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purdue vs mit vs usc

kingstarkingstar Posts: 7Registered User New Member
edited January 2011 in College Search & Selection
which university is better mit ,usc or purdue?
What are the plus points of mit,usc & purdue?
what are the things that these universities lack?
where can I have more fun ,purdue,usc or mit?
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Replies to: purdue vs mit vs usc

  • kmzizzlekmzizzle Posts: 1,248Registered User Senior Member
    mit > usc > purdue
  • alamemomalamemom Posts: 6,384Registered User Senior Member
    Have you been admitted to all three?
  • elakadorelakador Posts: 53Registered User Junior Member
    academic reputation:


    Plus points for MIT:
    its MIT...thats just awesome if u got in...they have a great business school, amazing engineering...and i hear it can be fun at times
    Its just COLD!!!! colder than all major east east coast cities...not so pretty campus comparatively

    it has a great (and always increasing) academic reputation...really looked highly upon in the Los Angeles/SoCal communities
    GREAT sports life...tailgates, games still go strong even on sanctions
    Amazing weather but still looks like the classic east coast school (thats why they use it in movies like the Social Network to film "harvard" or in shows like CSI:NY
    Great Weather!!
    great party scene and greek scene if ur looking for that
    basically, u get the fun sports and greek stuff like major publics + a great private eduaction
    great business, engineering, film schools.

    i dont really know much..they do have a great engineering program tho
  • hopingdadhopingdad Posts: 145User Awaiting Email Confirmation Junior Member
    USNW 2010 rank: mit(7), usc(23), purdue(56).

    ^boston weather is not that bad. only the noreaster this year is making it difficult every major us cities on the east coast.

    ^see some comment on the academic quality & experience at usc by a current usc student:
  • olderwisermomolderwisermom Posts: 806Registered User Member
    Kingstar: are you an international student? The differences between Cambridge, MA; West Lafayette, IN; and Los Angeles, CA, are almost too vast to list. And location is just the beginning of the differences.
  • alamemomalamemom Posts: 6,384Registered User Senior Member
    ? "Current" student? That thread is two years old.
  • theRADtomato47theRADtomato47 Posts: 1,289Registered User Senior Member
    when students are seriously deciding between USC and MIT, it just goes to show how far USC has come in the past decade or so.
  • kmzizzlekmzizzle Posts: 1,248Registered User Senior Member
    how did you put MIT > Purdue in fun?
  • msheftmsheft Posts: 241Registered User Junior Member
    Being a Purdue grad and having a son at USC, I am biased. Engineering (overall): Purdue hands down. MIT and USC have the advantage of location (major metropolitan areas) while Purdue is in Indiana (not near Indianapolis). Purdue is situated in a conservative state. But in general, you cannot go wrong with any of the three. All three have good engineering programs and business programs. The key differences are in other majors (like cinematic arts, pharmacy, sciences, liberal arts, music, etc). MIT and USC are private, Purdue is a public institution.
  • iceui2iceui2 Posts: 887Registered User Member

    Good luck.
  • Doberhound11Doberhound11 Posts: 202Registered User Junior Member
    I guess it all depends on how you look at it. Objectively, I can tell you that most of America views MIT as the best school you listed (news and record ranked it as 7th). However, you need to find which is the best for you. Visit each one, also wait and see if you get into all of them. I don't know what kind of applicant you are, but MIT is a stretch for everyone.
  • blbkblbk Posts: 135Registered User Junior Member
    USC is a very good school

    I'm not sure what you plan to major in but you can land a great job out of USC (technical or business)
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