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Ohio State vs The University of Delaware

MaddsKarelle0905MaddsKarelle0905 2 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4 New Member
I've been admitted to Ohio State and the University of Delaware for chemical engineering. Aside from money/ location, which has the BEST overall program and why. What are the pros and cons of each?
Thank you!!
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  • TooOld4SchoolTooOld4School 3310 replies12 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,322 Senior Member
    For ChemE Delaware is better. But overall, OSU is better in other engineering majors and as a uni/college experience. How certain are you that you will stick with ChemE? If you are not 100% sure I'd lean toward OSU. Is there a price differential?
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  • eopjd9898eopjd9898 19 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 21 New Member
    edited January 2017
    Ohio State is located on an urban campus in a vibrant, large city (Columbus, OH) with a city population of close to 900,000 and a metro population of ~2 million. University of Delaware is located in Newark, DE which has a population of about 30,000. So you have to ask yourself which environment you're looking for: one of the largest cities in the U.S. or a small college town?

    Also, school pride and overall academics (especially for engineering) can be considered to be better at Ohio State, and it is more prestigious with a lower acceptance rate.
    edited January 2017
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  • MaddsKarelle0905MaddsKarelle0905 2 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4 New Member
    I have scholarships to both, I was just wondering what would be my best choice for both education and employment after (especially where would I make the most base pay after graduating). I am 100% set on chemical engineering. I was curious because the University of Deleware is in the top ten for chemical engineering. Why is it ranked so high (and tied with Princeton)?

    As a side note, what are your opinions if I add northeastern into the mix.
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  • osuprofosuprof 424 replies28 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 452 Member
    Chemical engineering at Delaware is very strong because of the investment from Dupont, which is in that area .I would imagine that Dupont's presence also creates more local job/internship opportunities.

    Delaware is a school with 18,000 students (approx.) whereas OSU main campus has 58,000 students. In term of number of undergrads, it is probably 15,000 vs. 45,000. Delaware is probably a more undergrad friendly place, OSU is more of a national name if someone outside of chemical engineering looks at you.
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  • happy1happy1 22408 replies2184 discussionsForum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 24,592 Forum Champion
    Agree that ChemE at Delaware is particularly strong with the DuPont connection. But both would be fine choices. If you have a strong preference in terms of campus, location, student life at one school over the other etc. I'd go with that (assuming money is a non-factor).
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  • MaddsKarelle0905MaddsKarelle0905 2 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4 New Member
    What does the DuPont connections mean for me? Is it just funding within the program or job/internships?
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  • MarcusOSUMarcusOSU 112 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 114 Junior Member
    Ohio State is located on an urban campus in a vibrant, large city (Columbus, OH) with a city population of close to 900,000 and a metro population of ~2 million. University of Delaware is located in Newark, DE which has a population of about 30,000. So you have to ask yourself which environment you're looking for: one of the largest cities in the U.S. or a small college town?

    Um, U of Delaware is about a half an hour south of Philadelphia, which has a population of 6 million in the general metro area. And it's also about a 90-minute train ride to NYC.
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