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    Mulling over Cal Poly SLO and UC Denver

    Hi, I'm a new user here. Forgive me for starting a thread right away just about myself. I was wondering if you all could weigh in on my decision I have to make soon (and hopefully start some good conversation on some schools that others are thinking about.

    Right now I have narrowed my choices for masters planning programs down to Cal Poly and UC-Denver and am completely stuck on what to do. I enjoyed touring both campuses and have talked and exchanged emails with professors from both schools, who all seem very nice. I like Cal Poly's hands on approach and favor their program a little more than Denver's.

    I noticed on the Planetizen Guide that the median salary for Cal Poly graduates was around $62K which seems remarkably high. Is there a chance this figure may be false? The California budget crises worries me with finding a job and would actually rather live in Colorado than California (unless its the Bay area) after I graduate.

    Basically, I am just wondering if there are any students who have committed to either schools and would like to share why they chose them. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally posted by Yellow21 View post

    Right now I have narrowed my choices for masters planning programs down to Cal Poly and UC-Denver and am completely stuck on what to do. I enjoyed touring both campuses and have talked and exchanged emails with professors from both schools, who all seem very nice. I like Cal Poly's hands on approach and favor their program a little more than Denver's.

    I noticed on the Planetizen Guide that the median salary for Cal Poly graduates was around $62K which seems remarkably high. Is there a chance this figure may be false? The California budget crises worries me with finding a job and would actually rather live in Colorado than California (unless its the Bay area) after I graduate.

    Basically, I am just wondering if there are any students who have committed to either schools and would like to share why they chose them. Thanks!
    Altho I escaped CA, I consider it home and I live in Denver now.

    It is a no brainer: SLO. Even if SLO has diminished by 35% since I left, it is still better than CU now. Apologies to CU grads. It is also a no-brainer that you would want to live here when you are done, if only for the sheer challenge of trying to actually plan here (even though there are some nice developments here).
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    Quote Originally posted by Yellow21 View post
    I noticed on the Planetizen Guide that the median salary for Cal Poly graduates was around $62K which seems remarkably high. Is there a chance this figure may be false? The California budget crises worries me with finding a job and would actually rather live in Colorado than California (unless its the Bay area) after I graduate.
    As for salary, keep in mind that California's cost of living is pretty high compared to most places (including Colorado).

    Then it would probably be a bit easier to find a job in Colorado if you went to UC Denver but that certainly doesn't mean you wouldn't be able to find one if you went to Cal Poly. But yeah, I'd agree Cal Poly has the better program.

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