I've heard it's broad-based. I've heard about the giro-bike that that kid made and sold. I've heard about it being kind of lax. I really haven't heard much else about it. When you think of dartmouth, you don't really think of engineering first.
Anybody know much (or little) about it? Is it well-respected in the world? Is it easier or more difficult or the same to get into an engineering major than a more "typical" Dartmouth major (i.e. economics, English, etc). Is it ABET accredited? How is job recruiting for straight engineers, and how about people who major in engineering but decide to go into business (maybe they minored/double majored in econ)? Anything else at all? Thank you.
In my opinion, if you are set on engineering, you should go to Cornell.
Otherwise, I believe you can get a BS in engineering after four years, but you generally take a fifth year to get your BE. I'm sure you can go business with a BS degree in engineering; I doubt econ is necessary at all.
Dartmouth engineering is awesome for business recruiting, i.e. finance and consulting. Econ majors don't get an advantage over engineers for busines recruiting. D is probabably top 3 among the Ivies in this respect.
But if you want to be an actual engineer, such as a mechanical engineer working at Boeing or Ford, Dartmouth (like 7/8 of the Ivies) isn;t the place in my experience.
I want to be in business but have a good background in engineering. My dream is to start my own company after taking a product to market. I like Dartmouth in every way (the only area where I was questioning was engineering) so I think it is worth going for it. Thanks for your info, anyone else have stuff about engineering?
"Unfortunately Cornell seems bent on flunking high qualified engineering students outs with weed out classes, where as at Dartmouth student seem to make it through the five years."
?? engineering is a tough major. there's definitely attrition, but I bet if you look it up Cornell engineering's graduation rate is probably higher than most other engineering program graduation rates. There are definitely tough courses, but when I was there I wouldn't have considered them "weed out" courses per se. Just hard courses. Lots of people who do leave the engineering college transfer to other colleges in the university. That's what Sandy Weill did. (Worked out ok for him, despite not making it through Cornell engineering.)
hey guys, i have pretty much the same question as OP. i want to major in engineering (and maybe something else as well; but don't want to get too ambitious here), but i don't want to go into finance nor do i want to do research my whole life. ideally, i want to come up with a project/product or two of my own and then see where i want to go from there (maybe a related business). i was wondering if dartmouth's engineering is a fit for that.
for me, my current options are dartmouth and caltech. i feel that i would be much 'happier' at dartmouth, but caltech is more of a 'fit' for what i want to do and would be an even more of a challenge (for better or worse). what do you guys think?
(i don't want to hijack the OP or anything, so let me know if im going too off topic and i'll just start a new post)