I am considering a long list of schools, which all have well recognized engineering departments such as Virginia tech, georgia tech, rose-hulman, purdue, etc. I am interested in Chemical Engineering and so of course I have noticed Delaware on the ChemE rankings. Delaware overall engineering ranking is no where near the previously mentioned schools, because it is not primarily an engineering school. However, The one engineering program it is top notch in, is chemical engineering. It is ranked 10 on the chemE list, which is above Virginia tech and other schools I am considering.
So basically my question is even though Delaware has high ranked ChemE, would it still be a better idea to go to a university more well known overall for its engineering program such as virginia tech?