Choosing a good college on the USA

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    Jun 20, 2012 5:08 PM GMT
    Hey guys!

    I'm brazilian a 20 year old guy applying to study during a year on the USA in 2013.

    Actually I'm in my third year of Electrical Engineering, but I also have interest in Industrial Eng. and Bussiness.

    How can i choose a good college to apply? Do you have a good one in mind?
  • TheBizMan

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    Jun 20, 2012 8:13 PM GMT
    There are none.
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    Jun 20, 2012 8:19 PM GMT
    Okay I know I talk so much shit about my home state, but the University of Minnesota has a fantastic program for electrical engineering, but there are two downsides to studying there:

    1) It's hard as hell to get into the college
    2) Minnesota is cold as hell sometimes

    Otherwise check with USNews:

    http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges
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    Jun 20, 2012 8:23 PM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos saidOkay I know I talk so much shit about my home state, but the University of Minnesota has a fantastic program for electrical engineering, but there are two downsides to studying there:

    1) It's hard as hell to get into the college
    2) Minnesota is cold as hell sometimes

    Otherwise check with USNews:

    http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges


    thpse rankings are ridiculous
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    Jun 20, 2012 8:25 PM GMT
    TheBizMan saidThere are none.


    You're right...Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Brown, Columbia, Princeton....so shitty
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    Jun 20, 2012 8:31 PM GMT
    University of Chicago has a great engineering school along with Rice in Texas. I believe University of Southern Cali is a good one - my dream school. I didn't apply cause the rents said it was too far away icon_sad.gif
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    Jun 20, 2012 8:47 PM GMT
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is excellent for engineering and their Sloan School of Management is good for business. You may be able to take classes at Harvard also. The Boston/Cambridge area is very popular with students. Only disadvantages in my opinion are the cold winters and bad drivers, but being from S. America, you might not mind the drivers. icon_smile.gif.

    One of the top schools. Difficult to get in, but if your grades are excellent, you might consider it.
  • TheBizMan

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    Jun 20, 2012 9:39 PM GMT
    7Famark said
    TheBizMan saidThere are none.


    You're right...Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Brown, Columbia, Princeton....so shitty


    Did my comment tousle your feathers the wrong way?
  • UCstudent

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    Jun 20, 2012 9:45 PM GMT
    DanWolf20 saidHey guys!

    I'm brazilian a 20 year old guy applying to study during a year on the USA in 2013.

    Actually I'm in my third year of Electrical Engineering, but I also have interest in Industrial Eng. and Bussiness.

    How can i choose a good college to apply? Do you have a good one in mind?



    University of Cincinnati has a great engineering/co-op program. Also it likes diversity/ people from other countries. and is very cheap
  • Vaughn

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    Jun 20, 2012 10:02 PM GMT
    Don't go to UofA
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    Jun 20, 2012 10:03 PM GMT
    calibro said
    Bullwinklemoos saidOkay I know I talk so much shit about my home state, but the University of Minnesota has a fantastic program for electrical engineering, but there are two downsides to studying there:

    1) It's hard as hell to get into the college
    2) Minnesota is cold as hell sometimes

    Otherwise check with USNews:

    http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges


    thpse rankings are ridiculous
    Can be, but I have been told that being a name snob can have its advantages. Don't shoot the messenger, but I apologize if that's crappy advice.
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    Jun 20, 2012 10:04 PM GMT
    CrankyMcBadass saidUniversity of Michigan's Engineering School is one of the best.
    But before a foreign student can study there, they have to take an ESL course at the school and then spend a year at some other American university before Michigan will enroll them in the regular school.


    Isn't Michigan Tech also a good one? It's in the middle of bumfuck nowhere (literally. I've driven from Minnesota to the UP and the gap between cities is as big as Texas.)
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    Jun 20, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
    Thanks helping me guys!!
    Actually price is not a problem, the brazilian government will pay everything.
    Marks could be a problem!! hahhahhaa

    Actually im looking for more informations on these sites you sent me lol
    Again, thats a lot icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 20, 2012 10:38 PM GMT
    Vaughn saidDon't go to UofA
    Don't go to EITHER UofA (U of Arkansas, and U of Arizona).

    Both suck ass.
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    Jun 20, 2012 10:39 PM GMT
    Go to the University of Houston.

    2nd behind Rutgers as the most diverse college in the country. Great engineering programs in the heart of the energy capitol of the world.
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    Jun 20, 2012 10:45 PM GMT
    msuNtx saidGo to the University of Houston.

    2nd behind Rutgers as the most diverse college in the country. Great engineering programs in the heart of the energy capitol of the world.
    Only thing is that from what I've heard, employers down there will take someone who was educated in the midwest over someone who was educated in the South. However, the diversity is better.
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    Jun 20, 2012 10:49 PM GMT
    Collegeboard.com always helped me in times of crisis try that.
  • Import

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    Jun 20, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
    university of california, san diego
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    Jun 20, 2012 11:25 PM GMT
    any uc school thats not merced, santa cruz or riverside (:
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    Jun 20, 2012 11:27 PM GMT
    The northern east coast, specifically Massachusetts, has the best education. Try MIT.
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    Jun 20, 2012 11:31 PM GMT
    DanWolf20 saidHey guys!

    I'm brazilian a 20 year old guy applying to study during a year on the USA in 2013.

    Actually I'm in my third year of Electrical Engineering, but I also have interest in Industrial Eng. and Bussiness.

    How can i choose a good college to apply? Do you have a good one in mind?


    Find the book, "A guide to American Colleges and Universities" and select your college/university according to the criteria you want.
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    Jun 21, 2012 2:13 AM GMT
    The US State Department has a network of offices all over the world to help international students choose a university for study in the US.

    The staff will help you choose a school based on your interests, and they will answer questions about the application process. Some even have small funds to help students pay for the costs of taking tests, applying, etc., but I don't know if that's the case in Brazil. Most of their services are free. Some will charge a fee if you ask to have your transcripts translated into English.

    You can find the list of offices in Brazil here.

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    Jun 21, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos said
    msuNtx saidGo to the University of Houston.

    2nd behind Rutgers as the most diverse college in the country. Great engineering programs in the heart of the energy capitol of the world.
    Only thing is that from what I've heard, employers down there will take someone who was educated in the midwest over someone who was educated in the South. However, the diversity is better.


    Depends on the corporation. Some corporations look only at the South.
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    Jun 21, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    You should also check out Fulbright and LASPAU for funding opportunities.
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    Jun 21, 2012 3:40 AM GMT
    You should check out US News and World Report at www.usnews/rankings and you can check for rankings and get a lot of info on all the schools. You can just compare your grades and check which schools have good value or good programs and try to narrow down the ones you could get into/afford