What exactly are the differences between the two, in all aspects?
To grad schools/med schools/law schools?
Big names/respect accorded?
I bring this up because I am currently choosing between Rice, Berkeley and Wesleyan. Now, college rankings is one of the factors (but not the biggest) in making my decision. I see that under universities, the difference between Rice and Berkeley in the USNews rankings is somewhat negligible (late teens and early twenties). But Wesleyan is on a totally different ranking list (#9 under liberal arts colleges). How do I now compare? Or does the nature of liberal arts colleges and universities make comparison like this impossible?