Englewood, NJ (PRWEB) December 04, 2012
The best reviews are peer reviews. Graduateprograms.com, the online guide to graduate schools featuring student reviews and rankings, has released its first sneak preview.
This week, graduateprograms.com published their Top 10 Engineering Schools, according to the site’s student reviews and ratings. The programs are ranked in 15 different categories using a 10 star system. Other student rankings will follow, including: Education, Medicine, Science, Communications, and Law, among others. The graduateprograms.com rating system is unique because it takes only student opinions into account.
According to graduate students, the Top 10 Engineering Schools in the United States (with a three-way tie for 10th place) are:
1. Cornell University (8.8 stars)
2. Brown University (8.7 stars)
3. Stanford University (8.6 stars)
4. University of California-Berkeley (8.5 stars)
5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (8.4 stars)
6. University of California-Davis (8.3 stars)
7. Carnegie Mellon University (8.2 stars)
8. University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne (8.1 stars)
9. Princeton University (7.8 stars)
10. Purdue University-West Lafayette (7.7 stars)
10. University of California-Irvine (7.7 stars)
10. Northwestern University (7.7 stars)
The rankings are based on reviews of more than 500 engineering programs as of November 30th. Many reviews included more extensive comments, which can be viewed online. A student from second-ranked Brown University wrote the following about its Engineering program: “I really wish I could have received more financial aid from Brown, but I am confident that the advanced degree I am earning will more than pay for itself in a very short amount of time, so I can't complain too much. I think that my program at Brown is very unique and I would not want to be anywhere else. I am very pleased with the value of the education, as well as the quality of the teaching, professor interaction, and the material being covered.”
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology student commented: “MIT has a competitive and somewhat stressful environment, but the academics and research happening here is exciting and top-notch. MIT opens you up to a whole network of future employers. Don't expect to have much of a social life, but when you do get out, Boston and Cambridge are fun to explore.”
Students can visit http://www.graduateprograms.com to review their programs and enter to win a $1,000 Scholarship awarded once each semester. Graduateprograms.com will use cumulative reviews for upcoming rankings.
For more information, please visit http://www.graduateprograms.com. For any questions, please email info(at)graduateprograms(dot)com.