Computer Engg at UCR, UCSB and UCM (Student: S)

Student received admission into Computer Engg at UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara and UC Merced. She really wants to go to UCSB, but studying at UCSB is a bit more expensive than UCR and UCM.

Student also received Business Administration at Cal Poly Pomona and CSU-East Bay (supposedly best in the country for Business Administration).

Student also is appealing to UCI (for BA in Business Admini) and UCD (B.S in Managerial Economics).

Please share your thoughts. 


  1. Ravishankar Gundlapalli said,

    April 7, 2009 @ 5:54 am

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  2. Praneeth said,

    April 7, 2009 @ 3:43 pm

    It is going to depend on what you want to do. If you are interested in Business, they you should probably pick a place that is good for business. I would recommend doing some other major along with business. That would give you a huge benefit when applying to jobs.
    If you want to go to UCSB, you should figure out a way to pay for it. You are going to be at college for 4 years, so you should go to a place that you feel comfortable at. Colleges offer work-study programs, which would be a way to fund your college education.

  3. Ravishankar Gundlapalli said,

    April 10, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

    Are there special scholarships that she can apply to, to bridge the differential cost between UCSB and other UCs? UCSB has the unique ‘College of Creative Studies’ which is a great place to study, especially in today’s corporate world that is looking for new ideas and innovation.

  4. Krishna said,

    April 18, 2009 @ 11:19 am

    Congrats on the admissions.

    Speaking regarding the Computer Science admission to UCM, I will add that it will definitely be a great opportunity. Costs throughout the UCs will not differ that much, but overall living costs at UCM will definitely will be cheaper.

    As for the academics, UCM will provide you a UC level education, so do not feel as you would be getting lesser education here. In a field that is traditionally as broad as Computer Science, I think you would find UCM a lot more convenient and friendly. At a bigger school, in such a field, you could easily become lost in the crowd of others with the similar major. But at UCM, you will be able to connect with professors and students a LOT easier than at some of the bigger schools. What you might lack a bit in reputation, you will gain in hands-on experience that you won’t find many other places. In such a technical field as CSE, this might be a welcome relief, and I definitely urge you to look at that as well.

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