So, this is my case, briefly put:
Currently at the University of Oslo (Norway). Applied to U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign, UPenn and Cornell as transfer. Major chemical engi, except UIUC (materials science and engi). I wouldn't mind studying either, as applied chemistry is basically what i want to study.
Accepted by UIUC and UPenn, still waiting for cornell's response. If I get accepted there, i'm going there. If I don't.. I really dunno what to pick. And time is running out to decide.. >.<. I'm confident that both unis can offer strong engineering programs, although UIUC is the more reputable within engineering. But then again, the college experience isn't only about outside reputation and rankings.. (yes, I am aware that overall UPenn is ranked higher than UIUC :P).
Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!