GTech vs UCSD vs UIUC vs UW

<p>Hi all,</p>

<p>It's nearing May 1st and I'm really having a hard time deciding between these four wonderful schools.</p>

<p>My intended major is CS and I am a resident of CA. With all scholarships/grants taking into account, UCSD costs around 21k and the others are around 42k give or take a few thousand dollars. I know that all the schools are decent but UIUC UW and Gtech all have more prestige in CS over UCSD. Taking cost into account, would it be worth it going out of state? (I don't really mind which one, as i have extensively researched them all and would be fine with any). How about cost aside which one would be most ideal, especially if I'm looking towards graduate school.</p>

<p>Another few things to note, I got into SD for EE so I would have to transfer to CS. UIUC I got stats and cs and i would want to transfer to CS. UW I got pre-science so I'd have to apply for CS sophomore year. Gtech is only one I got directly into CS in.</p>

<p>Advice would be appreciated!</p>

<p>UCSD is ranked 14th for computer science. The others vary between 5th and 10th. Due to its location and high ranking, I’m sure UCSD students are well recruited by Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Cisco, etc, so I see no reason why you would pay twice as much to go to a school that will not improve your odds of success in job placement or graduate school admissions. If I were you, I would attend UCSD and save my money. There is not an $80,000+ difference between UCSD and the others schools you have mentioned.</p>

<p>However, if you are not confident you can even get into the CS program at UCSD, that may change the equation, but I still don’t think the extra cost is worth it. If you do well at UCSD, I’m sure you’ll be able to get into the CS program.</p>



<p>Who told you that ? San Diego goes with Los Angeles, GTech and UW. Go with University of California- San Diego…</p>

<p>OP, call UCSD directly and ask how easy/hard/impossible is to switch to CS. I know that almost all engineering programs are impacted in all UCs. So, sometimes it may be next to impossible to switch to a impacted major.</p>