Usc Vs. Usd

<p>Please help me. each hour I lean toward a different school.</p>

<p>USC spring admit w/no scholarship in International Relations Global Busines</p>

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<p>USD admit w/$12,000 scholarship and in the honors program</p>

<p>Which is better for job opportunities and grad school?
I love USC but USD's money and the honors are very attractice.</p>

<p>I think mostly anyone will tell you Southern Cal. is a clear choice above UCD. I'm sure UCD is a good school, but you know, I'm also sure it doesn't beat 'SC in much anything.</p>

<p>If money is really an issue, wait for Southern Cal. for grad school. If you know you love 'SC and are willing to sacrifice and take loans out for it (and your parents/family won't suffer in that situation) than go to USC! </p>

<p>Also... weren't you considering Oxy for a while there? What happened to that option?</p>

<p>I didn't like the atmosphere at Occidental. It was too liberal and hippyish. That is just my opinion.</p>

<p>I don't think he means UCD - he means University of San Diego.</p>

<p>I didn't really enjoy visiting Oxy that much either.</p>

<p>I only visited once, but my interviewer was this total ice queen. You got the feeling she'd rather be gazing at her nails and thinking about how pretty they looked than spend forty rather uncomfortable minutes having to talk to me (actually, I had similar sentiments). Most of the rest of the Oxy people seemed really decent though (and I will say Oxy has the most good-looking kids I've seen on any campus). </p>

<p>Our tour guide was informative, but it was so hot while she gave the tour that she was literally melting in front of our eyes walking backwards across the somewhat awkward Oxy campus. A split second after she told us "Goodbye, enjoy your visit!" the smile dropped from her face, she got a harried expression and she hurried back into the admissions office, leaving us there standing around. Oh well. </p>

<p>I didn't really get the liberal, hippie-vibe from Oxy, but I did get this weird vibe from the school. I think highly of the academics and many of the students and faculty seem great, but generally, for some reason, I just can't get into it. It's literally like there's something ABOUT the school, just emanating from it, that's just really weird. I've visited a bunch of other schools and Oxy is the only one that sort of "bothered" me. I think there's this undercurrent of insincerity I feel there. A lot of people don't really seem "real" and sincere there. It's a real LA attitude, I guess. I visited UCLA, USC and the Claremonts and didn't get that stereotypical "bad LA vibes" when I visited. Only at Oxy. Ugh. If anyone reading this is offended by these musings, I'm sorry. Don't take it personally. It could have just been a weird day at Oxy.</p>

<p>About the hippie vibe you didn't like: If I wanted to go to some crazy liberal hippie school, I'd go to Pitzer in a split-second. It's so not me-- I'm practically a die-hard conservative-- but Pitzer people are awesome. No inexplicable weird vibes from Pitzer. At least they seem sincere in their hippie-ness. :)</p>

<p>Definitely USC, from all that I've heard about both schools.</p>

<p>usc for business and the job market</p>

<p>Bump! Bump!</p>

<p>bump! please!!</p>

<p>Please help me. each hour I lean toward a different school.</p>

<p>USC spring admit w/no scholarship in International Relations Global Busines</p>

<p>VERSUS
USD admit w/$12,000 scholarship and in the honors program</p>

<p>Which is better for job opportunities and grad school?
I love USC but USD's money and the honors are very attractice.</p>

<p>We've answered which is better regarding job opportunities and grad school. The money decision is up to you.</p>

<p>Sirwatson1:</p>

<p>This decision is really one that only you can make. I can tell you my situation (which is similar to yours) and maybe that'll help you in some small way.</p>

<p>I decided a few months ago to accept a full ride to the University of San Diego (with NROTC scholarship). I am looking at studying electrical engineering. </p>

<p>However, I also got accepted into schools that are much more known for engineering (Georgia Institute of Technology, Purdue UW-Madison, etc.).</p>

<p>Here is how I stacked everything up:</p>

<p>USD:</p>

<p>Pros:
1. Works out perfectly financially
2. Small class sizes = personalized attention
3. Smaller setting
4. Perfect location
5. Strong academic departments</p>

<p>Cons:
1. Not as well known as other schools
2. Far away from home
3. Variety of majors lacking</p>

<p>The Rest:
Pros:
1. Great reputation
2. Variety of majors</p>

<p>Cons:
1. Cost of attendance (for me)
2. No personalized attention/ large class sizes
3. Location (in some cases)
4. Much larger student body</p>

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<p>Basically, it comes down to your comfort level with each school and the practicality of attending them. The list I made above was for ME. Yours will more than likely be different.</p>

<p>I can tell you that the job prospects at either school will be respectable. In fact, I had the chance to attend a job fair at USD when I visited, and I can tell you they are not lacking in the interest-level of prospective employers.</p>

<p>I have never visited USC, but I have seen that an individual either loves or hates it. I can tell you that USD has a strong reputation that is growing; however, it isn't as well-known as USC.</p>

<p>If you want "prestige" in a school, which seems like most people on this board, you should go to USC for sure. However, I want an education. For me, USD turned out to be the right choice. You have to weigh your options and see what seems to be the better fit. Remember, there is no "wrong" choice, either.</p>

<p>I wish you all the best in your selection. Remember that it isn't the end of the world whichever school you pick; you will be happy at either.</p>

<p>We'd love to have you at USD, though!</p>

<p>Mike</p>

<p>P.S. If you need anything else just send me an email: <a href="mailto:mdsass@mail.com">mdsass@mail.com</a></p>

<p>a large student body isnt an automatic con.</p>

<p>and when comparing USC and USD, i would hardly say USC has "no personalized attention". As a matter of fact thats one of it's PROS when i last saw someone compare it to say, UCLA.</p>

<p>spincut:</p>

<p>Your Quote:</p>

<p>"a large student body isn't an automatic con.</p>

<p>My Quote:</p>

<p>"The list [discussing pros/cons] I made above was for ME. Yours will more than likely be different."</p>

<p>Your Quote:</p>

<p>"i would hardly say USC has "no personalized attention"."</p>

<p>If you read what I wrote, my list was for MY options (which didn't include USC). I very clearly stated that I didn't know much about USC. I also very clearly told Sirwatson1 that my list was under my situation and his would "more than likely be different."</p>

<p>Please don't twist what I said. I start to doubt if people even bother reading what is posted. . .</p>

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<p>Sirwatson1:
USC, from my understanding, is a larger private institution. You will get plenty of individualized attention there (especially when compared to UCLA). However, I doubt the class sizes can compare with a school that only has 4,000 undegraduate students.</p>

<p>It all comes down to what you feel more comfortable with. Some students like a smaller environment (USD) and others like a larger student population (USC). There is no right or wrong school to attend.</p>

<p>Spincut:
Once again, it all comes down to where he wants to attend school. We can give him advice, but he makes the final call. As you seem to have a lot more knowledge of USC than myself, maybe you could take the time to give him your impression of the school if you are a current/former/future student? That is, after all, what he is looking for. . .</p>

<p>i'm not trying to twist what you said, just providing a counterpoint, dont get so upity about it.</p>

<p>and i would give him advice, but as far as a comparative standpoint i never looked at USD and have actually never even been to san diego, so my advice will be no better than what has already been said, USC is incredibly strong in it's alumni network from what i hear (i still go so i havent had to look for jobs yet), the scholarship issue is really your decision.</p>

<p>well, if you work hard, you'll succeed whether you go to USC or USD. USD's got a pretty nice campus and faculty..</p>