UCLA vs USC


Anyone have any thoughts on this....reading through the posts they seem pretty equally matched but perhaps UCLA is better known worldwide which as a foreign student is important to me....

Super happy to have any thoughts on this as is all new to me!!

Thanks in advance!!
Diane
Anyone have any thoughts on this....reading through the posts they seem pretty equally matched but perhaps UCLA is better known worldwide which as a foreign student is important to me....

Super happy to have any thoughts on this as is all new to me!!

Thanks in advance!!
Diane
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without even thinking about it UCLA
without even thinking about it UCLA
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trout_face
UCLA hands down. Aside from all the academic/reputational stuff, the campus and location is just UNBELIEVABLE - much better than USC
UCLA hands down. Aside from all the academic/reputational stuff, the campus and location is just UNBELIEVABLE - much better than USC
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Seems everyone is veering towards UCLA, is this the case even with a USC partial scholarship?
Seems everyone is veering towards UCLA, is this the case even with a USC partial scholarship?
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even. you cant compare UCLA to USC, plus the latter is in not a nice part of town - so i have heard. And just to clear the record, im not a UCLA student or an alumni.
even. you cant compare UCLA to USC, plus the latter is in not a nice part of town - so i have heard. And just to clear the record, im not a UCLA student or an alumni.
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PeaceD
As an LLM student at USC, I'm certain there are so many great professors and courses here. I'm really enjoying corporate and entertainment courses. Also, office staff are extremely kind and take care of students. Many events, where we can socialize with classmates, JDs, other school students, and alumni. I'm not sure about UCLA's detail, but my friends there told me that there are few chances to socialize.
As an LLM student at USC, I'm certain there are so many great professors and courses here. I'm really enjoying corporate and entertainment courses. Also, office staff are extremely kind and take care of students. Many events, where we can socialize with classmates, JDs, other school students, and alumni. I'm not sure about UCLA's detail, but my friends there told me that there are few chances to socialize.
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jasmine24
Sure UCLA is in a better area, and the campus is great but yet, cold. USC is an amazing school. It is smaller, the staff care and it is also easy to mix with students.. My friend went to UCLA and she had trouble meeting people..USC has very good teachers, and contacts!

GO USC!!!
Sure UCLA is in a better area, and the campus is great but yet, cold. USC is an amazing school. It is smaller, the staff care and it is also easy to mix with students.. My friend went to UCLA and she had trouble meeting people..USC has very good teachers, and contacts!

GO USC!!!
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Tallal
Can you tell me whether Stanford is better or the Boalt school of UCLA? I applied for Stanford and it was better ranked.
Can you tell me whether Stanford is better or the Boalt school of UCLA? I applied for Stanford and it was better ranked.
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amerfrance
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Tallal
Thanks, where did you apply?
Thanks, where did you apply?
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amerfrance
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Hi! I'm a proud Trojan and LL.M. Alumni. I personally applied for both UCLA and USC but decided to go to USC although I was accepted to both. I live pretty close to UCLA, but decided to go to USC for many reasons, but especially because of the support an international student has there. I couldn't be happier and didn't regret a bit. All people from the G&IP Office are unbelievably amazing!! They are very patient and help students with any and all kinds of issues (classes, studying schedule, living in LA, concentration, professors, where to live, entertainment and so on). I found it very important, because I felt totally lost living and making plans in another country. I felt very welcome and very close to everybody. We met and mingled with law school students (JDs) and had lots of group entertainment as well. USC networking is stronger at USC than at UCLA. If you plan to get a job or internship at a law firm after concluding the program, it might be easier to get one if you are a trojan. USC is located in downtown which is not considered a glamorous area in LA, however it is close to everything and freeways. The campuses are stunning and very easy to walk/drive around. Facilities such as cafeterias, dining places, libraries, book stores are also great and reasonable. I would say that going to USC was one experience in one million and I am so happy that I've had it. Unfortunately one year passed so fast that I miss my peers and the adorable G&IP staff already. Debbie, Anne, Rosana, Misa, Stefanie and Rafael (G&IP staff) are amazing and believe it or not, they know all the students by their names!!! GO TROJANS!!!!
Hi! I'm a proud Trojan and LL.M. Alumni. I personally applied for both UCLA and USC but decided to go to USC although I was accepted to both. I live pretty close to UCLA, but decided to go to USC for many reasons, but especially because of the support an international student has there. I couldn't be happier and didn't regret a bit. All people from the G&IP Office are unbelievably amazing!! They are very patient and help students with any and all kinds of issues (classes, studying schedule, living in LA, concentration, professors, where to live, entertainment and so on). I found it very important, because I felt totally lost living and making plans in another country. I felt very welcome and very close to everybody. We met and mingled with law school students (JDs) and had lots of group entertainment as well. USC networking is stronger at USC than at UCLA. If you plan to get a job or internship at a law firm after concluding the program, it might be easier to get one if you are a trojan. USC is located in downtown which is not considered a glamorous area in LA, however it is close to everything and freeways. The campuses are stunning and very easy to walk/drive around. Facilities such as cafeterias, dining places, libraries, book stores are also great and reasonable. I would say that going to USC was one experience in one million and I am so happy that I've had it. Unfortunately one year passed so fast that I miss my peers and the adorable G&IP staff already. Debbie, Anne, Rosana, Misa, Stefanie and Rafael (G&IP staff) are amazing and believe it or not, they know all the students by their names!!! GO TROJANS!!!!
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Just to say I posted this last year but seem to have people responding now.

Accepted also at both I went to UCLA in the end and no regrets. I have a great internship (arranged with a leading studio) and most of my peers equally have good internships arranged so I for one did not notice any problem with arranging that from UCLA. Ultimately it comes down to personal taste I realized. I have nothing against USC but for me the constitution of the class ( a real mix of Asian, European and American) was a huge selling point as was the amazing campus and reputable lecturers.
Just to say I posted this last year but seem to have people responding now.

Accepted also at both I went to UCLA in the end and no regrets. I have a great internship (arranged with a leading studio) and most of my peers equally have good internships arranged so I for one did not notice any problem with arranging that from UCLA. Ultimately it comes down to personal taste I realized. I have nothing against USC but for me the constitution of the class ( a real mix of Asian, European and American) was a huge selling point as was the amazing campus and reputable lecturers.
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MAB79
Hi! I'm a proud Trojan and LL.M. Alumni. I personally applied for both UCLA and USC but decided to go to USC although I was accepted to both. I live pretty close to UCLA, but decided to go to USC for many reasons, but especially because of the support an international student has there. I couldn't be happier and didn't regret a bit. All people from the G&IP Office are unbelievably amazing!! They are very patient and help students with any and all kinds of issues (classes, studying schedule, living in LA, concentration, professors, where to live, entertainment and so on). I found it very important, because I felt totally lost living and making plans in another country. I felt very welcome and very close to everybody. We met and mingled with law school students (JDs) and had lots of group entertainment as well. USC networking is stronger at USC than at UCLA. If you plan to get a job or internship at a law firm after concluding the program, it might be easier to get one if you are a trojan. USC is located in downtown which is not considered a glamorous area in LA, however it is close to everything and freeways. The campuses are stunning and very easy to walk/drive around. Facilities such as cafeterias, dining places, libraries, book stores are also great and reasonable. I would say that going to USC was one experience in one million and I am so happy that I've had it. Unfortunately one year passed so fast that I miss my peers and the adorable G&IP staff already. Debbie, Anne, Rosana, Misa, Stefanie and Rafael (G&IP staff) are amazing and believe it or not, they know all the students by their names!!! GO TROJANS!!!!


You just described aver single better ranked law school in the us. I believe there are good reasons to go to USC but UCLA is, according to my opinion, the better choice...
<blockquote>Hi! I'm a proud Trojan and LL.M. Alumni. I personally applied for both UCLA and USC but decided to go to USC although I was accepted to both. I live pretty close to UCLA, but decided to go to USC for many reasons, but especially because of the support an international student has there. I couldn't be happier and didn't regret a bit. All people from the G&IP Office are unbelievably amazing!! They are very patient and help students with any and all kinds of issues (classes, studying schedule, living in LA, concentration, professors, where to live, entertainment and so on). I found it very important, because I felt totally lost living and making plans in another country. I felt very welcome and very close to everybody. We met and mingled with law school students (JDs) and had lots of group entertainment as well. USC networking is stronger at USC than at UCLA. If you plan to get a job or internship at a law firm after concluding the program, it might be easier to get one if you are a trojan. USC is located in downtown which is not considered a glamorous area in LA, however it is close to everything and freeways. The campuses are stunning and very easy to walk/drive around. Facilities such as cafeterias, dining places, libraries, book stores are also great and reasonable. I would say that going to USC was one experience in one million and I am so happy that I've had it. Unfortunately one year passed so fast that I miss my peers and the adorable G&IP staff already. Debbie, Anne, Rosana, Misa, Stefanie and Rafael (G&IP staff) are amazing and believe it or not, they know all the students by their names!!! GO TROJANS!!!!</blockquote>

You just described aver single better ranked law school in the us. I believe there are good reasons to go to USC but UCLA is, according to my opinion, the better choice...
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I am currently a LL.M. student at USC and I couldn´t be happier with my experience there. The people from the G&IP Office are extremely helpful with all kinds of concerns we students may have (i.e classes schedule, life in L.A., preparation to final exams, etc) . Networking at USC is definitely amazing, students build strong ties with not only each other, but with also the faculty and staff, both inside and outside the classroom. It is important to mention that both USC and UCLA are located in an urban area, USC has its own Department of Public Safety with police officers making sure students are safe. I believe that the LL.M Program will be of great value to me and I am very happy I chose USC!!!
I am currently a LL.M. student at USC and I couldn´t be happier with my experience there. The people from the G&IP Office are extremely helpful with all kinds of concerns we students may have (i.e classes schedule, life in L.A., preparation to final exams, etc) . Networking at USC is definitely amazing, students build strong ties with not only each other, but with also the faculty and staff, both inside and outside the classroom. It is important to mention that both USC and UCLA are located in an urban area, USC has its own Department of Public Safety with police officers making sure students are safe. I believe that the LL.M Program will be of great value to me and I am very happy I chose USC!!!
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mikado
Berkeley doesn't interest me one bit.


Why not Berkeley? Location? Atmosphere?
To me Berkeley is far superior than UCLA or USC, especially on the above mentioned criteria...
<blockquote> Berkeley doesn't interest me one bit. </blockquote>

Why not Berkeley? Location? Atmosphere?
To me Berkeley is far superior than UCLA or USC, especially on the above mentioned criteria...
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mikado
Networking at USC is definitely amazing


Yep, regarding the above messages, sure looks like networking is essential to/for/at USC...
<blockquote> Networking at USC is definitely amazing</blockquote>

Yep, regarding the above messages, sure looks like networking is essential to/for/at USC...
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amerfrance
Mikado: Berkeley is an amazing school, but I am simply not a fan of Berkeley, the city. It's right next to SF, which is great, however.
Mikado: Berkeley is an amazing school, but I am simply not a fan of Berkeley, the city. It's right next to SF, which is great, however.
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assmonkey
one reason to pick usc.....FOOTBALL!!!!!!
one reason to pick usc.....FOOTBALL!!!!!!
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Cathywei
hey,could anyone here enlight me on when USC would start releasing its decision~many thx!!
hey,could anyone here enlight me on when USC would start releasing its decision~many thx!!
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