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engineering UVa Vs Virginia Tech

divrajdivraj Registered User Posts: 168 Junior Member
edited January 2013 in University of Virginia
I have to decide quickly , which one is better for engineering and also in terms of social life , campus etc..
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  • crichessillcrichessill Registered User Posts: 904 Member
    tech. and i am not saying it to keep u out of uva. tech is much better for engineering
  • Int'l_85Int'l_85 Registered User Posts: 113 Junior Member
    The ranking doesn't mean everything. I've never been to VT so I'm not sure about that, but I've taken some E-school courses at UVA, and the instructions were spectacular. The only negative thing about UVA E-school is that it is so hard to get a high GPA. From what I've heard UVA E-school's avg. GPA is somewhere between 2.3-2.7.

    I would suggest you come to UVA since many engineering majors at the beginning end up changing their major into arts & sciences. There's no doubt that UVA is better at fields other than engineering; it would be better for you to leave options open unless you are firmly decided.

    Social life: don't know about VT. Heard it's pretty good. UVA excellent.

    Campus: I bet the UVA grounds cannot be less spectacular than VT's campus.
  • cavalier302cavalier302 Registered User Posts: 4,343 Senior Member
    UVA>Tech. Enough said.
  • divrajdivraj Registered User Posts: 168 Junior Member
    thnx for ur comments and uva also has further deadlines helps for procrastinators like me

    but yeah mostly im decided on engineering the only thing i may change to is business or econ so UVa is much better than tech for those

    last thing for engineering which one will be harder to get into ?
  • SoshamimSoshamim Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    bump, i would like to know this too
  • Int'l_85Int'l_85 Registered User Posts: 113 Junior Member
    UVA engineering is harder to get into.
  • Int'l_85Int'l_85 Registered User Posts: 113 Junior Member
    FYI: UVA E-School's avg. SAT 1368, 84% were in top 10% of HS
  • crichessillcrichessill Registered User Posts: 904 Member
    damn... my chances are gone..
  • cavalier302cavalier302 Registered User Posts: 4,343 Senior Member
    From what I heard when I attended a UVA engineering open house with a friend, UVA's engineering school has a more theory-based curriculum that is geared towards students heading to grad school. Tech's, on the other hand, is more preprofessional and the majority of students go straight into the workforce. UVA's students are, on average, better, and UVA is a better environment in which to spend four years.
  • gameguy56gameguy56 Registered User Posts: 125 Junior Member
    "UVA's students are, on average, better, and UVA is a better environment in which to spend four years."

    Agreed
  • pamvanwpamvanw Registered User Posts: 112 Junior Member
    Next year I could answer this question really well :) My daughter went to UVA (although for chemistry) & my son is going to VT next fall for engineering. I have heard the same about VT being a very practical curriculum & UVA being more theoretical. UVA's program is very small in comparison to Tech's, so you might consider that aspect as well. I actually wanted our son to go to UVA because our DD's experience there was so positive. We went to engineering days at VT last March & he loved everything about it - particularly the Ware Lab. The more laid back atmosphere probalby does suit him better. And the food is unbelievable. IMO if you might NOT end up being an engineer then UVA is hands down the better choice. If you're one of those born to be an engineer people, & you want to go right to work after your bachelors, then I'd say Tech. Average SAT for engineers at Tech is 1300.
  • bsbllallstr8bsbllallstr8 Registered User Posts: 1,576 Senior Member
    Average SAT at Tech is 1260 for engineers, according to the information session i was at last year. I would have chosen UVA HANDS DOWN for engineering, it is just a better school in general, better overall education. I say I would have because I was accepted to Duke's Engineering School, Pratt. =) Early Decision.

    I agree that the food is good at tech, but its probably good everywhere =)
  • boysrus3boysrus3 Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    If you look at the rankings Tech is tied at 19th while UVA is tied at 33rd. UVA
    does not have a reputation for engineering.
  • cavalier302cavalier302 Registered User Posts: 4,343 Senior Member
    It doesn't matter, the USNews rankings are BS. Overall, UVA is 22nd. Where is Tech, 70th or something? lol. UVA has better students, a better campus, better people, more prestige, and sometimes it rains gummy bears. Ok, maybe not that, but UVA>tech. If you get into both, go to UVA.
  • barronsbarrons Registered User Posts: 24,708 Senior Member
    IMHO the downhome VTech kids are better people than the stuckup high stress overachievers at Uva. But the gummy bear thing is cool.
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