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I know this should be in the transfer forum but I wanted your opinions.
I visited the campus today (USC) and I am considering applying (along with all UC's in the area including Berkeley). Some parts are really nice, others are just ghetto. And the area is somewhat ghetto. I had a quick question though. If given the opportunity to attend UCLA (down the freeway) vs. USC, what is the benefit of paying 30 extra thousand dollars a year for a school that does not look as nice, is not in a nice area, and is not ranked higher than UCLA? Can someone give me some advice on this? I just don't see how USC is worth paying the extra money to go to. Am I missing something? USC cost more than most Ivy's, so there has to be something great about it right?