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USC vs. UCLA?

rr3mixrr3mix 2 replies2 threads New Member
USC vs. UCLA?
Pros? Cons?
edited March 2006
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  • guidez89guidez89 673 replies19 threads Member
    well UCLA sucks, and USC rocks. UCLA also doesn't know how to admit people. I got into Northwestern and USC so far, and my only rejection was UCLA? And I am ELC. Wierd eh? :)

    USC's campus is also really spread out, USC is all together. it's beautiful. Tons of palm trees. It really depends on what program you are going to... anything entertainment, go to USC. otherwise, well... make the right decision. :)
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  • rExRuN467rExRuN467 1131 replies84 threads Senior Member
    ^ kind of biased statement eh?
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  • guidez89guidez89 673 replies19 threads Member
    completely biased ! :)

    are you canadian as well?
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  • NAgonyNAgony 175 replies5 threads Junior Member
    rr3mix wrote:
    USC vs. UCLA?
    Pros? Cons?

    UCLA is actually a great school (sorry Guidez). It is more of a challenge to navigate, and you don't have the same closeknit community, but within departments there is a very fraternal feeling. The surrounding area (Westwood) is terrific for hanging out, great food, bars, entertainment. You don't feel like you need to get away to have fun and be safe. It's a different kind of experience but I wouldn't say USC is better, just different. It depends on what you want, and what your major will be. I'd pick based on the department first, then the atmosphere I want second. Oh, and UCLA has a great film department as well.
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  • socalpattysocalpatty 152 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Guidez: at least now I know why you are so opinionated about 2 schools you've never attended! same thing happened to me 30+ years ago! that;s how i ended up at USC. UCLA rejected me too! Lots of USC kids were rejected by UCLA and/or CAL and that's why they talk so bad about the UC's. I know, I remember.
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  • guidez89guidez89 673 replies19 threads Member
    lol. :) It's all good, i'd rather be an individual than a lottery number.

    Oh,and I think it runs in the family. My dad was rejected from UCLA back in the day! :)
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  • beammeup4beammeup4 257 replies5 threads Junior Member
    It's going to be difficult to get a non-biased statement from current Trojans about this one, not only because UCLA is our cross-town rival, but because Trojan spirit is really, really big (honestly more so than other colleges).

    NAgony summarized it well. We're not necessarily a better school overall, just different.

    However, I will say that UCLA is a lot bigger, so there's less of the school unity/pride thing there. The campus can also be a challenge to navigate because of its size and also because the whole campus is in the hills (can't bike, so you have to climb the hills using your own two feet). Westwood is also a great area to hang out at.

    Now to give my completely biased opinion: USC is so much better than UCLA by far!!!!!!!!
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  • NAgonyNAgony 175 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Well, I think you have to ask yourself the truly crucial question:


    BASKETBALL or FOOTBALL???!!!!
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  • mastermixermastermixer 24 replies0 threads New Member
    BAsketball
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  • namastenamaste 2996 replies31 threads Senior Member
    guidez.. thats really silly considering you havent attended either school and dont live in LA. but i suppose you'll fit in well with the trojan boys who are all full of usc pride.

    both are great schools. for certain programs, one school will be better than the other. both have beautiful campuses, though UCLA is definately in a better location by far. both have excellent academics. both are competitive, but at usc you can get in with "connections" while at UCLA there is nothing of the sort. both have a strong sense of community, though i think usc wins there.

    bottom line, both are top notch universities, but for your pocketbook and location, UCLA wins.
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  • guidez89guidez89 673 replies19 threads Member
    I've visited both schools, and have friends at both schools. For my intended major, USC is the best in the nation, so I actually have done my research.
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  • NAgonyNAgony 175 replies5 threads Junior Member
    guidez89 wrote:
    I've visited both schools, and have friends at both schools. For my intended major, USC is the best in the nation, so I actually have done my research.

    Guidez, for classical guitar you're probably right. But I have to give UCLA top credit for Jazz now with Kenny Burrell as head of the department.
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  • guidez89guidez89 673 replies19 threads Member
    lol, okay, you win there, but who likes jazz anyways? jk
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  • soulzmischiefsoulzmischief 29 replies6 threads Junior Member
    La Blows! Blowws

    What the heck is a Bruin. Get a real mascot.
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  • guidez89guidez89 673 replies19 threads Member
    actually, i tihnk it relally has to do w/ your taste. I love LA.
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  • oceangomuteoceangomute 147 replies15 threads Junior Member
    USC is in a terrible part of Los Angeles.

    Anyway, it really does have everything to do with your taste. Plus, all my Trojan buddies tell me LA sucks, vice versa. I don't think there's no better way than to actually visit yourself...but that won't do much I guess.

    I'm only biased against USC because their application process ****ed me off and their admissions people were very rude to me on the phone.
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  • QW553QW553 276 replies1 threads Junior Member
    socalpatty wrote:
    Guidez: at least now I know why you are so opinionated about 2 schools you've never attended! same thing happened to me 30+ years ago! that;s how i ended up at USC. UCLA rejected me too! Lots of USC kids were rejected by UCLA and/or CAL and that's why they talk so bad about the UC's. I know, I remember.
    Wah Wah, socalpatty, you are so pathetic. I was too polite to point out you have been lying from day one. Not tell me again who in your family attended USC, let me see if you tweak your list again:) Low self-esteem is a symptom of UC people!
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  • socalpattysocalpatty 152 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Namaste, I disagree about not being able to network and make connections at UCLA. Their alumni assn is very active and is a pretty impressive list also. They help make the networking possibilities. UCLA faculty have great connections in the community; LA loves UCLA. Remember, 90% of UCLA grads are CA residents when they graduated, and over 50% still live in CA.
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  • namastenamaste 2996 replies31 threads Senior Member
    I never said you can't network at UCLA. I know several UCLA alumni who speak of it. What I meant was, you can get into USC with connections (i.e. wealth, knowing the right person) which you can't do at UCLA.
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  • QW553QW553 276 replies1 threads Junior Member
    lol lying ucla parent can not read. Tell me what more you know about USC, please, so that I can let everyone know you've been lying about being USC alum and having a daughter at USC.
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