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Old 08-24-2008, 01:35 PM
 
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A World Class University like Rice University in Houston.

NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia, SFO, Washington DC have them but not Dallas.

I'm jealous.
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:48 PM
 
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padcrasher - you don't think SMU is world class?
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Fondren SW Yo
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padcrasher - you don't think SMU is world class?
SMU is not considered a world class university by any standard. Definitely not on par with Rice or even UT for that matter.
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Is Rice accredited?
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:43 PM
 
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>> SMU is not considered a world class university by any standard. Definitely not on par with Rice or even UT for that matter.<<

Curious as to why that is?
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:56 PM
 
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I would not say SMU is world class but I would say the same about Rice. They are fine universities but to call them world class is a reach IMHO.
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:25 PM
 
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>> SMU is not considered a world class university by any standard. Definitely not on par with Rice or even UT for that matter.<<

Curious as to why that is?

Mediocre student body and overall unimpressive faculty.
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:27 PM
 
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I would not say SMU is world class but I would say the same about Rice. They are fine universities but to call them world class is a reach IMHO.
Granted ratings sytems are subjective, but Rice's level of entering students is on par with the top tier of schools in the country, and its faculty is well regarded.
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:29 PM
 
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I had always thought that SMU/Rice were pretty much the same, give or take.
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:43 PM
 
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I would give Rice the slight edge over SMU but I would not put them on the top 25 for top universities in the nation. I doubt anyone on the east or west coast no much about either of the two.
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