uconjak wrote:Went to USC yesterday, going to tour UCLA today. Weather is great! Mid 70's...i will give you all my impressions after i am done
Just got back from both USC and UCLA....my feelings on both schools.
USC, great campus, very organized when i toured. Dean of admin and director spent some time with me and my folks. Both were very impressive and very cordial. Actually spent time with us ( 20 minutes). Seemed very interested in me, set up a classroom visit. Instructor spent time with me after class(15-20 minutes). My big suprise was....they emailed me and invited me to watch the finals of their moot court the next day. they had noticed that i was big into mock trail and i was listed as a possible All American Attorney. they got me set up w/free parking and the director of admissions escort me to the finals.
Only down side for me is the building itself and the library...i know its stupid, but i spent a lot of time in the library in UG....i called it the pillbox....the treated me as an individual. We toured the school after the classroom with 4students. I liked the smaller classes/sections. Students came up to us while we were waiting and talked to us....
Not as organized, loved the campus and its atmosphere. I have read about the "micro climate" at UCLA and it is true. Law building and library were fan-damm-tastic....loved it. Only met with a student guide and visited a class. I do have a friend who is a 3L at UCLA. Cost of living has got to be higher there, it is not in the low rent district. More students on our tour...(8)and they had another group of ten behind us. More industrial/factory feel to it.
From what i have gathered, employment wise. If you want to stay in california, USC has the edge, if it is a national, the edge to UCLA.
I think both schools have their pluses and minuses. i liked both schools it was very close. If the COA was equal i would chose UCLA. But, Because of the scholarship money, USC -120k, UCLA - 48k and unless UCLA comes back with a total of approx. 105k, i will chose USC.
And that is the rub!