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Should I choose Temple or UMD for engineering?

SunnyRoseSunnyRose Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
UMD’s engineering program is one of the highest ranked in the nation for state flagship universities; Temple’s program, on the other hand, is average-tier.

I’m confused with what to pick, since I’ve heard that more rigorous schools cover more material in a shorter period of time, but more rigorous schools also have better resources.

Replies to: Should I choose Temple or UMD for engineering?

  • philbegasphilbegas Registered User Posts: 2,916 Senior Member
    Is price an issue? What's the price difference between the two.
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 31,520 Senior Member
    What are your stats?
    Are both affordable without a parents ' Loan? Without any Loan?
  • SunnyRoseSunnyRose Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    @MYOS1634 720 SAT math, 690 SAT reading, 3.8 unweighted GPA, AP credit for 4 classes, graduated in top 10% of classes; also got full-tuition merit scholarship to Temple, but no scholarship to UMD
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 31,520 Senior Member
    If you got a full tuition scholarship at Temple, you're in the Honors College and Honors housing. It's too good to pass up - you'll get a morbid advantages from that. :)
  • philbegasphilbegas Registered User Posts: 2,916 Senior Member
    Definitely go to Temple over UMD for that. Save your money for grad school.
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