I would like to study engineering at University and had my mind set on Imperial for which i got an offer, however i have been fortunate to get offers from almost all my choices and am now not sure where to go, what made it worst is this morning i found out MIT had accepted me, which i was over the moon about.
Here are my choices:
Imperial (Mech Eng)A*AA
MIT (Accepted.. woooo!!)
Harvard college (accepted..)
Originally i only had cambridge/imperial on my mind and ive been split as to which one to go to. FIrstly i should point out i want to go to university for an education in Mech Eng/Aero Eng, and this is solely what i want to base my decision on. Based on this i have decided that if i was to stay in the UK i will be going to Imperial over cambridge unless someone can show me any reason not to.
Now i have been admitted to MIT, which i would love, but for those not familiar with the US system, i go to MIT and only pick what i want to Major in(get a degree in) in the second year, and the 4 year course is only for a Bachelors Degree as opposed to the masters at imperial or cambridge. I don't know if it is worth going there as the entire first year would be a repeat of our year 13 to some extent. Additionally my main problem is i have only been given a financial aid package of $30000 which means i will still need to be paying $24000 a year, however this includes accommodation food and tuition.
As for Harvard college i have been given a financial aid package worth about $50000, meaning i wont be paying anything at all for tuition and accommodation, however it is a liberal arts college, meaning they try to give you an all rounded education, but honestly just seems abit fluffy to me and i don't think ill be going there.
Any thoughts, preferences on what you may have done in my situation, where you would have liked to go, bearing in mind i will be doing Mechanical Engineering?
Thanks, i have realised i am one lucky guy to have been admitted to these!!!!!
Unless you have that sort of money to spare, stay in the UK - MIT isn't worth that much.
God you applied to some cr*p universities! :O
But in seriousness if I were you I would go to Cambridge or Imperial mainly because you get a masters. I think I would learn more to Imperial as more cutting edge for engineering (admittedly I know very little about it)
If you can afford it.. HARVARD. Best UNI in the world with an incredible reputation. Would advance your opportunities exponentially.
Cambridge would be an incredible opportunity too.
Go to Harvard. Because I saw The Social Network and it looks pretty schweet. And there seems to be some decent tree cover round some of its buildings according to its Wikipedia page. That's a Win Win in my books.
I'd probably opt for Cambridge or Imperial....or maybe Harvard.
That wasn't particularly useful.
You won't be paying anything for Harvard, and it's rated the best in the world.
hello, I am a uk student but studied at UC Berkeley and dormed with an engineering student so I got to learn something about the US system and about engineering. I would strongly recommend you go for MIT, in my view it is THE best in the world, better than harvard. You will stand out in the international job market.
Free education at Harvard!
I have nothing to contribute to this threat apart from saying that I initially thought this was a troll upon reading the title. Well done on those offers!
Personally, I could never by-pass an opportunity to go to the best university in the world.
Harvard is practically the most renowned uni in the world, yes.
For engineering though, MIT is, in my opinion, THE BEST uni in the world. If you want to work in engineering after your degree, I can guarantee that the people who matter will rank MIT up there above Harvard. The QS world ranking also places MIT as first for engineering, with Harvard at number 22 (NB. Cambridge is fourth or so). My dad went to MIT back in the day, he is nearly 70 now and still can't stop telling us about how awesome it was back then. I'm sure a lot of things might've changed since then, but it is still ranked the best for engineering.
Good luck whatever you decide, but MIT is the best you can do for engineering.
Cambridge>Harvard>Imperial>MIT>S tanford> Southampton.
edit: stop hatin'. Y'all know it's true.