Good Computer science colleges on the east coast?

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  1. dcpsoguy

    dcpsoguy Diamond Member

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    I know MIT, but that is way out of my league. Somewhere around NJ, which is around my home state.
     
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    I got to Rutgers in NJ and am doing EE, the CS is ok here, but i think the classes are too large.

     
  3. Darkstar757

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    University of Maryland and

    VA TECH
     
  4. dcpsoguy

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    EE? Whats that?

    Any other recommendations?
     
  5. Jzero

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    Trenton State, NJIT, Carnegie Mellon, Drexel, Stevens range from pretty good to awesome.
     
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    MIT is not too bad :p
     
  7. Gunslinger08

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    JMU has a better CS program than tech.. tech kicks JMU's ass in engineering and football though.
     
  8. dcpsoguy

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    In that order? I was thinking about Stevens
     
  9. Jzero

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    Haha. Looking back I realized that it sounded that way. In order from worst to best IMO would be:
    TCNJ<Stevens<NJIT<Drexel<CMU

     
  10. brunswickite

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    not in that order

    Stevens is a good school, has very good student computing services, but it is very expensive ~30k+ a year, for that ammount of moent you could go to a better school.

    EE is Electrical Engineering
     
  11. marquee

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    Trenton state is now referred to as TCNJ.
    In order, I'd rank them CMU, NJIT, Drexel, TCNJ, Stevens, from best to worst.
     
  12. Jzero

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    LOL, you don't say?
    <---TCNJ Grad.

    I use the two interchangably.
     
  13. brunswickite

    brunswickite Diamond Member

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    more like

    CMU, Stevens, Rutgers, Drexel, NJIT, TCNJ (best to worst)
     
  14. mAdMaLuDaWg

    mAdMaLuDaWg Platinum Member

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    NJIT is aiight (I go there ;))
    Stevens is ok too, but its expensive as hell, go there if you have the moolah.
    If you can, check out Princeton too

    BTW, there is a plan underway to merge UMDNJ, NJIT, and Rutgers into one university. If it happends, then graduating from any of these colleges will be awesome.
     
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    Northeastern is one of the best as well.
     
  16. JDub02

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    Bucknell, Lehigh, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Penn State ... there are a bunch.

    I graduated from Bucknell in '02 with a Computer Engineering degree ... got a nice job right away in upstate NY. Had offers in NJ too.
     
  17. TheVrolok

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    This is about the list I would have chosen. Perhaps with the additions of Cooper Union(incredibly amazing school, on par with MIT tho I'm not sure about the specific CS program).
     
  18. cchen

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    Sorry. not really. It is a great school for engineering, but the only school I would say is on par with MIT is Caltech, and CMU for CS. That's it.
     
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    Yeah, I'd have to say you are absolutely wrong. Tech has a nationally ranked program. Nothing against JMU, but their program is not as prestigious. I did undergrad and grad at VT so you can call me bias, but US News reports will back me up.
     
  20. alkemyst

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    What's EE? jesus stick with your local school for a couple years, I think you may be wasting everyone's time otherwise.

     
  21. CanOWorms

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    You can't really compare Cooper Union to a normal university... isn't it an undergrad-only school? I've heard it's the most or second-most difficult school to get into though.

    The best schools for general overall CS are CMU, MIT, Stanford, and Berkeley. However, you should reserach on your own instead of listening to people on the Internet. The average person here would say Bubbaville State is excellent. Here's the rankings of GRADUATE cs programs... maybe it reflects undergrad a little bit. Rankings aren't everything, but they can give you something of a general idea:

    1. Carnegie Mellon University (PA) 4.9
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4.9
    Stanford University (CA) 4.9
    University of California?Berkeley 4.9
    5. University of Illinois?Urbana-Champaign 4.6
    6. Cornell University (NY) 4.5
    7. University of Texas?Austin 4.4
    University of Washington 4.4
    9. Princeton University (NJ) 4.3
    10. California Institute of Technology 4.1
    University of Wisconsin?Madison 4.1
    12. Georgia Institute of Technology 4.0
    University of Maryland?College Park 4.0
    14. Brown University (RI) 3.9
    University of California?Los Angeles 3.9
    University of Michigan?Ann Arbor 3.9
    17. Rice University (TX) 3.8
    University of North Carolina?Chapel Hill 3.8
    University of Pennsylvania 3.8
    20. Columbia University (NY) 3.7
    Duke University (NC) 3.7
    Harvard University (MA) 3.7
    Purdue University?West Lafayette (IN) 3.7
    University of California?San Diego 3.7
    25. University of Massachusetts?Amherst 3.6
    Yale University (CT) 3.6
    27. University of Southern California 3.5
    University of Virginia 3.5
    29. Johns Hopkins University (MD) 3.3
    New York University 3.3
    Rutgers State University?New Brunswick (NJ) 3.3
    SUNY?Stony Brook 3.3
    University of California?Irvine 3.3
    University of Utah 3.3
    35. Ohio State University 3.2
    Penn State University?University Park 3.2
    University of Arizona 3.2
    University of Chicago 3.2
    University of Colorado?Boulder 3.2
    University of Minnesota?Twin Cities 3.2
    Washington University in St. Louis 3.2
    42. Indiana University?Bloomington 3.1
    Northwestern University (IL) 3.1
    University of California?Davis 3.1
    University of Rochester (NY) 3.1
    Virginia Tech 3.1
    47. Dartmouth College (NH) 3.0
    University of Florida 3.0
    49. Michigan State University 2.9
    North Carolina State University 2.9
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) 2.9
    Texas A&M University?College Station 2.9
    University of California?Santa Barbara 2.9
    University of Pittsburgh 2.9
    55. Arizona State University 2.7
    SUNY?Buffalo 2.7
    Syracuse University (NY) 2.7
    University of California?Santa Cruz 2.7
    University of Illinois?Chicago 2.7
    60. Boston University 2.6
    Iowa State University 2.6
    OGI School of Science & Engineering?Oregon Health & Science U. 2.6
    University of Delaware 2.6
    University of Iowa 2.6
    University of Oregon 2.6
    Vanderbilt University (TN) 2.6
    67. Case Western Reserve University (OH) 2.5
    Northeastern University (MA) 2.5
    Oregon State University 2.5
    University of Tennessee?Knoxville 2.5
     
  22. alkemyst

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    Rankings aren't everything, but they can give you something of a general idea:
    [EDITED TO PURGE NON-EAST COASTS QUICKLY :) ]
    1. Carnegie Mellon University (PA) 4.9
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4.9
    6. Cornell University (NY) 4.5
    9. Princeton University (NJ) 4.3
    12. Georgia Institute of Technology 4.0
    University of Maryland?College Park 4.0
    14. Brown University (RI) 3.9
    University of Michigan?Ann Arbor 3.9
    18. University of North Carolina?Chapel Hill 3.8
    University of Pennsylvania 3.8
    20. Columbia University (NY) 3.7
    Duke University (NC) 3.7
    Harvard University (MA) 3.7
    25. University of Massachusetts?Amherst 3.6
    Yale University (CT) 3.6
    28. University of Virginia 3.5
    29. Johns Hopkins University (MD) 3.3
    New York University 3.3
    Rutgers State University?New Brunswick (NJ) 3.3
    SUNY?Stony Brook 3.3
    36. Penn State University?University Park 3.2
    45. University of Rochester (NY) 3.1
    Virginia Tech 3.1
    47. Dartmouth College (NH) 3.0
    University of Florida 3.0
    49. Michigan State University 2.9
    North Carolina State University 2.9
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) 2.9
    University of Pittsburgh 2.9
    56. SUNY?Buffalo 2.7
    Syracuse University (NY) 2.7
    60. Boston University 2.6
    University of Delaware 2.6
    Northeastern University (MA) 2.5

    maybe more helpful....

    Also sticking to known research schools is smart, these will usually be surrounded by companies and work closely with the college....you get to work on budding technology usually.

    &Aring;
     
  23. Nevada

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    i thought NJIT was supposed to become a part of the Rutgers - Newark campus?
     
  24. Jzero

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    That all depends on your perspective. I have ruminated more than once here on ATOT about the dangers of allowing "research" to stand in the way of "education." Nothing worse than a professor who sees teaching as a burden that stands in the way of his research.
     
  25. mAdMaLuDaWg

    mAdMaLuDaWg Platinum Member

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    No, under the proposed plan; Rutgers (Newark and Brunswick), NJIT, and UMDNJ will be merged into a university system much like California's. The only problem is that there are a fair amount of critics (mainly Rutgers faculty :|) to the plan which has prevented the ball from rolling... they are trying to work out compromises.
    If it does happend, it would definitely put these colleges higher up in the rankings.