Originally Posted by Ignignokt
It's not just SoCal. When I was at Michigan about 10 years ago, all the engineering classes were chock full of FOBs. They ruined the curve for the rest of us who actually wanted to experience the social aspect of college.
i think you would find the same at any top ranked school. i did a masters at an ivy, and it was also choc-a-block full of fobs, abcs, abcds, etc (i.e. higher percentage when compared to their portion of the overall population). it might be a function of immigrant parents--in highs school, definitely remember my parents pushing education pretty hard versus my white friends, whose parents even seemed ok w/ JCs, etc.