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Top 5 CSU in California

mamba01mamba01 26 replies17 threads Junior Member
What are top 5 CSUs?
edited December 2013
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  • calla1calla1 2093 replies26 threads Senior Member
    Depends on your major. Do you know what you want to study?
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  • XtremePowerXtremePower 1653 replies8 threads Senior Member
    Overall ranking:

    1. Cal State Long Beach
    2. Cal State Chico
    3. Cal State Fullerton
    4. Cal State Sacramento
    5. Cal State San Bernardino
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  • LilyEmeryLilyEmery 304 replies7 threads Member
    Cal Poly SLO is definitely at the top
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  • mamba01mamba01 26 replies17 threads Junior Member
    Biological Sciences
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  • calla1calla1 2093 replies26 threads Senior Member
    Many of the CSUs are good in biological sciences. But each CSU has its specialty. CSU Monterey Bay, for example, has wonderful marine biology. Humbolt, which doesn't overall have the greatest reputation, has an excellent environmental science program. Here is a thread which discusses many of the CSUs:

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-search-selection/37055-best-csu.html?highlight=csu+for+biological+science
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 85057 replies758 threads Senior Member
    Overall ranking:

    1. Cal State Long Beach
    2. Cal State Chico
    3. Cal State Fullerton
    4. Cal State Sacramento
    5. Cal State San Bernardino

    Not sure where this list came from. But if you want to go by popularity / selectivity / impaction, the five most impacted ones are (in no particular order) San Luis Obispo, Fullerton, Long Beach, San Diego, and San Jose. Others with a relatively higher level of impaction include Pomona, San Francisco, and Sonoma.
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  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Forum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama 84344 replies1048 threads Forum Champion
    Since CSU's include the Cal Polys

    SLO
    CPP
    Long Beach
    Fullerton
    San Diego
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  • SMCguySMCguy 1305 replies47 threads Senior Member
    1. Cal Poly SLO - Silicon Valley
    2. San Diego State - Popular, respected, sports
    3. Cal State Long Beach - Most popular of all
    4. Cal State Fullerton - Popular, respected, The OC
    5. San Jose State - Silicon Valley
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  • cocacola33lcocacola33l 21 replies1 threads New Member
    I think sjsu comes before fullerton...
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 85057 replies758 threads Senior Member
    SMCguy wrote:
    1. Cal Poly SLO - Silicon Valley
    2. San Diego State - Popular, respected, sports
    3. Cal State Long Beach - Most popular of all
    4. Cal State Fullerton - Popular, respected, The OC
    5. San Jose State - Silicon Valley

    San Luis Obispo is not in Silicon Valley, although it has a good reputation for engineering.
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  • NCalRentNCalRent 6537 replies14 threads Senior Member
    According to US News
    1 Cal Poly SLO
    2 SDSU - (ranked in a different category)
    3 Long Beach
    4 Chico and Fullerton tie.

    Top Public Schools | Rankings | Top Regional Universities (West) | US News

    The list would certainly shift depending on major, and other factors.

    SJSU, Sonoma, Pomona, Fresno and Humboldt rate well too. All of these grant respected degrees in a wide variety of feilds. They offer very different student experiences, Fresno, Sonoma and Humboldt might as well be on different planets.

    What's "Best" depends on what matters to you.
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  • whenhenwhenhen 5530 replies111 threads Senior Member
    1) Cal Maritime
    2) Cal Poly SLO
    3) SDSU
    4) Cal Poly Pomona
    5) Sonoma State
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  • blindmonkeyblindmonkey 159 replies6 threads Junior Member
    Cal Maritime #1 ???? Strange....

    1) Cal Poly SLO
    2) SDSU
    3) CSULB or CP Pomona
    4) SJSU
    5) Hard to say
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  • whenhenwhenhen 5530 replies111 threads Senior Member
    Cal Maritime is one of the best schools in the nation in two of the six fields that it offers. It only does a few things, but it does them extremely well. It's also the only maritime school in the West which means that its graduates (particularly those in facilities engineering and marine transport) are extremely sought after.
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  • xcoreflyupxcoreflyup 38 replies0 threads Junior Member
    "ranking" wise, i would put san diago or san jose in the number #1, i go to fullerton and dont really care.
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  • blindmonkeyblindmonkey 159 replies6 threads Junior Member
    just curious, according to which ranking is SJSU or SDSU #1?
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  • turtlerockturtlerock 1113 replies71 threads Senior Member
    ucbalumnus wrote:
    SMCguy wrote:
    1. Cal Poly SLO - Silicon Valley
    2. San Diego State - Popular, respected, sports
    3. Cal State Long Beach - Most popular of all
    4. Cal State Fullerton - Popular, respected, The OC
    5. San Jose State - Silicon Valley

    San Luis Obispo is not in Silicon Valley

    Agreed. In case no one has looked on a map, SLO is 200 miles / 3 hours drive from San Jose (the "capital of SV"). It's definitely a good school though.
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  • benignusbenignus 9 replies2 threads New Member
    How's the ranking for political science or business majors?
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  • MLMMLM 734 replies10 threads Member
    How's the ranking for political science or business majors?

    Bloomberg's Businessweek Rankings have Cal Poly Slo's Orfalea College of Business at #64. There were only two other public universities in California to make the list (UC Berkeley at #11 and UC Riverside at #124).

    The Complete Ranking: Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2013 - Businessweek
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  • sonasomyasonasomya 1 replies1 threads New Member
    I want to do MS in computer science in Cal state in California FALL 2014. I am totally confused by all the list here.
    GRE 145V, 154 Q 3.0 AW
    Have got foreign Masters degree in computer science and Engineering. GPA under grad and grad 70%
    Toefl: yet to receive: around 80-100
    All the information i get on internet is for undergrad school.
    Can anyone tell which is the best college for Masters in Computer science? Like Rankings of CSUs in MSCS?
    Here are my lists:Not in order
    CSU Chico
    CSU Fresno
    CSU LA
    CSU LB
    CSU Fullerton
    CSU sacremento
    CSU Northridge
    SDSU
    SJSU:- I heard Comp science dept is good here

    What about polytechnic SLO and Ponoma; do they offer MSCS?
    And also considering my profile what are my chances in UC Davis?
    PLs reply me soon
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