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Sunday, April 8, 2018

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COLLEGE TOUR

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COLLEGE TOUR

University of San Diego
San Diego State
University California San Diego
Point Loma Nazarene 
Chapman
Loyola Marymount
USC
UCLA
Whittier
Occidental

With college a year away, we headed off to California to tour some great colleges.  While the University of San Diego was our #1 choice going in, things changed after the tours.  With acceptance rates at some of the schools around 15% and competition to get in fierce, we quickly realized that you can pick a college but the college may not pick you.  The competition demands excellent grades, high SAT scores and non academic activities.  Then there is the $50,000 to $72,000 per year tuition.
Don't know if my baby will go to any of these schools but we are shooting for the stars and applying at many of them.  Was a great experience to visit these schools.  So impressed with the student ambassadors that gave the tours.  Smart, knowledgeable and some very humorous.  USC was a big winner with a campus feeling like no other.  Who can knock Point Loma College.  Place sits on the cliffs of the ocean and you can surf between classes.  Was impressed with Chapman College as it has great facilities, high standards and which looks to be a lot of money behind it.  UCSD won big with my Daughter.  Living in San Diego is what she wants but wow...so difficult to get into that school. USD is small, beautiful, expensive and checks all of the boxes for our girl but she thought it was a little too small after visiting the big boys (USC, UCLA and UCSD).  Whittier was nice but too small. Occidental does not seem to be a good fit.  San Diego State moved to top of list because my Daughter liked the campus feel and San Diego location.  UCLA impressed and is at the top of the list along with USC.  The campus and history at UCLA are incredible.  If we had to pick today and were granted acceptance I think UCSD would be #1 choice with USC and UCLA right there.  May not get accepted in any but this was a great experience for the entire family.  I have a new respect for what it takes to get into the great colleges and every person that gets in should feel blessed and lucky.

FROM HONOLULU TO CALIFORNIA
SAN DIEGO SCHOOLS HIGH ON THE LIST FOR LOCATION
UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO WAS #1 CHOICE GOING INTO THE TOUR
USD IS BEAUTIFUL
USD
USD SITS PERCHED LOOKING OVER SAN DIEGO'S MISSION BAY
SAN DIEGO MEXICAN FOOD IS THE BEST
SAN DIEGO STATE CAMPUS SCORED VERY HIGH MARKS
SAN DIEGO HAS THE BEACHES AND SUN
WE LOVE SAN DIEGO
SAN DIEGO MEXICAN FOOD IS OUR FAVORITE
CALIFORNIA HAS IN N' OUT BURGER WHICH IS A BIG PLUS
$2.70 BURGERS WILL BE NEEDED AFTER PAYING $50 TO $72,000 PER YEAR TUITION
UNIVERSITY CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO (UCSD)
UCSD CAMPUS IS BEAUTIFUL
UCSD
UCSD LIBRARY
UCSD
UCSD IS TOP CHOICE
SAN DIEGO LIVING PLUS THIS CAMPUS....YEAH!
UCSD IS CLOSE TO LA JOLLA COVE 


POINT LOMA COLLEGE SITS ON THE OCEAN
POINT LOMA IS STILL ON THE LIST
SAN DIEGO GIRL?
DROVE UP THE COAST TO HUNTINGTON BEACH
VISIT TO CHAPMAN COLLEGE IN CITY OF ORANGE
CHAPMAN IS SMALL BUT BEAUTIFUL 
CHAPMAN HAS IT ALL
ENJOY SCHOOL NEXT TO DISNEYLAND AT CHAPMAN COLLEGE
WATSON'S IS NEAR CHAPMAN AND GREAT PLACE FOR ROOT BEER FLOAT
LOVED THE CAKE SHAKE AT WATSON'S
UP THE ROAD TO SANTA MONICA
SANTA MONICA SEAFOOD
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (LMU)
LMU LOCATED NEAR LOS ANGELES AIRPORT.  BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS CLOSE TO EVERYTHING
LMU IS CLOSE TO TITO'S TACOS
LMU AND BAY CITIES ITALIAN DELI ARE WINNERS
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (USC)
USC IS IN A CLASS BY ITSELF 
THE FIRST BUILDING AT USC
FIGHT ON!


USC HOME TO OLYMPIANS AND CHAMPIONS 







USC FILM SCHOOL IS THE BEST!
PHILLIPES FRENCH DIP SANDWICHES IN LOS ANGELES
UCLA CAMPUS ROCKS WITH HISTORY
LOVING UCLA
MY BABY A BRUIN?
UCLA IS AT TOP OF LIST
I COULD GET USED TO SEEING MY GIRL HERE
USC AND UCLA ARE NEAR HOLLYWOOD
VISIT TO THE CHINESE THEATER
VISIT TO FARMERS MARKET


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