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Will an engineering degree from a top university in S. Korea be recognized in the US? Worth it?

itikkyitikky Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
I am a Korean-American student born and living in the States, and I am considering applying to KAIST, Korea University (parents' alma mater), or Seoul National University. I researched a bit and found that it is quite easy to enter these top schools as an international student, a lot easier than competitive schools here in the US. Plus, the tuitions are much more affordable in addition to the generous scholarships given to international students.

Besides filling out the application and paying the app fee, there's no extra work involved - no extra exams or essays to write, nor recommendations - so I'm definitely going to give it a shot, but if I am accepted should it be a serious choice to go to SK for an engineering degree? I have always wanted to live in Korea, my motherland, but I *could* always opt for a study abroad semester or two at a US school if it's not worth it.

Do top universities in SK have a good reputation internationally/in the US (specifically for engineering)? Would a degree from SK be *worth* anything?


Replies to: Will an engineering degree from a top university in S. Korea be recognized in the US? Worth it?

  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan Registered User Posts: 9,999 Senior Member
    ABET may matter, depending on the engineering field. Research.

    And there are more schools out there than the top Korean schools and most competitive American colleges, you know. In fact, many of the top engineering schools are non-elite American publics. What are goals and where are you in-state for?
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