Northern Californian vs. Southern Californian

<p>I know this sounds dumb but I always wondered if Berkeley gives preferential treatment to Bay area natives as opposed to Southern Cali peeps, what do you guys think? I also wonder if UCLA does the same. I am a transfer student and know for example that the partnerships UCB has with CC's are mostly with bay area schools which is kinda discrimminating. Feel free to rant.</p>

<p>they are non discriminating in any way, it says so on the application. this includes sex, religion, veteran status, etc.</p>

<p>UCLA gives preferential treatment to people within 50 or so miles from the campus.
I think its stupid but what can we do. The state this on their website somewhere.</p>

<p>Also you may notice that not that many people live on campus, and off campus libng in that area is super high, so that means the children of millionaires are sent to UCLA and then live at 20 million dollar houses next to the celebrity neoighbors.</p>

<p>I also know UC san deigo does this too, not as much as ucla. But UC san degio does give a 99.9999 % addmission rate for kids the are ELC top 4% who live in SAN Diego County</p>

<p>I did not know that, airforce1; is this true for all/most uc's?
I've never seen that on the website, and did not know such a high admit rate existed for ucsd given those conditions</p>

<p>im not sure if its true for most uc's but it would not surprise me</p>

<p>Airforce1,let me correct your statement. The children of millionaires are sent to USC. </p>

<p>I don't know how often you visit Westwood, but I assure you, the majority of Bruins are not living in $20 million houses. Most of them live in tiny, dated, run-down, mega-inflated apartments/dorms/etc. Most people don't live on campus because there's no room for them (smallest geographical UC campus), and subsequently they're forced to find off-campus housing. Landlords know this and as a result, renting an apartment near UCLA is curiously similar to highway robbery. </p>

<p>As for giving preferential treatment to students within 50 miles, Im not so sure. I know that this is a defining characteristic of the Cal State system, but Ive never seen it been done within the UCs (or rather, been stated as general practice among the UCs). Your statement about UCSD does sound familiar.</p>