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The best undergraduate EECS

kamankaman Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
PLease post your opinion.
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  • arwen15arwen15 Registered User Posts: 804 Member
    #1 CALTECH=CMU=MIT=STANFORD=UCB
    #2 others.....

    :)
  • mathwizmathwiz Registered User Posts: 2,355 Senior Member
    Olin,......
  • arctica2arctica2 Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    Olin......
  • bballdudebballdude Registered User Posts: 359 Member
    Why do you say Olin?
  • TritiumKnightTritiumKnight Registered User Posts: 1,697 Member
    Maybe they're bias?

    but, yea I agree with Arwen they're pretty much equal.
  • auronaaurona Registered User Posts: 202 Junior Member
    Olin's CS is probably much weaker than "CALTECH=CMU=MIT=STANFORD=UCB." As for EE, I think it depends on what you want most from your undergrad education. If it's the hardcore engineering curriculum, go to a "tech" school. If it's the cool people you want to meet, I'd say Stanford. If it's teamwork and skills for a world that isn't purely technical, I'd say Olin. Sure there is a lot of overlap, so please don't hold me to my subjective statements, but these are the images I got from my research of the schools. (I don't know enough about CMU and UCB to comment on them.)
  • kamankaman Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    According to US news UCB is the best place for EE. But for the combined program, EECS, there are no rankings I know of. CS, at least for undergraduates is a little more than programming. I am trying to decide what major to pursue in college two years from now and where to attend. From what people are telling me in my HS, Olin is at least as good as anywherelse for EECS. Also, it is free. The only problem is I am not sure whether I can get in. I guess I will apply for all these schools.
  • lalaloo6lalaloo6 Registered User Posts: 529 Member
    Do most schools have a combined EECS program? I thought MIT was rather unique in this respect... (But I don't know too much about this)
  • collegealum314collegealum314 Registered User Posts: 6,768 Senior Member
    CMU's EE program isn't really a top program. It might be ok, but I've never heard about it (don't think it's top 5). Their CS program is outstanding.


    "Best" can have many meanings, but MIT's program has the most prestige. Generally, we are #1 at EE and always top 2-3 in CS. The quality and difficulty of education is probably comparable at Caltech and Berkeley.
  • CalAlumCalAlum Registered User Posts: 1,367 Senior Member
    The U.S. New and World Report used peer assessment data (i.e., opinions of deans of engineering schools) to rank the undergraduate engineering programs at universities at which the Ph.D. is the highest degree. Top school was MIT (4.9 out of 5.0) and tied for second were Berkeley and Stanford (4.7 each).

    Berkeley doesn't dispute this ranking When this report came out, U.C. Berkeley's School of Engineering had this tagline on its website: Berkeley ranked #2 in the world. The linked article reported the U.S. News and World Report.
  • tech_fantech_fan Registered User Posts: 2,822 Senior Member
    What do you expect Berkeley to do? "USNews ranks Cal #2 but is mistaken" ? That would sure make for a good headline :-)
  • CalAlumCalAlum Registered User Posts: 1,367 Senior Member
    ^^ That would have been a great headline!
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