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Old 09-16-2007, 11:16 AM
 
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Default Cal State University

I'd like opinions as to which is better Cal State Fullerton or Cal State Northridge? Which is more respected in LA. I'm out of state and would like to study tv production. Which is a better town, Fullerton or Northridge.?

Thank You!
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Old 09-16-2007, 12:34 PM
 
Location: West LA
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I'd like opinions as to which is better Cal State Fullerton or Cal State Northridge? Which is more respected in LA. I'm out of state and would like to study tv production. Which is a better town, Fullerton or Northridge.?

Thank You!
CSU's arent so great if you have the grades to get into a UC. What are your grades and test scores?

Fullerton is a better college, but the cities are pretty equal.
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Old 09-16-2007, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles-213.323.310.818/San Diego-619.858.760
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Fullerton is not in Los Angeles county its in Orange County. As for which CSU is more respected in Los Angeles I would have to say Cal State Northridge and Cal State Long Beach are out of the all the Cal States in L.A. which are Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Northridge, Cal State Long Beach and Cal State Poly Pomona. Going back to Fullerton, I think its a pretty good school although Ive never visited the campus I have been to Fullerton and its about the same to Northridge and its surrounding areas.
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Old 09-16-2007, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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I attended 2 years at UCLA and 2 years at CSUF. I disagree that UC system is "better". More prestigious? Yes. Better funded? Yes. More fun? Yes. But in terms of practical education for people who want real jobs, CSU system is superior, at least for your average joe. My husband is an alum from UCLA with a degree in physics and it's served him exceedingly well since he was in a hard science and not a liberal art or soft science, because the prestige does you well there. But most people I know with arts, liberal arts or soft science degrees struggled to get more than a 30 or 40k starting salary because they had no practical knowledge, while people I knew from CSUF had more access to practical instructors, internships, etc.

Fullerton is a better town. Northridge might have a slight edge in terms of being respected in Los Angeles due to greater name recognition/more alumni in the area. I don't think it'd make a huge difference either way though.
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Old 09-16-2007, 02:14 PM
 
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Can someone provide information about tuition/rm and board for California residents? I have heard that after you have established residency for 12 Months (?) the costs drop dramatically.
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Old 09-16-2007, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Fullerton is a very good school for TV production so is Northridge. Dr. Edward Fink is the Department Chair and is a very good instructor. Dr. Larry Ward and Dr. Lynn Gross does film and television(primarily film). I attended there years ago. Some instructors at Fullerton worked in Hollywood too.

Northridge also has good department. The school has some instructors who worked in Hollywood in both movie and TV production. Northridge is being in San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles it's closer to the studios and production houses gives the school a slight edge. However both schools are overshadowed by USC.

Nothridge has the advantage of being a short drive to Santa Monica, Malibu, Hollywood; and the nightlife LA has. Fullerton is close to Downtown Disney, Huntington, Newport and Laguna Beaches. Nightlife there is nothing like LA but you can check out the Orange County Register about things to do The Orange County Register for more.

Rent may be about the same so look for roommates.

Hope that helps.

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Old 09-16-2007, 04:40 PM
 
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CSU's arent so great if you have the grades to get into a UC. What are your grades and test scores?
That's an old misconception. I've attended a CSU and I'm far more intelligent and better educated than my colleagues who attended UC's for engineering.
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Old 09-16-2007, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I've attended a CSU and I'm far more intelligent and better educated than my colleagues who attended UC's for engineering.
As vain as it sounds, this post has a lot of truth.

However, any inspection of admission data of UC & CS engineering schools will reveal higher SAT, ACT, & GPA at the UC schools. I doubt anyone would contend this.

In engineering it comes down to attitude.

Do you have the basic skills?

Are you willing to learn new skills?

Do you care?

Do you like your job?

Are you a good fit?
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Old 09-16-2007, 07:41 PM
 
Location: La Cañada, CA
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any engineering school is tough, which is why it's known as the 5 year major. if you don't fail your first year, you probably didn't take enough classes needed to finish in 4 years.
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Old 09-17-2007, 02:44 AM
 
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Why bother with engineering, though, given all the jobs that have gone overseas and all the jobs reserved for H-1B visa employees? I'm currently in real estate, like my UC friends who also majored in CS.
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