kdw94780 wrote: Desert Fox wrote:
whitman wrote:You don't think UNC's undergrad is an elite undergrad, but Michigan and UCLA are? Interesting. I'd always thought UNC and UVA undergrads were equivalent, with Michigan behind.
Which school are more prestigious is more regional. In the midwest people think Michigan is elite, and think UNC isn't worth shit.
All Midwestern people think Michigan is elite? Haha, people who live west of the Mississippi wouldn't know the difference between Michigan and Michigan State. I think the only big public school to have national elite status is Berkeley. Berkeley is the only one that I think would be really competitive to get into. As for UCLA, it gets overshadowed by Berkeley. I understand though that it's really prestigious in Cali though. As for UVA, if you mentioned to someone from a state like mine (Missouri), they'd have to ask you what you mean. That's true because I had to ask someone where UVA was.
just my two cents It's just Berkeley, select privates, and whatever the big state school is in your state area that carry loads of prestige.
The only midwest states west of the Mississippi are, Iowa, Minn, and Missouri. I'm not sure about Missouri, but I think Mich is considered a great school in Iowa and Minn.
Midwestern's love their own states schools. Illinoisans love UIUC, Wisconsinites love UW, etc etc. So they will all claim that their school is better than Michigan, but Michigan is regarded as a good school, and as competition.