I am a mechanical engineering student transferring from a community college to a University. My top choices that I have been admitted to are UCLA, UCSB, and UC Davis. All of the schools offer programs in my interest, and UCLA is probably the best of them, but I really don't want to live in LA. Will the school that I go to really effect my long term career? Can anyone give any advice on any of these schools? I feel that they are all good schools that will provide a quality education. I am just struggling with ranking the importance of the actual school ranking and the geographic location that would suit my life style. Is it detrimental to my career to attend a school that is ranked a little lower than others that I got into just because I don't like the area that the "best" school is in? Any feedback is appreciated.
14 years ago