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    ISU vs. Missouri Engineering

    I was reading in the Gazette yesterday about this stud lineman from Des Moines who chose Missouri over ISU and Iowa in football and one of his primary reasons was the engineering school. I wasn't an engineering grad, but seems to me ISU has one of the better programs in the country?

    I was really puzzled by his reasoning? His folks are Drake Grads, so the no connection between ISU and Iowa mades sense that way, but does he really believe he's going to get a better education in engineering out of state?

    My Bro. has an ME degree from ISU and it's treated him pretty darn well....



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    Re: ISU vs. Missouri Engineering

    SECCCCC



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    Re: ISU vs. Missouri Engineering

    MU has a good engineering school also. Probably a wash with ISU's school.



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    Re: ISU vs. Missouri Engineering

    Fwiw. US News rankings has ISU #43. Iowa #56. Missouri #80.



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    Re: ISU vs. Missouri Engineering

    Missouri - Rolla School of Mines is a good engineering school. Haven't heard that the main Missouri campus is good for engineering.



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    Re: ISU vs. Missouri Engineering

    Quote Originally Posted by agrabes View Post
    Missouri - Rolla School of Mines is a good engineering school. Haven't heard that the main Missouri campus is good for engineering.
    I know several Engineers who went to Rolla. Good people. Got the impression from them that Rolla has a way better school than Columbia.



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    Re: ISU vs. Missouri Engineering

    It didn't say what kind of engineering he was interested in. While overall ISU is a better engineering school it is very possible that Mizzou could be better at the specific subset of engineering he wants to study.



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    Re: ISU vs. Missouri Engineering

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    I know several Engineers who went to Rolla. Good people. Got the impression from them that Rolla has a way better school than Columbia.

    This. I graduated from CE back in '91, and I used to work with a Mizzou/Rolla grad. It's a very good school. Mizzou? I don't know. I guess it makes for a better answer than "They gave my momma a car & I got "Lewinskied" on my second visit to campus."


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    Re: ISU vs. Missouri Engineering

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    It didn't say what kind of engineering he was interested in. While overall ISU is a better engineering school it is very possible that Mizzou could be better at the specific subset of engineering he wants to study.

    True. Look at Iowa. Their engineering school is inferior to ISU's, but if you want to specialize in hydrology they have great staff & facilities there because of the river running through town & their decision to emphasize that specialty.


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    Re: ISU vs. Missouri Engineering

    ISU is number 2 behind Purdue for my degree.



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    Re: ISU vs. Missouri Engineering

    Overall Missouri S&T (Rolla) is the second hardest public engineering school in the country to get into right behind Georgia Tech or at least that's what they told me when I took my visit there. Mizzou does have a couple of really good programs though. I think the ME and Civil programs are consider as good as Rolla if not a bit better, or at least that's how it was 15 years ago when I graduated high school down there. I was too dumb to get into Rolla so I wound up going to ISU because the girl I was dating was going to school closer to ISU than Mizzou. It worked out in the end though.



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    Re: ISU vs. Missouri Engineering

    There were some UMR transfers in class with me in Ames when I graduated and they seemed to believe ISU was a bit more difficult for JR/SR year, but UMR was harder the first two or so years. I work with a UMR guy and he seems to be an adequate engineer but he does not have much respect for UMCs program.



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    Re: ISU vs. Missouri Engineering

    Rolla >>>>> Missouri for engineering. That's what I know. How they compare to ISU, I do not know.



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    Re: ISU vs. Missouri Engineering

    I work with Rolla and Mizzou grads, I get the impression Rolla is considered the better engineering school. I think ISU is better at EE, ME, and ChemE then Rolla.



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    Re: ISU vs. Missouri Engineering

    Don't get me wrong here. While I'm more than willing to poke fun at Mizzou's School of Engineering, I also have MAJOR respect for a kid who wants to try to graduate with a degree in engineering while simultaneously playing BCS-level college football. I managed to graduate from ISU and pursue my hobbies at the same time(drinking & skirt-chasing), but doing it AND playing football? That's dedication. Best of luck to him.


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