U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Unread 04-24-2010, 08:51 PM
 
1,292 posts, read 2,679,210 times
Reputation: 355
Unhappy How hard is it to get into UCLA?

I hear it is hard from out of state? Is it worth it (over other colleges on the west coast) because I like Earth Sciences...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Unread 04-24-2010, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
26,365 posts, read 48,824,101 times
Reputation: 16026
What does "hard" mean? What units does it have? How is it measured?

Profile of Admitted Freshmen, Fall 2009 - UCLA Undergraduate Admissions
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 04-24-2010, 10:19 PM
 
1,292 posts, read 2,679,210 times
Reputation: 355
wow... i guess that is not as bad compared to in state lol.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 04-24-2010, 11:52 PM
 
Location: LA
5,957 posts, read 10,315,461 times
Reputation: 2357
ucla is the most applied to public university in the country last i heard. everyone i know who went there had well over a 4.0 gpa and a very good sat score. i would say that ucla is a very difficult school to get into.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 04-25-2010, 07:57 AM
 
687 posts, read 216,581 times
Reputation: 222
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anders15 View Post
I hear it is hard from out of state? Is it worth it (over other colleges on the west coast) because I like Earth Sciences...
You have fantastic colleges in Virginia.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 04-25-2010, 10:31 AM
 
2,736 posts, read 2,300,553 times
Reputation: 2367
It's easier if your'e asian. In some circles UCLA stands for "University of California with Lots of Asians"! :lol:
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 04-25-2010, 10:45 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
11,398 posts, read 9,461,224 times
Reputation: 13642
This is exactly what I was going to say. If you're asian, it's easier to get into any UC school. Out of staters seem to be preferred over in staters as well. UCLA, like many of the UC schools, very overrated IMO.

Hard to figure out the backwards UC admissions criteria. If I were you, I'd stay east. Eastern schools appear to be more fair in their admission decisions and just generally far better schools.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 04-25-2010, 10:54 AM
 
1,292 posts, read 2,679,210 times
Reputation: 355
Oh.. well thanks everyone i had no idea :\
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 04-25-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
153 posts, read 268,048 times
Reputation: 87
I had a very good time as an undergrad in UCLA. The school is beautiful and is located in one of the best areas of Los Angeles. Nice weather year round and always things to do outside of class.

I don't know if being asian will increase your chance of getting in though. Yes, UCLA is Univ of Cali w/ lotsa asians or Univ of caucasian lost among asian, but you'll find that's the case in many US colleges... like MIT being "Made In Taiwan" and I don't think these schools prefer asians because they are asians.

I majored in biochem and minored in atmospheric and oceanic sciences and from my experiences, UCLA works very closely with Cal Tech when it comes to Earth/Space/Atmosphere/Oceanic Sciences. They even have what used to be the largest telescope in the world in Hawaii in addition to other really nice research tools. You'll definitely be surrounded by the leading researchers in this field. As a chemist I was excited to work with machines more powerful than those found in Harvard or Princeton. (If you're curious, it's an NMR machine that I have to admit is slightly beaten by MIT's) To me, this machine isn't taken lightly as it may be the most advanced, powerful, and expensive piece of technology in chemistry. Anyway, if you get the chance to go to UCLA, most likely you'll have a good time aside from the stressful studies.

Last edited by FrostyThe2nd; 04-25-2010 at 11:39 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 04-25-2010, 11:47 AM
hsw
 
2,066 posts, read 3,868,541 times
Reputation: 1332
Judge any college by jobs won by recent grads in one's intended major; desirable employers are best judges of how relevant are any college's grads

Suspect engineering has a vastly different skills/career-oriented dynamic than lib arts at any college...esp Berkeley or Stanford...or even UCLA

Colleges may prefer kids who may not need fin aid..and/or out of state kids who will pay more tuition...often unspoken financial bias amidst the usual "diversity" nonsense

Suspect for earth sciences will want to know what leading oil&gas cos. (likely employers) seek in new hires and which colleges they favor for recruiting

For all its alleged glamour, LA's most valuable co. in its decidedly blue-collar, low-tech, low-income industrial/distribution economy is OccidentalPetroleum...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $74,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top