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By SeanDamon3 ·
I am trying to decide on what college I should attend fall 2003. My choices are Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon, North Carolina State, Johns Hopkins, and Drexel. How would you rank these schools based on my major of Computer Engineering?

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by maxwell edison In reply to Computer Engineering

"Ranking" Colleges is a very inaccurate science. This is especially true when the "ranks" are based on individual opinion, and, depending on when and whom you ask, could bring vastly different results. Here's an interesting article on the fallacy of"ranking" colleges:

http://www.washingtonparent.com/articles/9712/rankings.htm

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My advice would be this:

Working on the premise that the more you put into an education, regardless of the facilitating institution, the more you will get out of it, any of those colleges, in my opinion, would not only provide an excellent educational opportunity, but also make an impressive addition to any resume. Therefore, none would necessarily be better than another.

Make a comparison matrix for yourself. Along the top of the matrix are the colleges, down the side of the matrix are things to consider - things that are important to you, personal things you need to consider, wishes, desires, and things that will have an affect on you over the next 4 years.

Here are some examples:

What is the tuition cost? Who's paying for it?

Where will you live, on campus, at home, an apartment? Will room and board be a factor - both the cost and distance? Which could best facilitate this particular need.

Will you be looking for part time work while attending school? Which location would best accommodate that? Which school has class schedules that accommodate that?

Be realistic and thorough about your individual needs and desires, and you could come up with a dozen or more considerations. For each one of your categories, rank each college as 1,2,3,4 or 5 as being able to fulfill that particular requirement.

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by maxwell edison In reply to Computer Engineering

If one of the colleges ranks highest on your matrix in almost all categories, then the decision is a no-brainer. If the rankings don't indicate a clear-cut winner, then you'll have to prioritize your categories from most important to least important.

Another thing you might consider is spending an entire day on each campus. Visit the libraries, the bookstores, the student facilities, etc. Talk with a couple of counselors, some administrative folks, and some students. You'll undoubtedly geta great sense of which one will provide the best fit for you.

Best of luck to you. Regardless of your choice, I'm sure you'll excel in your chosen field.

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by SeanDamon3 In reply to Computer Engineering

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Computer Engineering

NC State!!!!!!

(okay, so I'm biased...I went to State)



To be honest, all are good technology schools. I'd decide based upon the location, costs, any scholarships and grants, etc.

You'll learn a lot at all these schools and all will offer a solid career foundation. Find the one that you'll feel most comfortable attending (climate, cost, friends there, programs and activities etc). All these elements greatly influence college life and a good harmony of them means a lot...more than is this school a little better in X program. The most valuable lessons I learned at college came outside of the classrooms.

That said...(back to my biased opinion)...Raleigh is a great city and RTP is a great place for IT people. It certainly has been for me.

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by SeanDamon3 In reply to Computer Engineering

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