Hi guys! I hope you don't mind that I start a new thread simply to discuss the 8 wonderful California schools. I have a few questions myself, since I'd very much like to stay in California. Maybe we can talk about things you can't find on the schools websites =O Here's the 8 schools: UCSF USC UoP UCSD WesternU Loma Linda Northstate Touro So we all know that UCSF is number 1. How competitive do you guys think it is to get in? And once you get accepted, are the classes and residencies competitive as well?? USC, WesternU, UCSF, UoP mainly gear towards clinical, as far as I know. I'm not sure about the others. Most likely its the same. I heard that UCSD was more geared towards research?? And that if you get accepted they push you to do research pharmacy. Is this true??? Can anyone verify this? I also believe that UCSD has one of the cheapest tuitions in California (Yippee!) But they only accept about ~60 or so students (Booo) Did you know that USC's pharmacy school only consists of two lecture halls?? And it's not even on the main campus! Once I found this out, I was very disappointed. But I guess its the quality of the education you have to PAY OH SO MUCH for. UoP's a 3 year school. Is the curriculum very fast paced?? Do you get any free time at all? And STOCKTON?? What do you do in your free time except try not to get mugged I understand that Loma Linda is a religious school. I believe, however, you can get accepted if you're not a member of the Church. But once accepted, what's the environment like? Would it be pleasant for a non-religious pharmacy student? I also hear that Touro's campus is very uninviting I have friends who visited and said it looked like Shutter Island! I don't really know that much about Northstate... I hope to get a good thread going! Sorry, it looks like I had more questions than answers! Thanks!!