How important is university rank?
I've been accepted to the University of Delaware. I really love the campus and programs that they have. For that reason, I plan on attending there. They've been ranked 75th by US news I believe. What exactly is the difference in landing a job between a 75th ranked school and a top 10 ranked school or even an unranked local college. How much weight will that pull in gaining an interview. With a degree in computer science, would I be able to get an interview at the big businesses (JPMorgan, Astrazeneca, Bank Of America etc.)? Any answers are appreciated!
Asked By: - 11/28/2010
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It will be much harder to land an interview at a top firm from a lower ranked school compare to a top 10 school. These companies specifically recruit from the top schools, so getting an interview from a school they don't recruit from is a lot of work, you need a great resume, a lot of networking, and usually a bit of... More
Answered By: Tangent - 11/28/2010
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A school ranked 75th is a fine starting point for a career in computer science. A person who works in that field is either capable and creative or is not. The projects which you can mention in your resume as having completed carry more weight in obtaining an interview than the name of the university where you did... More
Answered By: ownpool - 11/28/2010
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