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Old 06-02-2009, 01:21 PM
 
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UC Riverside has a good science program. It might depend on what you are studying? UC Irvine is very good for the medical field, and about an hour (more or less depending on traffic) from Riverside.
CSU San Bernadino has been mentioned, and I believe there is a Cal Poly Pomona, also about an hour away.
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:19 PM
 
Location: upland, ca
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That's where I have a place to stay.
as in, you already found a rental place, or you have a place to stay for free?
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:37 PM
 
Location: upland, ca
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what's the biggest expense?

out of state tuition (lower this by establish residency, sponsor, relative with water bills, scholarship, job)

rent (lower this by living with relative, renting a room instead of apartment)

car (live closer to avoid buying a car and paying insurance and parking, or buy a cheap car hence lower insurance cost, learn how to ride a motorcycle)

food (quit $moking if you're a smoker, go to beer parties ONLY when they have free beer, ethnic markets such as asian or hispanic markets have food for cheaper, don't eat out at all, or often, learn how to cook if you dont know how)

get a job on campus or close by. even at minimum wage, you'd be surprise how useful $50-$100 a week income is.

get a boyfriend. rephrase, get a rich boyfriend (good luck with that in riverside). boyfriends pay for a lot of stuff. if you know how to milk the relationship, you might be able to avoid "getting a job". this applies to both boys and girls, good looking or not, doesn't matter, its riverside.

if you're a straight male or gay female... leave your GF in FL. Also, avoid getting into relationships.. girlfriends are expensive.

good luck.

CSUF, CGU, UCR grad.
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:15 PM
 
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what's the biggest expense?

out of state tuition (lower this by establish residency, sponsor, relative with water bills, scholarship, job)

rent (lower this by living with relative, renting a room instead of apartment)

car (live closer to avoid buying a car and paying insurance and parking, or buy a cheap car hence lower insurance cost, learn how to ride a motorcycle)

food (quit $moking if you're a smoker, go to beer parties ONLY when they have free beer, ethnic markets such as asian or hispanic markets have food for cheaper, don't eat out at all, or often, learn how to cook if you dont know how)

get a job on campus or close by. even at minimum wage, you'd be surprise how useful $50-$100 a week income is.

get a boyfriend. rephrase, get a rich boyfriend (good luck with that in riverside). boyfriends pay for a lot of stuff. if you know how to milk the relationship, you might be able to avoid "getting a job". this applies to both boys and girls, good looking or not, doesn't matter, its riverside.

if you're a straight male or gay female... leave your GF in FL. Also, avoid getting into relationships.. girlfriends are expensive.

good luck.

CSUF, CGU, UCR grad.
That's almost like life advice..hahaa..I know how to get by in life..I was asking specifically about the expense of living in California! I will be staying with a relative in a shared apartment thats fairly affordable to begin with, so cost of living is not a big issue as far as expense goes. That would pretty much be taken care of..I was just curious about the rest. Is it the cost of rent & mortgages that makes everyone say "California is expensive"? Because we have that in Florida too, but other expenses such as food and fuel are rasonably affordable.

But what do you mean lower tuition rates by having a relative who has water bills? Whats that about?
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Highland CA
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Default Ucr/csusb

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Thanks for your input! Well, since you say there isn't much to pick from for higher education in I.E., do you think it would be practical and feasible to attend a college outside of the area, or would the commute be too far by living in Riverside?
Without commuting to LA, UCR and CSUSB aren't bad options. I've heard good things about the Business Administration and MBA programs there. Of course if you want a degree from a place with a "name," you're talking USC or UCLA and I definitely wouldn't recommend the commute from Riverside. UCR has been growing by leaps and bounds the past few years, both in terms of enrollment and physical facilities.

It sounds like you're ready to make the jump to a 4-year university, but Riverside City College and Chaffey College (my wife just retired as a professor) are pretty good. Not sure about San Bernardino Valley College any more.
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:15 AM
 
Location: LB/OC for now...
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Someone mentioned Cal Poly Pomona. That would be your best choice for technical disciplines. It will be a small commute, but it's a great school and probably the third closest on after UCR and CSUSB
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:41 AM
 
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There's also University of Redlands.
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Old 06-03-2009, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Highland CA
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Default Good point about Cal Poly-Pomona

I recall that their School of Business has a good reputation. I majored in Computer Science there.
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