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UW or UC Davis for Econ Major

siyangqiusiyangqiu Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited April 2012 in University of Wisconsin

I've been accepted at both these schools, so I'm wondering what others think about which school I should attend for econ.

Currently, I'm leaning towards UW because, although I live in California, I don't really care if I'm going far away, rather I would prefer that, and the additional tuition isn't an issue for me. I also know that UCs are having some issues going on with scheduling and budget cuts; in general, things might be a bit messy. I don't know, however, about the situation at UW.
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Replies to: UW or UC Davis for Econ Major

  • wis75wis75 Registered User Posts: 13,835 Senior Member
    Recent student cost increases to add staffing for freshmen courses so students can get sections at UW. Despite budget cuts I think Wisconsin is in better shape than California regarding its U system. A few years ago I noticed huge decreases in grad students for math at some CA schools- budget cuts mean less money to pay TAs leading to fewer sections of courses and harder to get needed prerequisite courses. UW's solution was to add a surcharge to be able to hire.

    If the family budget makes UW affordable and you don't mind the different climate go for UW.
  • kxc1961kxc1961 Registered User Posts: 801 Member
    Yes, if cold weather is not of a concern, UW is a great school for you.
  • siyangqiusiyangqiu Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Thanks! I should be going to UW this fall then!
  • wis75wis75 Registered User Posts: 13,835 Senior Member
    Good choice- you can always return to CA but won't have other chances to be in other parts of the country without needing to worry about jobs et al.
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