My top choices for schools are WPI and Northeastern, but the price seems too high and it's probably more realistic that I'll have to go to a public university.
I want to be a Mechanical Engineer, and I want to know which Umass has the best program. The go-to-answer is Amherst, the reason being "because i said so". I went to a tour of Umass Dartmouth yesterday and was really impressed. First of all, one of the professors there actually wrote the textbook in machining, which is used nationally and is the goto book in South Korea. In addition the professors mentioned how tons of Japanese students come because accreditation services there rate the engineering programs there as "excellent". They have a wide variety of cnc machines, and they utilize the 3d printers in the biomedical department. Finally they mentioned that they've always placed 2nd in baja racing competitions, and are designing a formula 1 car now.
So, what I'm asking is for FACTS about Amherst's engineering departments tbat prove they are better than Umass Dartmouth.
Also can somebody point me to some foreign reviews of engineering programs in the northeast? I'm tired of reading the bull rankings in Newsweek.