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[NURSING] Universtiy of San Francisco vs. UCLA

pingotippingotip Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
I am currently a freshman at usf but I'm not sure if I should try transferring to UCLA. UCLA is obviously more rigorous and prestigious but do you guys think going to UCLA would land me a job in the bay area (or anywhere for that matter) better that USF, which has a 70% acceptance rate?

I wanted to work in the bay area and I received a scholarship from USF so I turned top nursing schools such as UW, UMich, NYU, SDSU, and Case Western (got rejected from UCLA and UCI though even with a 1500 SAT )

Replies to: [NURSING] Universtiy of San Francisco vs. UCLA

  • aunt beaaunt bea Registered User Posts: 9,357 Senior Member
    1. UCLA is limited in dollars and probably spaces for its nursing program.
    Transfer Applicants
    Transfer applicants must have completed all IGETC requirements or all general education requirements at the school where currently or previously enrolled and the equivalent of all of the non-nursing preparation for the major courses as follows: Chemistry 14A, B, C or Chemistry 20A, B & 30A; Communications 1 or 10*; Life Sciences 7A & 7C; Math 3A or 31A*; Microbiology*; Physiological Science 3 & 13; and Psychology 10*. *May be completed at UCLA.
    https://www.nursing.ucla.edu/admissions/degree-programs/bachelor-science/admission-requirements
    It is harder for transfers to get aid.

    2. Once you get a degree, it doesn't matter where you apply for a job.
    The schools in California do a really good job of educating medical personnel.
  • moonlightashmoonlightash Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    If you don't mind me asking, what is the nursing program and overall experience like at USF and why do you want to transfer? I am planning on applying to USF, so I'd really appreciate any insight you can give me :)
  • pingotippingotip Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
    @aunt bea Thanks for the insight
  • ProfessorPlum168ProfessorPlum168 Registered User Posts: 1,509 Senior Member
    The elite places like Stanford Hospital will primarily look for nurses out of UCSF (master’s) or UCLA, but they get applicants from all over the country. I think though that for other hospitals, a place like USF would be fine. A high GPA is key.
  • pingotippingotip Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
    @moonlightash I'm a freshman so I haven't really familiarized myself with the nursing program. I mainly want to transfer because I don't really like the campus life or level of academia here (I went to a very acadmic rigorous high school). Our campus is extremely small, the caf food is horrible and pricey, anything fun are bus rides away, dorms & bathrooms are gross, and clubs and organizations are limited. However, there are benefits that may possibly overweigh all my petty complaints, including small class sizes (around 20 ppl per class) so you can build connections with professors, and also your good ol' private school inflation so great for grad school apps.
  • pingotippingotip Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
    @ProfessorPlum168 I want to work at an elite hospital so I guess I should transfer then. However, I also heard from someone else that UCSF prioritizes USF students.
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