Neither one is "better" - although the recruiting offices at each school might disagree! Both have to train pilots to the same FAA-mandated standards. Either one will be just as acceptable to airlines, fractional operators, cargo companies, and so forth.
Choose your school based on other factors - overall education cost, academic reputation (apart from flight training), distance to/from home, whether you can get in-state tuition, etc - the same things you would use as selection criteria for a non-aviation school.
Although this is not as glamorous an idea, you might want to think about an in-state school (cheaper) that has a flying club or aviation department, and then transfer to the four-year college of choice after you get your associate's degree. A school legally must accept legally-issued FAA pilot certificates for any prior ratings held - any school that gives you any guff about your previously-earned licenses or ratings should be avoided. However, a school may legitimately want you to fly with them for 4-5 hours, to judge your skill level before placing you in their program - but they MUST previously-earned accept FAA ratings & certificates.
Contrary to what a school's recruiters may tell you, the airlines don't care at all where or how you obtained your pilot licenses & ratings, just as long as you legitimately and legally earned them.
You could get your licenses from Embry-Riddle, Purdue, UA, or Mom & Pop aviation at your local airfield - the airlines do not give a fig where you got your licenses. Nor do they care what field your degree is in, just so long as you have a degree.
You will need private, instrument, commercial licenses (in that order); you will need single and multi-engine ratings; time spent as a CFI (especially training instrument or multi-engine students) also looks good on an aviation resume. Best/cheapest/most flexible way is to train in single-engine airplanes, then get multi-engine after the commercial license. Your commercial training will have to be in a complex aircraft, but single-engine complex a/c for the commercial training is fine. Wait until after the commercial license to get multi and high-performance and high-altitude endorsements. Do not let anyone talk you into doing your commercial only in multi-engine planes; having only a commercial multi license does not allow you to act as commercial pilot in single-engine planes. Afterward get training in glass cockipit airplanes; and get a job as a CFI or flying multi-engine airplanes.
If you want an airline or major cargo carrier career, get as much multi-engine and "actual" instrument time as you can. CFI time also helps... especially time spent instructing multi-engine and instrument students.
Getting an airline job is like any other - get the required ratings (the airlines don't care where/how you get them); get the required experience; get a college degree in any subject (doesn't have to be aviation-related); have a neat professional appearance and professional-looking resume; and try hard to make friends & meet people on your way up the ladder. People stress over this way too hard; no mystery to it.
BEFORE you set sights on a professional aviation goal, make SURE you can get a first-class medical. The mediacal isn;t that hard to get (if you are in good health, have normal color vision and depth perception, and your eyesight is correctable to 20/20 with glasses or contact lenses) BUT you can't be an airline pilot if you can't qualify for a first-class medical - that's the law.
military and fly heaviers,
All pilot want-to -be should cut and paste the answer that deanc 196 gave above. It is spot on. It really isn't as difficult to become a pilot as everyone makes it out to be, the only other thing I would add is it takes timing. Having all the right ratings when the airlines are hiring.
Purdue produces the majority of US astronauts, more than all other schools combined. Chances are that when you fly at least on of your pilots will be from Purdue.
I would not have any problem whatsoever with going to ND, They have a great program with great people.
Embry Riddle is the most expensive school on earth, Time magazine says the average debt of a student is $450,000, and they do not have a very good employment rate. They have the best equipment, and rich kids use it to get ahead of the game, but having a rating and being a good pilot arent the same thing, so many dont get hired.
Look into Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. This is the best Aeronautical school out there. Always wins competitions with other schools and has great placements after you graduate.
Any school you choose will be the about same standard for the flight training portion. They are approved and regulated by the FAA.
The academic portion of your degree, cost, location, etc is what to decide the particular school on.