The decision isn't actually mine but my friend's, but I thought that title would attract more attention. She is trying to choose among Brown, Duke, and Cornell, and is certain that she will be an engineer. Long story short, she really wants to go to Brown and loves the feel/social scene, but is concerned about the strength of the engineering program there. It is the weakest among the 3 schools in that area. Can anyone on this board offer any input on this? Is Brown engineering truly that weak in comparison?
My friend has to make a decision tonight, so thanks in advance! We both would really appreciate any advice on this front.
Something that I told her to consider was to get an engineering degree from Brown, then perhaps get a masters at a more prestigious engineering school, and rely on that plus the (presumably strong) alumni network in her first few years out of school. Is this a viable plan of action?