Boston University or Northeastern for Computer Science

<p>Hello,
I'm considering applying to only one of the two since they are basically on the same level as far as academics is concerned. My question is: which has a better Computer Science program that will offer better opportunities? Thanks!</p>

<p>Well, I don't expect you'll receive life changing answers here. Check these sites out for starters.
<a href="http://collegeprow-ler.com/northeastern-university/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://collegeprow-ler.com/northeastern-university/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>remove the "-" between prow and ler. Apparently CC won't let me spell it out normally.
Also check out
<a href="http://collegeprow-ler.com/boston-university/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://collegeprow-ler.com/boston-university/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>They're in the same city, which is interesting. And I'd really doubt you'll have a better computer science education at one of these universities--you just can't go wrong. Personally I'd go with whichever campus is better aesthetically, greek-life, culture, the people, and the hotness of the sex you're interested in (I'm serious...). </p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>this has been asked 10 billion times (BU vs. Northeastern).</p>

<p>And my answer is always Northeastern because of the co-op program especially for someone majoring in computer science.</p>

<p>lovinglife<3, why don't you consider the "better" counterparts of these universities? Boston College and Northwestern?</p>

<p>TheSaiyans666 - You know what, you're absoluetely right! There are other aspects I should look into in addition to the academics. So in your opinion, which campus would have hotter guys!? lol But in all seriousness, I guess they're mostly similar. I did find it interesting how CollegePr*wler ranks Northeastern as hard to get into and Boston University as Average. Well Boston College has a weaker computer science program. But I never looked into Northwestern so thanks for the suggestion! </p>

<p>@pierre0913 - What exactly are the advantages of the co-op program in your opinion? I saw that on the website but it was pretty confusing.</p>

<p>Hahaha I'm a straight boy. I would really have no idea which campus has hotter guys lol. Why don't you visit?</p>

<p>well basically the co-op program alternates between work and school so you get a total of about 1-1.5 years of work experience. If you do a good job, most often the place you work at may give you a job offer after you graduate. Also even if you don't get a job offer, you'll have 1-1.5 years of work experience on your job resume which gives you an edge over other students who don't have that work experience.</p>

<p>Besides, it's good to see what you're gonna do during college with your major after college so you can make sure you picked the right major.</p>

<p>@TheSaiyans666 - Haha, that's okay. Well I've "visited" both campusus many times since I live nearby, but they're both pretty much the same! Do you go to MIT? That's actually my first choice. Getting accepted however is a much different story! </p>

<p>@pierre0913 - Thanks for clearing that up! You're right, that's a great advantage. I would definitely participate in that. </p>

<p>I think I'm leaning more towards Northeastern now. :)</p>