College Discussion Thread.

Jan 13, 2012 @ 04:41
Originally posted by Inactive User
I'm trying to major in electrical engineering or computer engineering or business and my top two choices for schools right now is calpoly and berkeley

Problem is, one of my weakest subjects is math. Is it doable? If I put in the time, I'll get the concept, but math doesn't come to me like that and I honestly don't like it. Can I still major in what I want?


Edit: If it changes anything...
Now that I think about it, I might not be that bad at math, it's just that I'm taking harder/advanced classes compared to my peers that have easier classes with better grades. Anyways I got a 630 on the math portion of the SAT, I only took it once so far, English was my lowest, but I'm not planning on majoring in anything English related.
Jan 13, 2012 @ 06:50
Originally posted by Inactive User
Originally posted by Inactive User
I'm trying to major in electrical engineering or computer engineering or business and my top two choices for schools right now is calpoly and berkeley

Problem is, one of my weakest subjects is math. Is it doable? If I put in the time, I'll get the concept, but math doesn't come to me like that and I honestly don't like it. Can I still major in what I want?


Edit: If it changes anything...
Now that I think about it, I might not be that bad at math, it's just that I'm taking harder/advanced classes compared to my peers that have easier classes with better grades. Anyways I got a 630 on the math portion of the SAT, I only took it once so far, English was my lowest, but I'm not planning on majoring in anything English related.

I too was in Honors Pre-Calc junior year of high school, but you have to remember that when you get into a school thats as good as berkeley, you are the average. Probably one of the biggest differences I noticed when I got to university. In hs, I beat my peers academically honestly without trying that hard. I graduated top 10% of my class in the entire state without really ever busting my ass, and here I bust my ass every quarter to do "above average" in most of my classes. Not top 10%, maybe like top 25%, and I'm a business major.

Not saying you can't do it, I'm just saying that you should take that into account and definitely have a back up plan. What I'd say is take a math class or engineering class like that early on when you get there (maybe first quarter) and decide from there. The kind of kids who are engineering majors here are fucking geniuses, and my school is not as highly ranked as Berkeley. And with a business degree, you can definitely still get a job, you just have to appy yourself outside the classroom more. The figures they give out are that a lot of fields in business are experiencing job growth anyways (especially accounting), and I know a kid who hasn't even graduated yet and is working at ML.
Jan 13, 2012 @ 06:56
Originally posted by Inactive User
Originally posted by Inactive User
I'm trying to major in electrical engineering or computer engineering or business and my top two choices for schools right now is calpoly and berkeley

Problem is, one of my weakest subjects is math. Is it doable? If I put in the time, I'll get the concept, but math doesn't come to me like that and I honestly don't like it. Can I still major in what I want?


Edit: If it changes anything...
Now that I think about it, I might not be that bad at math, it's just that I'm taking harder/advanced classes compared to my peers that have easier classes with better grades. Anyways I got a 630 on the math portion of the SAT, I only took it once so far, English was my lowest, but I'm not planning on majoring in anything English related.
you have to be well skilled in advanced calculus for engineering
Jan 13, 2012 @ 06:57
why would you choose calpoly over berkeley? one is a no-name second tier public and the other is an internationally renowned. you can always switch majors if you don't like engineering.
Jan 13, 2012 @ 07:04
It's all about will power and how you apply yourself, if you really want to excel in engineering you can get through the math just be aware it's gonna suck ass but the pay off is incredible. This last year at UW I fucked up hardcore, got my shit together applied myself and have been improving significantly without really noticing it until I got my grade report.
Jan 13, 2012 @ 07:17
why would you choose calpoly over berkeley? one is a no-name second tier public and the other is an internationally renowned. you can always switch majors if you don't like engineering.

Well of course I would choose Berkeley over Cal Poly, but I'm just being realistic and assuming I wouldn't get into the top engineering school as an engineering major when I'm not a math genius or anything.
Is computer sciences toward the same thing as electrical engineering? Because ideally I'd love to work with computers in the future and still be successful. My parents have tried pushing the "become a doctor" speech like typical asian parents ever since I was little and it's really not even in the realm of my interests.
Jan 13, 2012 @ 08:00
Computer engineering is much like electrical engineering. Computer science isnt though.

Cal Poly has a really good engineering school that is ranked higher than most UCs. The other guy has no idea lol.
Jan 13, 2012 @ 18:50
Originally posted by Inactive User
I'm taking Pre-Calc Honors as a Junior. Am I behind?


im going to school for biomedical engineering next year, and im taking pre calc as a senior. here in new york thats considered on track so your straight.


pre calc is considered on track in senior year? I thought most schools made you take it junior year and then let you have the option of taking calc or not in senior year.

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Jan 14, 2012 @ 00:04
my nigga d.rose ima keep it 100% real with you. i know you may think that you're average/above average at math right now but homie it seems like engineering might not be the best route for you especially since you're thinking big and wanting to get into berkeley and cal poly. my roommate at sc right now is a mechanical engineering major i believe and he took both calculus ab and bc in high school and got a 5. he also got a 800 on the math portion of sat and also 800 on math 2 for sat 2. engineering requires you to be very competent in calculus and also physics. i've seen his hw and that shit is so ridiculously conceptual it gives me a fuckin headache. if i were you, i'd focus on going the business route mang just my .02 cents unless you love calculus which i doubt you will.


Im in Calc AB right now and its a fuckin bitch. Got a fucking D last semester fuck. Precal was easy as fuck for me cuz all that shit was just formulas and straight forward sht but any math beyond that is like some analytical ass shit where you actually have to come up with a solution and not from a formula.

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Jan 14, 2012 @ 00:16
anyone an economics major?

how hard is it and is it rewarding?

i take ap microeco and im getting a hang of it.

the only troubled part for me is understanding the philosophy of why you
use certain formulas.
Jan 14, 2012 @ 00:18
cant do engineering anymore

feel so lost without a major doe

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Jan 14, 2012 @ 01:21
I had 5 classes last semester, one of them being computer science (supposedly one of the easiest classes at my school) and it's my worst class in terms of grades -faceplant-

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Jan 14, 2012 @ 01:25
im going to school for biomedical engineering next year, and im taking pre calc as a senior. here in new york thats considered on track so your straight.


pre calc is considered on track in senior year? I thought most schools made you take it junior year and then let you have the option of taking calc or not in senior year.


junior year most kids were taking algebra2/trig and as a senior you get the option of taking pre calc(regents or honors) or supa stats which i heard is a bitch so i avoided it.
Jan 14, 2012 @ 03:27
i hate when my parents give me that talk about changing my major to something in the medical field. its that pinoid parent talk
Jan 14, 2012 @ 03:32
pre calc is considered on track in senior year? I thought most schools made you take it junior year and then let you have the option of taking calc or not in senior year.


junior year most kids were taking algebra2/trig and as a senior you get the option of taking pre calc(regents or honors) or supa stats which i heard is a bitch so i avoided it.


at my school it was common to take pre-calc as a junior. by senior year, most of the kids were taking stats or calc. students who took alg2 as a junior usually don't move up to precalc their senior year.... besides me..
Jan 14, 2012 @ 04:07
cant do engineering anymore

feel so lost without a major doe


Real talk though I feel lost now I had it planned out in my head..
Jan 15, 2012 @ 01:35
Anyone shooting for CSULB this year?

Yessir. Are you an incoming freshman or a transfer student? What are you trying to major in? Other than that, I've heard some pretty good things about LB State. I'm torn between that and SDSU, though. Any suggestions?
Jan 15, 2012 @ 01:53
yo do you think i could get into NYU i got 1980 on SATs and 29 on ACT and a 3.56 GPA
Jan 15, 2012 @ 02:11
Originally posted by Inactive User
why would you choose calpoly over berkeley? one is a no-name second tier public and the other is an internationally renowned. you can always switch majors if you don't like engineering.

Well of course I would choose Berkeley over Cal Poly, but I'm just being realistic and assuming I wouldn't get into the top engineering school as an engineering major when I'm not a math genius or anything.
Is computer sciences toward the same thing as electrical engineering? Because ideally I'd love to work with computers in the future and still be successful. My parents have tried pushing the "become a doctor" speech like typical asian parents ever since I was little and it's really not even in the realm of my interests.


I'd suggest Computer Engineering; it's pretty much half Computer Science and half Electrical Engineering

I'm a first year at cal poly computer science major; I took CPE 101 because I thought about switching to computer engineering but I'm not too interested in the hardware aspect. The reason I chose cal poly is because of the "learn by doing" and its a great engineering (computer science is part of the college of engineering here)/great in general school; last quarter we made apps for android it was pretty sick imo

I didn't take Calc my senior year in high school because the teacher was a hard ass but theres hella resources here like free tutoring, office hours, study groups yadida and I pulled through with an A for my calc 1 class (equivalent to Calc AB? in hs, but we learn it here in just 10 weeks)
Jan 15, 2012 @ 04:14
yo do you think i could get into NYU i got 1980 on SATs and 29 on ACT and a 3.56 GPA
my friend got into NYU with a slightly lower SAT but a higher GPA so it's possible
Jan 15, 2012 @ 04:17
Originally posted by Inactive User
I'd suggest Computer Engineering; it's pretty much half Computer Science and half Electrical Engineering

I'm a first year at cal poly computer science major; I took CPE 101 because I thought about switching to computer engineering but I'm not too interested in the hardware aspect. The reason I chose cal poly is because of the "learn by doing" and its a great engineering (computer science is part of the college of engineering here)/great in general school; last quarter we made apps for android it was pretty sick imo

I didn't take Calc my senior year in high school because the teacher was a hard ass but theres hella resources here like free tutoring, office hours, study groups yadida and I pulled through with an A for my calc 1 class (equivalent to Calc AB? in hs, but we learn it here in just 10 weeks)


Yo this sounds like what I want to do. More on the software aspect than hardware. How did you grades/SAT scores look like if I may ask?
Jan 15, 2012 @ 04:21
got into Pitt, holla!!

Easy mang...

Jan 15, 2012 @ 04:29
Originally posted by Inactive User
Originally posted by Inactive User
I'd suggest Computer Engineering; it's pretty much half Computer Science and half Electrical Engineering

I'm a first year at cal poly computer science major; I took CPE 101 because I thought about switching to computer engineering but I'm not too interested in the hardware aspect. The reason I chose cal poly is because of the "learn by doing" and its a great engineering (computer science is part of the college of engineering here)/great in general school; last quarter we made apps for android it was pretty sick imo

I didn't take Calc my senior year in high school because the teacher was a hard ass but theres hella resources here like free tutoring, office hours, study groups yadida and I pulled through with an A for my calc 1 class (equivalent to Calc AB? in hs, but we learn it here in just 10 weeks)


Yo this sounds like what I want to do. More on the software aspect than hardware. How did you grades/SAT scores look like if I may ask?


I had like a 1850? with a 3.86
Jan 19, 2012 @ 11:05
For those of ya'll who transferred from community college to UC...

How did you guys secure apartments? I know apartment shopping begins around February for Fall quarter but acceptance letters don't come around until April.
Jan 19, 2012 @ 16:18
any accounting majors out there? if so, how is intermediate 1 and cost accounting? taking them both next semester
Jan 19, 2012 @ 17:37
Cal Poly has a really good engineering school that is ranked higher than most UCs. The other guy has no idea lol.

school brand/prestige carries much more weight than anything else. the real world is ugly my friend. even if berk's eng program was below cpslo's (which may or may not be true depending on which ranking you look at), you'd be a fool to go to cpslo if you want to get the best job possible out of school


If we're only talking about Cal vs Cal Poly, then obviously Cal is a better school... Prestige is a factor, but not everything. CPSLO graduates actually have higher median incomes in their mid-career than all the UCs, which are said to be more "prestigious" than CSUs in general... I think they are only behind UCSD and of course, Berkeley. Polytechnic programs in general are very quantitative based, and this can be seen as an advantage to people and employers who want someone with those skills.
Jan 20, 2012 @ 00:51
any accounting majors out there? if so, how is intermediate 1 and cost accounting? taking them both next semester


All my homies who've taken Intermediate say it's worse than Tax, which is already horrible to begin with.
Jan 20, 2012 @ 01:10
where my culinary art majors at? y'all recommend any good CC for that? i'm planning on going to Cerritos for now, heard a lot of good things from that school and then transfer on to Cal Poly

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Jan 20, 2012 @ 02:20
Ya boi fucking up in his junior year of high school, finishing the first semester with a 3.1 GPA, smh. No AP classes, no sports, no clubs and activities, no community service shit. My overall GPA in the past 3 years is probably like a 3.25. Hopefully my SAT score will be 1800+ Fuck man I just want to go instate UCONN and be in medical field/nursing smh at my lazy ass.

Looooooosing hope man fuck

If I have to go to a community college and do that 2 year transfer shit I will probably kill myself tbh.
Jan 20, 2012 @ 02:56
my friend who graduated last year was top 30-50 and got like 1300 SAT
still got in storrs uconn and plus he from eh (sw got better chance than eh)
just take some AP classes next year to show colleges that you are capable of college level stuff

im still waiting for uconn to respond smh
got accepted to eastern so far
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