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View Poll Results: Which college town satellite do you prefer?
Boulder, CO 30 23.81%
Lawrence, KS 10 7.94%
Norman, OK 2 1.59%
Ann Arbor, MI 37 29.37%
Tuscaloosa, AL 2 1.59%
Morgantown, WV 8 6.35%
Chapel Hill, NC 14 11.11%
Athens, GA 23 18.25%
Voters: 126. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-04-2010, 01:39 AM
 
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Here's the list of college town satellites (and the major cities they orbit):

Boulder, CO (Denver)
Lawrence, KS (Kansas City)
Norman, OK (Oklahoma City)
Ann Arbor, MI (Detroit)
Tuscaloosa, AL (Birmingham)
Morgantown, WV (Pittsburgh)
Chapel Hill, NC (Raleigh)
Athens, GA (Atlanta)

Criteria to measure

1. Quality academics
2. Quality athletics
3. Student body
4. Downtown ambiance
5. Appeal of nearby major city
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Old 07-04-2010, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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My top four would be:

1. Boulder (Denver)
2. Ann Arbor (Detroit) (Because I have cousins who live in suburbs of Detroit only 15 minutes away from Ann Arbor
3. Athens (Atlanta)
4. Morgantown (Pittsburgh)

There's nothing wrong with the other options, just that I like these more.

And I used to go to school in Ann Arbor, so it automatically qualifies for me! Wolverines YEAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


By the way: HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhh she's growing up so fast...
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Old 07-04-2010, 01:56 AM
 
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Clearly I'm biased toward Athens and Morgantown.
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Old 07-04-2010, 01:59 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Pretty esoteric criteria; all the same, I'm gonna go with my standby: Madison.
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Old 07-04-2010, 05:57 AM
 
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Out of these choices its between University of Michigan and UNC Chapel Hill

1. Quality academics - University of Michigan
2. Quality athletics - UNC Chapel Hill
3. Student body - University of Michigan
4. Downtown ambiance - University of Michigan
5. Appeal of nearby major city - University of Michigan
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Old 07-04-2010, 06:09 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Montclair
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Old 07-04-2010, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Ann Arbor is my favorite of the ones the OP listed.

I would add Madison, WI (Milwaukee) and Berkeley, CA (San Francisco) to your list as well. Those two are definitely my favorite college towns overall.
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Old 07-05-2010, 03:42 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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My top four would be:

1. Boulder (Denver)
2. Ann Arbor (Detroit) (Because I have cousins who live in suburbs of Detroit only 15 minutes away from Ann Arbor
3. Athens (Atlanta)
4. Morgantown (Pittsburgh)

There's nothing wrong with the other options, just that I like these more.

And I used to go to school in Ann Arbor, so it automatically qualifies for me! Wolverines YEAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


By the way: HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhh she's growing up so fast...
I am sorry but Morgantown, WV is not a satellite of Pittsburgh. It's 75 miles away. It's neither in Pittsburgh's MSA nor CSA. It's simply not a satellite college town to Pittsburgh.
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:02 PM
 
Location: 304
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I am sorry but Morgantown, WV is not a satellite of Pittsburgh. It's 75 miles away. It's neither in Pittsburgh's MSA nor CSA. It's simply not a satellite college town to Pittsburgh.
Trust Me--- I'd love to agree with you, but Morgantown really isn't that far outside of Pittsburgh

it takes maybe a half an hour to get to Pittsburgh

But Morgantown's culture is not like Pittsburgh's
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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Ann Arbor!
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