I need help deciding colleges for Computer Science?
Topic: Williams case schools
May 21, 2019 / By Eunice Question:
I got accepted into Georgia Tech, Case Western, UIUC, Drexel, Virginia Tech, and William and Mary. I am a Virginian resident and therefore will pay instate tuition if I attend Virginia Tech or William and Mary. Thing is, my family income bracket is high, 200k + and I am an only child so I do not qualify for scholarships. My parents think it is a rip off to pay 45 k to attend Georgia Tech or UIUC, one the best computer science schools in the nation. Virginia Tech is good for engineering, but its computer science is mediocre at best. I am really really confused. I've always thought that prestige of the school doesn't matter for computer science, but lately its been crossing my mind how I can attend some of the best schools for comp sci and remain competitive. Someone help me. Is a computer science degree worth it going out of state? My plans after graduation is to attend a top grad school such as Stanford or MIT for Comp Sci.
Best Answers: I need help deciding colleges for Computer Science?
Cleopatra | 3 days ago
I would talk to the people at each school. Get more information. Is your source for Virginia Tech's computer science a reliable source? Talk to them and make sure you are getting the right info. (Although they may talk highly of their program if it isn't great...) Talk to some students yourself. Can you find any computer science students at Virginia?
I personally reccomend instate tuition. Employers do not care about where you get your degree. They just care about the degree. You can always go to Virginia Tech and if you are not happy with the program, you can transfer.
I am not a computer science major-just my opinion.
I was told by someone to look up median salaries. I know that Computer Science majors make A LOT of money, so being in debt by paying the out of state schools tuition can be made up once you get out of college, so you won't be in debt all your life if you are worried about that.
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Originally Answered: What science courses do colleges want to see?
Most schools require biology, chemistry, and physics. I'm not a science person either (sociology/marketing BA). Chemistry is a lab science, so is microbiology if your school offers that. It's a lot of fun and not as hard.
Your best bet is to call an admissions counselor at Illinois State U. and ask them. They also make note of your phone call and it can help you get in. At least that's the way it is for some schools, I don't know about that school specifically. But it does show your interest, which they will appreciate.
Best of luck!
I am attending Georgia Tech in the fall, so congrats!!! I know several people there, ranging from chemical engineering majors to computer science majors. I chose Georgia Tech simply because of the prestige. When you go to a job interview, you don't want to have to explain where you went to college. For instance, I was accepted into several smaller colleges, such as Agnes Scott College. Great academic record, smart students, private, exceptional professors....but have you ever heard of it? If you meet someone who's attending Harvard, nobody really cares about what they're majoring in - they care about the name. Keep that in mind when you finally choose where you're attending college.
Now, I suppose I'm biased since I'm going to attend Georgia Tech, but here goes nothing! From what I've heard, their computer science program is HARD. I know several people that have dropped the program because of its difficulty. Georgia Tech is already known for being a difficult college, so for the students to admit one of the degrees is unbelievably difficult means something. On the bright side, if you do graduate from Georgia Tech with a computer science degree, every employer will know that you earned that degree. In terms of money, I can't really argue with your parents too much. I'm from Georgia, so I get in-state tuition and the HOPE scholarship (I will pay about $15k a year). My parents make a fairly average income, so while I don't qualify for financial aid scholarships, $60k for college isn't an easy payment. My boyfriend is graduating from Georgia Tech with a degree in chemical engineering and is from New York, so he has to pay $45k a year. His parents say the same thing about it being a rip off, but on the other hand, when you graduate you'll automatically start making $80,000+ a year. You could pay your parents back for college in less time than it took you to graduate haha. Good luck with your decision!
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Go to UIUC I'm from Illinois and you will get a job 3 months before college graduation (If you perform good). Actually one of my old teachers had his kid go to UIUC because it was a family school and he said his oldest son got a job right after college at Ernst and young. His daughter got a job at Sun or Java.. Or Oracle......
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Originally Answered: Is there a lasting career for computer programmers or people with a computer science degree?
Your jobs only limited by your own limitations, skills, etc., be prepared to do and learn anything don't settle for a life long desk job. You will have to learn new programming languages or changes to them as they do eventually get updated even replaced in the business world. If you can show your worth and put every minute at work into tasks needed to get done, they might not be yours, you'll be irreplaceable.
I myself am a computer science major and have ended up as more of a salesperson, I built and manage our company website, support our computers, repair embedded controlled things we sell, I've always been a jack of all trades type, a windows user since 3.1 at age 10. Learned HTML at 16, learned some cobol in highschool. Went to college learned C++ and Java and decided I liked tech work in ac/dc embedded crap and computer repair much better than sitting for hours programming, If you peruse the internet a lot and then visit a html, joomla, drupal, (whatever) theme marketplace, such as themeforest. You'll figure out that so many businesses use firms to design them a website based on a budget and they just get sold a template designed website, either customized a little or pretty much stock theme. Now what you can program into them from there is limitless. But the starting ground is a cheap block of theme design, a base of cement to build from. Same concept of where you start anything, from a job, to a skyscraper, to a toaster oven, everything starts with a basic structure to build from, in your case its programming language.
P.S. there are juveniles out there who sell Apps in marketplaces. I kid you not.