Hellos to the Californicans! I was wondering, for those who are choosing a private school over a UC, what your story/rationale/struggles are. Obviously finances, but if you'd share how you're thinking through the decision, I'd appreciate it much! Is there anyone who strongly believes that there is no reason in the world (and no school in the US) that a UC should be passed over? Anyone receiving pressure (personal, family, friends) to choose a school that is much more practical, though not the school you loved? Please post here!!!