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Cal Poly Pomona vs. CSU Long Beach

hye345hye345 Posts: 633Registered User Member
edited January 2007 in College Search & Selection
I know that both schools are currently tied for the second best CSU (after Cal Poly SLO), but how do they compare?
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Replies to: Cal Poly Pomona vs. CSU Long Beach

  • HeavenWoodHeavenWood Posts: 2,062Registered User Senior Member
    Depends on what you want. Cal Poly Pomona would be better for tech, but CSU Long Beach has more liberal arts offerings.
  • bluebayoubluebayou Posts: 21,402Registered User Senior Member
    I believe that the initial premise is incorrect. Cal State SD is equal, if not 'better', than LB or Pomona, particularly since it can issue doctoral degrees. Fullerton is also a high quality school. as is Fresno.
  • southpasdenasouthpasdena Posts: 1,718Registered User Senior Member
    Perhaps a question should be raised. Why would anyone grasp the comments from another and use them as a valid source when that person cannot even name the common, or more proper name of a school, such as SDSU, or San Diego State University.

    But furthermore, they can be seen as second best in respect to certain departments only, not as a whole. While in comparison, Cal Poly SLO is number 1 across the board.
  • WashDadWashDad Posts: 2,695Registered User Member
    While in comparison, Cal Poly SLO is number 1 across the board.

    You seem to be stating that every single program at SLO is better than any other CSU? If so, you are certainly incorrect.
  • SoCal18SoCal18 Posts: 1,674Registered User Senior Member
    Yah SDSU is by far the most complete csu.....

    Cal Poly slo is only good in technical fields....and SDSU is better than csulb and cal poly pomona as a whole aswell...
  • ucchrisucchris Posts: 1,138Registered User Senior Member
    i would choose csulb over cal poly pomona personally. Cal Poly Pomona is deff not tied for the second best csu. An argument could be made for either SDSU or CSULB, but deff not Cal Poly Pomona. but check them both out and decide for yourself. i believe the common rankings of overall csu's is:

    1. Cal Poly SLO
    2. SDSU
    3. CSULB

    After these three comes Chico State, San Jose State, Cal State Fullerton, Cal Poly Pomona, etc. In my opinion, and as a general consensus, Cal Poly Pomona is not usually thought of with SDSU or CSULB. Cal Poly SLO is the clear number one of the csu's. ive never even heard anyone argue otherwise. check out the incoming class stats, Cal Poly SLO has average incoming class stats that stack up very closely to mid tier UC's (UCI, UCSB, UCD) and just below top tier UC's (UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD). Next highest incoming class stats belong to SDSU, and third belongs to CSULB. These three schools are the clear top three csu's.
  • bluebayoubluebayou Posts: 21,402Registered User Senior Member
    southpas:

    sorry, if I'm old school, and happened to be active in the original naming of the campuses:

    1972 - State Colleges system designated as "The California State University and Colleges." After having met criteria established by the Board of Trustees and the Coordinating Council for Higher Education, fourteen campuses designated as "universities," five campuses remain "Colleges." The roster:

    California State College, Bakersfield
    California State University, Chico
    California State College, Dominguez Hills
    California State University, Fresno
    California State University, Fullerton
    California State University, Hayward
    California State University, Humboldt
    California State University, Long Beach
    California State University, Los Angeles
    California State University, Northridge (formerly San Fernando Valley)
    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    California State University, Sacramento
    California State College, San Bernardino
    California State University, San Diego
    California State University, San Francisco
    California State University, San Jose
    California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
    California State College, Sonoma
    California State College, Stanislaus
  • southpasdenasouthpasdena Posts: 1,718Registered User Senior Member
    really, what places SDSU over Long Beach?
    You seem to be stating that every single program at SLO is better than any other CSU? If so, you are certainly incorrect.

    actually every single program besides the few liberal art majors and music would easily be considered number 1
  • WashDadWashDad Posts: 2,695Registered User Member
    actually every single program besides the few liberal art majors and music would easily be considered number 1

    Agricultural? Education? Accounting? Even leaving out the 50-75 "few liberal arts majors" offered at the CSUs, I would say that SLO would only be obviously in the very top tier (of CSUs) in engineering and architecture. SLO might be first tier in other subjects, too, but I think you would have to leave out the adverb "easily."
  • southpasdenasouthpasdena Posts: 1,718Registered User Senior Member
    the so called California State College, San Diego was thus named for only 2 years, for the last 32, now nearly 33 years it has been known by its current name
  • southpasdenasouthpasdena Posts: 1,718Registered User Senior Member
    Agricultural? Education? Accounting? Even leaving out the 50-75 "few liberal arts majors" offered at the CSUs, I would say that SLO would only be obviously in the very top tier (of CSUs) in engineering and architecture. SLO might be first tier in other subjects, too, but I think you would have to leave out the adverb "easily."

    Agriculture is one of their top programs. Their business program is actually able to place some students into investment banking, and i am talking about companies far exceeding wedbush which only actively recruits from CSULB randomly. They have big 4 accounting placement that surpassed U virginia. And considering the rest of the majors include sub divisions of engineering, sciences and liberal arts, it is quite EASY to say SLO is number 1 across the board. Their is no clear cut top CSU in regards to english, history, communications, ethnic studies etc. With that being said and well over half of SLO programs being ag, eng , arch, or bus related, SLO is understandbly number 1
  • hye345hye345 Posts: 633Registered User Member
    Ok; clearly, my question was too vague to be answered effectively; so let me specify: which one of these Cal States (Cal Poly Pomona and CSU Long Beach) has the best science department?
  • drjdrj Posts: 510Registered User Member
    science is a college and not a department. pomona has had a lead on long beach across the board but within the last decade has declined relatively to long beach, which under president maxson went on a huge climb that continues today. much of the science building at pomona today is in a gutted state while beach only keeps improving. i'd give beach the edge both in science and across the board, and it's clearly way better in general education.
  • laladylalady Posts: 252Registered User Junior Member
    Look closely at both, but I think you will find CSULB the better for both science and overall educational experience.
  • superc0wmansuperc0wman Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    I can personally attest to the quality of csulb's math and science dept. All their sciences are great except for physics (but then again, physics tends to be weak at a lot of places). It seems harder to graduate from than UC schools because they are on the semister system and require more upper division classes. Also, there's a spanking new life sciences building and another one is on the way.
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