Does Northeastern Adequately Prepare for Graduate School?

<p>Greetings! I've been looking at colleges lately, and Northeastern seems to be a great fit. However, I'm pretty sure that I would like to continue from undergraduate to get my PhD or Masters. A little far-reaching in the future, I suppose, but I don't want to get stuck at a school that doesn't have the ability to get me into a high-tier graduate school. So, I was curious what opportunities were available for research and how strong of a curriculum it has, each for Computer Science. The website advertises research on the CCIS (College of Computer and Information Science), but I'm not sure how much it should be trusted.</p>

<p>If you don't think it'd be a good option if I plan to pursue graduate school, could you nominate another college that I could look into?

<p>Every year there is an awards dinner for the college of engineering where the top students get various awards. All of these students have gotten into at least one of the top grad programs in their fields. People get into MIT, Caltech, Stanford, etc. As long as you apply yourself fully and can get above a 3.8, maybe a 3.9 and score well on your GREs, you can get in where ever you want. There isn't much any college can do to get you into grad school. I dont think Harvard can pull their strings and get their students into MIT for grad school, it just doesn't work like that. It all comes down to how high your gpa is, which is contingent upon how much work you put in, and your GRE scores, which again is all on you.</p>

<p>Thanks for the input! I appreciate it.
Have you heard anything about Computer Science "award dinners", perchance? I'm aware the engineering program at Northeastern is one of the stronger ones, and I'm sorta-kinda worried that they might have just gotten in because of the rigor of engineering.</p>

<p>You're probably-mostlikely-almostcertainly right about the GPA and GRE. How hard is it to get a near perfect GPA at Northeastern?</p>

<p>I'm basically reiterating RedSox, and that's because RedSox is absolutely right, and in general it's an important point.</p>

<p>Getting into grad school (or med school, or law school) is a very individual effort. You can get into a good grad school from about anywhere, but you have to take the initiative. GPA is important, GRE is important, and a dedication to your field is important. When I apply to grad school (or maybe med school) (blech), the "Northeastern University" on my application is less important than A) my GPA, B) my GRE, C) My work in the field. The difference NU will make is how well it has prepared me in my field (adequate course work), and the connections it is able to provide (research opportunities, and co-op).</p>

<p>Grading here seems more than fair, for the most part. There are some rumors of grade inflation here, which I think are true. I've had my fair share of tough graders, but a lot of my profs set high curves and want students to do well. Do the work, get good grades.</p>

<p>Good things! Thanks for the advice. I think I know where I want to go.</p>