If Purdue is this so elite why isn't it even ranked in the top 50 universities? Why are their SAT scores the SAME as Indiana's?Indiana is more of a liberal arts school than a heavy science school (although Indiana, not Purdue, has the medical school). You know there are other majors than engineering right?I hate to tell you this, but Purdue is far from an elite school. I am sorry but an average incoming SAT score of 1145 is not 'elite'. Obviously at the same time I am saying Indiana is far from an elite school because our average incoming SAT is only 1146. Again, that is far from elite. The SAT numbers alone should tell you there is very little difference between the two universities. But somehow Purdue is 'elite'?As far as engineering goes Purdue isn't even the best in the state, that honor goes to Rose-Hulman. The ONLY elite school in the state is Notre Dame.From a personal standpoint, the only two undergraduate schools I applied to were Indiana and Purdue, and I was accepted to both. The main reason I chose Indiana is the fact that I wanted to major in accounting and finance, and Indiana's undergraduate business program is FAR superior to Purdue's school of management. Also, the environment at Indiana is much better in my mind.1145-1146 SAT scores, but yet one school is superior? Neither school is even a top 50 school (I personally think only the top 25 or so schools are 'elite')
I never understood where Purdue gets off thinking it has an "elite" engineering school. Michigan and Illinois both have undisputed (especially U of I) top 10 undergraduate engineering in the country. Purdue usually matches up with Wisconsin, both who have what appears to be t15 engineering. Whatever the issue, can ANY UIUC PERSON ANSWER MY ABOVE QUESTIONS? kthx.
Whoever said IUB was the best school in Indiana (that is OBVIOUSLY Notre Dame)? I personally said Notre Dame is the only 'elite' university in the state (coming out of HS I got into both IU and Purdue, didn't even apply to ND as my numbers weren't good enough). I just made exception to Indiana being called a community college. Purdue isn't ahead far enough in the rankings or by incoming testing scores to act like it is a far superior school. Indiana is just a frat school? I was under the impression that Purdue's Greek system is just as large (haven't seen numbers, but heard that from my Purdue friends).