First Choice In California

  • UCSF

    Votes: 41 42.7%
  • Stanford

    Votes: 20 20.8%
  • UCD

    Votes: 6 6.3%
  • UCI

    Votes: 2 2.1%
  • UCSD

    Votes: 5 5.2%
  • USC

    Votes: 5 5.2%
  • UCLA (Geffen)

    Votes: 13 13.5%
  • UCLA (Drew)

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • UCR/UCLA (Thomas Haider)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Loma Linda

    Votes: 3 3.1%

  • Total voters
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its my home... love the weather.. all of my friends and family are here... want to live here for the rest of my life.... mountains, beach, valley, desert, etc all within a few hours. need i say more? ;)

and yes i have lived in many other places and traveled a lot so im not just being closed-minded!
 

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UC Davis is a great school. Haven't gone there, but both my sisters did, and they loved it. It's a great small town enviornment, with a lot of really cool stuff around (and I do believe it has a Fry's).
 

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UC Davis is a great school. Haven't gone there, but both my sisters did, and they loved it. It's a great small town enviornment, with a lot of really cool stuff around (and I do believe it has a Fry's).
I totally agree!!! I grew up in N. Cali.. UC Davis is definitely my number 1 choice. I'm in georgia right now, did undergrad in idaho and even spent 2 years in Brazil. Nothing beats California!!! Like someone else said earlier, mountains (snowboarding), beach, desert, hiking, kayaking, etc. Cali has everything!!!
 

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UCLA is my choice, but you really can't go wrong with any UC school.
 
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jstuds_66 said:
I totally agree!!! I grew up in N. Cali.. UC Davis is definitely my number 1 choice. I'm in georgia right now, did undergrad in idaho and even spent 2 years in Brazil. Nothing beats California!!! Like someone else said earlier, mountains (snowboarding), beach, desert, hiking, kayaking, etc. Cali has everything!!!
I've heard good things about UCD, especially from my high school chem teacher, who graduated from UCD. Currently it's my third choice, behind Stanford and UCSF.
Really, the weather, the people (personality and diversity), the opportunity, cali's the best state in the US.
 

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3. Like Silicon Valley (i.e has to have a Fry's next door)
I don't know anyone who lives willingly in the Valley unless there's a six figure job involved...
 

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I interviewed at UCD and UCLA and I actually had a much better time at UCD. Not to mention I grew up in So. Cal and LA is just plain stressful. Personally, I would have loved to get an interview at UCSF. The location, cost, and educational opportunities make it my number one. Unfortunately, my numbers didn't "fit." Good luck to you all and I hope you have better luck than I did landing a school in California. There is NO better place to be regardless of which half of the state you are in.
 
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notdeadyet said:
I don't know anyone who lives willingly in the Valley unless there's a six figure job involved...
It's not that expensive over here....just can't buy a house...on campus housing isn't that expensive as well and you get aid.
 

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It's not that expensive over here....just can't buy a house...on campus housing isn't that expensive as well and you get aid.
Ah, Stanford. Apologies. I forget about Palo Alto with its actual personality surrounded by the suburban blight of the area. PA's nice, though.
 
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Ah, Stanford. Apologies. I forget about Palo Alto with its actual personality surrounded by the suburban blight of the area. PA's nice, though.
SFs only 20 mins away too...
 

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I love California. :love:

I've lived all over the state and have yet to find an area I don't like. Plus, my family's in Davis, and my fiancé's family is in San Diego, so that's another big plus. If only it weren't so expensive...
 
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In-N-Out for the win
I second this.
And let's add all the great ethnicity foods, including mexican and asian cuisine. (cheap too!)
 

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Siggy said:
In-N-Out for the win
I'm from TN and had never been to Cali or In-N-Out before. I went when I came in for my interview (it was one thing I was actually excited about). I must say that I wasn't impressed.
 

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plainolerichie said:
I'm from TN and had never been to Cali or In-N-Out before. I went when I came in for my interview (it was one thing I was actually excited about). I must say that I wasn't impressed.
Ok this is off-topic, but every time I see your username I think it says "plain nicole richie" :oops:

On topic, San Francisco rules. So I'm pretty psyched.
 

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plainolerichie said:
I'm from TN and had never been to Cali or In-N-Out before. I went when I came in for my interview (it was one thing I was actually excited about). I must say that I wasn't impressed.
It can be an aquired taste, and you have to know what to order. I happen to have an In-n-Out 1 block from my house. Double-double animal style with no tomatoes :thumbup: I'm hungry
 
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