Tufts vs USC vs UCLA

<p>Hallo everyone!
I am a new-comer to cc and will be a newcomer to US schools in August.
I received offers from usc, ucla and tufts and I find it hard to make a decision.
I want to study biochemistry and tend to take a pre-med track. Since it will be difficult for an international student to get into a medical school, I am also interested in chemical enginnering and biomedical enginnering.
I think UCLA has the highest rankings in chemsitry and biology, while Tufts gives undergraduates a lot of research opportunities. Em... USC seems to be in the middle od these two.
I don't know Tufts well, about its reputation in USA, as well as its education in chem,bio and related enginnering majors.
Any suggestions or opinions are highly appreicated!
Thank you very much!</p>

<p>Do you want to do research? Research opportunities only matter if research is something that you’re interested in doing. Not every undergrad has to do that.</p>

<p>All three of those schools will have excellent chemistry and biology programs, so I don’t think absolute rankings in those areas are so important. (Where are people finding rankings for undergraduate major programs anyway?)</p>

<p>All three schools are great with great reputations. I would say that UCLA and USC probably have better national reputations in the U.S. than Tufts, but that doesn’t mean that the quality of those schools is worlds better than Tufts. It really depends on you and the kind of environment you are looking for - UCLA and USC are larger universities with thousands of students, and both have big athletics programs and will have lots of classes and student groups. But you will have large classes and potentially less contact with professors, unless you work for it. Tufts is a smaller environment, so the classes will be smaller and you may be closer to professors and classmates, but the trade-off may be fewer opportunities on campus.</p>

<p>UCLA if not Tufts. USC isn’t in the same class</p>

<p>Thank you very much!</p>

<p>Any reasons?:)</p>