San Bernardino blows massive nuts. Cal Sate's are commuter schools and the campus won't be that active but hey it's school. You are close to Mt. High and Bear / Summit but you're living in one of the shittiest cities in the state. Inland Empire is a smogy dump
I go to University of Redlands, which is 10 minutes east of San Berno. Compared to SB, the town is much nicer, U of R is a good enough school with some good programs (business, psych, Johnston). Redlands is actually a very pretty place to be, if you drive up into the hills covered in multi-million dollar homes, there are some reaaally nice overlook smoke spots.
Its closer to Bear (if you take the back way through Mentone, which is the quickest way right now). Its close to Riverside, which is a real nice town. There are some really quality dispensaries around Riverside/Bloomington area if that's your thing. The beach is 50 minutes depending on traffic, San Diego is less than two hours depending on traffic, and well worth it, SD is beaaautiful. LA is an hour, also depending on traffic. Palm Desert is 45 minutes away and Joshua Tree is about an hour and a half roughly.
People say the IE is a shithole, but Redlands is nicely tucked away from the crap
I know the area well, but know nothing about the school. San Bernardino is a shithole. I believe it is regarded as the meth capital of the US, and have no problem believing this. I would NEVER want to live there, or wish it on anyone. As has been said, Redlands is much, much nicer. Look elsewhere for an education.
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