I was rejected from the UCs I applied to, so I plan on appealing to a few of them. The question is should I bother appealing to UCLA/UC Davis as a design major or should I just choose some other major? I ran a search on UCLA here and so far I've seen negative comments about its animation program, but that's not what I'm aiming for--my interest lies in communication design/illustration.
I originally applied as a graphic design major for SJSU and ASU; design for UC Davis; and Design|Media Arts for UCLA. Would I be better off in San Jose State or Arizona State? Are they stronger in a different but related major(s)?