What is the value of a SUNY Binghamton engineering degree?

<p>Hi guys :) </p>

<p>I was just wondering what the value of a SUNY Binghamton engineering degree is. I have seen that it is a competitive engineering school (according to some college books) and was wondering if it was a good choice for engineering (for an instate student who doesn't want to go broke during college). If I were to go there, I would probably do the 5 year program where you get your Masters at an accelerated rate. Is there Graduate program worth it? Would a degree from Binghamton hold me back when I am looking for a job/internship? Would it be a better choice to go to SUNY Buffalo or SUNY Stony Brook?</p>

<p>I just feel that Binghamton is a better school (campus/ student/ happiness-wise) than the other SUNYs so I would like to know if it would be a mistake to go there? </p>

<p>I don't know if this matters but I have been looking at the Mechanical, Electrical, and Civil programs.</p>

<p>Thanks so much for your help!</p>

<p>The value would be the total tuition cost after 5 years. You are simply looking for a validation or your choice.</p>

<p>That's clearly not what I meant by "value." Why post at all if it's just going to be a stupid, arrogant answer?</p>

<p>I think Enginox just meant that you already made a choice in your mind and were only looking for opinions to back yourself up. Nothing conflictual there. </p>

<p>Anyway, I think the TRUE estimated value of an engineering degree is not really something other people can evaluate for you. By that I mean it is really you that has to make the degree worth something. I suggest you go wherever your heart is set and then try to make the best out of your education. This whole degree value thing is really superficial and barely makes sense especially in engineering. </p>

<p>In the future, you career will most likely be driven by your skills, not the degree. Otherwise I guess big name universities would literally be selling their degrees without educational requirements.</p>

<p>Thank you! That makes a lot of sense. I also have not made up my mind. I'm going to be applying to schools in the winter and am far from having any idea as to what university I want to attend.</p>

<p>Also... do you feel that the school that you get your engineering degree from has less weight in the Patent Law job market? Would Patent Law have more to do with were you went to law school?</p>

<p>I have a feeling that Stony Brook is better in most technical areas (partly due to its proximity to Brookhaven)</p>

<p>Employers won't really care where you got your technical degree from. Some patent lawyers don't even have a technical degree, so I guess that should answer your question. They just care about where you got your law degree from. Also if you want to work for a big company, I suggest aiming for a prestigious law school.</p>

<p>Buffalo and Stony Brook have the stronger engineering program, though Binghamton is the better SUNY overall.</p>

<p>well IMO SUNY Geneseo is the best SUNY but Buffalo and Stony Brook have the best engineering programs (and I'd personall rather go to Buffalo than Stony Brook).y</p>

<p>Actually, Stony beats Bing in many programs. Physics, for example, its graduate school is top 10 in the country. CS, as well. EE I don't remember the rank, but pretty decent.</p>

<p>^ Yes, Stony Brook is the superior science school.</p>

<p>Buffalo has a great engineering program. Especially mechanical and civil.</p>

<p>And for what it's worth, I love the campus.</p>

<p>Like previously said, Buffalo and Stony are good options too. Maybe even better</p>

<p>I agree that Buffalo is very good with civil engineering. I am from City College. Our former intermediate president Professor Passwell was actually one of the co-founders of the civil engineering department @ Buffalo. </p>

<p>"While a Professor of Civil Engineering at State University of New York at Buffalo (1964-1982), Paaswell organized and directed the Center for Transportation Studies and Research. "</p>

<p>Robert Paaswell was the chairman of Chicago transit many years ago. So I can definitely agree that it is a good department :)</p>