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Old 05-30-2018, 04:18 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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https://www.timeshighereducation.com...versity-cities

On the strength of Georgia Tech and Emory, Atlanta has landed on the list of the world's best university cities according to Times Higher Education, tied for 5th (with several others).
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:42 PM
 
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I really hate these lists, but in this case I have a real reason. It's not several others. They only include GaTech and Emory, when Emory wasn't even a part of the city until 2017, and Agnes Scott is pretty darn great too (is it in unincorporated area?). GSU does what GaTech and Emory doesn't. The AUC's been absolutely pivotal despite the inevitable financial issues that follow a business plan with a tightly wrapped endowment strategy. But I like that our unis cater to different groups rather than trying to be the best at everything equally. No one would know where to go.

We should be higher, ~California schools.
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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I really hate these lists, but in this case I have a real reason. It's not several others. They only include GaTech and Emory, when Emory wasn't even a part of the city until 2017, and Agnes Scott is pretty darn great too (is it in unincorporated area?). GSU does what GaTech and Emory doesn't. The AUC's been absolutely pivotal despite the inevitable financial issues that follow a business plan with a tightly wrapped endowment strategy. But I like that our unis cater to different groups rather than trying to be the best at everything equally. No one would know where to go.

We should be higher, ~California schools.
Were they referencing the city or the metro area? Either way, we take GSU and the AUC for granted, Morehouse and Spelman should be on the list of top universities in the nation but no one ever talks about them. GSU and other state schools (KSU, CSU, UWG...etc) fill in the gaps that the more expensive private colleges donít cater to. Agnes Scott is top tier and Oglethorpe is decent. Why donít we talk about these colleges?
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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"Have you ever wondered which city contains the highest number of Times Higher Education World University ranked institutions? Well you’re in luck because we’ve analysed our top 200 and top 500 universities to see which cities have the highest concentration of elite universities."
Like it or not, THE is using their list of top world universities. If your pet universities are not included, that is why.
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:34 PM
 
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This is great recognition for Atlanta. In extremely good company.
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:37 PM
 
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On the second list, what is Atlanta’s 3rd university?
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:28 PM
 
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On the second list, what is Atlantaís 3rd university?
Maybe GSU as they are top 500.
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:30 PM
 
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Were they referencing the city or the metro area? Either way, we take GSU and the AUC for granted, Morehouse and Spelman should be on the list of top universities in the nation but no one ever talks about them. GSU and other state schools (KSU, CSU, UWG...etc) fill in the gaps that the more expensive private colleges donít cater to. Agnes Scott is top tier and Oglethorpe is decent. Why donít we talk about these colleges?
I think some of the criteria is based on research. KSU, CSU, etc. aren't research schools. GSU is.
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:39 PM
 
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Maybe GSU as they are top 500.
If GSU is Top 500, then that is Atlantaís 3rd uni.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:03 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Having two of the world's top 100 universities is a major point of pride for the city. As is the AUC and Georgia State. Higher education in Atlanta is an embarrassment of riches.
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