Cal Poly or UCSB?

<p>I'm trying to decide between Cal Poly and UCSB. My major is mechanical engineering. Cal Poly is the number 1 CSU and UCSB is a mid range UC even though you all probably know. Which do you all think is the better choice? I've heard Cal Poly is more undergrad based and focuses on "on the job training" while the UCs are more theoretically based and focus more on grad school. I have visted them both and love the campuses equally. Help guys!!</p>

<p>Depends...UCSB is very well respected in engineering as is Calpoly. Choose what fits you best. IMHO, I would choose UCSB, but I don't like the party scene.</p>