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Old 09-21-2008, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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I'm pretty certain that PSU has the best program in the country for meteorology, and that hurts saying it because I hate that school. That said, its not near a major city so you'd be SOL there.
I know it sucks because I live in Pittsburgh now and PSU has campuses right around here, but only the main campus has the meteorology program.
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:02 PM
 
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At the Princeton Review's website, they have a feature where you can enter your criteria for a college and get a list of schools that meet those criteria. Here is the link to their website: Test Prep: GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, SAT, ACT, and More | The Princeton Review.

I don't know anything about the reputation of their programs, but I know that the U. of Massachusetts at Lowell and Plymouth State U. in New Hampshire have meteoroloty programs. UMass does better than Plymouth State at meeting your criterion of proximity to a major city, as Lowell is in an outlying section of the Boston metro area, while Plymouth, NH, is a couple of hours up the road from Boston.
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Tupelo,MS
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not in the right area but Mississippi State University has one
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:37 AM
 
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Northern Illinois university in Dekalb IL, 1-1/2 hours outside chicago, has one. I believe Tom Skilling is involved with it somehow. I know he mentions he gets interns from there once in a while on the program.
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:52 AM
 
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The three best are Penn State, Florida State, and Oklahoma.
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Old 09-26-2008, 03:43 PM
 
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UW-Madison has an excellent program. They designed the first weather satellite and the department has its own 15 story building. You also get a great college town and highly respected degree.

UW-Madison Department of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
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Old 09-26-2008, 04:12 PM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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from someone who works in the meteorology field....here are some of the most common schools I hear about.

- Lyndon State College in Vermont gets very high marks for its focus on forecasting
- SUNY at Albany -- more focused on research/synoptics
- Plymouth State College in New Hampshire -- nice small school
- Millersville Univ (eastern PA)
- SUNY at Oswego -- a must for any liking lake effect snow
- Cornell
- Penn State -- very top notch
- North Carolina State
- Florida State

Not in the east but good larger schools...
Okla Univ....Univ Wisconsin...Univ of Arizona...Univ of Washington (Seattle)...
Texas A/M....

the whole list...

WEATHER SCHOOLS
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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Actually, Lyndon in Vermont has the top meteorology program. They beat MIT and Penn State all the time in weather forecasting competitions. And Jim Cantore is not the only big time graduate. The weather forecaster for the White House is a Lyndon grad, as is the forecaster for Antarctica (Lyndon grads historically always hold that position), the head forecaster for ABC news, the head forecasters for the Air Force (the Air Force does long distance learning with Lyndon). Also, Cantore teaches a class every semester long distance with Lyndon students and he comes to campus all the time. Great guy. The Met program at Lyndon is also rumored to be offering a second Met option, one that does not require calculus, and they are working with the Sustainability Studies program to create a new global climate option. And they are also getting a new building with a 360 degree observatory. Mt. Washington is right down the road, which has the worst weather in the world, and Lyndon students get to work up there once a year. Check out the 2009 Storm Conference. Lyndon runs that. They also get their students into amazing internships.
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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North Carolina State University in Raleigh NC does.

Opps I just saw someone posted that one.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:51 PM
 
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Florida State
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