UCI vs UCR for Bio major/Premed?
I got accepted to both UCI and UCR in their Biological Sciences major, so I was wondering which one really is better for premed! I understand that UCR, as a low-tier UC would have less competition, but I also heard that its premed track is actually fairly competitve and difficult (often comparable to Berkeley's). UCI, on the other hand, has more Biological Sciences majors and of course, more competition but most of those in the major get weeded out within the first two years.
I'm also considering UCR because of the Thomas Haider program, but because there's only 24 seats available, I'm sure that it'd be a far reach for me! I'm also not quite sure if it will still be there when I graduate in 2015. However, UCI is still above on my list right now because of their great undergraduate English program, as I plan on at least minoring and hopefully double majoring in English.
Which school would be better suited for someone on a premed track (and a minor in English too!)?