Talk to me about __________ University

Every year we get a “Class of 20## Where are you Applying/Going” thread. And every year, in addition to answers to the title question, it gets filled with alumni saying "if anyone has questions about University of Wherever, PM me”. So why not make a separate thread for those posts. That way the original threads stay clear, and anyone who actually is looking for someone to talk to can find their representative in one place. I’ll start:

There are probably very few people looking at attending the Technion in Israel out of high school. For Israelis, most have to do military service before college; for Americans, well it’s on the other side of the world. But if there is anyone interested, particularly in their English-language International Mechanical or Civil Engineering programs, feel free to reach out to me by PM. I will mention that tuition here is only ~$3k per year, so that might help intrigue some people.


Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Ironically, I was thinking this very thread should exist this morning. As I mentioned in the other thread (copy-paste)
Hey guys!
As always, if you want to know anything about Purdue, from campus life to classes to crafting the perfect application, feel free to reach out! I know the college of science (Math, Bio, computer science, etc.) but have connections all across campus.
Not only do we have amazing engineering and computer science majors, we have one of the best FIRST alumni programs across the country. We support 4 FRC teams, 1 FTC, and over 15 FLL teams. We also host 3 competitions each year across all level of FIRST. It’s amazing fun, and I’m super glad I can choose how committed I get to be without taking away from the rest of my college experience.
Make sure to apply by Nov 1, (or Oct 15 for you procrastinators)! Boiler Up!


Feel free to shoot me questions about WPI.


I’m currently in my first year at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor going for Mechanical Engineering. Although I haven’t been here long, I can give some good information for incoming applicants, as I was just in their shoes.

Stay true and go blue!

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Feel free to ask me about Olin College of Engineering!

If you haven’t heard of it, we’re a really tiny (~350 people) engineering college near Boston. We focus on project based learning and interdisciplinary engineering. We’re all about experimenting with and revolutionizing engineering education, with a focus on the students. If you like getting your hands dirty and actually building/coding/designing instead of sitting in a lecture hall all day, do yourself a favor and apply :wink:

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I very rarely hear about the undisputed greatest school in Boston* on these threads, but I can take questions about BU if people have them.

*As determined by a poll of 1 single BU Engineering student

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Carnegie Mellon, field and space robotics staff engineer. Didn’t attend for undergrad, though did for graduate degrees in mechanical engineering design and technology management (no direct undergraduate equivalents).

Penn State Main (Schreyer Honors College), for mechanical engineering and political science — with seven related minors and certs, so if it’s at all about either feel free to call me. I also worked for the university in engineering design and humanitarian engineering.


Cornell University, happy to answer any questions about the University, Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering. Happy to answer any and all questions about my experience.

Definitely feel free to reach out about the University of Wisconsin - Madison! I’m a third year Biology major. I would love to answer any questions about UW-Madison (I can probably talk about it for hours).

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UC Berkeley! Happy to answer any questions about virtually anything.

Feel free to reach out to me about Brown! I’m a cs student, but I’m also fairly involved on the FSAE (formula racing) team as well as some pure math stuff, so I’d be happy to talk about any of that!

Carnegie Mellon: Did my undergrad in Physics (minors: Econ and Robotics) and am now in a Robotics Masters program so if you have any questions, please let me know! I also have remote mentored my high school team so if that’s of interest shoot me a message.

I certainly don’t want to speak for others but I am sure people would be willing to just talk about majors even if you aren’t applying to the school we are attending. It goes without saying, but I’d be happy to talk about the subjects I’ve studied (or any others for that matter).

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University of Waterloo here! I’m in the math faculty, but I could get any info your looking for from my friends in the other faculties, so message me if you have any questions!

I’m a first-year astronomy/physics double major from out of state at Stony Brook University. If you have questions about any of those things, feel free to shoot me a DM!

EDIT: I’m also a part of the WISE (women in science and engineering) honors college here!

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Second year student at Calvin University I’m Grand Rapids, Michigan for undergrad. Majoring in Electrical Engineering, minor in CS. Absolutely love it! Small school atmosphere, and a design team that is basically FRC on steroids. We have quite a few FRC alumni, and I would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have!!

University of Wisconsin-Madison
I know abbymarie already said she’s willing to answer questions, but if you want more advice or other questions, I can help. I’m a fifth year student in Nuclear Engineering. I was also the president of our robotics team on campus last year, so I can answer questions on that or on student orgs here in general. As well, I work in the design and innovation lab (fancy name for student shop and makerspace), so I can talk a ton about the available resources to Engineering students.

I have five year old info about the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, PM or post with questions.

Purdue Industrial Engineering — 8 year old info, though

Carnegie Mellon MBA — much more recent, and going the MBA route is way different than engineering grad school of anyone’s curious about that.

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I’m a junior student at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan, purusing my degree in Computer Science. If this is a school you’re interested in, I am more than happy to answer any questions you might have! Feel free to pm me or @ me in this post!

Im a freshman at Case Western. Double majoring in computer engineering and systems+control engineering. More than happy to answer any questions!