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Santa Monica College vs Santa Barbara City College
I am seeking advice about the two. Currently I plan on moving to California from Illinois.
My stats are: High School graduate who wants to major in civil engineering
Here is my dilemma I want to attend SMC because of its higher transfer rate into a better UC school; however, the cost of living in LA and the crappy social life is making me think twice.
Santa Barbara's scenery is beautiful and the cost of living is manageable, but the transfer rate to UCLA or UCB are a lot lower.
Also i want to become a resident and have proof of residency in California for UC purposes. Is there a way to crack the code?? How can i prove financial independence? I heard its really tough
If there is also another good community college that one might recommend, in a safe neighborhood with a good social life that would also be appreciated.
Keep in mind I am supporting myself but I am looking for the best future possible for myself. anything you guys think i should please let me know.
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