Just curious. Had he checked into what those in the engineering field think of a degree from Harvard vs Maryland?
I’ve heard that within the engineering field, an engineering degree from RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) actually goes further than an engineering degree from MIT.
MIT certainly has the better reputation but the person who made the statement found that RIT students had a better grasp of the practical, being able to apply it kind of ability and made better employees.
Those within the fields know the strengths and weaknesses of the different colleges and sometimes a lesser known smaller college can provide just as useful a degree as one from a big name university.
My kids also found that the size of the university is not really always relevant. The size of the department they’re in makes more of a difference because those are the people they will be spending most of their critical time with in pursuing their degree.
“Just curious. Had he checked into what those in the engineering field think of a degree from Harvard vs Maryland?”
Yes. But frankly, views here have been all over the map. Your post demonstrates that. I'm sure there are folks who think RIT is better for engineering than MIT, but I just don't actually know anyone like that. LOL.
My brother, who has been an engineer for nearly 40 years, thinks I'm mildly insane to pay for Harvard. Maryland, yes. Harvard, no.
My cousin, who ran a large civil engineering firm for years, went to Georgia Tech. Great, great school for engineering. One of the best.
The problem is, with classics as a non-negotiable part of the package, Georgia Tech is out. No classics program. At all. So are a lot of other really great engineering schools.