CoconutP wrote:AssumptionRequired wrote:CoconutP wrote:woeisme wrote:Peer schools...
no, just kidding. I'd probably take the money here though.
I'm assuming you aren't from California. It seems that everywhere, except California, people have the idea that UCB and UCLA are not peer, whereas here, most assume they are essentially the same, maybe UCB being a bit better. I'm a little confused by UCB's prestige; I can't find much reason to think that students there are any smarter, productive, or successful than UCLA students, and this goes for undergrad and grad programs. Stil, this is a hard decision since Berkeley is a much nicer place than UCLA.
Wow, I dont know if you are from CA now, or do you have your head in a hole? I grew up in CA and graduated from HS in SoCal and not a single person I met thought they were "the same" when someone said they were going to berk for college it was a "Holy shit this guy is smart" moment. If it was UCLA, it was more of a "o, cool"
That was stupid, I know, but seriously people in CA dont think that. Unless you are from a poor uneducated area
This is probably a stupid point to argue. But I want to address that you are referring to your high school friends. Go talk to any working professional. Berkeley raises an eyebrow because its more exclusive, not because it has smarter people.
What makes it more exclusive? The quality of applicants they accept.
Oh, P.S. I am currently a "working professional" and I still have that opinion. UCLA admission is not as impressive, its just a fact.
I got into UCLA and not Berkeley in hs lol