Syracuse uni. Or UIC

Which University is better?

  1. MIS in UIC.
  2. MIS in Syracuse university.

UIC versus Syracuse

UIC and Syracuse bring two entirely different sets of USPs to the proverbial admissions table and the final choice can be a challenge.

UIC will endow your education with a “big city advantage” given the fact that Chicago is one of the largest cities in the US. You will have access to networking opportunities, internships and even a full-time job post graduation not to mention an extremely active large Indian community. They even have their own local newspaper called India Tribune.

While Chicago is no Boston, Silicon Valley or Seattle, there are lots of IT and ITES companies located there that might take an interest in your profile if you eventually carve a stellar academic record for yourself. UIC is a fairly large urban school with many international students but not large enough for you to feel lost like Ohio State which boasts 60,000 plus students.

Syracuse, on the other hand, is a highly reputable research school providing you with some level of proximity to NYC and Boston. All their master’s degree programs are first rate without a question. The academic experience at Syracuse is known to be intense for graduate students. Syracuse, however, is a fun place for undergrads like most US campuses.

Bottom line? If you like a serene and research intensive environment, go to Syracuse. If you seek a more “applied” and a “360 degree” experience, go to UIC. If you happen to end up at UIC, be sure to make lots of friends with students at IIT Chicago because this tech school holds tons of workshops and conferences most of which are open to students studying at other campuses. The blend will be a great learning experience for you. You can even motor down to Urbana and attend tech events at UIUC, the university where computers were literally invented almost a century ago.

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