I got accepted to Georgia Tech (College of Computing) and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (College of Engineering) for a B.S. in Computer Science.
The cost of attendance is roughly equal because I am an international student.
I intend to specialize in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and work for a tech giant after graduation.
It would be super helpful form me if you could verify the following assumptions and tell me other factors that went into making a similar choice:
- Georgia Tech is the more prestigious school out of the two and has better placements at software giants like Google, Amazon etc.
- UIUC has a more practical approach to CS compared to Georgia Tech’s more theoretical approach, making Georgia Tech students slightly less equipped for Software Engineering.
- Georgia Tech is notorious for grade deflation and has a lower 4-year graduation rate, resulting in a slightly depressing academic atmosphere.
- Georgia Tech has a better structured CS program because of the Threads Curriculum.
- What school has better research opportunities for undergraduates? UIUC has Research Park, but Georgia Tech seems to be more focused on research.
- Are students at Georgia Tech more competitive than collaborative?
- Are professors better at teaching at UIUC or GaTech? How is the overall support system for CS students in both universities?