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Old 04-27-2004, 06:22 PM
Frankovich Frankovich is offline
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Help pick my college - WPI or Lehigh?

I've pushed the decision back to the last minute; I have about 18 hours to decide where to go to college.

I want to major in computer science and/or electrical/computer engineering.

I've narrowed it down to Lehigh University and Worcester Polytechnical Institute.

WPI is smaller, nerdier. Lehigh is larger, and a more diverse student body.

WPI is close to home, Lehigh is several hours away.

WPI has more these interesting interactive group projects, quite likely to be abroad, which looked interesting, and are required to get a major. For example, one group of students went to California to help Ebay develop some sort of system which better tracks users habits when they use the ebay site. Another went to work at NASA, something about putting together a satilite of some sort.

I could run on the track/cross country teams at WPI, but I'm not good enough to compete on Lehigh's teams.

I'm good friends with a professor at WPI.

I would be able to stay with my rather long term girlfriend, who will still be in high school, if I go to WPI. I'm thinking that going to WPI just because of this would be a bad idea. However, we're great for each other, and a long term committment is something we'd both be interested in (OK, we're just a naive high school couple).

Now, anonymous members of the internet, tell me what the hell to do. I've been over pros/cons a million times, and am no closer to a decision than I was a week ago.


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