Is a "young" department a bad thing? Hello. I am a chemical engineering major and i'm transferring this year. I am still waiting on a couple of schools but have been admitted to GA Tech and to UCLA. Tech's Chem E dept is ranked in the US News rankings but UCLA is not. UCLA's department is relatively young, is that a bad thing? I looked at their site and they do research in areas i'm interested in, but would it be a poor decision to choose a school whose dept is young and is not up here on US News rankings? Thanks. Angela.