Compared to what, UMass? Yeah, that's a f-ing joke."Most people" probably couldn't tell you if Vermont, Maine, or Connecticut is the "best" public university in New England. What they can probably tell you is that none of them are thought highly of. Good students, as a rule, do not go to any of them (at least in my experience, and yeah I'm from New England). What's your f-ing point? Do you go to UConn for law school? Whatever. UCLA is a much better school and is clearly more highly regarded in Boston--apart from money concerns (or personal location issues) there is no reason to even think twice about this decision. And this coming from someone who doesn't like LA.