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Are there schools with a similar reputation and academic strength to UCLA?

Hey guys, so UCLA is definitely a dream with their strong academic programs and reputation, but I'm trying to keep my feet on the ground with some backups. Can anyone recommend schools that have a similar rep for strong academics but maybe aren't as tough to get into?

8 months ago

Hello! I can sense your enthusiasm for UCLA, and it's great that you're considering your options. It would help to know your intended major or interests, as this affects which schools might be a good fit. However, there are several universities that you might consider as alternatives with strong academic programs. For example, The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and The University of California, Irvine (UCI) both have excellent reputations and are part of the UC system.

Depending on your major, schools like the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of Virginia, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also boast strong programs across a variety of fields. Even though these schools are quite competitive, they are generally seen as slightly less selective than UCLA.

Remember that each university has its unique strengths, so I recommend looking into specific departments and faculty at these schools to find the best match for your academic goals. Visiting campuses, if possible, could also provide a good feel for the environment and help you decide. Best of luck with your applications!

8 months ago

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