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  • CCRunner123CCRunner123 1204 replies76 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,280 Senior Member
    I hate to bring USNEWS into this, but Michigan is ranked 25...Illinois is ranked 38. Whether or not you agree with the methodology of the ranking, Michigan has more then a "slight" edge over UIUC, as good a school as it is.
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  • AlexandreAlexandre 24268 replies431 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 24,699 Senior Member
    CCRunner, I don't think a 15 spot difference in the USNWR is that significant. But a 0.5 difference in Peer assessment score is. Michigan has a peer assessment score of 4.5 and Illinois has a peer assessment score of 4.0. No university in the US has more than a 0.4 advantage over Michigan. Harvard, MIT, Princeton and Stanford have peer assessment scores of 4.9. Yale and Cal have a peer assessment score of 4.8. Caltech has a peer assessment score of 4.7. No other university has a peer assessment score higher than 4.6.
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  • vc08vc08 3188 replies152 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,340 Senior Member
    There are 15 spots separating Michigan and Ohio State in USNWR public school rankings..... ^_^
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  • AlexandreAlexandre 24268 replies431 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 24,699 Senior Member
    15 spots when looking at state schools does make a difference. Michigan is one of the top 3 state schools, OSU is not one of the top 15. That's a significant difference. But in the overall USNWR ranking, I don't see a significant difference between #10 and #25 or between #25 and #40.
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  • vc08vc08 3188 replies152 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,340 Senior Member
    Haha, I know, I was jking!
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  • AlexandreAlexandre 24268 replies431 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 24,699 Senior Member
    VC, when are you going to learn, we don't joke about OSU at Michigan! hehe!
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  • westsidewolf1989westsidewolf1989 1165 replies86 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,251 Senior Member
    OSU sucks
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  • Copy&PasteCopy&Paste 94 replies29 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 123 Junior Member
    OSU would suck even more if and when they get Terrelle Pryor :(
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  • toffee327toffee327 17 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 22 New Member
    "UI might have a bit better overall reputation worldwide. Lots of internationals flock there."

    I am an American living in Korea, and UM definitely has a better reputation here. Most of my classmates are Koreans and a lot of them are applying to both schools. However, UM is a school they might actually go to... UI is mostly used as a safety. I don't know that that is necessarily reflective of two schools' actual quality, but it does say something about their reputations.
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  • Copy&PasteCopy&Paste 94 replies29 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 123 Junior Member
    sorry to bring this back up again but im really conflicted on what to do. im from illinois so u of i would be cheap for me while UM would cost double. my hopes are to get in to medical school which will cost a lot so im wondering if i should just stay instate and save 80k or is the UM undergrad a much better degree than u of i for going into the medical field? thanks.
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  • AlexandreAlexandre 24268 replies431 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 24,699 Senior Member
    There is no such thing as a "better" degree to get one into Medical school. If you were aiming for Law schools or for MBA programs, I would say it matters, but not medical school. A medical school will only care about your GPA, the classes you took, your essays, the interview and your MCATs. Which university you attended won't matter. Go to UIUC, maintain a 3.7+ GPA, ace the MCAT and you are set. The $80,000 you save will pay for two years of medical school.
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