I am the Law wrote:
I am going to L.A. at the end of the month, but should I wait until I start getting admits/rejections/WL to visit the rest. I am obviously on a budget and it would also suck to go to a school and love the place just to get rejected.
Does visiting a school increase your chance of admission in any way? If so, would it have the same effect if I waited until I was waitlisted?
I have visited UCLA and USC, be prepared to pay for parking on campus. They wouldn't comp or validate it. I believe it was 9 bucks a place. Even I talked to people about it, and they just shrugged their shoulders. In L.A. 9 dollar parking is apparently cheap!
UCLA is nice, the people seemed a bit snobbish to me, and being from the Midwest you might pick up on that. Nice facilities, beautiful campus.
People in L.A. also bitch about USC being in "a bad neighborhood" while i suppose if you live in Bel Air and such S.C. LA is bad, but USC is very sheltered and its right on and off the highway. Having lived in Detroit for a couple years, this place was a walk in the park!
For the record I loved USC and would chose that any day over UCLA.
Enjoy your trips and let us know where you liked the best.