Carnegie Mellon has one of the best compsci programs, but is its location ideal?

<p>Im from the West Coast, and with UCB and Stanford also having great compsci programs, which one is comparatively better?</p>

<p>I'm guessing with Silicon Valley there are more job opportuniies+ research opportunities. </p>

<p>Or is it just as good at Carnegie?</p>

<p>Thanks for the information. :)</p>

<p>There's a Google office in Pittsburgh, and bunches of people in CMU get hired to work for Google. Also, the CS building is directly funded by Microsoft, which also hires a lot of CMU students. Facebook also recently listed CMU as one of its top places to hire new employees. So I would say yes, there are certainly numerous opportunities that are available to CS students at CMU.</p>

<p>^this.</p>

<p>If it's internship/employment opportunities you're worried about... you shouldn't be.</p>

<p>Wow, I had no idea about this. Thanks for the info. CC has got the hookups.</p>

<p>Now it seems that, in terms of compsci, Carnegie seems to be the easiest to get into compared to other top compsci programs at Stanford, Cal, and MIT. Most bang for your buck (chances)?</p>

<p>I don't know much about Carnegie, just keep hearing about its fabulous compsci program.</p>

<p>According to their website it's about 11 to 12% :P</p>

<p>All these schools are tough. I applied to all of those schools, with CMU being my ED. At one point it really doesn't matter which one you go to; you're getting a great education in both.</p>

<p>It took a while for me to realize that, and I have a high chance of not getting into any of them, but still, don't worry about "the best" or "chances". But no, Carnegie is by no means the easiest.</p>

<p>If you look at old admissions threads, there are a couple of cases where kids accepted to MIT did not get into SCS.</p>

<p>That being said, as far as I've seen CMU plays a very straightforward admissions game and if you know that you have excellent scores, GPA, EC's etc you should be confident that you have a shot here.</p>

<p>Cal is the easiest admit of the four you mention, from what I can tell.</p>

<p>CMU compsci kids are ridiculously sought after. I'm not compsci but most of the recruiting job fairs at cmu are filled with companies looking to hire computer science students. Finding a job wont be a problem.</p>