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if you could go to davis, irvine, or san diego which would you choose?

alanav09alanav09 Posts: 52Registered User Junior Member
edited February 2011 in UC Transfers
majors philosophy if that makes a difference =]
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  • victor5555victor5555 Posts: 256Registered User Junior Member
    either one of them is good since you're major is PHILOSOPHY, but I would give UCSD a slight edge
  • Grimes99Grimes99 Posts: 1,504Registered User Senior Member
    I was a one-quarter student at UCI and I've taken classes at UCSD.

    UCSD all the way. Granted, I live here, so I'm biased, but UCI didn't do anything for me.
  • peterr86peterr86 Posts: 756Registered User Member
    what turned you off about UCI? I've been enjoying my time here actually.
  • SMCguySMCguy Posts: 1,352Registered User Senior Member
    I went to visit UCI and I liked it.
  • Grimes99Grimes99 Posts: 1,504Registered User Senior Member
    @peterr86: I'm a bad example to use, since my bias is pretty thick, haha.

    Due to a giant cluster during my original transfer process, I had to go to UCI and then sit out for two quarters before going to UCSD this upcoming fall.

    UCI is a nice campus, actually a really nice campus, but it was completely dead when I was there last quarter. Felt like a giant community college.
  • PschollerPscholler Posts: 658Registered User Member
    UCSD, no doubt, great city, beaches, women, SDstate parties, amazing weather, lots of things to do in spare time.

    I go to UCSC though...I suggest it over all of those :)
  • kmazzakmazza Posts: 864- Member
    UCSC's Philosophy program is really cool too. The location is great for that sort of major, especially if you live on campus, which is in the forest up the hill just a few miles from the beach. I do prefer the warmer water of SD but learned and like the waves better in SC. UCSC is also on the quarter system and if do summer session can knock every class out of the way plus cool electives in two years. The bachelors major is basically a year of history of philosophy (3 classes) plus whatever 5 upper division classes are available on a rolling basis. Choices may be chosen from big names, movements/time periods, meta, phen, ethics, philosophy of law, mind, science, sexuality or emotions etc.
  • LevonidLevonid Posts: 337Registered User Member
    @Grimes

    I'm actually going to UCI for the first time to visit a friend. Giant community college, eh? hmm...I can use that to **** her.
  • Grimes99Grimes99 Posts: 1,504Registered User Senior Member
    @Levonid: Haha yeah that's the feeling I got from the place. It's a really nice campus and the center park is amazing, but it's really REALLY quiet. A lot of people commute as well, which adds up to it feeling (to me, anyway) like a commuter school.
  • TonyPreMed2013TonyPreMed2013 Posts: 230Registered User Junior Member
    My brother went to UCI and I have 10+ friends attending UCSD right now. I would say UCSD all the way. After UCB and UCLA it is by far the 3rd best UC in the system for housing, the city, the beaches, the campus, the people, the classes, the professors, the parties, and all the other things that go into making a college attractive to prospective students.

    If I lived in San Diego I would consider going to UCSD over UCLA
  • poserbruinposerbruin Posts: 349Registered User Member
    Funny...I remember everyone used to call UCSD UC Socially Dead but nowadays everyone seems to say otherwise.
  • peterr86peterr86 Posts: 756Registered User Member
    Ya i guess that true unless your socially open, and really go out to clubs and different events. It'll be pretty hard to find thing to do here on weekends.

    I found my experience much more satisfying. I transfered last fall as well, fall quarter went out to a bunch of clubs and really put myself out there. I think though that because i transfered with my girlfriend it made it alot more interesting.

    Since when you go out to a event you atleast know 1 person. You don't feel quite as awkward. It allowed me to really put myself out there and meet a bunch of really smart and interesting people.

    However i do see your point. UCI on weekends is completely dead if you know no one. However alot of people live on campus or near it from what i have seen, and every weekend theres always a kickback or party somewhere going on. Just gotta make the right friends.

    Nothing like going to class then getting out and driving 5 minutes to Laguna beach or Newport beach. UCI's central location to all of OC is really nice to go anywhere, pending you have a car at least.
  • wwlinkwwlink Posts: 995Registered User Member
    I'm mulling between UCI and UCD. I don't get the UCSD part, it's not that much better XD
  • solejahhsolejahh Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    UCSD for sure because its one of the top UC and its beautiful there :)
  • UCeric2010UCeric2010 Posts: 342Registered User Member
    UCD is awesome. I got into UCSD last year but decided not to go because I would rather go to Davis then UCSD if I can't get into UCLA or UCB.
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