Underrated Engineering Programs?

<p>I just looked at the list of potential schools I am applying to and there are more than 20...can anyone give me so info on these schools' engineering/pre-med/grad programs and career oppurtunities and such? Which ones are more tailored to the students needs, research oppurtunies? I need to narrow my list down. If it helps Chem:750 Math 2: 710 US:740, 3.9 GPA unweighted, top 10%</p>

<p>Boston University
University of Chicago
U Del
NJ Institute of technology
NYU Poly
U Virginia

<p>Well, for one, UChicago's engineering is so underrated, it doesn't even exist. ;)</p>

<p>Lehigh engineering</p>

<p>anything to say about it and thanks rny :)</p>

<p>What are the other 7 plus schools you are looking at? If these are your top choices then I would have to say Columbia and RPI are your top schools for Engineering on your list. For small schools, Bucknell is supposed to have a really good E school and their grads seem to do really well in the workforce as do grads from RPI. Not sure about Columbia E grads so I don't want to speculate. None of these schools is underrated per se, but perhaps you could make the argument that Bucknell's E dept. is. Since you are trying to reduce your list of schools and NOT add to it, I will refrain from making any additional suggestions, but tell us what other schools are on your list if you want additional input. You can narrow down your list at least one by taking UChicago off it, as Rny2 points out....</p>

<p>For an underrated (at least by CC standards) why not look at Rose-Hulman for engineering? Top undergrad only program, but that allows for great research opportunities. Fantastic career placement and well regarded in engineering circles, but virtually unknown in relation to the prestige set.</p>

<p>I have to agree w/ jshain that Bucknell is underrated by the public (not by the commercial ranking groups such as USNews, where it is highly ranked for engineering) because it is an LAC. Usually LAC and engineering do not go together in people's minds.</p>

<p>But op, the schools you listed are very different. Do you want a large school or a smaller one, a city environment or is rural okay?</p>

<p>And I know you are trying to reduce the size of your list, but why not consider Cornell--a top ranked engineering school?</p>

<p>Okay, if we are going to recommend some underrated E schools that are on your list, we need to see the rest of your list.... For example, I think Rice could possibly be considered an underrated E school, but this school may or may not be one of the 7 or more schools that are already on your list.</p>

<p>You sound like you're from the Northeast. Have you looked at Cooper Union in NYC? It's on the same level as Rose Hulman, Harvey Mudd, or Olin College of Engineering (you should check out Olin too; it's in Mass.) - challenging and renowned academics, although the school's not very well known outside the field.</p>

<p>The major perk is their free tuition (which Olin might still have, although I'm not sure anymore).</p>

<p>thanks guys. sorry for the holdup but these are the other colleges that are on my apply list:</p>

<p>Carnegie Mellon
George Washington
University of Michigan ann arbor</p>

<p>And my preferences are suburban/near some city and medium-large population</p>

<p>Cornell is rural and is not near a city. Keep that in mind. Some people mind but others dont. Ithaca is a big collegetown</p>

<p>Northwestern has a strong engineering program and is in a pretty large city with chicago nearby</p>

<p>i also forgot to say i am confined to the east coast</p>

<p>Olin only offers half-tuition scholarships now.</p>

<p>Carnegie Mellon - great; EE/CompE is their forte; a bit weaker in bio-related fields
Olin - great but not sure about their premed; limited in range
Cornell - great across wide range of engineering fields
Duke - excellent in BME; lack wide range of engineering disciplines; excellent premed
George Washington - engineering school is tiny/non-existent
Tufts - not known for engineering
Uconn - not known for engineering and in the middle of nowhere
University of Michigan ann arbor - same as Cornell</p>

<p>If you don't mind a mid-size lakefront town right next to Chicago, take a look at Northwestern.</p>

<p>^^^He said he wanted east coast schools Sam, so NU doesn't qualify. Everyone knows that it is on the west coast and the North Shore. :-)</p>

<p>^He got UChicago on his original list and Michigan on his latest list. Are you telling me Michigan is an east coast school? ;)</p>

<p>East coast of Michigan. Well not exactly, but close enough. Yes I see your point. Someone really needs to look at a map I guess. ;-)</p>

<p>Ok, another opinion:</p>

<p>Boston University - remove</p>

<p>Brown - remove</p>

<p>Bucknell - remove</p>

<p>University of Chicago - remove</p>

<p>Columbia - super reach</p>

<p>U Del - safety</p>

<p>NJ Institute of technology - remove</p>

<p>NYU Poly - OK </p>

<p>RPI - yes</p>

<p>Syracuse - remove</p>

<p>U Virginia - reach</p>

<p>WPI - yes</p>

<p>Drexel - OK </p>

<p>Carnegie Mellon - yes</p>

<p>Olin - reach</p>

<p>Cornell - reach </p>

<p>Duke - yes, reach</p>

<p>George Washington - remove</p>

<p>Tufts - remove</p>

<p>Uconn - safety</p>

<p>University of Michigan ann arbor - yes</p>



<p>Stevens Institute of Technology</p>

<p>Rose Hulman</p>

<p>Johns Hopkins</p>

<p>GA Tech - solid match</p>

<p>MIT - why not, super reach</p>