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Need help with choosing college for Computer Science major

rucryanrucryan Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
edited May 2010 in Engineering Majors
Hi, I am a international high school senior. I've been accepted to these schools: RIT, Purdue, U of Minnesota Twin Cities, Virginia Tech, UPitts and wait-listed for WPI. Though the deadline is reaching, I am still confused which one to choose. My major is Computer Science by the way. Among those schools, I like WPI the most, yet I have to deposit in another school to make sure I have a spot before I get the final decision from them. I would really appreciate if anyone could recommend any of those schools with some facts.
thanks guys
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Replies to: Need help with choosing college for Computer Science major

  • LongPrimeLongPrime - Posts: 5,208 Senior Member
    all fine schools.
    Pittsburgh, because it is a major airport. All others will take a bus or a smaller commuter plane to a major airport.
  • mregomrego Registered User Posts: 1,038 Senior Member
    ^U Minnesota Twin Cities has to be close to an airport and WPI is within an hour of TWO significant airports, actually closer to Providence, RI than Boston.... assuming airports are a big consideration. Purdue is only a hour drive from Indianapolis International airport, but two hours from both Chicago airports. Put a deposit down on Purdue or Virginia Tech and wait and see what happens with WPI then you can make a final choice.
  • rucryanrucryan Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Thanks for the helpful information about location and traveling issues guys.
    Speaking of academics, especially in Engineering and Computer Science, which one do you think is the strongest?
  • worried_momworried_mom Registered User Posts: 2,205 Senior Member
    Besides WPI, I would recommend Purdue and VT as the strongest for engineering and computer science.
  • BootedBooted Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    A good CS school teaches a lot of Math:

    Calc 1-3
    Discreet
    Linear Algebra
    Calc Based Probabilty
    maybe Differential Equations


    and it uses Lisp in atleast one of its classes. If the school meets these two requirements, you are getting a quality education.
  • noimaginationnoimagination Registered User Posts: 7,054 Senior Member
    Purdue and Minnesota are probably most prestigious in CS/engineering.
  • rucryanrucryan Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Thanks a lot of the advice guys. I have decided to deposit in Purdue :D
  • roderickroderick Registered User Posts: 1,488 Senior Member
    Is computer science - as used in this thread - the same as computer engineering (CE)?
  • zman5zman5 Registered User Posts: 247 Junior Member
    ^ no. there isn't a computer science forum so people pose computer science questions here because CS is somewhat similar to engineering
  • roderickroderick Registered User Posts: 1,488 Senior Member
    thanks, zman. Anyone: what are the differences between CS and CE?
  • zman5zman5 Registered User Posts: 247 Junior Member
    CS is more advanced programming and the theory that goes with it. CE is a subset of EE that includes programming
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