How much does UC Berkeley stress volunteer work in their holistic review of applications?

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The college admissions process can be more than just daunting, it can be confusing, too! When each school you apply to is looking for something particular, it can be hard to remember which parts of your application are the most important to a given school. To help you keep track, Noodle developed handy college profiles with a bunch of information for all the different schools you're considering. Each school profile breaks down the college's admissions considerations into three groups: "Very Important," "Important," and "Also Considered."

The admissions section of the UC Berkeley profile lists volunteer work under the "Important" category. This means that your volunteer work will be considered to have importance comparable to that of your SAT scores, work experience, and other extracurricular activities. While your volunteer work is important to UC Berkeley, it is still second to your GPA, high school grades, state of residency, and application essay (all of which are considered "Very Important" to UC Berkeley).

If you are looking for some volunteering opportunities, you can use Noodle to find a volunteer position.

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