slomo007 wrote:eftda wrote:Don't go to UCSD. Its full of kids who do nothing but study. Go to UC Santa Barbara. Its full of challenges but the beaches and drive from SF is fantastic. Its like 3-4 hours from SF.
Knowing nothing about the schools....this is great advice. 3-4 hours is the perfect distance from home. It's far enough that your parents won't surprise you with a Saturday morning pop-in, but yet close enough that you can go home occasionally. Factor in the incredible Cali weather and the stock of women and this would be an easy decision.
Sometimes, those distractions are actually a negative, especially in a demanding major. I have found 2 hours away to be a great distance. That 4 hour commute (without traffic) can get old really quick.