|By Showwhite (Showwhite) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 12:15 am: Edit|
I got acceptance from both schools(Engineering)
Which school has better program for CE or EE? Duke will offer me FA $35000. Penn will offer me FA $23000. I can't see any difference in two schools(reputations). Which one has better reputation anyway?
|By Tellmewhy (Tellmewhy) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 09:09 pm: Edit|
Hard to say the one is better than the other as far as reputation. Both schools are similar as a whole. You might want to look into which has the better Engineering (I think Duke?) and consider the financial aid. Remember both are pretty damn good.
|By Drooz (Drooz) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 09:26 pm: Edit|
duke has a higher ranked undergrad engineering program, but not by much. go to pratt though, cause that's where i'm going . also, they are opening a huge new engineering research center called CIEMAS that looks pretty sweet. Penn is a great school though, so go to whichever one feels better to you.
|By Theegosings (Theegosings) on Wednesday, April 07, 2004 - 05:05 pm: Edit|
what about in general? or for something more humanities related?
|By Imperator (Imperator) on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 03:03 am: Edit|
go DUKE all the way, duke's more prestigious.
at least thats the way I see it.
EDIT: I almost chose duke, but then decided Stanford was better ;)
|By Willywang (Willywang) on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 11:45 pm: Edit|
UPENN HAS A HORRIBLE ENGINEERING PROGRAM, my cousin goes there for the Wharton school's Huntsman program, and according to him, not alot of people know that Penn's engineering program blows!!!!
|By Michellet (Michellet) on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 06:00 am: Edit|
My fried goes to the engeneering school at Penn and he hates it. Apparently the work load plus the environment and the people makes him hate it that much....
|By Hegemonhenenen (Hegemonhenenen) on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 12:50 am: Edit|
Duke has better feng shui, go there!
|By Dreadpirate (Dreadpirate) on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 05:08 pm: Edit|
Penn has no loblolly pines, no 8000 acre forest, no magnolias, no Carolina barbecue, and no hush puppies. Duke's engineering program is very good and rising, though probably a bit more competitive than Penn's.
|By Showwhite (Showwhite) on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 10:11 pm: Edit|
Thank you for these messages. After negotiation, Penn decided to match FA Grant to Duke's. Easy negotiation makes my choice more obvious.. I am going DUKE!!
|By Ay_Caramba (Ay_Caramba) on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 11:02 pm: Edit|
wait i don't get it, penn gave you more money, so you're going to duke?
but all the same, good for you! i'll see you in durham!
|By Hegemonhenenen (Hegemonhenenen) on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 11:48 pm: Edit|
Keep in touch
|By Starlighter (Starlighter) on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 06:12 pm: Edit|
ah! I'm vacillating between penn and duke. I don't care so much for prestige. I do need some advice though. I have to decide soon, within the next two days. thanks! interested in biology, history, and languages. the financial aid packages for both schools are the same.
worries: wharton at penn overshadows the college (accepted to the college)? is penn's undergrad population too large? penn has the interdisciplinary dual-degrees but I don't know anything about seminars or classes that cross academic fields (at least not much in the course book).
duke doesn't have the city life i want, but it does offer more flexible core requirements. weather is nice too (i live in upstate ny). i don't like having to take buses to classes at duke (split campus). duke is also much more interdisciplinary with small seminars and smaller population size. any advice? please help!
|By Hegemonhenenen (Hegemonhenenen) on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 06:33 pm: Edit|
Duke has an awesome medical facility nearby.
Since bio is on your list, that would be a huge plus for job/learning opps.
|By Fuzzzylogicc (Fuzzzylogicc) on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 10:30 pm: Edit|
Durham isn't Philly, but I think Duke has the better campus life and that's where you'll spend most of your time.
And I don't know how strongly you feel about the bus thing, but it's not a big deal (and/or you're quickly use to it). I actually like the getaway from East to West (and vice versa) and the Duke Forest all around and between.
Anyway, good luck on your decision.
|By Starlighter (Starlighter) on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 10:46 pm: Edit|
Thanks for the advice. I've just decided. Penn it is! Night.
|By Johnmayerfan (Johnmayerfan) on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 11:55 am: Edit|
which is better: Penn the college for biology/premed or Duke BME? Penn gave me slightly better finaid but I think duke'll match it. I'm looking for good premed research opps which i'd find in philly, but I think the research tri would do well for me at duke too...
|By Starlighter (Starlighter) on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 08:25 pm: Edit|
i heard from current students at duke that not too many people do research in the research triangle area. it's usually done on duke's campus. but i must say, biology/bme is better at duke than at penn based on my research. i like three very different fields and believe penn is better overall. good luck.
|By Stanfordnualum (Stanfordnualum) on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 01:10 am: Edit|
Seems like everyone out here says Duke got "excellent" engineering program. They got great BME program but to me, that's the only top one out of only 4 (hence a pretty small program) they got. US News ranks their overall grad program outside top 30. I don't remember where UPenn stands however. I think neither are great for CE/EE. You don't have other choices? like Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Berkeley, Stanford, Illionis-UrbanaChampaign...etc?
|By Showwhite (Showwhite) on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 11:26 pm: Edit|
Yes, you are right. Duke was ranked only 18th place in Undergrad CE. Penn was not even in top 20. I got acceptance from Carnegie mellon CIT(not by SCS or ECE). They said it's almost impossible to transfer to SCS or ECE in CMU, and their FA offer is only Grant $12000. I need to pay extra $30000. Do you think it is worth to attend CMU paying extra $24000(Duke and Penn's $35000 - CMU's $12000)? Schools like Virginia Tech(Virginia Enineering Pride!!) was ranked in 18th place in undergrad CE too. I am sure that Duke's engineering is great although not as strong as CMU, Cornell or MIT. I am planning to attend MIT graduate school(even if it's extremely tough). Duke has higher graduate school placement rate(38% to Penn's 23%). Personally, I didn't like Philly too. Anyway thank you for your advice.
|By Macsuile (Macsuile) on Wednesday, July 07, 2004 - 07:33 am: Edit|
Duke is incredibly over-rated and its prestige is mostly derived from its athletic program. Schools like Rice, Virginia and William & Mary are much better.
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