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CSUN or UCLA? Please help, I have a week to decide!

beautinabeautina Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
Hey everyone,

I got accepted to CSUN and UCLA but I have no idea what to choose :'(
I have a 3.65 (weighted) GPA and SAT score of 1780 and ACT score of 24.

I just feel so out of place. I went to Bruin Day last Saturday and I feel academically challenged compared to the other people there. I know people tell me to not compare myself to people there but I can't help it when a better GPA can lead to better financial aid...

My romantic partner goes to CSUN, and they like it there. I like the different sociology majors and the atmosphere around the school. It's not so bustling as the one around UCLA.

The thing is, I'm not exactly low income. I qualify for the Blue and Gold Opportunity but I don't know if I'll qualify for it for the next few years. I guess the thing that really is bugging me is that I don't know what I want to study.

Please help me and provide any opinions, I appreciate them all. Thanks.

Replies to: CSUN or UCLA? Please help, I have a week to decide!

  • searchngmomsearchngmom Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    edited April 2016
    Where do you live? Are you familiar with the areas? I live next to CSUN and have friends and nieghbors who work there. They have some excellent programs but not the prestige. But, depending on what you want to do afterward, it likely is more about bragging rights. I'm impressed that you got into UCLA. You likely would find the work harder at UCLA. If your partner likes CSUN, that's a good resource. I think most people will tell you it's a no-brained to go to UCLA, but perhaps graduating with a better GPA will be more achievable at CSUN? If your GPA reflects your best efforts, you may get lost at UCLA. What were your SAT/ACT scores? If you just were taking it easy and not giving it your all, I'd say go to UCLA and get ready to put your head down and pull your boot straps up! If you don't think you're going to go to graduate school, you may be happier at CSUN. I know it must be hard to make huge decision like this! So any people trying to get into UCLA. If you were my daughter, I'd tell you to accept UCLA. It isn't going to be a big expense to you. If you are drowning or feel out of place, it will be simple to transfer to CSUN. Nothing is etched in stone.
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