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Old 07-29-2013, 10:16 PM
 
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UCLA:
One of the best and well-known universities in the world.
Located in one of the wealthiest, exciting, and nicest place in the country.
Cheaper than private Ivy League schools.

USC:
Great school academically but not as highly regarded or well-known as UCLA outside of SoCal.
Horrendous location.
Expensive.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:14 AM
 
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UCLA:
One of the best and well-known universities in the world.
Located in one of the wealthiest, exciting, and nicest place in the country.
Cheaper than private Ivy League schools.

USC:
Great school academically but not as highly regarded or well-known as UCLA outside of SoCal.
Horrendous location.
Expensive.
westwood is notoriously boring

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Old 07-30-2013, 09:16 AM
 
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the UCLA stereotype is that the entire student body are all asians, I'm not so sure it's just a stereotype though
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:15 AM
 
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I second this. Even on a weekend it's pretty tame. I would see more people at the cinema watching some midnight showing of Star Wars or Rocky Horror, or the Cookie place than I would at the bars. I went there one Saturday and found a lot of annoyingly quirky students. The only interesting person was the foreign exchange student from Belarus who was pissed off because he came all the way from Eastern Europe to go to grad school in America and thought UCLA and West LA was going to be a rave of a good time. He was more than dissapointed, LOL.

It's not just that Westwood is boring but that the entire westside isn't the most vibrant area. It's fun but in a very tamed, chilled sort of way.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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^Many people like how "tamed" it is. I prefer that than ghetto people or rowdy morons.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:23 PM
 
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I second this. Even on a weekend it's pretty tame. I would see more people at the cinema watching some midnight showing of Star Wars or Rocky Horror, or the Cookie place than I would at the bars. I went there one Saturday and found a lot of annoyingly quirky students. The only interesting person was the foreign exchange student from Belarus who was pissed off because he came all the way from Eastern Europe to go to grad school in America and thought UCLA and West LA was going to be a rave of a good time. He was more than dissapointed, LOL.

It's not just that Westwood is boring but that the entire westside isn't the most vibrant area. It's fun but in a very tamed, chilled sort of way.
I spent 6 years at UCLA. I remember as an undergrad the student body was pretty tame. Probably 70-75% of students would spend their weekend nights doing one of the following: Studying, watching a movie, playing a sport, going out to eat. Westwood Village doesn't allow for much to happen. The exception was the Greek system who would spend their weekends (and often weekdays) at parties and bars.

I don't really care about the UCLA/USC rivalry, and even though I went to UCLA I don't think I"m biased in saying UCLA is a far better school and experience:

-It's much cheaper
-Class sizes/program offerings are pretty similar. You'll pay 45k a year at USC to get the same 300 person intro bio class.
-The Alumni network is just as strong as USC, the only difference is USC makes it easier to connect.
-The dorms are a lot nicer at UCLA, as is the surrounding area and neighborhood is safer
-The dining options on the UCLA campus are far superior
-Weather is better
-UCLA has a much prettier campus, which is subjective, but USC is too urban and sticky, UCLA is spread out and filled with nature

There's a lot more to list, just a few things from what I can remember.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:31 PM
 
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^Many people like how "tamed" it is. I prefer that than ghetto people or rowdy morons.
It's ghetto to have a good time?
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:51 PM
 
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I second this. Even on a weekend it's pretty tame. I would see more people at the cinema watching some midnight showing of Star Wars or Rocky Horror, or the Cookie place than I would at the bars. I went there one Saturday and found a lot of annoyingly quirky students. The only interesting person was the foreign exchange student from Belarus who was pissed off because he came all the way from Eastern Europe to go to grad school in America and thought UCLA and West LA was going to be a rave of a good time. He was more than dissapointed, LOL.

It's not just that Westwood is boring but that the entire westside isn't the most vibrant area. It's fun but in a very tamed, chilled sort of way.
I would also agree but the areas around are more exciting, but my experience in undergrad is that people just like to be in Westwood-- and Westwood is a pretty good place too, especially to live in. USC has the advantage of the expo line and relative proximity to nightlife in DTLA, hollywood, etc but IDK how it plays into the general fabric of the student population since ive never truly been to USC. In terms of undergrad and some graduate academics theyre almost equal nowadays since USC has really been improving (but Id still say UCLA dominates more science/med, but USC isnt bad at all for either)
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:32 AM
 
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It's ghetto to have a good time?
if by a good time you means that sort of juvenile things hinged on alcohol/getting drunk, then yes, it is ghetto-ish.

I have absolutely no idea why so many Americans think alcohol is just an indispensible part of "having fun".
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:04 PM
 
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if by a good time you means that sort of juvenile things hinged on alcohol/getting drunk, then yes, it is ghetto-ish.

I have absolutely no idea why so many Americans think alcohol is just an indispensible part of "having fun".
Oh man, this is the A-type stuff I am talking about. If you live on the Westside then you've proven my point. But anyways, having fun with alcohol and letting loose is not "ghetto". I don't know why you would even think that. Being super destructive and rowdy enough to injure people, yes that is bad, but to call it "ghetto"? Ghetto denotes that it's a trait most associated with poverty meaning you think people resorting to that behavior are largely poor and resort to that because they're poor.

It also means the Westside is a better place because it lacks that "ghetto" behavior meaning it lacks poorer people.

Yeah, please don't make the Westside look any snobbier. LOL
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