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I got into environmental science major in UCLA. But i applied to this particular major because i didn't think that i would be able to get admitted if i applied to engineering directly. (my stats aint that good). So if i decide to go to UCLA, i would have to study my ass off to switch into engineering from college of letters and science. The UCLA website says that in order to be CONSIDERED a major change, I would have to get minimum 3.5 GPA for the required courses for engineering. But im not sure how hard it is to get above 3.5 GPA in UCLA. Is it really difficult to get above 3.5 GPA??(ex. calculus classes, bio, chem..etc)
PS)) I got into UCSD(warren) as chemical engineering. If i decide to go to San Diego, i wouldnt have to change my major. But considering that the overall prestige and reputation, UCLA seems to be better. Location-wise, LA seems to be more lively and exciting than SD.
(People say that transportation in SD really sucks and the SD campus is socially dead whereas LA has a really organized transportation system for students and the location is just awesome---Westwood and hollywood and Santa monica beach in 10-15 min drive!!)
So UCLA or UCSD for engineering(considering that i have to change major if i go to UCLA)