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Which university is better USC or UCLA and what are the pros and cons of both?

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At the moment the most appealing choices I have are USC and UCLA so I want to know which one is better and if that can't be determined what are the pros and cons of each weighed against each other. This is mainly for curiosity's sake but I am also genuinely interested in the matter. #university #higher-education #ucla #cons #pros #usc

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Nancy B.’s Answer

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Hi!
Both schools are different, one is private and the other is a public university. Here are some factors you may want to consider:
-academic fit (GPA, SAT/ACT averages of admitted students)
-financial aid
-private vs. public university
-location of school
-majors offered
-work study programs
Since both schools are highly competitive, academic fit and preparedness is important to consider. Consider doing research on CollegeBoard's Big Future website to explore the average SAT/ACT and GPA of students who are admitted to both schools. Make a list of things that are important to you and that you want during your college experience. Good luck!

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Jyoti’s Answer

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Decision factors are individualized when selecting a college. They are typically based on one's personal interests, values, and environmental preferences. Not knowing these factors about you I would challenge you to instead of a Pro/Con list I recommend you develop a "Who am l" list and wrote down what are your interests, values, environment preferences for learning, social, and other areas. Then align that with what a university offers related to campus student services, majors, reputation, etc.

Thank you for the wonderful advice Jyoti! This helps a bunch! Nada D.
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Ann’s Answer

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Hi Nada,

I would have to agree with the other professionals. This is really going to depend on you and your preferences. Their ranking in your particular major should also be a factor to deciding. My advice is to do so research and then weigh the pros and cons for yourself. Talk it over with your parent(s) or school counselor as well. Here are a couple of ways to do research.

Ann recommends the following next steps:

  • Contact the admissions office of both school to book a tour and check each school out. This will give you a chance to see the campus and meet current students. It is a great way to get a feeling if you like the atmosphere of the school.
  • Research both schools on niche.com. This is a third party website that rates colleges and universities on different factors; including major. This site will give you an idea of what types of criteria you want to consider when weighing your options.
  • Good luck!
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