rayiner wrote:showNprove wrote:If US News ranked undergrads like it ranked grad programs, Berkeley would be top 6. Columbia would not.
Yeah, look at the rep scores...
Columbia's is twice as selective (10% vs 20%), has about a 200 point higher median SAT (on the 2400 scale), and is far higher ranked than Berkeley. I know rankings aren't the end-all-be-all, but it's not like we're arguing between 8 and 10. This is between 8 and 20+ (not that I think Berkeley should necessarily be THAT far behind, but it says something when USNWR has them behind schools like NoTTTre Dame and Emory). As far as rep scores, I've never heard of such a thing for UG but I'd like to see it. Either way, I don't think rep scores for something as amorphous as UG would be nearly as important as they would be for a clearly defined professional field like medicine or law.
But yeah, regarding the engineering school, I agree. Berkeley's is far superior.