Recorded Thursday, September 23 at 10:00 PM

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About this livestream


USC and UCLA are two of the most well-known colleges in California - and their rivalry is almost, if not equally, famous.

In this livestream, Robert will break down the similarities and differences between the Trojans and the Bruins and give you some insight into which of the two LA colleges is right for you.

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Undergrad College: Yale University '21

Major: Ethics, Politics & Economics; Classics (Intensive)

Work Experience: As a recent graduate of Yale University, I am excited to begin my first year with CollegeVine! In many ways, CV was a natural fit for me -- at Yale, I worked for over two years in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, beginning as a Senior Interviewer in the summer of 2019, during which I interviewed over 200 first-year applicants for the 2019-2020 college admissions cycle. After the summer ended, I became Lead Recruitment Coordinator, a full-time position responsible for executing and overseeing Yale’s numerous post-admissions decision yield initiatives, as well as serving as a spokesman for the university both in person and online. Over the past two years, I have had the privilege of interacting with hundreds of students and their families at all stages of the college application process.

My Admissions Story: Having always been interested in studying a variety of subjects within the Humanities and Social Sciences, I applied to a smattering of liberal arts colleges and universities (mostly on the East Coast) with strong departments in these areas, large and diverse student bodies, and varied extracurricular opportunities. When my college admissions decisions rolled in, I immediately accepted an offer from my dream school, Yale University, which I had always felt best embodied the opportunities and goals that I desired from my college experience -- and since that day, I’ve never looked back.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Robert and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
6:26@Anukoshy:We can see and hear you
31:16@AlProf:Can students still have a good social life at USC if they are not interested in greek life?
31:58@AbieyuwaEdisonEdebor0455:Are both schools test optional?
32:21@lunemoon:ucla is test blind
33:19@bluedevil:Is the 20% greek life participation rate for USC really accurate? :)
34:23@ABPB:How easy it is to change your major at UCLA?
34:26@AbieyuwaEdisonEdebor0455:was your high school process challenging?
35:24@Deepthi:Can you provide some more details on aid and scholarship for out of state students
35:37@AlProf:I saw that USC still has quite a few CA students. I'm OOS. Why would a CA student apply to USC when they can get a much more affordable education at UCLA?
36:35@ABPB:How easy it is to get research opportunities at UCLA? Do all interested students get to do research?
40:32@AbieyuwaEdisonEdebor0455:Do both schools look at grades during your freshman and sophomore year?
41:07@harvard:I joined late and not sure if this mentioned. How many students come from out of state in these 2 schools?
46:00@ABPB:Does UCLA have any Honors Program or anything?
49:51@AbieyuwaEdisonEdebor0455:Does USC and UCLA have competitive architecture programs?
50:44@ABPB:How easy it is to change major at UCLA?
53:14@ABPB:What is the process for admission to the Honors Program


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