So in my search for a college where I will be doing mechanical engineering, I've narrowed my choices down to two, Grand Valley State University in Allendale and Grand Rapids (where I live) and Michigan State University in East Lansing. I've just been trying to weigh the pros and cons. Now I know that MSU is a great name to have a degree from, but I'm really intrigued by Grand Valley's program integrating three semesters of co-op by graduation (MSU co-op is optional). Most any good accredited engineering program says it has a 100% placement rate within x amount of days, so I know engineers are very employable. My sister (electrical engineer Rose Hulman grad) says they'll all put you somewhere but the question is where. I know some people at both schools doing engineering and they both tell me basically the same thing- It's a really nice program and it's a really hard program. I'm just wondering if anybody has some good input, possibly knows of people in these programs or about how much they're valued out in the world.