O's Notes

The Jacob's College of Engineering at UCSD. By Zacharias Mitzelos [<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0">CC BY-SA 2.0</a>], <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fallen_Star_from_Geisel_Library.jpg">via Wikimedia Commons</a>

UC San Diego is the only UC where you apply to a college irrespective of your major. Unlike the other UCs, you will not be applying to the College of Engineering or the College of Arts and Sciences. You get to pick your first or second choice out of 7 colleges at UCSD.

One size fits all, badly (Image courtesy of <a href="https://flic.kr/p/D6VQGh">Espen Klem on Flickr</a>. Used under <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode">the Creative Commons License</a>.)

Finding your fit is easier said than done, isn’t it? One of the factors that influences the “fit” is size of college. While you should think of fit and size of college, let’s take a few minutes to figure out what kind of colleges show up for the different sizes of college.

The University of Portland Entrance

University of Portland is a private Roman Catholic university in Portland, Oregon that is home to nearly 3900 undergraduates. Portland, is the largest city in Oregon and home to many large technology, manufacturing and healthcare companies as well as many startups. Additionally, Portland is rich in the performing arts, music, sports and prides itself on its environmental sustainability.

Santa Clara University. &copy; 2018, Vivian. All rights reserved.

Santa Clara University (SCU) is a private Jesuit university at the heart of Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area that is home to of 3500 undergraduates. SCU has a long history of producing distinguished alumni including Leon Panetta (former Secretary of Defense, Director of the CIA, and White House Chief of Staff), Steve Nash (eight-time NBA All-Star, two time NBA MVP), Khaled Hosseini (Best selling novelist and physician), and Janet Napolitano (former Governor of Arizona and United States Secretary of Homeland Security).

SAT Subject Tests: To Take Or Not To Take?

One of the most frequent questions students (and their families) have is — do they have to stake the SAT subject test? In the current frenzied college admissions landscape, it can feel like almost every student is prepping for some SAT subject test. And then students (parents) start to feel FOLO, Fear Of Losing Out about not taking a subject test.