USC vs Berkeley - Architecture, Possibly Engineering

<p>Hello, I am currently trying to decide between UC Berkeley and USC to major in Architecture.</p>

<p>In terms of cost, there isn't a terribly large difference, as I have a half tuition scholarship to USC which (almost) evens out the cost. I have visited both campuses, and love each for their own qualities (USC is a very similar atmosphere to home - I live about 20 minutes from it)</p>

<p>I was wondering if anybody knew how these two architecture programs stack up against each other? Is Cal's 4+2 year program better/worse than SC's 5 year prof. degree?</p>

<p>I'm also considering whether engineering may be an option - although I applied to both schools' arch/design schools, so it would require a transfer. However, architecture is my primary focus right now.</p>

<p>Any help would be GREATLY appreciated, thank you!</p>

<p>If anyone has ever attended either university, would you also please give an idea of how you found the atmosphere/personality of the people there? thanks!</p>

<p>usc engineering isnt even comparable to berkeley engineering. berkeley is 2nd in the nation after mit and tied with stanford.</p>

<p>If we were talking about engineering grad school, I would tend to agree with you on the Berkeley engineering not being comparable to USC engineering. However, in this days engineering climate, a BS in engineering is like having a high school diploma (IE - it doesn't get you very far). All prestigious entry level engineering jobs require a master's degree now.</p>

<p>Ah, thank you. </p>

<p>Does anybody know how their architecture schools/programs compare?</p>

<p>Also, what would be my chances, in the case of going to Cal, of transferring into Engineering, assuming all As and Bs in my first semester classes?</p>

<p>Thanks again for all the help!</p>

<p>I'd say Berkeley in this case. Strong in both fields... + more prestige.</p>

<p>usc's undergrad engineering is probably jsut as good as ucb's undergrad...unless we talking about grad school o.O</p>