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Old 03-02-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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Specifically let's say going University of Washington if I go to Cal State Northridge for undergrad?
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:01 PM
 
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That depends entirely on grades, courses you take, research experience, major, test scores, ...

But yes, you can.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:06 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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That depends entirely on grades, courses you take, research experience, major, test scores, ...

But yes, you can.
I agree. You can get in if you have the requisite scores, GPA, etc. Talk with your faculty about the best approach to take to getting into the graduate schools of your choice.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:41 AM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Why not?
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Specifically let's say going University of Washington if I go to Cal State Northridge for undergrad?
Of course you can, just make sure your academic resume from your undergrad school was outstanding as far as your test scores, extracurricular activities, and all that good stuff goes.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:34 PM
 
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so yeah you can um yeah do it...so yeah...lol
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:49 PM
 
Location: PNW
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Yes. I went to Portland State for undergrad before getting into a grad program at UW. PSU is a fine school but not the most highly ranked. I had lots of extra curricular activities relevant to my grad program, a good GPA and good GRE score. Other students who also ended up in the program from PSU had research experience as undergrads (along with extra curricular activities).

It might depend on your specific program though.
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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Specifically let's say going University of Washington if I go to Cal State Northridge for undergrad?
Wow, I want to be careful here. UW is considered a great grad school in most fields and is also a popular choice for obvious reasons. Coming from a CSU, you will have to present a high GPA and good GRE/GMAT/whatever scores to get in, in additionally to having something else in your corner - relevant activities or work/research experience. UW is flagship for the PNW, as are the better UCs for California. Still, you can get in. You just have your work cut out for you. And, sorry if I missed what your proposed major at CSUN and graduate field of study are. Some programs at UW are very competitive and some not so much. I took some undergraduate courses at CSUN and CSUF and transferred them onto my univ. transcript and liked both of those schools, particularly Fullerton. I think the difference is that the UC system has more "ivory tower" researchers. The CSU system seems to have better teaching.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:26 PM
 
Location: St Louis, MO
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I went to the University of Iowa for undergrad in Geography, and had no problem getting offers from top notch programs. I even landed a system fellowship for the UC system.
It can definitely be done (and I did this after an undergraduate transfer where I barely had a high enough GPA to transfer, but then dramatically turned around my last 2 years GPA.)
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:03 AM
 
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I went to the University of Iowa for undergrad in Geography, and had no problem getting offers from top notch programs. I even landed a system fellowship for the UC system.
It can definitely be done (and I did this after an undergraduate transfer where I barely had a high enough GPA to transfer, but then dramatically turned around my last 2 years GPA.)
Iowa is pretty well regarded; it's not Cal State Northridge. Congratulations though.
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