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UNL-Raikes or UMich for Computer Engineering?

WeakECs12WeakECs12 42 replies10 threads Junior Member
So I was just accepted off the waitlist into Michigan, and was planning to attend Raikes in the fall. I previously had thought that I would instantly want to go to Michigan if I got in(which I had assumed was not happening), but now that I actually have the option I'm hesitant. Mainly interested in information on a few things:

-How many Michigan CE students get internships every summer? Are they heavily recruited as a whole, or are they just picked over for the top students?

-Does Michigan offer the opportunity for real world experience? At the Raikes School for your junior and senior years you work with real companies to develop products that they need, which would be a valuable experience, and I'm not sure if Michigan has anything similar.

Mainly I guess I'm worried about being a part of such a large pool of students. I know at Raikes that it would probably not be very difficult to get internships or a job, as there are only 35-40 students per class, and companies like Hudl and Microsoft heavily recruit from there. However at Michigan I am worried that even if I was a good student, I could get lost in the crowd and end up not much better off than I would've been at Raikes, minus the money my parents would have to spend for me to attend Michigan.
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  • AlexandreAlexandre 24280 replies434 threads Senior Member
    It boils down to affordability. Can your parents afford Michigan without stretching their finances and compromising their savings?
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  • moooopmoooop 2205 replies17 threads Senior Member
    You'd be getting a grest education either way. Raikes combines business & computer science, I believe, not computer engineering. Also, Raikes students usually qualify for one or more scholarshis, so price is low.
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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 6870 replies168 threads Senior Member
    Warren Buffet thought Nebraska was good enough for him!

    Michigan is a top school. But you are in a specialized school devoted to CS.

    If the finances are better at Lincoln that would be my choice. And both have great football and school spirit too.
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  • WeakECs12WeakECs12 42 replies10 threads Junior Member
    @moooop that's the main focus of the school, yes, but people in Raikes can technically study anything they want, you just have to take the required Raikes classes.

    @Alexandre While Raikes is cheaper my parents can afford to send me to Michigan.
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  • bgbg4usbgbg4us 1604 replies46 threads Senior Member
    we have a family friend who's on waitlist for Raikes. Go to michigan! ;)
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  • yikesyikesyikesyikesyikesyikes Forum Champion U. Michigan 1901 replies136 threads Forum Champion
    Is it a lot of money for your parents? If not, Michigan is the clear choice (unless there is a major fit concern).
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  • AlexandreAlexandre 24280 replies434 threads Senior Member
    Michigan is the obvious choice...if the cost of attendance poses no hardship to your parents.
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