UC Personal Statement

The UC Personal Statement is the section of the UC Application that helps distinguish you from other high performing students. Each UC has their own process of determining their acceptances, but the diagram below shows you the relative breakdown and the weight of the application.

The UC Personal Statement is really a small portion of the entire application, however, because everyone does so well in school and in extracurriculars, your UC Personal Statement can be the deciding factor for you attending the school you want. If you do find yourself lacking in all these other areas, make sure to strengthen them.

The Personal Statement will not hurt your application, but it can help your application. What does this mean? Basically the bulk of the application is focused heavily on your academic and extracurriculars.