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Old 12-03-2007, 06:29 AM
 
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Default Is someone familiar with University of Louisville?

Hello,
I'm from China
I'm applying for university of Louisville and got positive answers.
Is there anyone know about the university?
Is the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the university good?
Do you like to send your children to this university?
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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I spent four years undergraduate and three years post-graduate at the University of Louisville. It is a solid, mid-level university.

It use to be a "commuter" school where most of the students lived at home and drove to class. Now more people live on campus, which gives it a better atmosphere. They are just finishing a big building plan and the campus looks great.

I'm sorry I don't know much about their Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

I very much enjoyed my years there. I don't have any children, but if I did, I would definitely send them to UL if that is where they wanted to go.
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Old 12-03-2007, 03:16 PM
 
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Are you planning to do a Bachelor's or graduate work? When my husband attended there for a year(several years ago), their engineering Bachelor's degrees were not accredited so you had to complete a minimum of a Master's to have a useful degree. And also, their Master's program that is accredited leads to a Master's of Engineering degree, which is not quite the same as a Master's of Science in Engineering degree.

My husband left the program to pursue a CS/EE degree elsewhere because of these concerns, so I don't know if they are still the same.
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:05 AM
 
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An interesting statistic I picked up on KETV: Kentucky Universities, U of L and UK, have highest retention rate among schools nationwide. A staggering 85-90% of graduates continue to live in Kentucky after attending college here.
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:13 PM
 
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Are you planning to do a Bachelor's or graduate work? When my husband attended there for a year(several years ago), their engineering Bachelor's degrees were not accredited so you had to complete a minimum of a Master's to have a useful degree. And also, their Master's program that is accredited leads to a Master's of Engineering degree, which is not quite the same as a Master's of Science in Engineering degree.

My husband left the program to pursue a CS/EE degree elsewhere because of these concerns, so I don't know if they are still the same.
I doubt that is still true. The Speed school of Engineering is a pretty well regarded school.
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:45 PM
 
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I just got some current information from their website, and it looks the same as when my husband transferred out, with the new addition of a BS in Computer Science:

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Six programs in the J. B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville are accredited ... These programs result in the award of Master of Engineering degrees in the following disciplines:

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering and Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

In addition, the J. B. Speed School of Engineering also offers a B. S. degree in Computer Science that is accredited.
It could pose some problems if you are hoping to continue grad school elsewhere, but if you just want a practical degree and don't mind doing both the Bachelor's and the Master's, it might be a decent program.
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:13 PM
 
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I doubt that is still true. The Speed school of Engineering is a pretty well regarded school.
The Speed School used to be a pretty well regarded school. I believe they have ranked in the 4th tier of all engineering schools (out of 4) for a good while now. UK ranks in the 2nd tier. Considering that the OP is from China, he/she is probably hoping to get a PhD. In that case, I would look somewhere else.
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