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UCR vs Cal Poly pomona

jon doejon doe Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
Overall which is the better school?
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Replies to: UCR vs Cal Poly pomona

  • Theman12345Theman12345 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    UCR dunt even consider pomona
  • dnduswodnduswo Registered User Posts: 1,612 Senior Member
    almost same i think...
    worst UC vs Best csu...
  • 8888888888888888 Registered User Posts: 4,466 Senior Member
    pomona is the best csu? i thought it was cal state san oblgiqnosdfn oenfon
  • DRabDRab Registered User Posts: 6,104 Senior Member
    I think most would say Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is the best Cal State school.

    Which is better, UCR or Cal Poly Pomona? It depends.
  • drjdrj Registered User Posts: 510 Member
    the humanities: riverside hands down.
    the arts: riverside.
    sciences: riverside slight edge.
    business: pomona.
    engineering: pomona.
    agriculture: pomona.
    overall: pomona slightly ahead.
  • hobofromdowntownhobofromdowntown Registered User Posts: 2,232 Senior Member
    umm.. business pomona??!

    can you tell me why?
  • DRabDRab Registered User Posts: 6,104 Senior Member
    Could you justify your perceptions in general, drj?
  • drjdrj Registered User Posts: 510 Member
    okay, here are a few tidbits. not opinions but facts:

    1. monies invested: average per full time faculty member, pomona 168K, riverside 147K.

    2. number of undergraduate degree programs, pomona 13, riverside 1.

    3. number of graduate degree programs, pomona 12, riverside 1.

    4. number of undergraduate courses, pomona 240, riverside 70 (UCR including economics and sociology crossovers)

    5. number of full time faculty equivalents in business, pomona 114, riverside 42.

    6. number of full time faculty with doctoral degrees, pomona 90, riverside 39.

    i don't mind giving riverside credit when due. its humanities programs are far superior to pomona's and better than its sister campus at SLO. many of its science programs are far superior as well. my previous post did not even mention pomona's better programs in architecture, engineering, and hospitality management, which is ranked in the top three in the nation with cornell and purdue.

    now where is the data that shows riverside business better?
  • DRabDRab Registered User Posts: 6,104 Senior Member
    Honestly I'm not convinced that one engineering program is superior to the other. To some extent, I also feel this way about the business programs. Some statistics that you provided (what's your source?) seem to me just not necessarily and maybe not very much at all important. For instance, number of faculty with doctoral degrees. I'm not incredibly versed about the business world, but as far as I know, many teach with MBAs and I'm not sure how necessary a PhD is compared to an MBA for many business professors. Number of degree programs . . . well, Berkeley has only one, but does that mean it's not as good as SDSU or Cal Poly Pomona in business? What about the student to faculty ratio in the business programs? I think that would be an informative stat, perhaps also average class sizes, perhaps also recruiter rankings of each school.
  • drjdrj Registered User Posts: 510 Member
    my source is AACSB, which is the accreditation body for all business programs worldwide. these data are provided by each institution and then verified by faculty from other accredited universities through a series of site visits. wrt the comparison of master's and doctoral degrees, AACSB requires accredited program faculty to be either AQ or academically qualified, or PQ, professionally qualified, with the majority required to be AQ. this status would be extremely hard to certify without a doctoral degree.

    now where is your data that shows riverside business to be better?
  • algebra949ealgebra949e Registered User Posts: 30 New Member
    actually it is very common to choose Cal Poly for UC Riverside. Cal Poly has a nice campus and a farm too. UCR is kinda uh-uh-uhglhy
  • DRabDRab Registered User Posts: 6,104 Senior Member
    Indeed, from a very educated perspective one could only agree it's "uh-uh-uhglhy."


    If you aren't a fan of grass, trees, and brick, perhaps it's not your thing.

    drj, my response is the same. Some of what you provide is of minimal to alsmot no importance without more information, and you leave out other important information. Cheers.
  • hobofromdowntownhobofromdowntown Registered User Posts: 2,232 Senior Member
    i'd say they're both ugly.. campus wise ucr is probably prettier but the surrounding city of riverside just plain blows. At least CPP is in a suburb.
  • DRabDRab Registered User Posts: 6,104 Senior Member
    Because Riverside is not a suburb, or at least isn't mostly filled with suburb?
  • hobofromdowntownhobofromdowntown Registered User Posts: 2,232 Senior Member
    not the areas around campus.
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