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Is Columbia University better than UMass Amherst for an MS in computer science?

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  • Is Columbia University better than UMass Amherst for an MS in computer science?

    I have admits from both UMass Amherst and Columbia for MS CS, and I'm interested in the field of ML/AI. UMass Pros: 1. Highly Selective 2. Cheaper 3. Research Opportunities 4. A friend who joined in fall 2013 Columbia Pros: 1. Higher Ranked MS CS. However for AI it is one rank below UMass. 2. 3 semester course 3. NYC 4. Ivy league My focus is more on getting a job after my masters than pursuing a Phd. Does living in NYC helps? Also which school will be better for overall academic and career growth...

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    First of all, one rank below UMass doesn't mean Columbia is inferior to UMass. Rankings include a lot...

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