kaydee wrote: raekaya wrote:
JohnMarshall17 wrote:I would love to go to 'SC, but I'm really concerned about the housing situation. UCLA is perfect for housing because most 1Ls live in Weyburn, but there are far fewer students who live in Terrace at USC. I also don't like that Terrace is off campus and most students prefer to live in non-university owned housing and commute their first year. As someone who has no ties with LA, I feel like UCLA will be better for transitioning and living. Thoughts on this?
I'm in the same boat with no ties in LA. The housing things is kind of confusing since I haven't even visited yet. I did notice that USC grad housing is less expensive than UCLA's.
What's the problem with very few students living there? Is it an issue of meeting people you're concerned about?
Housing in general will be much cheaper for USC (if you plan on living near campus). UCLA is in one of the most expensive parts of the city, without many nearby options that are cheaper (Santa Monica=expensive, West Hollywood=expensive, Westwood=expensive, Beverly Hills and Bel Air=get outta here), and USC is in sketch-ville. Neighborhoods near UCLA are much more desirable (and awesome), but plan an perhaps sharing a room?
Not to sound like a princess but I will NEVER share a room in law school. I can barely share a house with people right now (undergrad) without it interfering with my studying and general well-being
and these are my good friends. In my opinion extra debt is worth my alone time, space, and subsequent better grades. But the housing cost and availability is definitely a factor in my decision, thanks for the info!
Also, does anyone know much about USC's curve? Since the class size is small, how does this compare to other schools?
Good luck to everyone still waiting! If I'm posting all this in the wrong thread and making you all hate me go ahead and tell me to shoo