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Old 07-31-2013, 01:33 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".
you sound like a blast to hang out with, dude
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:06 PM
 
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In response to the last poster (who inexplicably bumped the thread), USC actually has more international students than any other school in the country, and not just by percentage.

USC enrolls the most international students in the nation - Los Angeles Times
I just did a quick check and I wasn't aware that USC is tied with UCLA in the latest US News and World Report ranking at # 24 for national universities. UCLA acceptance rate 25.5%, USC 23.0%. I guess that could explain the increase in international students at USC as they increase in the rankings. It did note USC's tuition at $44k, ouch. That's more expensive than Stanford which was listed at $41k. Film over at that fancy film school of theirs must be pretty expensive these days
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:45 PM
 
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Depends on what you are going for. My stepdad is an alum from Annenberg, and I nearly transferred there a few years ago as a legacy. Also looked into UCLA. Even though I'm not a guy would say that the girls at USC are hotter if you like white girls. UCLA if you are into asian girls. Both schools have alot of diversity. USC has half white people half everyone else. UCLA has half asian people half everyone else. I've been to alot of games in my time...and that's just what I noticed when I visited each campus. As a private university USC also has the higher price tag...last time I checked it was 32,000+ a semester and that was a few years ago. UCLA has a better fine arts program, better tech programs, and is top ranking for research. USC has a top notch business program, communications, and journalism program...and would provide killer networking opportunities for the future. USC is in DTLA has a really lively campus community as well--a huge party scene. UCLA is more academic, but its also adjacent (Westwood) to beverly hills and Santa Monica...and in my opinion has waaaay better energy.
I would say if you are going for the scene....go to USC.
If you are going for the academics, and are looking for less distraction (any college campus has enough of those anyway), go for UCLA. (Except USC might be better for business and film. )
The only way to tell if a campus is the right is to go for a visit.
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:42 PM
 
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Based from reading all this posts, I can tell their college failed them. I don't recommend anyone from going to this school, or you may end up like this posters here. Oh my, I just posted...
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:03 PM
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Based from reading all this posts, I can tell their college failed them. I don't recommend anyone from going to this school, or you may end up like this posters here. Oh my, I just posted...
Done trolling?
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:11 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.
Eh I still think westwood is just plain boring even if its convenient and a nice area for sure. The westside as a whole is more fun but tamed yes but westwood is pretty dull

the bars suck and the one that was remotely ok is closing (brewco, barneys is not terrible but not good especially knowing the maloneys, a ****hole IMO, is option number 3). However, more interesting food choices have popped up recently so I hope westwood will be more vibrant. in the end though its a great choice to live in but not so much for a place to "have fun" even if foreign exchange students that flood ucla in the summer tend to be disappointed for pretty stupid reasons. I agree that UCLA has too many of those quirky students in undergrad, and I havent met many people I truly hated but there was a good chunk that wasnt just for me but I respected and didnt think were bad people. Still an awesome place for undergrad but I dont want to make it sound like a paradise socially without speaking of its downsides
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:31 PM
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Eh I still think westwood is just plain boring even if its convenient and a nice area for sure. The westside as a whole is more fun but tamed yes but westwood is pretty dull

the bars suck and the one that was remotely ok is closing (brewco, barneys is not terrible but not good especially knowing the maloneys, a ****hole IMO, is option number 3). However, more interesting food choices have popped up recently so I hope westwood will be more vibrant. in the end though its a great choice to live in but not so much for a place to "have fun" even if foreign exchange students that flood ucla in the summer tend to be disappointed for pretty stupid reasons. I agree that UCLA has too many of those quirky students in undergrad, and I havent met many people I truly hated but there was a good chunk that wasnt just for me but I respected and didnt think were bad people. Still an awesome place for undergrad but I dont want to make it sound like a paradise socially without speaking of its downsides
I live in Westwood. It's a great location for me, I also work here. And I'm not far from Santa Monica. But yeah, it's pretty boring if you don't go to UCLA. And even then, the bars are pretty tame. But I love it for how many shops and restaurants I have at my disposal.
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