Unbiased opinions wanted on engineering schools

<p>I'm very curious to find out what folks think here....What engineering schools would you compare Tufts to? Please discuss. I would really appreciate opinions from those who do not attend or are not alumni of Tufts. Thanks!</p>

<p>Please kiddly, get a hobby. Haven't we had enough vitriol in this country this week? You're not doing Northeastern any favors with this ranting on and on about Tufts.</p>

<p>Looks like I struck a nerve! A rather pathetic attempt at discrediting Tufts once again, since you obviously couldn't do it over the past 2 posts we've argued. It's funny how you championed your debating skills, only now to "let the forum judge" how effective your persuasion was. Here, here, I say now, let them!</p>

<p>For all others that have not observed his vicious assaulting (which again, is subjective, but I'll let you see for yourselves), here are a few links. This post is asking for unbiased opinions, but it inherently biased itself with its intentions.</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?p=49311#post49311%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?p=49311#post49311&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?p=17996#post17996%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?p=17996#post17996&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>No nerves struck here snuggles. I just want to hear what people think about its engineering program. Simple as that. I'd appreciate it if you would remove the links you posted so as not to bias anyone. I also specifically requested in my OP that Tufts students/alumni refrain from posting here. I'm sorry you didn't/couldn't heed that request.</p>

<p>Kiddly, at the undergraduate level, rankings are not that important. My uncle, a MIT educated professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan (top 10 school of Engineering) told me that the undergraduate Engineering degree is pretty standardized. Whether a person gets his/her engineering degree from Lehigh, Tufts or Duke (three good but not highly ranked programs) or from Cornell, Carnegie Mellon or Northwestern (three good and highly ranked programs) does not make much of a difference since most of the courses are fundamentally similar at the undergraduate level. One of my best friends got his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke. Duke is not ranked in the top 20 in Engineering nor is it ranked in the top 30 in Electrical Engineering. He is now getting his PhD in Electrical Engineering at one of the top 3 EE programs in the World...Stanford. </p>

<p>I would say that Tufts, Vanderbilt and Lehigh and a few other Engineering programs are similar to Duke. They may not be highly ranked because of their detachment from research, but they produce excellent undergraduate products thanks to demanding and capable faculties and gifted and driven student bodies.</p>

<p>Alexandre, I agree with what you said; however, I think that one more comment needs to be added. If you go to a very good school that has decent facilities and requires hard work, you will get a better education and grounding for graduate school than if you attend an easier school. As long as the school is tough, has good facilities and professors, you will be fine. Thus, whether you go to Tufts, Vandy, Carnegie Mellon, Lehigh, Cornell et. al., you will receive a fine undergraduate education.</p>

<p>Interesting perspective, Alexandre. I noticed on the Michigan math sucks thread that you wrote that "rankings aren't everything, but they are very telling". </p>

<p>You consistently advocate Michigan noting its high rankings in the overwhelming majority of your posts. You also stated in another thread that you "Don't think that Tufts is the best place for engineering". </p>

<p>Yet you place Tufts engineering as equivalent to Lehigh and Duke ? (two very good, highly ranked engineering schools in comparison to Tufts) and extremely downplay rankings in this particular thread. Taking your reasoning to the extreme, one would conclude that one shouln't bother going to MIT for an engineering degree and you'd be just as well off getting a degree from anywhere that offers it. I.e. engineering is the same anywhere.</p>

<p>I'm not saying that you are wrong or right and everyone is of course entitled to their own opinion, but I remain curious regarding your assessment here...</p>

<p>If basic engineering programs are relatively uniform in content throughout the country, then I'd want to pick a school that attracted a lot of employers on campus when it came time for me to find a job.</p>

<p>The engineering school I want to go to is not even ranked. The average beginning salery coming out of it, without further degrees, is $60,000. Go Colorado School of Mines. =D</p>