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Cal state university ranking in America

hewleft2002hewleft2002 Posts: 2Registered User New Member
edited November 2012 in California Colleges
I am currently going to a CC in SoCal and considering to transfer to cal state university in undergraduate business. I have looked up so many university rankings through businessweek and usnews but Cal states are way behind. I wonder if Cal states are only well known in California. If it is, since I am an International student and companies in my country will look at the name of university, not the reputation, I better go to any well-known universities to everyone. I want to go UC but it is way too expensive for me. Does anyone know cal state universities undergraduate rankings in America? Also, does anyone know CUNY university in New York? Apparently, they also have nice business reputation but I have no idea which is better, Cal state or CUNY.
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Replies to: Cal state university ranking in America

  • hesdjjimhesdjjim Posts: 561Registered User Member
    Here's an article from Cal Poly SLO, concerning their ranking among undergraduate institutions.

    Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business Among Bloomberg Businessweek’s Top B-Schools for Fourth Year Running

    It may be within your price range, but getting accepted might be a challenge. You might want to apply to the other schools mentioned in the article as well -- UC Berkeley, USC, Santa Clara, University of San Diego, Chapman, Loyola Marymount, and UC Riverside.

    If cost is a concern, apply for any scholarships/grants you THINK you might qualify for. Also, does your home country offer financial aid to their students who seek out their education in the United States? If so, go for it. There's no reason why you should spend more than an in-state Cal State student spends for their education.
  • hesdjjimhesdjjim Posts: 561Registered User Member
    One other thing -- do you have permission to work in the United States? If so, San Jose State might not be a bad option. It's located in the Silicon Valley, which is stacked full of employers, which means internship opportunities. When reviewing resumes, a lot of employers like to see work-related experience outside of academia. If they see that you had an internship with, say, Honda for example, that might do more to get your resume noticed than if your resume just shows that you got a 4.0 at Berkeley, but no work experience.
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