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college... yeah
« on: August 05, 2010, 06:26:49 pm »
so basically my parents just told me that i have to decide what college i want to attend by tonight

a lot of you people are either in the midst of or through this process(and are interested in the same things i am) so i thought it would be a good place to ask.
so: what place are/were/will you attend/ing, does it have good programs for someone who is interested in programs :P(or robotics stuff, or even engineering[although there are a ton of people in that field, so not so much]), how many $'s would i need, etc

im a teensy weensy bit desperate here so any help would be greatly appreciated

thanks ;D
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Re: college... yeah
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2010, 07:14:56 pm »
Where do you live? Or is that not an issue?  I am still in high school, but I know of several good CompSci/Engineering schools.

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Re: college... yeah
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2010, 07:18:04 pm »
im in phx, az and location is an issue(i have very little money), but anything at all would still be helpful
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Re: college... yeah
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2010, 07:18:53 pm »
Hmmm...you can never go wrong with MIT, which is where I'll be headed in a month.
However, it is rather expensive (~$46,000 a year x.x), not to mention a pain to get into.

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Re: college... yeah
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2010, 07:38:46 pm »
Lucky bastard.
You get to go to MIT? :c
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Re: college... yeah
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2010, 08:02:05 pm »
UC Berkeley is a good choice, that's where I'm going.  It's a public school (usually considered the best in the country) so its probably less expensive than a private school even if you're from out of state.  It's also consistently in the top 5 schools in the world for computer science and engineering.  It's hard to get in though, you pretty much need almost strait A's.  This is my first semester there so I haven't actually started yet, but from what I've seen so far, their college of engineering is really nice.
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Re: college... yeah
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2010, 08:17:21 pm »
well, U of Tulsa has a good comp sci program, and if you're interested in anything technology/engineering, U of Missouri-Rolla (a.k.a. Missouri Science and Technology) is a good place to go.  I think Dartmouth has a good computer program, also.
However, if you're looking for a good buy, Truman State University (in Kirksville, MO) is a very good school with a good computer science program.  I think in-state tuition is $11,000, maybe.  Out-of-state is $14,000, I believe, but you'll want to look that up.

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Re: college... yeah
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2010, 08:27:51 pm »
/\it looks around 13k for out of state
there's no way im getting a definitive answer by tonight, so im not sure how that's going to work out, but thanks for being helpful everyone