rochester institude of technology and wentworth institute of technology

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    Re: rochester institude of technology and wentworth institute of technology

    Originally posted by Shadow12345
    I'm school searching, and I was wondering if anyone had any opinions about either of these schools. They both look really nice, they're both quite expensive (RIT costs about $5,000 more per year however) and they both offer the courses that I want. If anyone can give arguments for or against either of these I'd be happy.
    I have a friend that goes to Wentworth IT, and he doesn't know programming very well.

    He's a junior there, and still can't code that well. And they do windows programming in Java's swing (blah).

    But they do cover a lot of the c++ language while other schools do a lot of java. So if you want to continue your studies in c++, WIT may be your choice.

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    oh, and one last note shadow12345, if you really want to improve your coding skills, and you're close the Boston area, I suggest you check out the corporate training courses I'm currently taking:

    http://www.butrain.com/CCP/winapp.asp

    It's the number 1 ranked c++/windows development course in the U.S., and they prep you by having you write three large-sized real world programs before you complete the windows half of the course.

    One person who completed the course here went on to get his masters in c.s., and he knew more about c++/windev then most of his teachers. And the course is filled with programmers(some who have already coded in c++/MFC prior to joining. One student has their c.s. degree from u of penn, and he's getting a lot out of taking this course as well). So you won't be around a lot of people who are idiots with little computer knowledge.

    Since a lot of companies want windows programmers, and this course covers a lot of windows programming, it's a good place to look.

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    okay, so I assume it is just Compaq and HP. I guess it isn't good that I have a compaq desktop.

    edit: I haven't had problems with it though. And I don't know what my next comp will be.

    Why are Compaq and HP so bad?
    just wanting to know, sorry about it being off topic.

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    Terrance that looks like a really good curriculum, expensive, but I guess I should be expecting as much. This is starting to get really confusing, with all the different schools to be looking into. I do want to improve, but I am getting bogged down with the options that are available (i.e I want to take the 'perfect' one).

    EDIT: I am looking at WPI and I am again liking what I am seeing.
    Last edited by Shadow12345; 02-19-2003 at 02:02 PM.

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    set aside the variables, that portion of code is completely invalid
    when used for sarcasm i dont write valid code, i just write it.
    k, code jokes are stupid anyway
    they are aren't they...hmm
    RoD->lameness++;
    Aaaah, Are you guys having some fun? DAMN 1-LINOS!

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    Originally posted by Shadow12345
    Terrance that looks like a really good curriculum, expensive, but I guess I should be expecting as much. This is starting to get really confusing, with all the different schools to be looking into. I do want to improve, but I am getting bogged down with the options that are available (i.e I want to take the 'perfect' one).

    EDIT: I am looking at WPI and I am again liking what I am seeing.
    Shadow12345, your skills will continue to improve no matter what college you go to.

    My suggestion for you is to ask your teachers to get you a co-op. A lot of colleges don't get deep into the actual programming aspect of languages, and put more emphasis on theories and algorithms.

    I know a lot c.s. majors who are bad coders because they've never gone through the process of having to write a large program by themselves or in a team. When they get out into the real world, they'll have to pick up a lot on their own, and I"m sure they'll struggle early in their career.

    Anyways, my friend who goes to wit also said they have a senior project (they write a command line operating system) where they can really develop their coding skills. Since he's still a junior and has only done small projects, I can't judge how good of a programmer he'll be when he graduates. So I'm sure things will work out if you go there as well.

    Good luck

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    I agree totally with you, Terrance. Wentworth and RIT both offer co-op programs. At RIT people taking the Software Engineering major earn an average of $510 / week, which is good for college folk. I actually really like WPI, but I went onto princetonreview.com and found the total cost of going there is about $38,000, which is far outside my means. I actually didn't know WPI is private and didn't expect that high a price. I'm sorry to say but I think WPI is out of the question, but I still like wentworth and RIT. I am still having a hell of a time deciding which I would go to if I got accepted to both. The only other schools I'm even thinking of applying to are Digipen and the university of maine.

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    Wow, it's 38k? I never even knew that. I thought it would be <30k.

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    i want to get a T-shirt from Sam Houston Institute of Technology.
    I came up with a cool phrase to put down here, but i forgot it...

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    i want to get a T-shirt from Sam Houston Institute of Technology.
    I'm afraid it is. According to this site the 'comprehensive fee' is 38,000 something

    WPI

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