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 Post subject: What is the best engineering school in the u.s?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:10 am 
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I live in new york i want to know what is the best engineering school.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:17 am 
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Well, it depends on what type of engineering you're talking about. As far as I know, for most engineering, but especially Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO is one of the best. I won't say it's the best as it really depends on what type of engineering you're looking at going into, but it's near the top of the list.


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It really depends what kind of engineering. If you want to stay in NY go to columbia. If you want to be on the east coast look at MIT, Cornell, Carnige Mellon and Columbia. Other then those I would go to Berkley of Stanford for Computer sci and some other engineering as well.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:45 am 
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I want computer engineering. I currently applied for farmingdale, sunyit, binghamton, alfredstate, morrisville and canton.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:47 pm 
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Harvey Mudd College


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thats in ca im staying in ny.


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The University of Connecticut might interest you.


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University of Illinois... by far. Bar none. Funding, Education, Real World projects... they've got it all.


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I was a engineering recruiter (software/computer/nuclear enginering) at a multi national for a few years and it would help if you could provide a few more details about what you are looking for. "Best Engineering School" is very subjective.
Since you want to stay in NY you do limit yourself somewhat, but lets focus on whats available in NY. Right off the top of my head, Columbia www.columbia.edu and Rensselaer www.rpi.com I've recruited students from both campuses. For nationl reputation Columbia is very well known. But among engineering circles RPI (Also Harvey Mudd, Cooper Union, etc) are know to put out some of the best trained engineers. Those schools focus more on undergraduate education then other PhD driven schools such as Columbia. Plus RPI places a huge emphasis on hands on engineering. Each class is paired with a extensive hands on lab dealing with real world problems.
I cannot tell you how many times during interviews (both on campus and onsite interviews) I have asked EE's a VERY basic signal analysis question on how to filter a signal and identify the frequency of the noise. (ans: Fourier Transform) The students from RPI just seemed to have a better grasp on real world engineering applications versus book theory.

Anyways, thats just my take on the situation.
Oh and another thing: When touring the campsus that you are interested in, ask to sit in on a 4th year class in your major. If you see over 40 people in that class, such as Univ Ill - Urbana :wink: , I feel that is a huge sign the school is not placing enough emphasis on undergraduate education.

Here is a link to student comments about their respective schools:

www.studentreviews.com


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:35 pm 
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markmark69 i have applied to alfred state, farmingdale, sunyit, canton, morrisville, and binghamton. Are those good schools for engineering and out of those six which one is the best for computer engineering?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:16 am 
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markmark answer your pm.


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If you are thinking about getting a job at Intel or amd, nvidia or ati, your gpa seems to matter, they filter through prospectives with a search engine, and from a 51 pg thread over @ anandtech we see that few companies give a real ratz ass about where u went, as long as you know your stuff


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:49 pm 
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Thanks i feel relief


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WEll one of the members works for Intel and does the interview process, he said they use a search engine, and filter by gpa first. Seems AMD, Nvidia, and Ati follow similiar methods


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