University of California: Santa Barbara• Avg Financial Aid Package: $23,506• Tuition: $13,671 (in state), $36,549 (OOS)• Most Popular Majors:– Social Science– Business/Marketing– Interdiscplinary Studies
University of California: Santa Barbara• Interesting Majors:– Mechanical Engineering– General Computer Sciences• Location: Santa Barbara, CA• Small City/Suburban• Primarily residential• Size: 18,997 Undergrad.• Pros: Connections & Location Cons: Size!
University of California: Santa Barbara• Mascot: Gaucho• Sports:– Men’s: Baseball, Basketball, X-Country, Golf,Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field,Volleyball and Water Polo– Women’s: Basketball, X-Country, Gymnastics,Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field,Volleyball and Water Polo
Cal Poly SLO• Avg GPA: 3.75+• Avg SAT and ACT:– 540-650 Critical Reading– 580-680 Math– 25-30 ACT Composite
Cal Poly SLO• Average Financial Aid Package: $9,543• Tuition Cost: $8,958• Most Popular Majors:– Engineering– Business/Marketing– Agriculture
Cal Poly SLO• Interesting Majors:– Dairy Science– Computer Science– General Music• Location: San Luis Obispo, CA• Size: 17,680 Undergrads• Pros: Great science programs Cons: SIZE!!!
Similarities & Differences• Similar:– Cal Poly and UCSB are somewhat large colleges– Science Programs strong in all 3• Different:– Size of all 3 are incomparable– Location
Deciding Colleges• I’ve visited all three colleges with AVID• I’ve enjoyed these the most out of thecolleges I’ve seen• The campuses either caught my attention or Icould see myself going there
Likes and Dislikes• Like:– CSUCI: Size, location, campus– UCSB: Location, campus, close to home, surroundings– Cal Poly: Location, Campus, close to home,surroundings• Dislikes:– CSUCI: Size (maybe too small)– UCSB: Size, Isla Vista– Cal Poly: Hazing, Indigenous Frat Life
Interest Changes• Overall:– I’d have to say no because I’ve had my eyes set onthese colleges for a while. Cost isn’t problem inmy eyes because of scholarships, loans, etc.