Jump to content

Mechanical Engineering: Georgia Tech or Rice University

Recommended Posts

I would be starting my PhD next Fall. I know Georgia Tech is higher in rankings, but I like my PI at Rice better. Also, I did not get a great vibe from the Georgia Tech recruiting event. The offers are pretty much the same in terms of stipend. Any insights on these two programs?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't have any insight on those particular programs, but I'm choosing among graduate programs with a similar predicament. Here's what I've learned regarding ranking: don't just look at the school's ranking, also look at how well-known your potential PI is among her/his network. A well-respected PI within your research subject can come from any school. As for your concern about liking the PI/school atmosphere at Rice versus GA Tech, don't forget that you'll have to work with the people at your school of choice for 4+ years and that the day-to-day things make up the bulk of your experience. 

Good luck!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use