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best university in VA for a BS in IT?
Posted by: rob ()
Date: August 29, 2010 03:54AM

i heard gmu was good, but im curious. as much as i like gmu, i don't want to be stuck in nova forever. Im debating either leaving va or sticking to some other college in VA. I'm 50/50 on va tech and most likely not getting into UVA.

Howeve, my main question is which are the best U's in VA for A degree in IT/ masters in IT?

Re: best university in VA for a BS in IT?
Posted by: how about JMU ()
Date: August 29, 2010 03:57AM

how about go to jmu or mary washington

Re: best university in VA for a BS in IT?
Posted by: Solid school ()
Date: August 29, 2010 04:18AM

University of Phoenix.

Re: best university in VA for a BS in IT?
Posted by: University of Blova ()
Date: August 29, 2010 04:24AM

go to blova. it blows.

Re: best university in VA for a BS in IT?
Posted by: -SBS-_ ()
Date: August 29, 2010 10:26AM

I would say that Va. Tech probably has a better IT program than UVA.

Re: best university in VA for a BS in IT?
Posted by: jRoc ()
Date: August 29, 2010 08:41PM

I've always wondered, wtf is IT exactly? What would your degree be BSIT, MSIT, PHD IT? I mean there are the cisco certified, ccna, msce, etc.. dime a dozen..study for a year types of certifications out there.

If you want to get a degree in what I think IT is, then go to ITT Institute or ECPI. They can teach you how to set up windows, install a network switch, set up active directory, LDAP, and exchange server.

If you want to get a worth while technical degree, get an engineering and/or science degree and get it from any of the larger schools in VA. These schools will get you a degree that you can really use.

Re: best university in VA for a BS in IT?
Posted by: athought ()
Date: August 29, 2010 08:54PM

jRoc Wrote:
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> I've always wondered, wtf is IT exactly? What
> would your degree be BSIT, MSIT, PHD IT? I mean
> there are the cisco certified, ccna, msce, etc..
> dime a dozen..study for a year types of
> certifications out there.
>
> If you want to get a degree in what I think IT is,
> then go to ITT Institute or ECPI. They can teach
> you how to set up windows, install a network
> switch, set up active directory, LDAP, and
> exchange server.
>
> If you want to get a worth while technical degree,
> get an engineering and/or science degree and get
> it from any of the larger schools in VA. These
> schools will get you a degree that you can really
> use.

There are two sides to IT. You described the "down in the weeds" side.

Re: best university in VA for a BS in IT?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: August 29, 2010 09:46PM

jRoc Wrote:
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>
> If you want to get a degree in what I think IT is,
> then go to ITT Institute or ECPI. They can teach
> you how to set up windows, install a network
> switch, set up active directory, LDAP, and
> exchange server.





You're joking right? ITT and ECPI are bullshit schools that wouldn't even prepare someone for a job behind a Geek Squad counter. Complete waste of time.

Re: best university in VA for a BS in IT?
Posted by: Tim ()
Date: August 29, 2010 11:53PM

Going to school for IT is a bit of a waste of money in the first place. That is, unless your primary interest is paying for the college experience.

In such a dynamic field, it doesn't make sense to learn material that is several years old (since it has to go through an accreditation process before being taught).

I'd recommend doing some self study and taking an entry-level technician, help desk, or junior admin position to get some experience. Certifications and experience are what the overwhelming majority of employers really care about in this field.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/30/2010 12:01AM by Tim.

Re: best university in VA for a BS in IT?
Posted by: Chip ()
Date: August 30, 2010 12:09AM

GMU isn't rated in the top 10 for IT in VA and UVA is better at law and literature based subjects.

Va Tech and Old Dominion are the two top VA universities for IT. NOVA actually ranks above Mason. You could save some money by going to NOVA and then getting a guaranteed transfer into a VA university you like.

Re: best university in VA for a BS in IT?
Posted by: JMU ()
Date: August 30, 2010 12:57PM

Go to JMU. My friend got an IT degree from there and he is 29 and making 125K. You can get in with any of the big consulting firms with an IT degree from JMU.

Re: best university in VA for a BS in IT?
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: August 30, 2010 01:55PM

Can you really get a degree in "IT" now? It use to be called a Computer Science degree.

Re: best university in VA for a BS in IT?
Posted by: Lurker. ()
Date: August 30, 2010 02:56PM

Go to MIT!

Re: best university in VA for a BS in IT?
Date: August 30, 2010 03:31PM

Go to DeVry. If you are asking for education/career guidance here, it's about what you deserve....


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Re: best university in VA for a BS in IT?
Posted by: ddddf ()
Date: September 03, 2010 11:05PM

He is making that kind of money because the company hasn't found his appropriate replacement from New Dehli, and only have to pay that indian $22.5

Re: best university in VA for a BS in IT?
Posted by: Les ()
Date: September 03, 2010 11:39PM

IT degree has been around since the early 80's. Most universities offer it in their business college. CS is in the College of Arts & Sciences which require you to take mathematics, hard sciences and basic engineering courses.

Re: best university in VA for a BS in IT?
Posted by: Troll@AOL ()
Date: September 03, 2010 11:54PM

If it is BS you're looking for, well, you've come to the right place.

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Re: best university in VA for a BS in IT?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 04, 2010 12:24AM

WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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> Go to DeVry. If you are asking for
> education/career guidance here, it's about what
> you deserve....



+1


Don't forget Computer Learning Center!

Re: best university in VA for a BS in IT?
Posted by: NoVA ()
Date: September 05, 2010 10:14PM

Virginia Tech

Re: best university in VA for a BS in IT?
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: September 05, 2010 11:56PM

What was that comment from the Marymount graduate??

Re: best university in VA for a BS in IT?
Posted by: jRoc ()
Date: September 06, 2010 12:03AM

about the only thing I know of at Tech that is nearly purely IT is

http://www.admiss.vt.edu/majors/index.php?major=1BIT

And it is a BIT degree.

They hit on some programming and on networking among other things.

Here's the web site: http://www.bit.vt.edu/

it's probably easier than CS, but you would still end up getting your foot into the door for some decent jobs

Re: best university in VA for a BS in IT?
Posted by: jRoc ()
Date: September 06, 2010 12:03AM

Troll finally hit on something accurate.

This thread is full of BS!

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