UCR vs CSULB vs Cal poly(pomona) (main choices).
Ok, with the May 1st deadline approaching soon. I'd like some help with potential college choices.
The main problem is that many people choose a college based mainly on strength in major of interest and internship possibilities involving that major. Ok, so I am interested in biology. No, no pre-med,molecular, etc. but actually something that would lead eventually to a career with either working with or research involving animals/nature(main interests would be fish, herps, and "bugs"). And yes, I know wildlife management/science may also lead somewhere I wouldn't mind going. I haven't met anyone in person actually doing this. Is it really that uncommon?
I visited the three schools in the beginning thread with family friends in the area. Cal Poly Pomona's aquatic biology etc. area seemed rather small. The campus did have a cool greenhouse and was nice looking in general. UC riverside campus bio area in contrast was several massive buildings. From what I saw a lot of it was dedicated to micro-biology/neuroscience.
CSU Long beach had buildings of intermediate size(one of which at present is about to be torn down and rebuilt). I did see however a lot of marine biology related things in the building. I have no idea of the rankings of these campuses. One important thing would be ease of getting internships as an undergrad.
I also was accepted to several other CSU's, Merced, and Santa Cruz.
Any thoughts appreciated!