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Choose UC campus International Student

SpanishStudent2SpanishStudent2 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited July 2012 in California Colleges

I'm a Spanish student undergraduate in Business Economics and got accepted into UC for an exchange next year. I have to select 3 campuses and I thought about Economics or Business Economics in UCLA, Berkeley, UCSB, UCSD or UCD.

Which campus would you recommend if I want an active social life on campus or around, interesting clubs to get involved, lots of things to do and I won't own a car! I also prefer beach to mountains.
Regarding the academics I believe that the best ones are UCB and UCLA. But as I have to pick 3, which ones would you recommend?

Any help will be veeeeery appreciated!!!
Thank You!!!!!!!!!!
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Replies to: Choose UC campus International Student

  • siliconvalleymomsiliconvalleymom Registered User Posts: 4,461 Senior Member
    If the beach is an important priority to you, then choose a UC in Southern California (UCSB, UCLA, UC Irvine, UC San Diego).
    What kinds of clubs are you looking for?
  • SpanishStudent2SpanishStudent2 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Hey!! Thank you very much for your answer!!

    I was looking for a place where it'd be easy to get involved and people are welcoming. I believe it is like this in California? :)
  • hesdjjimhesdjjim Registered User Posts: 561 Member
    I would definitely have UCB and UCLA on the list. Also, since you said you like the beach, I would highly recommend UCSB.
  • InfoQuestMomInfoQuestMom Registered User Posts: 186 Junior Member
    For beach access, number one would be UCSB, the campus is right by the beach. UCSD is also super close.
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 70,979 Senior Member
    Note that Berkeley and Merced are on the semester system (15 week terms, two per academic year plus an 8 week summer session), while the others are on the quarter system (10 week terms, three per academic year plus a 10 week summer quarter).
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