Hi everyone I'm currently a community college student in the process of applying to a 4-year University. I had some questions if you don't mind helping me out... 1. Ideally I would prefer to attend UCSD because it's very close to home. However, the general student body seems completely different than me. I am more of a laid back guy who prefers a very friendly atmosphere. I've heard that UCSD is extremely cut-throat and the learning experience is certainly not friendly. Any opinions? 2. I am applying to UCLA and UCI just to keep my options open. UCLA seems like a fun school but of course it's very, very competitive. UCI is also competitive but I've heard it's not as rough as UCLA and UCSD. Opinions? I'm not trying to say I can't "hang" with a competitive group or that I'm a slacker, I'm just strategically planning my future. If I get a bunch of Bs at UCSD or UCLA that would have been As at another school, I would think my chances of getting into Med School decrease. Since my main goal is to gain acceptance to Med School, doesn't it make sense to attend an easier undergrad college? Perhaps some students of these schools can fill me in? For that matter, anyone with suggestions, please help !