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6:21@asiah17:we can see your entire face
6:23@aforsy5059:we can see your face:)
6:35@Ineffable.Ari:I can see you!
22:31@Ineffable.Ari:Santa Clara? I don't know many CA schools
27:39@sidney:Is it ok to go to a school in California if I’m interested in finance?
28:29@sidney:Is it a good idea to go to Stanford if I’m interested in finance?
32:38@aforsy5059:apple is in Cupertino, CA
33:15@aforsy5059:I am trying to decide between BU and Carnegie. Any Advice? I think CMU is more prestigious, but it is more of a STEM school and I am a Marketing major?
36:36@aforsy5059:yeah, pittsburg, lol
We should look at overall ranking or the department/major's ranking besides location?
38:11@Ineffable.Ari:For the academic point, I'm conflicted on choosing between an institute (so they have way less degrees, but super good at what they focus on, for context, GA Tech), and a university in which there are way more degrees but since I'm thinking of doing engineering it might not be the smartest to go there (UGA and Emory). I also want to do biology and architecture and all of them have that
38:19@Ineffable.Ari:Sorry for the super long question
40:09@Prudence:what is an example of a competitive school?
40:23@akumar:Hi for someone thinking of Biomedical engineering on a premed, which one is the best option -UIUC, U Pitt, UVA, USC and Penn State. These are all out of state tuition, So which one is the best value for money ?
42:35@sidney:Would Columbia be a better option than MIT/Wharton for finance, accounting.... bc it’s located in NY?
42:52@akumar:UIUC and UPitt are ranked at 20 for Biomed as per US news . USC is higher overall ranking
43:48@stemcurious:Thoughts on CS from SJSU vs UCSD/UCI???
45:04@akumar:Yes USC is 12th ranked engineering and uIUC is 6th
45:46@Prudence:Is it okay to decide which school to go to based on if you feel at home?
48:06@akumar:I am on the fence regarding premed vs engineering. That's why it is tough to decide.
49:56@akumar:My mom is worried its a party school !LOL
50:23@anonymous:I am interested in sociology or political science and ten law school, will liberal art college or big school like U Michigan?
50:27@anonymous:Sorry I meant Haverford college vs u Michigan?
54:52@Ineffable.Ari:Will the livestream be up later and when if you have a time? Thank you so much for the info and your time!
55:21@akumar:UIUC- is the party school as per her!
56:34@anonymous:Do you have a preferred website for college research other than the specific college websites themselves? Can you also quickly repeat the criterias to consider when researching college (I joined late)
57:54@akumar:It is fun talking to you ! you talk sense !!
58:04@akumar:Any advice on how to request for appealing for more aid at USC.
59:54@akumar:My UVA package is same as USC
60:17@Prudence:My major is Engineering (idk which one, but I'm leaning towards Mechanical). I have to decide between IIT Chicago and GSU Georgia. I have a scholarship from IIT and a net cost of 23k and I don't have any scholarships from GSU. I don't know what to decide. GSU is closer to me though and IIT is far away.
61:32@Prudence:Georgia Southern University, Georgia
62:14@aforsy5059:I was pretty torn between the two, this was so helpful. Thanks!:)
62:19@asiah17:I am trying to decide between Rice and Northwestern. They gave me similar financial aid, so I'm really torn. I am planning to study psychology on a pre med track.
67:44@Prudence:Referring back to my question Georgia Southern University, Georgia is cheaper than IIT chicago
67:54@akumar:Thank you for your insights !
68:11@anonymous:its the 8th
68:49@Prudence:Do you know which of these schools have the best engineering program? IIT Chicago, Georgia Southern, Georgia, University of Alabama, Nova Southeastern, Florida, and Embry Riddle Florida
69:49@anonymous:thank you for your help!
70:27@akumar:University of Alabama is not bad ! Don't know about others.
71:47@Prudence:Georgia Southern Uni in Georgia
81:26@Prudence:No Georgia Southern is in Georgia
81:28@Prudence:That's what I meant