lower. Any idea what Berkeley's average UGPA is? I wouldn't imagine it could be much lower than 3.2.


Mentioned above, for my major it was 2.7, but that's low even for Berkeley.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby kartelite » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:13 am

engin3rd wrote:
kartelite wrote:
Tanicius wrote:
Unsurprising considering how brutal Berkeley's UG curve is. It's probably one of the schools in America last and least touched by grade inflation.


The two undergrad schools on my LSAC report give average GPAs at 3.14 (public)/3.26 (private) and have almost identical HS GPA/SAT/admission rates as Berkeley - one is ever-so-slightly more competitive, the other less. When I attended 10+ years ago, I can almost guarantee those numbers were lower. Any idea what Berkeley's average UGPA is? I wouldn't imagine it could be much lower than 3.2.


Mentioned above, for my major it was 2.7, but that's low even for Berkeley.


That's insane and quite brutal, especially given how many smart people you're up against. I've reviewed a lot of Cal student/grad resumes (UG business-type major and MFE mostly), some really high GPAs among them, but definitely impressive kids with low 3.x.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby jaesonko » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:21 am

i don't really think getting a high GPA in a lot of the social science/humanities majors at Berkeley is particular difficult. To say, for example, that Berkeley polisci department is hardly touched by grade inflation is a joke. most of my friends in polisci/sociology/psych that were somewhat intelligent and hardworking had A- averages. that said it did seem like eecs/math/etc kids had it pretty rough.
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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby aboutmydaylight » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:41 am

You guys are really over-exaggerating Berkeley's undergrad competitiveness. For starters, regardless of what ME's "official policy" is, there's basically no way the average is 2.7. Basically the only classes that average a B- at Berkeley are weeder math/sciences courses, and the first few classes in tough major sequences. You can look at the grade distribution and see that even in the toughest majors (ME included) the averages are basically a B, with electives being closer to B+.

Traditional "law school majors" follow a similar pattern though with higher means in general. Weed the uninterested students out with a B- average in intro math/intro to X, and then basically give a B+ average for upper div electives. Also, I'm pretty sure average undergrad GPA is around a 3.4 so its not insanely low.

Furthermore, the median student is likely much better off than the mean suggests. Looking at grade distributions the median appears to higher almost always, since the people getting D's and F's are skewing the distribution.

Shows grade distribution by class/professor: https://schedulebuilder.berkeley.edu/ex ... FL/2013/93

Also, you can look at some grade inflation trends here: http://www.gradeinflation.com/

Given the right major, a high GPA from Berkeley is insanely doable, though its going to be really tough to accomplish this in engineering/hard sciences.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Ally Mcbeal » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:59 pm

Work in customer service. Got a call to my desk from a woman enraged because we send her mailings that she believes are wasteful and shamefully not printed on recycled materials. Looked at her file...she goes to Berkeley :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby dmon » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:22 pm

Berkeley's first time bar passage rates has dropped the last 4-5 years running. Not sure what this is related to. Possibly admissions policies, faculty hiring/retiring, etc.




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