Cal Poly SLO v Pomona

<p>What are some key differences and similarities? Prospective engineering major from NY here.</p>

<p>Post anything you know about academics/campus/location/proximity/etc.</p>

<p>Or you can suggest any other relatively affording California Schools (tuition=<22k) that are engineering oriented.</p>

<p>These schools are closer to $30K/yr all in and will take more than 4 years to graduate from. SLO is the much better school.</p>

<p>By tuition I mean not including room and board/anything like that.</p>

<p>And can you please expand on saying SLO is a better school.. academically? overall?</p>

<p>i really know nothing about the Cal Poly schools but it seems like Cal Poly SLO is much more reputable.</p>

<p>If you are from NY, why are you only looking at California schools? There are tons of excellent engineering schools out there that you can go to for a good value.</p>

<p>Money really isn't that important, but I still don't want to waste my parents money and go to a school that's 40k a year, even thought they would pay for it. Anyways, I have family in California, and I always love visiting there, so why not go there?</p>

<p>SLO is more selective, more respected and has better job recruiting. It's getting harder in the job market for engineers, school counts more now.</p>

<p>Redroses is right.</p>

<p>SLO is also a much better collegiate environment since it has fewer commuters than Pomona. But still, you would be foolish to pay OOS rates to attend a Cal State (IMO).</p>

<p>Agree......Especially given how long it takes to get out now.</p>

<p>My dad gets paid between like 700-800k a year so it really doesn't matter that much.</p>

<p>I still don't get why you are so insistent to go to California for college if you don't want to go to a UC school or a private school in California.</p>


<p>for the same $, attend a private California college instead. Much, much better environment: facilities/advising/recommendations/research opportunities/class size/etc. This is a no-brainer.</p>

<p>I'm not sure if my grades would be good enough for any of the engineering UC's. I'll have around a 3.5 GPA UW, with 10 APs, and I got a 210 on the sophomorePSAT, looking for a 2200+ on the real thing (I also run a 4:27 mile in track, so if I get that down to 4:14ish that will help). What schools could I get into with that with engineering?</p>

<p>That's plenty good for most UCs, though in engineering SLO is as good as all but the top 3.</p>

<p>USC just LOVES high test scores. If you are NMSF, you have an excellent shot there, as well as automatic tuition discount. Santa Clara also does engineering, which would be a low match-safety.</p>

<p>Did you investigate OOS tuition and acceptance rates? You may as well expand your search to privates, as you will have slim chance at publics.</p>