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Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkA+ Excess CompetitionA+
Academic SuccessA+ Creativity/ InnovationA+
Individual ValueB University Resource UseA+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA+
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeA+
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsA+
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Date: Nov 22 2003
Major: Physics (This Major's Salary over time)
During the last semester of my high school junior year, everyone felt anxious about filling out college applications. The best thing I have ever done was fill out the application for UCLA.

I had offers to attend UCLA, UC Berkeley, U of Illinois, and the safety schools. The decision to attend UCLA was easier once I visited the campus. It is gorgeous! However, during my attendance, most of it was under construction.

It is a large campus and if you don't like getting lost in the crowd or attending class with 250 of your classmates, then UCLA isn't for you. The large student body isn't for everyone. No one will keep you accountable for attending classes and it's easy to skip class after class, because the professor will never know.

Academics is just one aspect of UCLA. The social life is great and with Westwood just nearby, there is always something to do. Santa Monica beach and Santa Monica Mountains are nearby also to get some sun or go hiking.

Be aware however, that because of these distractions, studying is very hard to do. In fact, taking five years to graduate is a norm at UCLA.

questionMy final choice right now is between UCLA and UIUC. I'm going to be majoring in Electrical Engineering. I'm having a hard time choosing between the overall experience at UCLA and the stellar engineering program at UIUC. I'm an international student so cost isn't a deciding factor. I'd appreciate it if you could help me out by giving me your opinion, seeing that you also faced a similar choice.
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