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UCSD or SDSU

Tyler1993Tyler1993 Registered User Posts: 120 Junior Member
edited December 2011 in California Colleges
I need some advice. I've been accepted to UCB and UCLA but want to stay local so I've narrowed it down to these two schools. Will be living at home so UCSD will be about $24000 more over my four years of schooling. I will be commuting to both schools 35 min to UCSD and 30 min to SDSU. I am also my schools valedictorian and was wondering if it would be embarassing if I were to not attend a prestigious school. I am also planning on becoming an attorney and going to law school so Im planning on saving up for that. I am also planning on graduating early b/c of all the ap and summer school credit that I have.
Any help would be great.
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Replies to: UCSD or SDSU

  • $KingsElite$$KingsElite$ Registered User Posts: 2,323 Senior Member
    Who cares what the people at your high school think. Go where you really see yourself.
  • Tyler1993Tyler1993 Registered User Posts: 120 Junior Member
    ^Thanks, what made you want to go to UCSD. What are you majoring in and what college are you at.
  • $KingsElite$$KingsElite$ Registered User Posts: 2,323 Senior Member
    Well, I visited the campus and really saw myself fitting in there, so that was the main reason. I'm a biology major and UCSD is great for bio and I'm in Warren College.
  • AnnoyinggirlAnnoyinggirl - Posts: 215 Junior Member
    Being valedictorian, you will find yourself way over qualified for SDSU. You will find more enthusaitic students like yourself at UCSD, and have a better experience overall.

    The only plus side of SDSU is that you will be able to get better grades there, and get into an ivy league law school. However, that is still very possible at UCSD, where you're more likely to be happy, and more likely to do well.
  • Tyler1993Tyler1993 Registered User Posts: 120 Junior Member
    ^Do law schools care about undergraduate?
  • o0Max0oo0Max0o Registered User Posts: 131 Junior Member
    The short answer is no. Law schools admissions are based almost entirely on GPA and LSAT score. They will make no discrimination between SDSU and UCSD.

    I think you've already identified the pros and cons of each choice.

    UCSD will cost you more and most likely be a little tougher than SDSU but on the other hand you will be surrounded be hard working people like yourself.

    SDSU you probably would get a higher GPA + save money but the downside is that the student body is different.
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 63,007 Senior Member
    You may want to consider what your major is, and how strong each school is in your major and in general post-graduation recruiting if, for some reason, you decide not to go to law school, or do not get into a high enough tier of law school (graduates of low tier law schools do not have very good job prospects, as good lawyer jobs tend to have law-school-prestige-conscious hiring practices).

    No specific major is required to go to law school, although those going into patent law tend to major in an engineering subject. Math, physics, and philosophy majors tend to do well on the LSAT, although those departments often have less grade inflation than other majors in most schools.
  • jamesdantelyjamesdantely Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    honestly if you happen to be interested in business then go to SDSU otherwise just go to UCSD
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