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I'm a junior right now and I'm not really sure what I want to do as far as college majors go. I'm an A student, and I excel at and generally enjoy math and science.
Currently I'm taking Chemistry H and, despite having a somewhat nutty teacher, enjoying it now that we've finally gotten past basic things like significant figures and moved on to actual chemistry. That's caused me to start considering Chemical Engineering as a possibility in college. How tough is it? I've heard it's on of the most difficult majors. How much work should I expect to be putting in if I major in it? Would I be able to have a social life still?
Is it also true that chemE isn't super chemistry based, and actually uses more physics? I'm taking physics next year so if that's the case I can get a better idea of if chemE is for me next year.
And lastly, to anyone who might know, how is the chemE program at the University of Illinois? According to US News it's 50th in the world, but I'm not sure how much I can really take from that. Going to a different college is pretty much out of the question, since tuition will skyrocket if I go out of state.