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Columbia SEAS vs CMU SCS

actprep54actprep54 Posts: 91Registered User Junior Member
edited March 2012 in Columbia University
Columbia SEAS for Computer Science (as a C. Prescott Davis Scholar ... not quite sure how I got this) vs Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science.

CMU has a much better CS program than Columbia, but Columbia opens up a lot of opportunities. I'm dead set on CS and am looking into a career in a tech startup (preferred option at the moment) or in finance. I don't want to be a software developer at a big tech company, but I do want to intern at them to gain experience (Google doesn't seem to recruit at Columbia). I want to keep the finance option open till I learn more about it. I also hate Columbia's Core.

Columbia seems the better option for a future, but CMU is the better option for an education. At an undergraduate level, is there a major difference in studying CS at both of these schools?

Both cost the same.
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Replies to: Columbia SEAS vs CMU SCS

  • actprep54actprep54 Posts: 91Registered User Junior Member
    bump. Please respond.

    From my searching of old threads, I've read a lot of negative opinions on the Fu School. Want to know if they are true. Apparently Columbia engineers aren't marketable outside finance.
  • goldenboy8784goldenboy8784 Posts: 1,698Registered User Senior Member
    CMU if you're serious about working for a tech startup. It's connections to Silicon Valley are 2nd only to Stanford, Berkeley and MIT.
  • actprep54actprep54 Posts: 91Registered User Junior Member
    bump. What is Columbia's entrepreneurship program about?
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