Cassie, it would be UCSB’s loss for you to leave, but ultimately it is your decision. I lived in a metropolitan city before moving to SB, and there are many things that I, too, miss about being in a larger place. Nevertheless, SB does have its own attraction. I think there are places for different phases of life, and maybe for you, LA at this time is the right place.
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