Will the CSU Engineering/Physics Program get me into a good graduate department?

In summary, the discussion is about the potential of CSU (California State University) as a place to get an engineering or physics degree and its chances of getting the OP into a good graduate program. Some suggest that the CSU system may not have as well-funded departments as other universities, but that opportunities for research and work experience outside of the university can also be valuable for graduate school applications. Others suggest that for Physics, CU Boulder may be a better option. Additionally, there are several other universities that could be referred to as CSU, such as Cleveland State University or Charleston Southern University. However, it is ultimately up to the individual's efforts and qualifications, rather than the specific university they attend.
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Pianoman14
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I'm thinking of CSU as a place to get my engineering or physics degree. Has anyone heard of it? Does anyone know if it will get me into a decent graduate program?

Their research seems pretty spectacular (they get more citations than Purdue!), but every university will put themselves in a good light.
 
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Whether or not you get into a good graduate program depends on your grades, your recommendations, and your subject-related work during your undergraduate career (research, mostly). It's less a function of the undergraduate university and more a function of the student.
 
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For Physics, CU boulder would probably be better!
 
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Getting into a good grad school has little to do with what undergraduate university you go to. As already said, it depends on what work and effort you put into it. The CSU system, being a 2nd tier system, won't have departments that are as big or nearly as well funded as the UC system for example, but many departments have good opportunities. Some of the best things you can put on your graduate school application are not connected to the university you attend such as working at national labs or corporations.
 
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It might help if the OP were to tell us which CSU he is talking about.
 
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It might help if the OP were to tell us which CSU he is talking about.

I'm thinking of CSU as a place to get my engineering or physics degree. Has anyone heard of it? Does anyone know if it will get me into a decent graduate program?

For Physics, CU boulder would probably be better!

States that begin with the letter C: California, Colorado, Connecticut

probably Colorado
 
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Some other possibilities:

Charleston Southern University
Chicago State University
Columbia Southern University
Charles Stuart University
 
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Well, we await verification by the OP.
 
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Colorado State University (sorry)...

I haven't checked this thread in a while due to schoolwork.
 
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Nope, no chance at all. Sorry. Try again in 4 years.
 
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Damn I must have imagined him saying "A CSU" instead of "CSU" to mean the california state system.
 

Related to Will the CSU Engineering/Physics Program get me into a good graduate department?

What are the admission requirements for the CSU Engineering/Physics Program?

The admission requirements for the CSU Engineering/Physics Program vary depending on the specific department and program. However, generally, applicants are expected to have a strong background in math, physics, and engineering principles. They may also be required to submit GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose.

What is the reputation of the CSU Engineering/Physics Program among graduate departments?

The CSU Engineering/Physics Program has a strong reputation among graduate departments, particularly in the fields of engineering and physics. Graduates from this program have gone on to attend top graduate schools and have been successful in their academic and professional pursuits.

How does the CSU Engineering/Physics Program prepare students for graduate studies?

The CSU Engineering/Physics Program provides students with a rigorous and comprehensive education in the principles and applications of engineering and physics. Students are exposed to cutting-edge research and have opportunities to participate in hands-on projects, preparing them for the demands of graduate studies.

What support and resources are available for students in the CSU Engineering/Physics Program pursuing graduate studies?

The CSU Engineering/Physics Program offers a variety of resources and support for students interested in pursuing graduate studies. This includes academic advising, research opportunities, and career services. Additionally, faculty members are often willing to provide guidance and assistance in the graduate school application process.

What are some of the top graduate schools that CSU Engineering/Physics Program graduates have attended?

Graduates from the CSU Engineering/Physics Program have gone on to attend top graduate schools such as MIT, Caltech, Stanford, and UC Berkeley. However, it is important to note that admission to these schools is highly competitive and ultimately depends on the individual's academic performance and qualifications.

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