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View Poll Results: Which metro has the best higher education?
New York City Metro 2 3.51%
Los Angeles 3 5.26%
Chicago 10 17.54%
D/FW 2 3.51%
Houston 1 1.75%
Philadelphia 6 10.53%
DC / Baltimore 1 1.75%
Miami 0 0%
Atlanta 2 3.51%
Boston 30 52.63%
Voters: 57. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-02-2015, 11:37 AM
 
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Has to be Boston. A more interesting topic would be, what are the Top 10 metros for higher education? In that case, I think Pittsburgh and Raleigh likely would have to be added to the list. Does DC/Baltimore really get to be counted as one metro? Cleveland Metro performs above it's weight, with a 2 Billion Dollar Endowment, ranked 9th Nationally by Washington Monthly, and home to the Michelson-Morley Experiment and a myriad of advances and networks in healthcare (Cleveland Clinic/University Hospitals). Also, Oberlin College, certainly within the confines of the MSA, noteworthy for it's extreme liberal arts practices, but also for being the first American college to admit students regardless of race or gender (sometimes referred to as "the town that started the Civil War"), having the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the longest continuously open in the country which regularly puts students into the nation's top orchestras, and has a campus that in some ways resembles Hogwarts and an art museum with a collection size double that of many cities primary museums. Certainly among the ten most influential/prestigious liberal arts colleges in the country. Beyond that, while Miami (OH) and Ohio State aren't in the metro, both are considered public ivies and offer students in state tuition. In the area itself, there are several large public schools (CSU, KSU, Akron), and several other liberal arts colleges, religious colleges and community colleges.
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Old 09-02-2015, 11:40 AM
 
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That could be because all of its students are full-tuition/scholarships.
I believe that Cooper Union is like this as well.
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:47 PM
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Has to be Boston. A more interesting topic would be, what are the Top 10 metros for higher education? In that case, I think Pittsburgh and Raleigh likely would have to be added to the list. Does DC/Baltimore really get to be counted as one metro? Cleveland Metro performs above it's weight, with a 2 Billion Dollar Endowment, ranked 9th Nationally by Washington Monthly, and home to the Michelson-Morley Experiment and a myriad of advances and networks in healthcare (Cleveland Clinic/University Hospitals). Also, Oberlin College, certainly within the confines of the MSA, noteworthy for it's extreme liberal arts practices, but also for being the first American college to admit students regardless of race or gender (sometimes referred to as "the town that started the Civil War"), having the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the longest continuously open in the country which regularly puts students into the nation's top orchestras, and has a campus that in some ways resembles Hogwarts and an art museum with a collection size double that of many cities primary museums. Certainly among the ten most influential/prestigious liberal arts colleges in the country. Beyond that, while Miami (OH) and Ohio State aren't in the metro, both are considered public ivies and offer students in state tuition. In the area itself, there are several large public schools (CSU, KSU, Akron), and several other liberal arts colleges, religious colleges and community colleges.
While not a fan of Harry Potter, I am curious which parts of Oberlin resemble Hogwarts.
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:12 PM
 
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So I think there are other colleges that look more like Hogwarts. Other things not mentioned include the fact that it has a central courtyard, as well as a forest (albeit one not one that is forbidden or primarily consisting of magical monsters). The school also has a Quidditch team that I believe won a national championship, and it has sort of served as a beacon of progressivism (though in some ways has gone a bit too far on other things at times, but never mind that). The downtown clearly doesn't look like Hogsmeade, but is filled with awesome restaurants, bars, coffee shops, small box shopping and entertainment, and the campus is REALLY sort of isolated. Even though it is about 35 minutes from downtown Cleveland, many really just aren't aware of it's existence, which is a shame since it is a cool weekend destination. The population is less than 10,000, and no matter which direction you head from downtown, within about a mile or two you are in wilderness forest/plains.
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:51 PM
 
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Emory and Ga Tech are great, I'd definitely still place after DC area, maybe next in line. Still too much fire power with Univ of MD, George Washington, George Mason, Catholic U, American U, Georgetown, Trinity, and even Johns Hopkins, UMBC, Towson, Loyala MD if your talking CSA which it looks like we are. Not to mention Howard as an HBCU is larger and more prestigious than the AUC schools and at least a couple of them combined.
Is Howard really more prestigious than Spellman? I always thought that was considered the best HBCU for African American/Black females. It's pretty revered.
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Old 09-04-2015, 12:28 AM
 
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Philadelphia area in my opinion is in the same league as Boston in regards to Higher Ed. Philly has seven medical schools , four NCI -Designated Cancer Centers in the city limits . Over 100 colleges and Universities with about 375,000 students . With in 45 miles from the Penn campus to the north is Princeton and 45 miles south University od Delaware .
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Old 09-04-2015, 04:07 PM
 
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Emory and Ga Tech are great, I'd definitely still place after DC area, maybe next in line. Still too much fire power with Univ of MD, George Washington, George Mason, Catholic U, American U, Georgetown, Trinity, and even Johns Hopkins, UMBC, Towson, Loyala MD if your talking CSA which it looks like we are. Not to mention Howard as an HBCU is larger and more prestigious than the AUC schools and at least a couple of them combined.
I disagree.

I don't believe there to be another more well known combo than Morehouse/Spelman.

And that doesn't take away from Howad at all. But to be a Morehouse man for many is everything.
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