Thanks for your input, mcat2.
Yes, I know that there will be competition in almost every school, but I'd like to know which schools provide the most resources that will help my admission into a med school. But, in your opinion, do you think that going to a highly competitive school, like UCLA and Cal, is worth it? To what extent does med school view a grade-deflated school equal to a "regular" school? (i.e., MIT and UCI)
Also, my dad makes 25k (he made only 23k this year, due to the economy) a year that has to support a family of four. I wouldn't want to stack up debts just to go to a private college when I can get a good education at a UC.
Like YeloPen said, many of these schools exist. I, myself, didn't know that my school was a feeder school, nor did I know that my school doesn't rank its students. What a relief! I seriously thought that my freshman year really screwed up my chances for a good college.