Osu Or Umcp For Ee? Which Has A Better Engineering Program?
Q: I am a student currently attending a community college in Columbus, Ohio. My parents are from Maryland. I am in the process of deciding where to attend school after getting an associate's degree. I plan to major in electrical engineering. My two main options at this point are Ohio State University and University of Maryland at College Park. I could either obtain an Ohio residency and attend OSU, or return to Maryland to go to UMCP. Either way, I would pay in-state tuition rates, and the cost of the two colleges would be about the same. My question is this: which of these two schools has the best electrical engineering program? Is one significantly better than the other, or are they about the same? What benefits can one of the two offer over the other? I know that this newsgroup has an astounding amount of collective experience, so I hope that I can gather some advice from it.
A: -I don't know much about the UMCP course, but the OSU EE program has a reputation of being quite demanding. Several of my friends were ex OSU EEs who pursued their education elsewhere. -In my opinion they are both fine schools. I have heard good things about both. If it were me, I would decide based on other factors such as: do they offer the classes in the fields I want, do I like the campus, etc. There is likely to be no real difference in the two schools in regards to "respect" from prospective employers.