i heard some things about UCLA

<p>Im deciding between UCLA and UCSD and need some of these questions answered. First,i heard it's really hard to get a class. As a result most UCLA students are still in school while students from UCI already graduated. Is this true? And my second question is that i heard UCLA(engineering) was much harder to do well in than UCSD. If this is true can you guys tell me just how big the workload is? thanks</p>

<p>its really not too hard, if you just plan wisely... if you try to get the perfect lecture at the perfect time with the perfect professor it might be kinda hard... i don't think UCSD would be much better since after all its still a UC public... i think you really need to go to both campuses and see everything yourself... all of my friends who saw Cal, UCLA and UCSD picked Cal and UCLA over UCSD...</p>

<p>"planning wisely" is not really the right way to put it. Its more about being flexible when you don't get what you want. If you can't get into a class, its not because of poor planning, thats just how it is.</p>

<p>Just have alternatives whenever you sign up for classes. I'm pretty sure most UCs will have that problem (except for merced probably ha) since they're all public schools</p>

<p>that if you really want to, you can make your classes four days a week? because that would be so COOL!</p>

<p>also, isn't there some kind of program that gives priority registration?</p>


<p>i know that being in honors gives you priority...</p>

<p>hahahahhahahha yes you can make your classes four days a week, or a hell of a lot less. next quarter i'm doing classes only tues/thurs!</p>

<p>wow. are you a senior? how many classes is that?</p>

<p>honors, aap and GE clusters give you priority, banana_whizz you'll like what I say next... if you are doing the right major i know someone lives down that hall that only have class 2 days a week... so 5 free days and 2 days of class a week!</p>

<p>last quarter i had class tues/thurs. technically i had one weds/fri class but it was videotaped so i just watched it from my room...</p>

<p>lectures don't occur every day unless they're language, so think of putting a schedule together like stacking building blocks- pile a few MWF lectures together and you've got two days off.</p>

<p>woah!!!!!! but I'm an engineer. different story probably....</p>

<p>yah. lots of math classes will be one hour 4 days a week, and then you add an hour of discussion.</p>

<p>my bioE friend has had two quarters with thursdays off, so, one day off is possible.</p>

<p>Me and Spam went through the same thing last year. We spent hours talking trying to decide, and visited both campuses together and what not. We both decided on UCLA, and I definitely am SO GLAD I didn't choose SD, nothing against SD, hahaha. I think Spam feels the same way. Confirm it Spam!!</p>

<p>after college visits UCLA>Cal>all other UCs... woot for my fellow bruins pick UCLA over Cal</p>

<p>i chose UCLA over cal! and SD, and davis regents. hehe.</p>

<p>If you are an engineer forget about having a day off. I have not once in college had a day off. Well if you unless you count last quarter when I had only one class, but I still had a Friday class.</p>

<p>it's not set in stone. even engineers can get a day off. it just takes a LOT of luck...</p>

<p>but you know what they say:"if all the artist in the world takes a day off, no one would notice. if all engineers take a day off, the world would not operate" :)</p>

<p>I had thursdays off (essentially) first two quarters here, but now I fill them up with research or other things.</p>

<p>getting the exact classes you want won't be any easier than at any other UC except Merced. academic rigor won't be much different either, at least for engineering.</p>

<p>i don't like Cal's campus, and i'm still not sure if i would've liked SD better than here.</p>

<p>don't count on having only 3 days of class in engineering...</p>

<p>Haha. Yes. Moo and I spent countless hours making the decision. Talking in person, AIM. etc for about 2 weeks trying to decide where we were going. I really do feel that I made the right decision coming here choosing LA over USC, Cal, SD, and Irvine Regents.</p>

<p>All I can say is to visit the campus(I regret not visiting Cal though, because I probably would have went there over here if I didn't, good or bad, I don't know, fate I guess?). It's the only way you can really get a feel for it. I visited Irvine and SD, but but both didn't nearly have the feel UCLA gave me. USC, I liked the campus a lot, but I guess I didn't really want to follow my sister.(I really don't know why I didn't go there, it was just a huge change of heart because I wanted to go there since 8/9th grade)</p>

<p>Getting classes is a different story. At UCs you're going to have the problem of registering for classes everywhere(unless you're in some honors program that gives complete priority for all classes<em>hint hint</em> Irvine, maybe more?). However, if you're smart about things(like going around the registering system), planning your schedule shouldn't be too big of a deal, but it will give you several heart attacks when classes get full or close to full. USC, on the other hand, has no enrollment caps(according to my sister) on classes, so she always got the classes she wanted, albeit not always the times she wanted.</p>

<p>In the end, it's really just a matter of answering the question, "Do I see myself happy here for 4 years?"</p>

<p>My answer? Yes.</p>