Rank the UC's

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By Dxiw (Dxiw) on Sunday, March 09, 2003 - 08:50 pm: Edit

COuld someone list the UC's and maybe rank them by prestigiousness? I'd greatly appreciate it.

By Trojan1444 (Trojan1444) on Sunday, March 09, 2003 - 09:44 pm: Edit

UC Berkeley
UC San Diego
UC Davis
UC Santa Barbara
UC Irvine
UC Riverside
UC Santa Cruz
UC Merced

This is the definitive list.

By Akoolguy (Akoolguy) on Sunday, March 09, 2003 - 10:46 pm: Edit

hmmm i dunno the "official" rank but heres what i think overall.

UC Berkeley

By Thedad (Thedad) on Sunday, March 09, 2003 - 11:04 pm: Edit

I think the top three and bottom two are right.
The three in between are arguable, particularly with respect to majors.

By Booboo2 (Booboo2) on Sunday, March 09, 2003 - 11:14 pm: Edit

hey you guys,

i know this sounds like a dumb question but i need to know, when the top 4% of each school receive automatic admission to one of the UCs, the top 4% in terms of class rank, is that weighted or unweighted?

By Mzinn (Mzinn) on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 12:50 am: Edit

it all matters how the school ranks the students on the transcripts (I think). Oh yeah, it also only applies to california high school students. Being ELC (eligible in local context) can count as a plus on the application, just as being involved in activities can, but it really doesn't guarantee anything if you're already UC-eligible. I mean, UCR accepts everyone that's eligible anyways and being ELC guarantees you admission to one UC, not necessarily the one of your choice.

I agree with Thedad about the rank. When it comes to choosing between UCD, UCI, and UCSB, you shouldn't really consider "prestigiousness." If you're interested, here's what I think:

Berkeley - UCLA - UCSD - UCD - UCI - UCSB - UCSC - UCR

By X41x (X41x) on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 01:02 am: Edit


By Booboo2 (Booboo2) on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 01:31 am: Edit

yeah I agree, it would seem more practical to rank by weighted GPA, but then thats a huge hassle for counselors and whatnot to sort out

By Notegirl15 (Notegirl15) on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 12:58 pm: Edit

I don't particularly like my school (UCD), but by ranking alone:

U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Guide (2003)

Best National Universities
20. UCB
25. UCLA
31. UCSD
43. UCD
45. UCI
47. UCSB
UCR and UCSC are listed as second-tier schools.

Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (that's me!)
3. UCB
20. UCLA
24. UCSD
27. UCSB
31. UCD
50. UCI
The others did not rank.

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