@“Jaysen Cong” - With respect to Stevens, in the computer science curriculum (and subspecialties such as AI and Cybersecurity), eight Humanities courses are required. Two of these are Writing and Communications Colloquium (first semester) and Knowledge, Nature, and Culture, which are required of all students. The Writing and Communications course is a critical and rigorous course on high level writing and deep understanding of literature and the Knowledge and Nature course is a critical and in depth study of literature, culture and influence on literature, and great works in European, American, and Asian literature. They are not “English 101” type courses, replicating what one should have had in high school English. Stevens students enter the university with developed communications and writing abilities (as indicated by their verbal SAT/ACT scores - including yours), and begin with critical analysis of literature in their first semester in college.
You can review the CS curriculum in the Stevens catalog:
Stevens historically has sought to graduate literate scientists and engineers, who appreciated both the technical and the artistic/literate aspects of their fields, and to have a “life of the mind” in addition to being trained as a scientist and to make significant contributions to one’s field. Stevens was the first technological university in America (it is the fourth oldest of STEM schools in America, BTW) to have a dedicated Department of Humanities. The Humanities curriculum is rigorous and requires deep original thinking. It is not “related to the science courses” as a whole (though there are science-related humanities courses such as History of Science, Science, Technology, and Society, among others that you can take as electives). Stevens has prided itself and is well known throughout its 150 year (this year anniversary) history for educating well rounded technical people. Rather than looking at the humanities/general ed part of the curriculum as just another obstacle to be overcome as easily as possible, embrace the wealth of culture and expansion of the mind that those courses offer.
With regard to income potential, Stevens graduates come in at thirteenth of 1300 colleges and universities in the US for starting salary and mid-career salary - one of the highest in the nation and the highest of all New Jersey institutions (Bloomberg Business Week/Payscale, “What’s Your College Degree Worth, 2019”):
Typically, Stevens seniors have several offers from industry, government, or graduate/professional school admission before graduating. Stevens also has a large and highly successful co-op and internship program. It is ranked by Princeton Review as one of the top such programs in the US.
You can check out the most recent outcomes report published by the Stevens Placement Office:
You are no doubt an excellent student and a highly intelligent person - to be sure, you would be a tremendous asset to Stevens’ student body. Being at the top of the class takes hard work in any hard science/STEM school, and especially so at Stevens given the large number of math, science, engineering, and humanities courses that require the ability to grasp the underlying principles of their subjects intimately not merely memorizing and repeating information on an exam. It is very difficult - but not impossible - to be the valedictorian or the salutatorian. In recent graduating classes, only one or two students have had 4.0 GPAs, and there is only one valedictorian and salutatorian, however, getting a high GPA is certainly achievable. I am certain you would be up to the task.
Stevens has many undergraduate research opportunities:
You certainly would make an excellent choice attending Stevens.