Law School Discussion

San Diego

kristay

Re: San Diego
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2005, 01:31:35 AM »
ALSO we can see the beach from our campus, (and it is only a 20 mini jaunt away) now how many schools can actually say that (except for pepperdine.) 


You're forgetting UC Santa Barbara.  I could see the beach from my dorm room...and the edge of campus is actually where the beach begins! :)  I didn't like UCSD's campus very much either, even though their program was better (I entered college as an engineering student), I liked UCSB's campus better.  I'll agree that UCSD is an amazing school, though, and La Jolla is GORGEOUS!

Re: San Diego
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2005, 01:57:33 AM »
Oh my gosh, Snuvy, I hope you didn't think I was insulting UCSD. The programs are top-notch (which is why my sister is so interested in their engineering/biotech departments), no doubt about it. I regret not applying there for undergrad and several of my high school friends went there and loved it.

However, all the reasons why you said you liked it architecturally are the reasons why it didn't appeal to me, personally. I went to UCI which isn't big at all and even then I didn't like how sprawled out it was. My preferences are just not for huge campuses. Also, the architectural style that the school has chosen over the years just didn't appeal to me, but I in no way assume that everyone else would agree. I personally liked the style of the library and the Warren School which were very unique and funky but most of the other buildings looked like large warehouse/factories to me. Now my own undergrad was nothing to rave about either as far as appearances. Still, I went to a school where the whole campus was linked by one main ring road but I found myself lost at UCSD as I tried to move from one area to the next. These are only first impressions though and I don't think it is a reflection of the quality of education which I have always respected.

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Q

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Re: San Diego
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2005, 03:27:20 AM »

sorry if i sounded really defensive  ;D

i'm just a big fan of "hey you can't call it an idiot, only i can, because that's my brother!" mentality.

haha..i put in four grueling years, i get to say it's ugly. but thanks for the reply, i appreciate it, and UCI is quite nice i'd have to agree!  goodluck w/ schools!

-james

Re: San Diego
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2005, 11:54:47 PM »
I just visited today so I could check out nearby condos. After driving through UCSD (my younger sister is considering it for undergrad) and being extremely unimpressed, I was completely excited when I saw the USD campus. My sister is trying to persuade me to sneak her in for undergrad because it is such a beautiful campus. Yes, the architecture is consistent across the campus but that is why I liked it (and why I didn't like UCSD). The internals of the building is nice albeit a little tight of space because it is not that big, but the externals totally make up for it. The views from the eating area and the areas for the sports and such are gorgeous. I can't imagine a better aesthetically pleasing place to study law in Southern California. However, I am very concerned about their job placement capabilities so that is weighing heavily on my decision. The community is so chill and fits my personality but I know it's not for everyone. There is barely any traffic in the proximity of the school. Lots of housing for sale, rent and some on-campus housing for law students too. I think I would enjoy studying there very much, especially since I am so finicky about weather conditions, but at the same time, there are other factors to consider including the other schools that have taken me.

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Q

Ok, is that the first time you've been around USD?  Don't let the weekend fool you.  The traffic there usually can be crazy.  It's in an area where the 8 meets the 5 interstates.  And the street in front of USD can get crazy too.

Re: San Diego
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2005, 09:03:04 AM »
Ok, is that the first time you've been around USD?  Don't let the weekend fool you.  The traffic there usually can be crazy.  It's in an area where the 8 meets the 5 interstates.  And the street in front of USD can get crazy too.

Hehe, yes, I am aware of the traffic on a non-weekend and since my dad works down there, I know a little bit about San Diego traffic. However, it does not hold a candle to L.A. traffic ;)