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Old 11-15-2009, 12:42 AM
 
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Hey everyone.
I really need your advice on an important decision.
Anyways right now I am attending a cc with a GPA of 3.6.
I am interested in economics/international business for SDSU
or international studies/econ for UCSD.

I am more worried about which school has a better program for that kind of major. I heard UCSD has a great reputation but i also heard SDSU's business programs are wonderful..so I am having a hard time..if you guys can help that would be great.

Also btw...I used to be in the GATE program for math but in high school due to a certain incident, I forgot all about math and barely passed with a B in precalculus.Taking a calculus class is mandatory for both majors/schools. I plan to take precalculus over again in cc to review and hopefully attempt at caluclus for my major. Let me know what you guys think.
Thank you =]
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:40 AM
 
Location: LQA, Seattle, Washington
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You are correct in that UCSD has the better overall reputation but SDSU has an excellent business school. However, UCSD has both highly ranked int'l studies and economics programs. I prefer UCSD but of course it's your decision to make.
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Old 11-15-2009, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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UCSD, assuming you can even get in ... UC system is quite selective, it's supposed to admit only the top 12% of all high school graduates. Even GATE is no guarantee of success.

Did you take SAT, and, if so, what was your score? If I'm not mistaken, if it's been less than 5 years since your HS graduation, you have to take SAT, and you need at least 1700 to have a shot at UCSD. 1800+ is best. Whereas SDSU will gladly take you with 1600.

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Old 11-15-2009, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Like esmith said, your test scores as well as your GPA might make the decidsion for you and you are right about the 2 schools. Yes, SDSU has an excellent business school, but overall UCSD is rated higher. You can't go wrong with either.

Nita
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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Like esmith said, your test scores as well as your GPA might make the decidsion for you and you are right about the 2 schools. Yes, SDSU has an excellent business school, but overall UCSD is rated higher. You can't go wrong with either.

Nita
Actually, THE best undergrad business school in San Diego County is USD. In the BusinessWeek ranking, USD is #29 nationwide and SDSU is not even in the top 100. (And UCSD does not have a dedicated undergrad business program, so it's not on the list, either.)

But USD costs a LOT of money. If money is a concern, and, since stated major is more economics than business, I'd shoot for UCSD.
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Sunny Sandy Ego
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Reputation and networks matter in business. UCSD will open more doors and has a stronger reputation nationally. Another higher tier business school would be USC, just up the coast.
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Houston
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I would go UCSD in a heartbeat. Many majors at SDSU take at least 5 years to complete because they are so full.
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Old 11-15-2009, 10:03 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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What they said, UCSD by far. You'll have trouble getting classes at SUDS.
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I would go hang out on both campuses before you make a decision... Walk around, eat on campus, shop in the bookstore, go check out the library. Check out your fellow students! College is not just about your major, it's so much more!

Personally I knew all about UCSD's reputation, but I really fell in love with SDSU, and I made the right choice for me!

As for getting in classes at SDSU? If you're going in as a junior with most of your general education completed, you probably will be fine!
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I would go hang out on both campuses before you make a decision... Walk around, eat on campus, shop in the bookstore, go check out the library. Check out your fellow students! College is not just about your major, it's so much more!

Personally I knew all about UCSD's reputation, but I really fell in love with SDSU, and I made the right choice for me!

As for getting in classes at SDSU? If you're going in as a junior with most of your general education completed, you probably will be fine!
Great suggestion. I think too many people play the snob game and don't realize there is a lot to be considered when choosing a univeristy or choosing anything for that matter. What might be right for one person is totally wrong for another.

I noticed someone suggested USC, there is the perfect example: of course USC is a great school, but not every family can handle the tuition and some kids prefer a smaller town, maybe a safer enviornment, etc.

Nita
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