UVA (full ride) v. UCLA (full ride) v. USC (40k) v. Boalt

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UVA (full ride) v. UCLA (full ride) v. USC (40k) v. Boalt

Postby goldenolden » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:03 pm

I am from LA and thought I would stay there... but I was just really unimpressed with UCLA's ASW. I did not like the vibe there at all. And it doesn't seem to make sense to pay more to go to USC over UCLA.

After visiting, I liked UVA much more than I thought I would, and a full ride there is a great offer... but I want to practice in California, and I could potentially get really sick of the fratty vibe and Virginia weather and small town.

I would love to go to Boalt. It is the most my style of the schools I've visited... but, since they have not offered me a scholarship yet, it seems unlikely that I would get anything near UVA's offer, or anything at all. So I am wondering if it would be worth paying sticker.

Any input is appreciated!

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Re: UVA (full ride) v. UCLA (full ride) v. USC (40k) v. Boalt

Postby Mal Reynolds » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:06 pm

Bra, see if Berkeley will negotiate. Otherwise you would be an idiot to turn down a full ride at UVA.

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Re: UVA (full ride) v. UCLA (full ride) v. USC (40k) v. Boalt

Postby titan747 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:22 pm

Have you tried the Boalt Scholarship Matching program using UVA's offer?

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Re: UVA (full ride) v. UCLA (full ride) v. USC (40k) v. Boalt

Postby goldenolden » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:27 pm

Yes! I have emailed them about it a couple times. Most recently, Monday, and have not heard back.

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Re: UVA (full ride) v. UCLA (full ride) v. USC (40k) v. Boalt

Postby DBishops » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:44 pm

goldenolden wrote:Yes! I have emailed them about it a couple times. Most recently, Monday, and have not heard back.


Do you have a deadline for UVA?

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Re: UVA (full ride) v. UCLA (full ride) v. USC (40k) v. Boalt

Postby thelawyler » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:45 am

If Cal doesn't work out, go UVA. This is a no brainer.

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Re: UVA (full ride) v. UCLA (full ride) v. USC (40k) v. Boalt

Postby kebUVA2012 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:49 am

NEVER GO TO UVA.

I GO THERE UNDERGRAD. it sucks, the professors suck, the people are mean, everyone is RUDE, don't ever think you will be anyone/anything..... even DRIVING TO CLASS is miserable. it's awful.

i hate UVA. never. go.

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Re: UVA (full ride) v. UCLA (full ride) v. USC (40k) v. Boalt

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:55 am

Berkeley should match Virginia's offer. If so, then UCal-Berkeley is the easy choice. If not, then enjoy Virginia.

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Re: UVA (full ride) v. UCLA (full ride) v. USC (40k) v. Boalt

Postby moneybagsphd » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:59 am

goldenolden wrote:I am from LA and thought I would stay there... but I was just really unimpressed with UCLA's ASW. I did not like the vibe there at all. And it doesn't seem to make sense to pay more to go to USC over UCLA.

After visiting, I liked UVA much more than I thought I would, and a full ride there is a great offer... but I want to practice in California, and I could potentially get really sick of the fratty vibe and Virginia weather and small town.

I would love to go to Boalt. It is the most my style of the schools I've visited... but, since they have not offered me a scholarship yet, it seems unlikely that I would get anything near UVA's offer, or anything at all. So I am wondering if it would be worth paying sticker.

Any input is appreciated!

Glad I'm not the only one... UCLA's vibe really turned me off.
But at equal cost, you'd be a fool to pick UCLA over UVA. That said, if Berkeley matches UVA's offer, go there.

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Re: UVA (full ride) v. UCLA (full ride) v. USC (40k) v. Boalt

Postby NYC2012 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:21 am

Make sure you consider location, UVA will likely place you on the east coast for jobs whereas if you are certain you want to stay in Southern California, UCLA or Berkeley (if you get money) might be the better decision.

Out of curiosity, what was UCLA's "vibe" like?

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Re: UVA (full ride) v. UCLA (full ride) v. USC (40k) v. Boalt

Postby 5ky » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:28 am

kebUVA2012 wrote:NEVER GO TO UVA.

I GO THERE UNDERGRAD. it sucks, the professors suck, the people are mean, everyone is RUDE, don't ever think you will be anyone/anything..... even DRIVING TO CLASS is miserable. it's awful.

i hate UVA. never. go.


From April 11th:
kebUVA2012 wrote:Ugh, I wish I could go to UVa. They only accept 7% of undergrads that apply. They're always trying to build their alumni base and since I'll already be a part of it, they don't want me.


Go on..

edit: for OP -- as others have said, see what Berkeley gives you. If only a little/nothing, the rational thing would be to go to UVA. But if Berkeley comes anywhere near matching, you should go there -- happiness is hard to overrate.

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Re: UVA (full ride) v. UCLA (full ride) v. USC (40k) v. Boalt

Postby NinerFan » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:56 am

Full ride at UVA, and Stanford isn't an option?

Go UVA unless Boalt matches. If you have strong ties to Cali, you should be able to find your way back.

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Re: UVA (full ride) v. UCLA (full ride) v. USC (40k) v. Boalt

Postby goldenolden » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:48 pm

I'm on Stanford's wait list.

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Re: UVA (full ride) v. UCLA (full ride) v. USC (40k) v. Boalt

Postby Real Madrid » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:57 pm

Full ride at UVA but only 40k at USC? Weird.

Anyway, I'll be stunned if Berkeley matches UVA, because they're super stingy with aid. I'd go to UVA, no question.




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