With all my college decisions out, I’ve narrowed mine down to Georgia Tech and Boston University (Major: computer science. Minor/Major: Biomedical Engineering). I want to create software for medical instruments.
I’ve been thinking about colleges for several weeks, and I’m still very conflicted. Georgia Tech is twice as expensive as BU, and I’m just not sure if it’s worth the price. On one hand, I want to go to Georgia Tech because it has a bigger name (the part of me that is shallow and cares very much about the prestige), but I also know that going to a certain college is more than just its name (the more rational side of me).
Job Opportunity: I know that Georgia Tech has a heavy emphasis on Co-Op programs and internships, so I know that they have great job opportunities. But what about Atlanta itself? Do they have good comp sci opportunities? Boston, of course, has really good opportunities due to its location.
Finance: Georgia Tech ($50,000) vs. BU ($25,000). Are there any significant scholarship opportunities at Georgia Tech that I can apply to while being a student there?
These two factors are my biggest considerations, but I do want to know more about the student experiences at the two schools better. Such as …
- Clubs and activities, any competitive clubs? (especially for comp sci)
- Location: To be honest, location isn’t really a big factor for me, because I’m interested in both. Both places are quite different from where I’m from, and I would equally like to experience both.
- Any general student experiences
- Faculty and teachers (Do the teachers focus more on the student or on their own research? How is the quality of the teaching at both schools?)
Thanks in advance!