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Old 06-14-2008, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Hello I'm a rising senior in high school and have visited LA a couple of times (it's a 5 hour flight for me you see). I fell in love with the city, minus traffic on Santa Monica Blvd at 5 PM, and am considering applying to UCLA for my undergraduate studies. I wanted to hear opinions from people in the area about the school. As of now, I'm hoping to study architecture and have heard UCLA is one of the premier places on the west coast to do so. Any feedback about the school would be appreciated!
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Old 06-14-2008, 05:15 PM
 
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If you can get in, UCLA is one of the most respected schools there is in many subjects (especially medicine). Not sure about their rating in architecture though. Here's a list of top schools, and I don't see UCLA on it. I see USC, might you be thinking of that?

What I do see though is my alma mater, Cal Poly Pomona and its sister school Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (#4 on the list!) Pomona is on the list as a runner up, but SLO is higher rated than USC, so I'd check into that. If you're interested in studying in So Cal and can't get into or afford USC (private school). The CSU system is cheaper than the UC system; USC is a part of neither system and is quite expensive. San Luis Obispo is a very nice place to live/go to school. Well depends what you like, UCLA/USC are more city schools, SLO is situated in some beautiful country side in Central CA, not far off the coast.

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Old 06-14-2008, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Any feedback about the school would be appreciated!
Look into residence versus non-residence tuition.
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Old 06-15-2008, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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If you can get in, UCLA is one of the most respected schools there is in many subjects (especially medicine). Not sure about their rating in architecture though. Here's a list of top schools, and I don't see UCLA on it. I see USC, might you be thinking of that?

What I do see though is my alma mater, Cal Poly Pomona and its sister school Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (#4 on the list!) Pomona is on the list as a runner up, but SLO is higher rated than USC, so I'd check into that. If you're interested in studying in So Cal and can't get into or afford USC (private school). The CSU system is cheaper than the UC system; USC is a part of neither system and is quite expensive. San Luis Obispo is a very nice place to live/go to school. Well depends what you like, UCLA/USC are more city schools, SLO is situated in some beautiful country side in Central CA, not far off the coast.

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I also graduated from Cal Poly Pomona and I agree with this posting. UCLA is an excellent school. The area surrounding it Westwood Village is one of the most affluenta areas of LA and is surrounded by multimillion dollar homes, so you'll be very safe there. (LAPD has a strong presence) Applying to USC won't hurt but UCLA is in a MUCH better neighborhood.

Good Luck!
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