am currently a grad student in Electrical Engineering at Univ.
of Southern California and work full time a very large
firm in Southern California. I received my undergraduate degree
at Wash. U.
Wash U is one of the best
schools I've ever attended. The quality of the students
and faculty in Computer Science is world-class. In college
I was just average relative to my peers, but in
the real world, my education really stood out. I
work in LA where I am a star engineer.
My understanding of Computer Science is so much deeper and
more theoretical than my peers. I understand the material
much better than any of my peers.. I grew
up in a poor family and I had to take
out all loans to go to wash u, my parents
couldn't even afford books. It was worth every cent,
the best investment I've ever made. Financially, I went
from rags to riches. I am literally living the
American Dream. I feel like I can afford anything.
And at the age of 23, I can afford
to pay the full tuition for my sister's medical school
People are surprised, they've never heard of Wash
U, but the students really shine when they come out.
I really have to work to prove myself, whereas
students from better schools are automatically assumed to be more
“intelligent” and more often than not fall short.
Wash U was a great place. Unlike schools in
california like USC, Wash U is very uncommercialized.
The professors are really dedicated and the research is not
driven by industry and money but by pure interest in
the material. At USC, the topics taught are much
more shallow and the people are less interested in research
and more interested in money.
In general, if
you are thinking of Wash U, it's an excellent choice.
Your education will be equal to if not surpass
the standards set by more famous schools.