Rising seniors planning to apply to any of the University of California schools next fall, should prepare for a new experience. The essays have been changed to “personal Insight questions” and will be shorter, only 350 words. Applicants will be required to complete 4 of the 8 options. Outstate students need a 3.4 GPA in 15 College prep courses with no grade lower than a C. Test requirements will be SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with Writing. The new application will be available August 1, 2016. The cost to apply will be $70 per school.
The application numbers for the University of California schools are astounding!
*Berkeley, 100,000; Davis. 68,519; Irvine. 77,786; UCLA, 97,064; Merced, 19,682; Riverside, 41,559; San Diego, 84,218; Santa Barbara, 77,090; Santa Cruz, 49,138. University-wide (unduplicated count) 166,380