My daughter got accepted at both.
We live in Washington, but the UW bioengineering program lets very few freshmen in. So, assuming she does not get direct admission into her major, it is a risk that she may not get her major and the other engineering programs don't sound appealing to her. She would rather do neurobiology or premed. But...all of her classes before she applied would be the engineering track. But, she would be close to home (an hour or so) an it would be in state tuition.
At Cal Poly, she is already accepted into the biomedical engineering department. We are going to the SWE in a couple weeks to check it out. Cal Poly out of state tuition will come to about 40k more, or perhaps less, because UW often requires 5 years to complete BS.
Any insight or things I should consider before helping her make her choice?