Which is the better school? Which is the better college experience? I got excepted to both and can't decide! Helps!
UC Berkeley or Ucla?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||06/02/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/16/2013|
UC Berkly is more known for being very liberal, progressive, unconventional.
UCLA is more mainstream, large campus, a non controversial type of place that would look good on a resume. But oh so boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/16/2013|
UCLA- you c lots of Asians
not that there is anything wrong with that....Berkley is more respected I think.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/16/2013|
Oh you had to go there R3.
Alright, here it is, saying around town:
UCLA = Ugly Caucasians who Love Asians
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/16/2013|
Newsflash. UC Berkeley has Asians. The Bay Area is more liberal in general than Los Angeles, but UC Berkeley isn't the liberal bastion it used to be.
Berkeley is DEFINITELY more respected. Unless you're going to film school. Then pick UCLA.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/16/2013|
What's your planned major and career goal? It would make a difference which school that you chose. Also, warning. Don't even think of renting an apartment near UCLA unless you have an unlimited source of income.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/16/2013|
I think Berkley looks better since it is thought of as harder to get into...unless you are applying to Fox news
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/16/2013|
UCLA - University of Caucasians Lost Among Asians
UC Irvine - University of Chinese Immigrants
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/16/2013|
[quote]Unless you're going to film school. Then pick UCLA.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/16/2013|
Berkley is also a lot smaller then UCLA which is huge. Smaller schools tend to give you more attention so you dont get lost in the crowd.
Film for UCLA but other then that, I would pick Berkley.
It is possible to rent a place near UCLA but the prices are really sky high. The area is surrounded by houses in the million dollar range so you might have to find a place a little bit outside of that area. They also have dorms if you are into that.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/16/2013|
You got excepted? Or accepted?
I call bullshit. You're way too fucking stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/16/2013|
Berkeley is almost all Asian these days folks.
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|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/16/2013|
What schools in CA aren't Asian?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/16/2013|
When I went to UC they had higher standards, obviously. At least we had to know how to differentiate between "accepted" and "excepted."
[quote]Berkley is also a lot smaller then UCLA which is huge. Smaller schools tend to give you more attention so you dont get lost in the crowd.
You're not too well-informed, are you? (In addition to not being able to spell Berkeley.) In the fall of 2012, Berkeley had around 36,000 students; UCLA had around 41,000. That is not "a lot smaller," and Berkeley is not a "smaller school" by any stretch of the imagination.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/16/2013|
I'm surprised they'd even let you into UC Merced.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/16/2013|
Maybe he meant the campus size. Is Berkeley as huge as UCLA land wise?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/16/2013|
[quote]What schools in CA aren't Asian?
Any other school that advertises on daytime TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/16/2013|
Eh, you can fail out of either at the same speed.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/16/2013|
Do you get to choose which UC school you attend? I was under the impression that you apply to the UC system and are then "placed" into one of the universities. I've heard of people transferring, but that was always after completing freshman year.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/16/2013|
UCLA grad here. Though it was nice to know we were at one of the best (okay, "ranked") public schools in the US, Bruins always knew we followed UC Berkeley. They were the first UC. They have a slightly better academic rep. If our history was ranked 3rd, of course Berkeley's was 2nd. Apparently even some of our building names were ripped off from them. And of course they were the Bears...first and we had follow with the Bruins.
No big deal as we knew our place. Just a slight annoyance. I think it helped as it wasn't as if we were DeVry compared to Berkeley. UCLA had/has a good rep and when I was a student there, the tuition was a bargain. I got good value. Btw, there are off-campus apartments owned by the school. I lived in one for a year. Since I was dirt poor, it can't have been that expensive. I was sharing a one bedroom with two roommates though. It was during the mid-90's and I was paying about $300 a month.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/16/2013|
R24, no, you do not get placed. I applied to 4 UCs, got accepted to all of them and chose UCLA. The other 3 were my safety schools.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/16/2013|
OP, you got 'excepted' at both schools? I don't think you'd get 'excepted' into a kindergarten class, much less UC Berkeley.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/16/2013|
Why even comment on the race of the students? It just seems strange to me. Does it matter who goes there as long as everyone is qualified? To answer your question, UC Berkeley.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/16/2013|
[quote]Berkley is also a lot smaller then UCLA which is huge. Film for UCLA but other then that, I would pick Berkley.
R12, BerkEley is not going to let you in if you can't spell BerkEley. Or unless you start saying "other thAn that."
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/16/2013|
Landwise UCLA is the smallest of all UC campuses.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/31/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/31/2013|
[quote]UCLA = Ugly Caucasians who Love Asians
The pretty caucasians all go to UCSB (Santa Barbara)
Right on the beach.
Beautiful School, Beautiful People.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/31/2013|
I think people who go to UC Berkeley still call it Cal, not UC Berkeley. The campus is much prettier than UCLA--has a creek running through it and a grove of redwood trees (unless they cut them down recently.) For many years Berkeley had by far a better academic ranking in most departments; I don't know if that's still the case. There are certainly better places to find out academic ranking than Datalounge! In any case, good luck.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/31/2013|
Oh to the dear!
Shall we assume that you are a graduate of the University of G.E.D?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/31/2013|
Univ of Mi or Emory?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/31/2013|
UC Santa Cruz is one of the most beautiful campuses in the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/31/2013|
Yeah, and one of the worst academically ranked schools, Sluggo. You might as well go to UC Merced.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/01/2013|
[quote]The pretty caucasians all go to UCSB (Santa Barbara}
University of Casual Sex and Beer
University of Countless Sexy Blondes
U Can Study Buzzed
U Can Smoke Bud
|by Anonymous||reply 39||06/01/2013|
UCSB is a joke. So is UC Santa Cruz, UC Merced, UC Modesto, UC Riverside and UC Irvine.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||06/01/2013|
Unless something has drastically changed in the past 20 years I don't even see this as a serious question - Berkeley. For law school as well. Hands down.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/01/2013|
Yes, Berkeley is obviously the better school but is it the better college experience?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/01/2013|
R40 There is no UC Modesto. There's not even a Cal State Modesto. Closest thing is Cal State Stanislaus, a/k/a Turkey Tech.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||06/01/2013|
UCLA is better for entertainment and business, and some of the sciences. Westwood does not make a very cohesive campus community. I'd say most kids commute. UC Berkeley is famous for the campus life and many more resident students. Thta said, Westwood is definitely more upscale and clean than Berkeley, with its legions of homeless and its tatty appearance. The Berkeley campus is more beautiful and scenic, and it's just a short hop on BART to San Francisco; whereas, UCLA is a reasonably short bus ride away from the West Hollywwood gay bar strip
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/01/2013|
[quote]Berkeley. For law school as well. Hands down.
Sure, but only if you couldn't get into Stanford Law.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/01/2013|
[quote]The campus is much prettier than UCLA--has a creek running through it and a grove of redwood trees (unless they cut them down recently.)
I thought they cut those Redwoods down back in 2009 to make way for their new stadium. I know they at least cut down the one tree that the person was living in.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/01/2013|
[quote]UCLA is better for entertainment and business
Uh, have you not heard of Haas?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||06/01/2013|
Each UC seems to have its niche programs. For Example,
UC Davis for veterinary medicine, agricultural engineering or plant biology.
UC San Diego for oceanography, microbiology
UC Irvine for criminology, literature, and statistics
UCLA for psychology, medicine, and theater.
UC Santa Barbara for engineering, physical geography, marine/environmental science, and computer science.
To get the most out of your experience, pick the school with the strongest program in the area you are most interested in pursuing as a career. Who gives a shit which one LOOKS BETTER on your resume? What matters is what school will work best for you academically, financially, and socially.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||06/01/2013|
[quote]UC Santa Barbara for engineering
|by Anonymous||reply 49||06/01/2013|
I have heard of Haas, and worked with some of its alumni. I stand by my statement that UCLA is better for business.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||06/01/2013|
Obviously both schools are a total joke! "Excepted"......seriously?
Sounds to me like the OP needs to redo the sixth grade.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||06/01/2013|
R2, Uh, Ucla is the smallest UC campus....
|by Anonymous||reply 52||06/01/2013|
R52 No, it's not. Take a look at UC San Francisco.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||06/01/2013|
It's totally plausible to me that he was accepted at Cal or at UCLA. I taught adult ed in Berkeley for quite a few years; students from Cal - many of them English majors(!) - volunteered in my classroom. Many had no clue about its/it's, they're/there/their, amount/number, effect/affect, and so on.
My favorite relevant memory from that period: Cal senior asked for my feedback on his senior thesis, wherein he discussed the "mellow dramatic" plight of the homeless in Berkeley. In retrospect, maybe he was right?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||06/01/2013|
r54: "Mellow" dramatic homeless--BRILLIANT. How appropriate for the homeless in Berkeley (where I lived quite a few years at one time.)
Or as it's also known, very "layed back." (as in, on the ground. Yes, I know that's misspelled.) And yes, I'm stretching (these keep coming, what is it today?)
|by Anonymous||reply 55||06/02/2013|
I graduated from Stanford, and we look down on anyone from UCLA or UC Berkeley. They're vastly inferior schools.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||06/02/2013|
Stanford used to be a pretty decent school but it's always been looked down on by the Ivies.
It's arguably better than UCLA and USC but it's definitely below Berkeley.
Still, Rachel Maddow is an alum so they can't be complete idiots.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||06/02/2013|
[quote]Stanford used to be a pretty decent school but it's always been looked down on by the Ivies. It's arguably better than UCLA and USC but it's definitely below Berkeley.
You sound like and idiot. Stanford consistently ranks way higher than Berkeley on every single list of top colleges. Berkeley doesn't even rank in the top 20 of the Nation's list.
There's a reason that Stanford is the only non-Ivy school to be considered in the same league as they are.
Even Berkeley Alums know they're a tier below Stanford students.
What you wrote was completely ill-informed and stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||06/02/2013|