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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:46 pm 
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I'm going to make this short and sweet. I'm a year and a half away from graduating highschool, and I plan to go to college for computer science afterwards. Here are a few of the colleges I've been looking into and reading up on:

-University of Texas
-Carnegie Mellon University
-UC Berkeley
-Stanford
-University of Pennsylvania

Can anyone offer any more suggestions/insight? Price is not an issue, warm weather is a plus, and coed dorms are a requirement.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:53 pm 
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gamerfreak wrote:
warm weather is a plus


There go all the Canadian schools I was going to suggest. :P

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coed dorms are a requirement.


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Gamerfreak, have you ever been to Austin? PARTY TOWN!!! No seriously, its a good engineering school too.

Carnegie Mellon: from what I understand, is one of the premier and probably the highest respected engineering schools of all those listed. Hope you got good ACT or SAT scores.


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 Post subject: Re: College.
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Jipstyle wrote:
gamerfreak wrote:
warm weather is a plus


There go all the Canadian schools I was going to suggest. :P

I wouldn't go there anyway :P

reklaw wrote:
Gamerfreak, have you ever been to Austin? PARTY TOWN!!! No seriously, its a good engineering school too.

Carnegie Mellon: from what I understand, is one of the premier and probably the highest respected engineering schools of all those listed. Hope you got good ACT or SAT scores.

Yeah, I think Texas is a pretty good school, Edsger Dijkstra went there after.

Heh, think Carnegie will be hard to get into? University of Penn is an Ivy League school. I don't think I'm going to have too many issues, but its hard to say.


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My 2 cents on the non-educational side.

UofT - Austin - if you're male, there's hot chicks. If you're female there's hot guys. Almost always good viewing weather... :) Good music scene. Weatherwise, cold shouldn't be an issue, but might be too hot/muggy during early fall.

Stanford - if you aren't in CA, you've got a chance. If you are in CA, you are screwed.

Berkley - If you aren't of the ultra-liberal bent, stay away.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:22 am 
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gamerfreak wrote:
Jipstyle wrote:
gamerfreak wrote:
warm weather is a plus


There go all the Canadian schools I was going to suggest. :P

I wouldn't go there anyway :P

reklaw wrote:
Gamerfreak, have you ever been to Austin? PARTY TOWN!!! No seriously, its a good engineering school too.

Carnegie Mellon: from what I understand, is one of the premier and probably the highest respected engineering schools of all those listed. Hope you got good ACT or SAT scores.

Yeah, I think Texas is a pretty good school, Edsger Dijkstra went there after.

Heh, think Carnegie will be hard to get into? University of Penn is an Ivy League school. I don't think I'm going to have too many issues, but its hard to say.


Carnegie is above Ivy League. It's probably the next closest thing to MIT.

I plan on trying to go there for my Masters degree. They are extremely selective.


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jcollins wrote:
UofT - Austin - if you're male, there's hot chicks. If you're female there's hot guys. Almost always good viewing weather... :) Good music scene. Weatherwise, cold shouldn't be an issue, but might be too hot/muggy during early fall.

Yeah I think I have my heart set on this place. Any idea what they're admissions are like?


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Sorry, I wasn't looking at the admissions when I was there... :)


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University of Nebraska is a great computer science school


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here is a (almost) complete list of all the colleges that offer computer science : http://www.completeschools.com/colleges/computer-information-sciences-support-services-degree/computer-science-program/


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I'll throw in my word for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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I see you have done your home work, 4 of the colleges you picked are in the Top 10 of the best Computer Science Programs. The only one not on your list I would suggest is MIT. Honestly all the Colleges you picked are very good schools, and you should be happy at any of them. University of Texas would be my pick on that list, but any of the others would be just as good.


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Dude if you go to Carnegie Mellon, I'll see u there. I'm in the same grade as you and I'm planning on going there. LAN PARTIES!!!


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Nate wrote:
University of Nebraska is a great computer science school


I am sure it's fine, but their program doesn't even rate in the top 100. Besides who in the hell would want to be a Corn Husker?


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