Is it worth it to transfer into another Engineering school?

<p>I currently attend Cal State L.A. with a major in EE, this is my first year (so far I have 16 credits), and I got a 4.00 during my first quarter. </p>

<p>My options currently are UC schools, since Cal State L.A's undergraduate engineering ranking is pretty high compared to other CSU's. </p>

<p>See here: <a href="http://www.cefns.nau.edu/Academic/CS/misc_docs/UG_engineering_ranking_08.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.cefns.nau.edu/Academic/CS/misc_docs/UG_engineering_ranking_08.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>I heard that for the transferring process, i can only apply once i have attained 90 credits which I plan on doing before Fall of 2013, so when I apply it will be during Fall of 2013 to try to get admitted into Fall of 2014, right? In which case I will only be spending one academic year at the new institution. </p>

<p>My options have UCLA, UC Berkely, CalTech, UCSB,UCSD, and UCI.</p>

<p>Please correct me if I'm wrong at any point of the post. I'd appreciate it if you guys could fill me in with your honest opinions.</p>

<p>I think 90 is the max at most UC schools, not the min. Caltech probably doesn't care as they're private. You should check out the schools' individual transfer websites.</p>