Question: Does it matter where I get my undergrad for electrical engineering from?

By | May 17, 2018
I’m currently a student at Utah Valley University. I initially wanted to transfer the University of Utah for an Electrical Engineering Bachelors but due to some unfortunate circumstances it would take me an extra 2 to 3 years of schooling to get a bachelors from the U of U beyond my initial track. So instead of being in the graduating class of 2020 with my peers I’d be graduating in 2023 because of how much I’d have to catch up. UVU has just started engineering bachelors programs (conveniently enough, electrical engineering is one of them). If everything goes well I’d be graduating around 2021 from here with the bachelors but is it worth it?

It would be easier to get a bachelors from UVU but at the same time I want to get into graduate school and a degree from the U of U would be in some cases better because the school is more accredited as a higher league. Thoughts?

Also it’s worth mentioning that I’m not just taking classes at UVU. I’m also in one of the biology research labs as a paid employee and am a part of two different engineering projects (one of which I’m hoping to get publication for and income from the other). So I’m trying my best to shine above other students, besides trying to have a pretty good GPA.