Strenghs and weaknesses of Princeton Engineering?

<p>I had always thought that Princeton prizes itself most in its liberal arts area, though it has strong physics and math deparments as well. Even though it is not as strong as that of MIT and Caltech, what do you guys think of Princeton SEAS? Is it a lot worse compare to the actual Princeton University?</p>

<p>For one, Princeton SEAS is part of the "actual" Princeton University. There is no real separation betwean SEAS and the school of arts and sciences. When a humanities major found out that I was an electrical engineering major, the most common response was something along the lines of "Oh, you must be smart." Princeon's majors in engineering are not among its strongest, but are not among the weakest either. I decided to come to Princeton to study engineering because I wanted a well rounded education and balanced environment, whic I felt that Princeton would provide better than MIT and Caltech. Princeton's engineering research is top notch. Princeton's engineering tend's to be on the theoretical side, along with Caltech. MIT is much more practical. If you want to get an engineering job directly after graduation, I would recommend MIT above both Princeton and Caltech. I know that the new dean of engineering at Princeton is working hard to improve Princeton's reputation in engineering. If your goal is to go into research, or to go into finance, I would highly recommend Princeton engineering. I would say that roughly one third of the graduating class goes directly to graduate school, one third goes to industry, and one third goes into finance. I am currently at graduate school at Caltech, and I believe that my Princeton education has prepared me well for this. I had a lot of research experience at Princeton, which both prepared me well for graduate school, and helped with getting into graduate school. I know that Caltech also has an abundance of research opportunities, and I imagine MIT does as well.</p>

<p>I don't know if choosing AB or BSE affects decision-making at all. I have a pretty strong technical background (did exceptionally well in CS classes, created my own graphics engine, internet-based programs, games, file-transfer systems, etc), but I am pursuing law right now. Would it be better to emphasize the technical aspects instead?</p>