<p>Well, the dust settles, and I'm left with four choices for undergraduate computer science </p>
<p>University of Maryland, College Park (UMD, in-state)
Georgia Institute of Technology (GTech)
University of Illinois Urbana Chapaign (Division of General Studies)
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. </p>
<p>So the main two players are UMD and GTech.</p>
<p>UMD is in-state. In addition to being closer to home so I could more easily spend the summer with my family while still keeping an internship, it's going to be significantly cheaper. I was accepted into their scholar's program. They're ranked at number 14 for Computer Science.</p>
<p>GTech is going to be more expensive. Atlanta, while it's not my home, doesn't sound like a bad place. The weather's a bit nicer there. I'm not likely to get much in the way of scholarships. It's also smaller, which is a big plus, though the scholar's program (which groups students into housing by area of focus) kind of balances that out. The school is ranked number 10. </p>
<p>University of Illinois is ranked higher than both of them, but I wasn't accepted into the school of Engineering, only the Division of General Studies... also Illinois can be a bit... ick. </p>
<p>RHIT, from what I hear, can't compete with any of them in terms of CompSci. Both UIUC and RHIT are way out of the way for visiting, especially since I'm not considering them too strongly.</p>
<p>So which one is the better choice?
Which has the best job opportunities after college?
Which one has the degree that will mean the most?
Which has decent grad school acceptance?
and, most importantly...</p>
<p>Where will I learn the most? I want to be a top of the line computer scientist when I'm older, though I recognize that these schools aren't on par with Berkeley, Stanford, CMU, MIT and the like, but hey, there's always grad school :)</p>
<p>Any advice? Thanks in advance!!</p>