<p>thanks for the quick replies guys.</p>
<p>As for the 15k, I'm saving in total 15k for the 4 years im at college. Ill be saving roughly $3500 to $4000 a year, thats the difference between state tuition and UC tuition. </p>
<p>15k is a lot for my parents. I have 3 younger brothers and sisters, all of which are college bound. Both my parents work at the post office, and make middle class salaries. My dad is working overtime in order to pay my tuition and housing and getting ready to pay my younger brothers college career, one of which is on his way to Berkeley if everything goes right. </p>
<p>We weren't eligable for financial aid at all so my family is really tight with $$$, no more vacations, no new car, so 15k is a huge deal. </p>
<p>I'm either majoring in Electrical Engineering or Business/Economics. I heard Cal Poly was good in engineering and architecture but what about Business? My councelor told me that Cal Poly is really strong in Business and within a few years it will be as highly regarded as their engineering and arch programs. Since its a polytechnic school, Business, Engineering, and Arch are its strong points?</p>
<p>And yes i went to all the schools. UC Davis i hated the most. It was in the middle of nowhere and the weather seems really dry. Cal Poly was kinda nice, but it too is kinda in the middle of nowhere. UCSB was really really nice, had enough 'urban' appeal for me, but was maybe a little to crazy for me socially. I dunno its still a toss up in terms of social life between the schools. </p>
<p>People tell me different things. My brothers girlfriend works in San Francisco for some sort of material processing company and said that they hire Cal Poly undergrads all the time. She went to UC Irvine, but she told me her boss said Cal Poly undergrads were the most favored to him because the engineers were the most well prepared to work.
However my cousins always tell me UC's are always better.</p>