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These six schools for computer science.

AmongTheDogsAmongTheDogs Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
edited August 2013 in College Search & Selection
From best to worst, how do these schools compare for a bachelor's in computer science?

USC, Pepperdine, Occidental, NYU, Boston University, Northeastern University
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Replies to: These six schools for computer science.

  • TheWishTheWish Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    From best to worst, how do these schools compare for a bachelor's in computer science?

    USC, Pepperdine, Occidental, NYU, Boston University, Northeastern University
    If USC is the University of Southern California, I'd say:

    USC
    Boston University
    NYU
    Pepperdine
    Northeastern University
    Occidental

    In that order
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 73,636 Senior Member
  • jiblerjibler Registered User Posts: 1,604 Senior Member
    Are Boston's and Northeastern's computer science dept really that far apart? Personally I seemed to like what Northeastern has to offer over Boston.
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 73,636 Senior Member
    Northeastern heavily emphasizes co-ops; your four academic years' worth of classes are interspersed with co-op jobs (so graduation is typically after five calendar years), and the curricula are designed with that in mind. This may be an advantage if you want that, but a disadvantage if you do not. This distinction is probably the most important "fit" factor when considering Northeastern versus the other schools.

    Other schools, may, however, offer optional co-op programs, or simplified withdrawal and readmission if you want to do something similar informally, though the curricula would not be designed specifically for that.
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