UCLA vs. USC


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Hi guys!
I know there are many posts about USC x UCLA but I have to make a final decision by May 1st and I'm having a really hard time deciding...
My first choice is UCLA but I received a higher scholarship from USC...
I know that UCLA's location is unbeatable, but aside from that, is the school all that better? Which one has a better reputation in CA/LA?
Any help of thought will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Hi guys!
I know there are many posts about USC x UCLA but I have to make a final decision by May 1st and I'm having a really hard time deciding...
My first choice is UCLA but I received a higher scholarship from USC...
I know that UCLA's location is unbeatable, but aside from that, is the school all that better? Which one has a better reputation in CA/LA?
Any help of thought will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Tristan

Hi guys!
I know there are many posts about USC x UCLA but I have to make a final decision by May 1st and I'm having a really hard time deciding...
My first choice is UCLA but I received a higher scholarship from USC...
I know that UCLA's location is unbeatable, but aside from that, is the school all that better? Which one has a better reputation in CA/LA?
Any help of thought will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!


I would have to say that academically, UCLA, as a whole, has a superior reputation to USC. Academically, UCLA is ranked consistently as one of the best in the world, from US News to The Times, to the Shanghai rankings, UCLA is in the top 20. Along with Berkeley, University of Michigan, U of Virginia, it is one of the premier public universities in the US. Do not get me wrong, USC is a fine university with a very good law school, a law school on par with UCLA's, but overall, USC is not on par with UCLA. I live in LA and if I had to chose between the two, I would go to UCLA hands down. In addition to a better academic reputation, UCLA is in a very nice part of town. The school has a beautiful campus. Whereas, UCS is in a pretty rough part of town. As for recruitment, both law schools get plenty of JDs into big firms but, as I said, you look across the rankings and UCLA's reputation, on the whole (not the law school exclusively) is superior to USC's.

<blockquote>Hi guys!
I know there are many posts about USC x UCLA but I have to make a final decision by May 1st and I'm having a really hard time deciding...
My first choice is UCLA but I received a higher scholarship from USC...
I know that UCLA's location is unbeatable, but aside from that, is the school all that better? Which one has a better reputation in CA/LA?
Any help of thought will be greatly appreciated! Thanks! </blockquote>

I would have to say that academically, UCLA, as a whole, has a superior reputation to USC. Academically, UCLA is ranked consistently as one of the best in the world, from US News to The Times, to the Shanghai rankings, UCLA is in the top 20. Along with Berkeley, University of Michigan, U of Virginia, it is one of the premier public universities in the US. Do not get me wrong, USC is a fine university with a very good law school, a law school on par with UCLA's, but overall, USC is not on par with UCLA. I live in LA and if I had to chose between the two, I would go to UCLA hands down. In addition to a better academic reputation, UCLA is in a very nice part of town. The school has a beautiful campus. Whereas, UCS is in a pretty rough part of town. As for recruitment, both law schools get plenty of JDs into big firms but, as I said, you look across the rankings and UCLA's reputation, on the whole (not the law school exclusively) is superior to USC's.
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USlaw22

Depends on your financial situation and which culture you want to be associated with. USC has a good reputation within LA but if you're looking for a more national and global reputation then UCLA would be the better choice.

I agree with everything that the previous poster stated.

Depends on your financial situation and which culture you want to be associated with. USC has a good reputation within LA but if you're looking for a more national and global reputation then UCLA would be the better choice.

I agree with everything that the previous poster stated.
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USlaw22

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2013/reputation-ranking

UCLA #8
USC #67

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2013/reputation-ranking

UCLA #8
USC #67
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