Ahh that's pretty cool! I wanted to get involved in some research with Prof. Madan, but he didn't have anything for undergrads unfortunately. It seems like you were there for a few days? April 07 was the end of my freshman year.
There are classes you can take in Economics that can be very difficult, speaking as an Economics/Physics major - well, I graduated. Advanced Macroeconomics was almost as WTF to me as Quantum Mechanics and required just as much work to both understand. Depending on the school/program you go to...
I think you need a lighten up a little man :) I know plenty of people who got into PhD/Masters programs at top schools with GPA's faaaar from a 4.0
You're GPA is one important aspect, yes, but there's a lot that goes with a grad application.
I'd say this were fairly lengthy for a 75 minute class, in 2 hours, I would say it's doable.
What class is this for? Is it an upper level class? If it's an upper level class, I wouldn't say its difficult at all, but at a lower level, I would say it was fair.
this is exactly why it has become a meme on the internet. It's all about syntax and has led to a lot of discussions. It's really not a reason to cry for the human race. There are a ton of other reasons that are more pressing.
And I've been going here full-time for 5 years. The competitions get put into the crappy buildings and I'm not sure what you mean by dirty. Some of the buildings are old, anything you'd deal with though is modernized.
But to each their own :)
heh, I assure you its anything but gloomy but lol.
and your pic doesnt work. but have fun at cmu - definitely a great school
edit: ah your pic works. hahaha oh man, way to find a picture of a place in early early morning. i was at bagel place just now for a late lunch, most definitely not...
Undergrad STEM rankings typically go off of their graduate counterparts, at least in Math, Physics, and CS. http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-science-schools/mathematics-rankings/page+2
Maryland is at 20, CMU is at 36. CMU has the name recognition and...