I'm applying to college in a couple of months, and I have a list of colleges to apply to filled with quite a few of the "top" universities -- Stanford, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, etc. I've been reflecting some; do really
want to go to one of these colleges for undergrad computer science? In terms of applying to grad school, I imagine it will help enormously, but what about going to a less "rigorous" college for undergrad (heck, I'm not even sure I want to go to grad school). Also, it would be really
nice to get financial aid -- I think I will get more from the less prestigious programs. In terms of the less "prestigious programs," I am clueless where to apply.
Hopefully, y'all can help me figure out a) what kind of college to go to and b) good, but less prestigious colleges.
(Of course, I haven't gotten into the "prestigious programs" yet, so it might not be too hard of a decision later on
Note: here is my current list of potential college applications (I generally favor smaller colleges, and location doesn't matter (well, I would like to stay in the US
Florida Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Frank W. Olin College of Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
UF / UCF