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seidren 09-08-2003 07:47 AM

What are the good universities in the US for Computer Engineering
Hi People,
It's time for me to figure out which universities I should apply for.
Obviously I am going to do Computer Engineering. So I would like a little feedback from all of you who have already been to good universities or are still in universities. I am going to apply for the US and I want to get into a good one where they use LINUX :)
You might not be in the US, but you might know some good places, won't you???.

Thanks in advance,

flapjackboy 09-08-2003 07:57 AM

Erm... It might be stating the obvious, but...

M.I.T ?

martinman 09-08-2003 04:52 PM

damn, took my answer...

lol, its been my dream to go there for ages

caltech, georgia tech, even some of those lame schools you see on tv might be worth checking out (ITT tech)

tincat2 09-08-2003 06:01 PM

location and facilities enhance a very good program at the,college park. excellent physics and engineering depts. as well.

Capt_Caveman 09-08-2003 11:19 PM

CMU (Carnegie Mellon University)

jailbait 09-09-2003 04:16 PM

Here are some good technical universities in America:

Go to Virginia Tech if you can both program and play football

graffitici 09-09-2003 04:25 PM

Carnegie Mellon, Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, Rensselar Polytechnic

seidren 09-09-2003 09:19 PM

Thanks guys, Thank you very much. All your responses saved me a lot of time. Thank you!!!

I checked the sites and the upsetting thing was that most of the universities did not offer financial aid for international students. I am from Sri Lanka and, my parents will be glad if I can get my tuition fees reduced.

Paying about $20 000 - $40 000 a year will be damn hard because I have 5 more younger brothers below me.

Do you guys know any way that I could atleast get the pressure off my parents. Is it possible to work part time and earn enough money to pay atleast 20%-30% of the fees myself. Or are there any scholarships offered for International Students.

I tried searching in but that was a mess. Most of them required the applicant to be enrolled in a University already.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks Guys

jailbait 09-10-2003 08:26 PM

" Or are there any scholarships offered for International Students."

Scholarships are offered for a hodgepodge of reasons. The best way to sort out the mess is to create a list of universities that you might like to attend and then contact those universities asking what scholarships would be available to you at that university.

seidren 09-11-2003 01:54 AM

Thanks for the reply. I'll check them.

sachitha 10-30-2003 10:21 AM

hey there!
i'm from SL too.
Won't you like to consider MRT ,sl. i Mean ,try your superb best at the AL's (Die hard!) and try your very best to get to MRT.
or may be there's a different dream that you might wanna consider,( something that u've been good at all ur life) which will also make ur parents proud...
just a suggestion!
well, about schol.s. There are options, such as
doing well at Al's here in SL itself as to get a very high rank
or doing well at London AL's etc.
or doing well here at SAT/TOEFL as to get very good scores.
which might stimulate good considerations for half or full scholarships.
i know a few ppl who got to MIT this way, from SL.

martinman 10-30-2003 07:53 PM

not to spoil your parade even more, but it is predicted that by the time I graduate (07) MIT yearly tuition with inflation and all that included is 57,000/yr. highest in the region

sk8guitar 11-03-2003 11:30 AM

yeah, i go to college park for computer engineering. and its a really good school for that. especially graduate school. i think the graduate computer engineering programs are in the top 10 in the US. and its a state school so its alot cheaper than MIT or whatever. . i dig it.

also, you might want to just look at one of those US news and world reports college rating books. and then make a list of universities that sound good, visit their website, email some people, make some calls, yadda yadda.

quietguy47 11-03-2003 07:11 PM

The University of North Dakota has a very good Comp. Sci school. It's also a public University.

seidren 04-03-2004 05:34 AM

Thanks a lot guys,

I applied to all the universities you suggested and I got admitted to Virginia Tech.

I couldnt have heard about it, if not for this forum.

Thanks a lot guys.

I am hoping to get a reply from a VT student on this forum.

Anyway I am in a happy mood.

Now I am looking for a good notebook and preferably an AMD one, which I think is cheaper and better than a Pentium one. Any suggestions ?

Thanks guys!!!

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