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Which is more important, major or college?

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I'm currently a community college student who is planning to transfer to a 4-year university for an engineering degree.

Currently, my options are
>UC San Diego for nano engineering
>UC Irvine for mechanical engineering

UCSD is a much better school in terms of their engineering program as a whole(17th vs 37th ranked engineering program in US). They also get a lot more funding for projects/research and the location probably provides more internship/networking opportunities.
On the other hand, I hear that chemical engineering(same department as nanoengineering) is hard as fuck, and the degree seems like it'll be in such a niche field that it would make it hard to get a starter position without graduate degree.

Mechanical engineering is what I originally intended because it seemed like it had more career opportunities, but I'm perfectly okay with another degree as long as I end up with a marketable degree.

Can any current engineering student or people working in the workforce help me with this decision?
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>he fell for the college meme
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>>17164829
>he fell for the 'he fell for the college meme' meme
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>>17164801
Rankings aren't that big of a deal unless you're in a top 10 school. You need to decide for yourself which one you're more passionate about. If you're not passionate about the field you wont excel and eventually you'll hate it

>>17164829
enjoy being a NEET for the rest of your life
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>>17164801
go to the less expensive one that has a ABET accreditation
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>>17164801
Nowhere in your post did you mention what you're actually interested in studying. Which engineering field(s) do you think you are most interested in for their content?
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>>17164829
Good luck supporting yourself on half I'll make in two years. :)
>inb4 crippling debt
Nope, I don't go to a shit school. I'll leave with only 5000 dollars of debt.
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>>17164914
Well, UCSD's nanoengineering program is rather new and doesn't have ABET credential yet, so that's less incentive for UCSD.

>>17164881
>>17164978
>do what you like
That's a pretty difficult question to answer when I've only taken the pre-requisite courses.
Nanoengineering sounds really cool, but I don't really know much about what the actual career/education will be about.
I wasn't a fan of my chemistry courses, so mechanical engineering might be the better choice nanoengineering being in the same department with ChemE.
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