How good is the University of Florida for Mechanical Engineering?

I want to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Florida. However, i am unsure about its prestige. can you please tell me it's prestige, ranking, perks of going to the University of Florida over Ivy league schools and other colleges, and can i get my doctorate there? would it be worth my time to get my doctorate? 10 points to whoever has best answer!

Asked By: - 12/5/2010
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I am an engineer at the University of Florida. I am working on a dissertation in medical devices and clinical trials. The university falls in the class of "public Ivy" with prestige similar to Cal-Berkeley, Texas, Virginia, UW at Seattle, or Michigan. It has a huge amount of research activities and funding... More
Answered By: ASUGRAD - 12/5/2010
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Florida is a better engineering school than Harvard or Yale (but then, so is U of N Dakota!). It is probably in the same league as Princeton and Cornell. Do not waste your money on an engineering degree from an Ivy League school. In Engineering, they are nothing special... More
Answered By: bbullough - 12/5/2010
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