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I need help deciding!!!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by mandykat, May 2, 2007.

  1. I know it is getting really close, but I just can't decide between UCLA and UCSD!!! I think both are good schools in good locations, and I don't know which I should go to! I would greatly appreciate any opinions or advice!!!!

    Signed,
    cant make a decision
     
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  3. Wanna_B_Scutty

    Wanna_B_Scutty MS1 2+ Year Member

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    I wouldn't normally recommend this, but if you're truly undecided after considering curriculum, culture, student body, location, and tuition, you might as well factor in national reputation. And that would render UCLA the winner.
     
  4. soy sauce

    soy sauce New Member 2+ Year Member

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    The curriculum at UCLA is amazing. I'm not a student here yet, but I like: only 2 hrs of lecuture a day, problem-based learning (i.e., a case study once a week), weekly non-graded quizzes to help you stay on top of things. UCLA also has one of the best medical centers on the West Coast. The P/F system is low stress too. Everyone seems happy here. You can't go wrong with UCLA.
     
  5. Mr. Belding

    Mr. Belding The Dude abides 7+ Year Member

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    Take the blue pill.
     
  6. soeagerun2or

    soeagerun2or Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

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    Neither are in the top 10. Retake the MCAT and reapply next year
     
  7. Funky

    Funky This space is for sale 10+ Year Member

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    Go UCLA for the football + basketball programs
     
  8. EndSong

    EndSong Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    UCLA hands down. People just seemed miserable at UCSD, 9 to 5 lectures, ick.
     
  9. the12thmd

    the12thmd Scooter rider. 5+ Year Member

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    2 hours of lecture a day versus 9 to 5 lectures? Is that even true?

    If so, that would send ME to UCLA in a heartbeat...

    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
     
  10. TheAmazingGOB

    TheAmazingGOB It ain't easy bein' white 5+ Year Member

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    Go to whichever school is cheaper and matches better in the specialties you are interested in. I envy you as, to me, the decision seems like "Which should I buy, a BMW or a Mercedes?"
     
  11. pennybridge

    pennybridge Banned Banned

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    i would say it's more like "should I buy a Honda or a Mercedes?"

    UCLA ftw!
     
  12. sendwich

    sendwich you rock! 10+ Year Member

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    UCLA, hands down. folks at UCSD are known to be unhappier.

    plus, you'll be in LA!!!
     
  13. Falco2525

    Falco2525 5+ Year Member

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    I vote UCLA...more people know it...UCSD people are like okay...UCLA people are like sweet
     
  14. jstuds_66

    jstuds_66 Free cat to a good home 5+ Year Member

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    You suck!

    Signed,
    15 Primaries, 14 Secondaries, 3 Interviews, 1 waitlist and hoping....
     
  15. pennybridge

    pennybridge Banned Banned

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    your cat is creepy.
     
  16. OCPreMed

    OCPreMed Member 7+ Year Member

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    :thumbup: san diego lifestyle is amazing, UCSD has been moving up every year in rankings, while UCLA fell, UCSD has an amazing program, excelleent board scores and an amazing faculty!!

    GO TO UCSD!

    UCSD UCSD UCSD
    :thumbup:


    ucla traffic sux, horrible pollution, expensive as hell and questionable acceptances... plus the campus is disorganized...
     
  17. Senor Fish

    Senor Fish Member 5+ Year Member

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    UCLA- save yourself the cost of the anti-depressants.
     
  18. pennybridge

    pennybridge Banned Banned

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    hahaha. yeah, not like UCSD....:idea:

    UCLA students stay in one building. hell, in one CORNER of one building. they just go up and down elevators all day :laugh:
     
  19. GuzzyRon

    GuzzyRon Son of the Son of Man 10+ Year Member

    UCSD? Sounds like the name of a disease...like an STD or something.


    Seems like a more appropriate title for this thread would have been "UCSD bashing fiesta" :D
     
  20. haha wow. i didnt know i would have such an overwhelming response for UCLA! I was def leaning towards UCLA, but just haven't been able to say no to UCSD bc it is a really good school. thanks for all of the serious responses!
     
  21. baylormed

    baylormed On the Search 5+ Year Member

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    Right behind you
    I vote to make this post the "Best Articulated Post" on SDN.
     
  22. portero23

    portero23 New Member 2+ Year Member

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    Serious response: UCLA for sure (for all the reasons above), then tell Dean Kelly at UCSD to give your spot to me! :D

    -P23
     
  23. lina123321

    lina123321 ralph: im a unitard 5+ Year Member

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    over the rainbow
    or cut the blue wire:laugh: :laugh: ...wait, why does the answer always involve the color blue?
     
  24. Radagast

    Radagast Junior Member 2+ Year Member

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  25. sunlight8

    sunlight8 2+ Year Member

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    no, no go to UCSD to I can go to UCLA!
     

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