I'm a Northern California resident who hasn't had much luck with the UC and CSU system. I got waitlisted at Davis, but so far that's been the only semi-good news from in-state universities. So, it looks like I'm going to have to either pay OOS tuition or go to community college. Assuming that I don't choose community college, I've narrowed my choices to two so far: the UDUB and UW- Madison. I want to get a degree in bioengineering/biomedical engineering, and I'm wondering if anyone has any advice. Finances are a factor, and I've figured out that I'd probably get residency at the UDUB after a year (by taking fewer credits and getting a job to raise money for school). This would actually make the UDUB cheaper than UW-Madison and the UC's even. I still haven't figured out a feasable way for me to gain Wisconsin residency so that would be more expensive for sure.
But, is the extra cost worth it in the long run? Is UW- Madison's college experience and engineering program worth the out of state debt? I really like this school, so can anyone justify the extra cost? Is there anyone who came from California, or OOS in general, who would like to share their experience?
Thanks to anyone who took the time to read through this post