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Caltech or CMU

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:00 pm
by dazed
I got in caltech and cmu for material sci Phd prog...can anyone suggest me where should I go???? thanks a lot

Re: Caltech or CMU

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:04 pm
by cancelled20080417
If CMU = carnegie mellon, then I think u r comparing the US with a third world country and asking if you should go to a third world country or stay in the US for better life.
Of course go to a third world country ( I'm from one of that place 8) )

EDIT: I know, my post does not make any sense. sorry

Re: Caltech or CMU

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:13 pm
by Helio
in a language that human beings understand.... CALTECH

Re: Caltech or CMU

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:18 pm
by helper
???

Re: Caltech or CMU

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:22 pm
by helper
hey dazed,

i am looking for a girl who is sure to be rich. Will you marry me if you go to Caltech???? :wink:

Re: Caltech or CMU

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:29 pm
by Jia
Come on! It is Caltech you are talking about!

Re: Caltech or CMU

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:50 pm
by admissionprof
CMU--Carnegie-Mellon, Central Michigan, Central Missouri.....so few initials, so many schools

Re: Caltech or CMU

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:33 pm
by dazed
its Carnegie ...thankx guys for all ur suggestion...actually CMU has bigger department in comparison to caltech that made me re-consider my initial decision of going to Caltech....

Re: Caltech or CMU

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:35 pm
by Helio
department size does not matter when you consider the size of the student body

Re: Caltech or CMU

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:47 pm
by helper
I would rather be at the beach than at a snow-ball fight

Re: Caltech or CMU

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:52 pm
by Helio
helper wrote:I would rather be at the beach than at a snow-ball fight


Do you really think people from CalTech go to the beach :P

Re: Caltech or CMU

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:58 pm
by dmetter
Well, if you were asking about pretty much any area of physics, then all these folks' "Caltech is teh roxxors!!11!" comments might be right. But since it's materials science, and Caltech and CMU's programs are ranked about equally, you're going to be deciding based on research you're interested in (and so size can matter, if it means more options), and the structure of the program, and all that.

But you got to the point of applying for and getting into two pretty good programs, so you must know this by now...