|By Survivor4 on Tuesday, September 04, 2001 - 09:24 pm: Edit|
Are the kids pretty geeky at CMU? If they are #1 in computer science, it seems like their geek factor is going to be right up there. I'm interested in engineering, but at a school with some balance.
|By Roger (Roger) on Wednesday, September 05, 2001 - 08:32 pm: Edit|
Hi, Survivor4. Like any technical school, CMU has its share of geeks, but because of its superb art school (esp. drama and architecture), some strong social sciences like psych, etc., there's quite a mix of students on campus. Depending on your preferences, you'll probably be able to find a crowd you'll enjoy hanging out with.
It's been a while since I've been on campus, but from what I've heard there is still a tendency for the fine arts types and techies to self-segregate to some degree. My impression is that this is mostly a combination of shared classes and a natural tendency to talk to people interested in the same stuff you are. When I was on campus a million years ago, there were definitely good friendships formed across the colleges, and mixed groups that did stuff together. (It seemed like the architects were in their own world, though - one's impression was that their life was long stretches of having fun punctuated by three-consecutive-all-nighters to get projects done. Kind of weird, but they seemed to enjoy it.)
By all means, visit the campus - CMU is a great school for both computers and engineering, and should offer plenty of diversity. I might add that it's located in Oakland, next to Schenley Park, and a 5-minute walk from University of Pittsburgh and the huge Carnegie Museum, Library, & performing arts complex; there are several other campuses nearby, too. You don't have to worry in the least about having only other engineers to talk to.
|By Survivor4 on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 - 09:59 am: Edit|
Thanks, Roger. How long has it been since you have been there?
|By Roger (Roger) on Thursday, September 13, 2001 - 09:21 am: Edit|
I almost hate to admit it, Survivor, but I'm approaching my 30th reunion as an alum. I have visited the campus numerous times since then, though, and have kept up with developments there. It's been fun to watch the school emerge as a center for computer and software engineering, and to continue its strong position in the era of the Internet and e-commerce.
|By Mackenzie on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 10:23 pm: Edit|
I spent my summer at CMU. Playboy ranked the student body as being the third ugliest in the country. I guess you learn to get over that kind of thing It's a nice school. Pitt's there too, if worse comes to worse.
|By chrisd on Thursday, September 26, 2002 - 06:53 pm: Edit|
My daughter spent the summer at CMU; loved everything about the experience except for the food. She's interested in mechanical engineering, and CM is her first choice school. Remember that besides the computer folks there is a good number of musical theater students--not a group one thinks of as unattractive.
|By theman on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 02:21 pm: Edit|
Playboy has never ranked colleges, ever.
|By Potter on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 02:28 pm: Edit|
yeah, what the hell is Mackenzie talking about??
|By Odds (Odds) on Friday, April 04, 2003 - 12:09 am: Edit|
yes they have. i dont want to post the link but you can go look for it yourself.. it's on the website.
|By Odds (Odds) on Friday, April 04, 2003 - 12:10 am: Edit|
but about CMU being ranked.. don't know about that. i think they only had top 5.
but CMU girls are ugly without a doubt. collegeprowler.com has some good ratings.
|By Lobi (Lobi) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 02:13 am: Edit|
ChrisD and theman, If i had my way, I'd tell y'all to shut the f++k up - Of course playboy has ranked colleges, in many categories. Best looking students, worst parties, best parties, wildest girls...
Well I assume your type who are talking about geeky schools have never heard of playboy. It figures.
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