Vandy ComScie VS that of other LAC's

<p>Hello, </p>

<p>My prospective major is CS and I applied to mostly LAC's and also Vanderbilt. I was just wondering how good Vandy's CS program is compared to others'. </p>

<p>I applied to Grinnell, Harvey Mudd, Oberlin (rejected lol), Williams etc, if that helps.</p>

<p>It is my guess there is a lot more cs research money at Vanderbilt than most of those schools, so undergraduates will have a greater opportunity to do cs research.(Harvey Mudd may have more; check it out by looking at their web pages.) Somewhere on Vanderbilt's web site is a statement that the computer science department brought in more external research money than any other single department (not just in engineering, IF I read it correctly) last year.</p>

<p>Computer science departments vary a lot in their undergraduate focus. Some are more theory, some are more practical, research-oriented. Some require a ton of math, others put a lot of emphasis on programming.</p>

<p>I think you need to contact undergraduate program directors at the various schools and get some real information. </p>

<p>The type of research being done by cs faculty at Vanderbilt is very easily discovered by reading the web profiles of all of the faculty. The requirements for the major are also listed.</p>

<p>Thank you midmo!</p>

<p>and my heartbeat quickens, when I start to think about Vandy decision.... ahhhhh</p>

<p>good luck.</p>