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  1. Dec 13, 2009 #1
    (For engineering)?
    Seriously considering attending out of state in Colorado, and wondering if it would be better to attend a university in Colorado, or one in California. For hiring purposes, is California a better state for schools? Granted, this is in regards to attending a university that is not top notch due to grades making a lot of the more prestigious schools just too competitive? (And most likely would prefer to attend in Colorado, at a mediocre school there, but wondering if this is a good choice?)
     
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  3. Dec 13, 2009 #2

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    Re: Would it look better on a resume to have attended a university in Colorado, or on

    As far as I know, it just depends on which schools you're comparing. Just because Cali has a lot of top notch schools doesn't mean that EVERY school in the state is better than all the other ones elsewhere. Which schools are you considering?
     
  4. Dec 13, 2009 #3
    Re: Would it look better on a resume to have attended a university in Colorado, or on

    There is no particular reason why schools in California, in general, are better than schools in Colorado. I would think a potential employer cares a lot more about what you do at the school (research, extracurricular activities) that what state your school is in. My 2-cents worth: stay in state, save some money, stay active in activities, do some research, you'll be fine.
     
  5. Dec 14, 2009 #4
    Re: Would it look better on a resume to have attended a university in Colorado, or on

    Hey there, well if you compare an average university in Colorado with the university of Sacramento in California, would the university in California be better than all of the universities in Colorado?
     
  6. Dec 17, 2009 #5
    Re: Would it look better on a resume to have attended a university in Colorado, or on

    There's not really an "average" school here in Colorado. They range from some basic 2-year schools to 4-year universities performing advanced (graduate) work in physics, astronomy, astrophysics, etc.
     
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