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Where Would You Go?

Zelda55Zelda55 48 replies9 threads Junior Member
Accepted:

USC
Boston College
UCSB
UCD
UCSC
UCR ($5000 Scholarship)

Rejected:

UCLA
UCSD
UCB
Brown

I'm really struggling with this...I really messed up in high school, so the colleges I got into don't really represent my potential (IMO), but this is what I have to work with. What's worse is that I received no financial aid at BC or USC and I'm just a middle-class student.
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  • NAgonyNAgony 175 replies5 threads Junior Member
    what major?
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  • Zelda55Zelda55 48 replies9 threads Junior Member
    biological sciences...might minor is physics and if i do well with that i might switch (not likely, i don't think i have the raw intellect to succeed in a field like physics).
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  • NAgonyNAgony 175 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Maybe someone else will come on and help you out. I'm an artsy type (read: suck at science). Thus I know nothing about colleges that excel in that field. I've heard Davis is good for science though. You've certainly got some really good choices :-)
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  • reasonabledadreasonabledad 847 replies38 threads Member
    Zelda ~ You don't say where you are physically. Without knowing more, I would say that the you should go to USC. What a surprise on this forum!

    Still, when you go to college, you start over...so high school mistakes are gone as if they never happened. Just learn from them.
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  • CecileMLDuboisCecileMLDubois 226 replies17 threads Junior Member
    SB for the laidbackness and beaches...UCR if I were into medical stuff and I had a lack of money...or Boston College if I didn't worry about money and wanted out of state for an adventure but factor in plane costs..its harder to go home when you want to.
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  • guidez89guidez89 673 replies19 threads Member
    USC. it's quite simple really. :)
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  • Zelda55Zelda55 48 replies9 threads Junior Member
    oh, i apologize...i was going to type it but forgot: i currently reside about an hour away from Davis.
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  • hoboknifefighthoboknifefight 439 replies1 threads Member
    USC is definitely the best school...but i dunno about the major...and of course it is expensive as heck....
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  • uschickauschicka 560 replies2 threads Member
    Obviously I'm biased because I go to SC, but with regards to your own situation, I'll add some things. I'm from Stockton, so about where you are, and I think USC is a perfect distance away. It's easy enough to get home if need be (I take Amtrak), but still far enough away where I can have my own life and get the full college experience.

    I know many people with biology majors at USC, and they are brilliant people and think the major is very good here. Don't think you won't be living up to your potential if you came here. You will find extremely intelligent people, earn a prestigious degree, and have an amazing time to boot. I really don't think you can go wrong at USC. I've never been to a school where people love it so much as here. I've never met an unhappy person. And of the schools you did get into, USC is definitely the best.

    Just my two cents!
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  • CC AdminCC Admin 29515 replies3000 threadsAdministrator Senior Member
    BOSTON is so pretty i hear, go tour it!
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  • CA2006CA2006 843 replies20 threads Member
    USC is a great school, for a lot of things especially Engineering and Film but not that great for Biological Sciences or Physics. Definitely a great school if you aren't paying for it otherwise why pay $45 grand a year for a school ranked #30? Check out the UC's you got into. Just my opinion.
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  • BeConfidentBeConfident 279 replies12 threads Junior Member
    If you can afford it than USC, if not then I would go to UCD
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  • confucius37confucius37 84 replies6 threads Junior Member
    Im kinda in the same situation. I do qualify for financial aid, but my mom really doesnt want to pay any of the EFC so im probably going to have to finance college through work study and loans, but the good thing for me is that USC offers a 5 year masters program for engineers, so in the long run I could actually save money and a couple years of my life. Whatever you choose, just remember that college is what you make of it. good luck.
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  • vaganvagan 157 replies7 threads Junior Member
    5 years master program for engineering students??? Can you tell me how it works confucius37?
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  • sarahjhansensarahjhansen 579 replies22 threads Member
    go to USC. doy...
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  • confucius37confucius37 84 replies6 threads Junior Member
    Sure, its pretty simple really, you apply for it as a junior and if youre admitted (from what Ive heard its fairly easy at USC) you just stick around for another year to complete all the required coursework. If youre interested in doing this I highly suggest deciding soon so you can talk to your advisor about structuring your technical electives around the requirements for an MS. I was told about this when I went in for an interview at USC. I emailed the departement about what the requirements for this program are, but haven't received a reply yet, but I will definitely keep you posted.
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  • beammeup4beammeup4 257 replies5 threads Junior Member
    I talked to Matt O'Pray in Engineering Admissions about the "4+1" program, which does not exist any more in its current form.

    He told me a new program is being started next year which will allow you to get a BS/BA and a Master's in any two fields, (BME and film, for example). The old program took lots of preparation and you were restricted (had to do BS in BME and MS in BME).

    The requirements are a 3.5 cum. GPA by your junior year, and if you're doing the program with 2 different schools, you need approval from the department heads, etc.
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  • redski59redski59 1344 replies37 threads Senior Member
    Really beammeup, Matt said that? That's an interesting development, they haven't made any announcement about that yet. hmmm, gonna have to ask him or Paul Ledesma the next time I see one of them in RTH.
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  • confucius37confucius37 84 replies6 threads Junior Member
    so does that mean we wouldnt be allowed to do a BS in EE and an MS in EE?
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  • vaganvagan 157 replies7 threads Junior Member
    yeah confucius37 keep me posted.
    The new program sounds really great beammeup4.
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