Darby Hewitt ('08) | Physics
Engineering graduate student
at the University of Illinois
Darby Hewitt wants to be an electrical engineer, but instead of attending an "engineering school," he chose ACU.
What a smart decision that turned out to be. Darby graduated from ACU in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in physics, with minors in math and computer science.
I would definitely recommend ACU to anyone seeking a degree in physics because the classes are well taught. There are many opportunities for research, and the professors genuinely care about the students and want them to succeed.
Immediately, he got accepted into three engineering graduate programs - Texas A&M, Georgia Tech and the University of Ilinois.
He chose Illinois - another smart decision. U.S. News and World Report ranks the University of Illinois' graduate engineering program No. 5 and its electrical and computer engineering program No. 4 in the nation. The engineering program is ranked No. 3 in the world by Academic Ranking of World Universities.
An ACU degree in physics obviously more than qualifies students for acceptance into the top engineering graduate programs in the nation and even the world. Once they are enrolled in one of those programs, they realize just how valuable their ACU experience was.
"I feel well prepared for grad school by my ACU education," Darby said.
He praised ACU's physics faculty, not only for being "top-notch researchers," but also for being great teachers.
"I always felt like their top priority was teaching, which is not always the case at larger universities," Darby said.
"I would definitely recommend ACU to anyone seeking a degree in physics because the classes are well taught," he said. "There are many opportunities for research, and the professors genuinely care about the students and want them to succeed."
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