Duke vs Cornell

<p>Someone PLEASE help me out!</p>

<p>Can someone please tell me what the physics department is like in Duke in terms of their teaching abilities and reputation, and also if there's anything that corresponds to 'applied & engineering physics' - of cornell - in duke?</p>

<p>I'm going into arts and science college, and undeclared major, but thinking of doing physics. As you can see from my title im deciding between Cornell and Duke. Apparently the department is great in cornell, and easy to transfer to applied physics (engineering) just in case i feel like it. But the problem is I don't want to be doing science/engineering for the next 4 years, and for that reason Trinity's awesome for me.</p>

<p>I'll be doing something science-y or engineering-like in graduate school though, and I honestly dont know what's better. urgh. just a week left and im still clueless.pleaseeee help!</p>

<p>Go to Duke, its better and you'll have more fun</p>

<p>Unless you aren't sociable and have a disdain for sports and definetely want to do applied physics, in that case go to Cornell</p>

<p>Both schools are good. However, if I had to choose between the two, I would probably go with Cornell.</p>

<p>Duke all the way!</p>

<p>here here!</p>

<p>The environments at the two schools are very different. When I visited Cornell in February I wanted to die. When I got in I didn't even think of going. But it's really a personal thing.</p>

<p>yclee1987, Duke physics isn't that well-known, and I have a feeling Cornell physics is significantly better (they did produce Bill Nye and have Carl Sagan teach). However, I will echo incollege's sentiments that Cornell seemed to be a much dimmer, sadder place (must be the rain) when I visited.</p>