Rank some engineering schools for me.

<p>Okay so i havent gotten denied yet, so i have more options then i thought i would. Assuming they are all the same cost, rank these schools in regards to there engineering prestige/overall quality academically.</p>

<p>Clemson, virginia tech, ohio state, wisconsin-madison, rose-hulman institute of tech, auburn</p>

<p>o and chemical engineering to be specific</p>


<p>Wisconsin has been ranked in the top 5 in Chemical Engineering for the last forty years.</p>

<p>RHIT is in a different class. It's small (1900 students) and is strictly an engineering school.</p>

<p>Rose Hulman is #1, by far.</p>

<p>Next, I'd probably go with VTech.</p>

<p>^Hmm...I got my degree in chemE and I know Wisconsin is a powerhouse. I don't even know RH and VTech have highly rated chemE programs. There's certainly the issue of undergrad program vs graduate ranking. But I just don't see how you can say RH is better than Wisconsin "by far".</p>

<p>Wisconsin has one of the best chemical engineering departments in the country. The question is if the undergrad chemical engineering program benefits from this.</p>

<p>I think Rose Hulman usually comes out ahead because it's a strictly engineering focused school. </p>

<p>And VTech is known for having good undergrad programs. </p>

<p>I know that UW is great for grad, but I'm not so sure about undergrad, especially because of the size. I always saw them as more of an engineering grad school.</p>

<p>I'd say:</p>

<p>Rose Hulman/ Wisky
Virginia Tech/ Ohio State
Clemson/ Auburn</p>

The question is if the undergrad chemical engineering program [at Wisconsin] benefits from this.


Of course it does! Chemical engineering is traditionally one of the smaller departments in a university setting.</p>

<p>USNWR ranked undergrad chemical engineering programs for 2008:
Undergraduate engineering specialties:
(At schools whose highest degree is a doctorate)
1 Massachusetts Inst. of Technology<br>
2 University of California–Berkeley *
3 Univ. of Minnesota–Twin Cities *
4 Stanford University (CA)
5 Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison <em>
6 California Institute of Technology<br>
7 Princeton University (NJ)
8 U. of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign *
9 University of Texas–Austin *
10 University of Delaware *
11 Georgia Institute of Technology *
11 University of Michigan–Ann Arbor *
13 Cornell University (NY)
14 Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
15 Purdue Univ.–West Lafayette (IN)</em>
16 Pennsylvania State U.–University Park *
17 Texas A&M Univ.–College Station *
17 Univ. of California–Santa Barbara *
19 North Carolina State U.–Raleigh *
20 Rice University (TX)
20 University of Pennsylvania<br>
22 Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. (NY)
23 Iowa State University *
23 Northwestern University (IL)
23 University of Notre Dame (IN)
23 University of Virginia *
23 University of Washington * </p>

<p>Undergraduate engineering specialties:
(At schools whose highest degree is a bachelor's or master's)
1 Rose-Hulman Inst. of Tech. (IN)
2 Rowan University (NJ)*
3 Cooper Union (NY)
4 Bucknell University (PA)
5 University of Minnesota–Duluth *
6 Manhattan College (NY) </p>

<p>If you want a technical college environment, with a more limited social environment, choose Rose Hulman. I have a friend who graduated from Rose Hulman chemical engineering...he loved the school, he just didn't like Terre Haute that much. If you want a bigger college atmosphere, choose Wisconsin.</p>

<p>These two are probably the best out of the schools you applied. Then again, if you get awesome financial aid at another school, I might choose it over Rose Hulman and Wisconsin.</p>

<p>would you say they are all respectable schools though? I can't see myself at RHIT, and Wisconsin is looking like its gonna be out of my price range (plus i just got postponed so idk if ill even get in :( ) I'm leaning towards clemson and virginia tech, mostly off of aesthetics, is the general consensus that Vtech would be better than clemson?
also would i be stupid to pass up ohio state, which is instate (and with a scholarship), to go to Vtech or Clemson?</p>

also would i be stupid to pass up ohio state, which is instate (and with a scholarship), to go to Vtech or Clemson?


<p>Yes, I'd definitely choose Ohio State given your situation.
Virginia Tech and Clemson are not going to be better than Ohio State, IMO.</p>

<p>Go to Ohio State. VTech may be ranked slightly higher (I'm not sure), but it wouldn't be a significant enough difference to be worth out-of-state tuition.</p>

<p>So its Ohio state (honors college + scholarship + instate) vs. VTech or Clemson.
Ne one want to give me a good reason to go to vtech or clemson. Cuz i really dont like osu in terms of the "fit".</p>

<p>Have you tried doing an overnight campus stay at OSU? I mean, it's such a great deal - if money's an issue, testing it on a more personal level would be a good idea. I mean, even if it doesn't seem right on paper, you may end up liking it.</p>

<p>If it still feels completely wrong for you, then I suppose it would be okay to consider the others. I can't think of any tangible justification for doing so, but if it makes you happy....</p>

<p>money is an issue, but its not the ultimate thing. I'm not rich by ne means, but i can afford to pay oos with taking a few small loans.
I do need to do an overnight at osu. thats a good idea. its just all my life i have wanted to go to school in a southern school, particularly VTech (i just recently started diggin clemson too). So i dont know how i could change my mind by staying overnight, plus i hate the city and osu is right in columbus. So idk.</p>

<p>How can VTech be better? Ohio State has one of the oldest Chem Engineering program in the country.</p>

<p>I'm not saying it is. Although, I know for a fact that VTech's undergraduate engineering (all engineering majors) program is tied for 14th in the nation with John Hopkins and Northwestern, whille ohio state is back at 25</p>

<p>is it safe to assume they are all relatively on the same tier of prestige (excepting auburn maybe?)? Can i make a decsion based on how the college feels?</p>

<p>If you find out engineering isn't what you are most interested in, you may regret going to schools like VTech. Wisconsin is the most well-rounded by far and it's at least a notch above the rest in prestige.</p>

<p>That is a very good point i have considered. Although i think vtech has a reasonable buisness program (the only other thing i can see myself in). Do you think i would be able to bear wisconsin being a conservative, southern boy at heart? I do like the fact that it is a huge football school with a lot of fun stuff to do, but idk if i could stand being with a bunch of liberal-hillary clinton supporting people in -20 degree weather.</p>

<p>^wisconsin has a fine business program with some top specialties. i don't think vtech is nearly as good in that area either. but being happy is probably a even more important factor and there's no point to go to a place where you think you'd be miserable. just curious though, why keep wisconsin on your list then? it's probably the hardest to get in among your choices but you don't seem to want to go there.</p>