I don’t want to hi-jack the thread, but I would like to keep it alive as I was looking for some information comparing CMU and Michigan as well.
My daughter has been accepted into the engineering school at Carnegie Mellon and Taubman’s Urban Technology major at Michigan. If it was not obvious from those two schools, she is somewhat undecided on a major. She has applied to various programs with an eye toward a future contributing to solutions around Food Security / indoor Farming / Sustainability. She is considering programs in liberal arts, Ag/Life Sciences and Environmental Science / Policy and one other engineering school (Cooper Union), but seems to be leaning toward Carnegie Mellon.
Any information comparing the two schools is useful, but I am particularly curious about how easy / difficult it is to take courses, or even change majors, outside the area one starts at in either school. I can see her ending up in comp sci, robotics, biomedical engineering, math, philosophy, data science, policy or . . . something else.