From my experience if you have a 3.6 gpa and up and a 1600 sat scores and up you have a good chance at almost all csu's. For UC's it's almost a lottery. Your GPA your test scores and even if you come from a single parent are involved in you getting in. Everything about your life is ranked by points that are added up. Community service and extracurricular are worth a lot of points.
shit i might just have to cash in on the non academic stuff lol
for the first 10 years of my life i was with a single parent
and for ECs i could also put my hip hop production