Choosing between California State Uni vs. University of California
April 28, 2014 10:26 AM Subscribe
For someone who aims to continue their education through a Masters degree, then become a teacher, is there a significant advantage in attending UC rather than CSU for the undergraduate degree? Would it be different if the aim was a career in, say geo-sciences rather than teaching?
posted by anadem to Education (28 answers total)
My daughter has been offered places both at CSU Monterey Bay and at UC Berkeley, to complete a four-year degree after success in the first two years in her local community college. She could attend CSUMB and continue living with her partner in the house they built together, whereas attending UCB would require moving away to rented accommodation, without her partner because his job is not portable, with the extra stress and costs that would entail.
Personally I regard UCB as "better" than CSUMB, but have no real reason for my views, and doubt that it matters in this case anyway. Will a Bachelor's degree from UCB count for much more than one from CSUMB when applying to enter a Masters course?
I haven't been asked for advice, and my inclination would be to go to CSUMB though I won't push either way, but which would you recommend, and why?