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Old 12-09-2011, 06:03 PM
 
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I guess I'll try my home state. I found this difficult, considering the number of small liberal arts colleges in the state.

1. Case Western
2. Oberlin
3. Kenyon
4. Miami University
5. Denison
6. Ohio State
7. Xavier
8. Dayton
9. John Carroll
10. Cincinnati
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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Didn't mean to jump at you but there have been so many posts talking about the poster instead of what is being talked about lately
Lol, you're not lying. Surely most of us have noticed the new Sticky at the top of the General US page
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Northfield, MN
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I guess I'll try my home state. I found this difficult, considering the number of small liberal arts colleges in the state.

1. Case Western
2. Oberlin
3. Kenyon
4. Miami University
5. Denison
6. Ohio State
7. Xavier
8. Dayton
9. John Carroll
10. Cincinnati
This is a pretty good list. I think Ohio Wesleyan might fall before John Carroll though.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:46 PM
 
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This is a pretty good list. I think Ohio Wesleyan might fall before John Carroll though.
I kept on switching the #10 spot between those two.
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:18 PM
 
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1) Harvard
2) MIT
3) Boston University
4)Tufts
5) Northeastern
6-10) Toss up between 100 different colleges
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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Well, I don't want to block ALL your posts, I like most of them...just the ones where you instantly write a thesis in defense of your opinion. It wasn't an attack, more of a plea...I'll work on getting over myself though.



Yeah...maybe Stephen F Austin? Maybe the oh so prestigious Austin Community College.

Austin College in not the same as Stephen F Austin. It's a small private college, located, I believe in Sherman, or some similar town in northeast Texas. I had a couple of friends who went there back in the 70's.
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Silverthorne, Colorado
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Dude, can't you let one go once in a while?

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My home state of Colorado:

1) University of Denver
2) CU-Boulder
3) Colorado School of Mines
4) Colorado State
5) Colorado College
6) University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
7) CU-Denver
8) Northern Colorado
9) CSU-Pueblo
10) Colorado Mesa U (formerly Mesa State College until 2011)
I'd actually put DU after Mines... It's a great school, yes, but it doesn't compare to Mines and CU. I know I'm biased because I go to CU, but I do believe it should earn 1st spot for Colorado, with Mines following a very close 2nd, but 2nd nevertheless because it is specialized and CU's engineering programs here are just as good (go civil! ).

As for the AFA, probably after CSU or CC. I know it's military, but that doesn't automatically grant it academic prestige.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:03 AM
 
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Eh, NJ essentially outsources its college-level education to every other state on the East Coast. I'm hearing Towson is up to 50% Jersey kids now haha. That said, my list is:

1.) Princeton
2.) Rutgers/UMDNJ
3.) NJIT
4.) Seton Hall
5.) Stevens Institute of Technology
6.) TCNJ
7-10.) Montclair State, Kean, Rowan, William Patterson no order

Maybe Fairleigh Dickinson, it seems to have a pretty good rep. I was stretching just to get 7-10 though.


I think California kills it with the UC and CSU systems, it's nothing short of amazing.
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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...he says after he ranks UT ahead of Rice.

It's arguable on UT vs. Rice. I went with UT mostly because of the graduate side. My concern was more that the smaller, 'liberal arts' schools were hitherto all but ignored. What really concerned me: that marginal academic schools like UNT or Texas State were being listed over Trinity, Austin, Southwesterm, etc.
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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What is Austin College? I lived in Austin for 4 years (graduated from UT) and have never heard of that school...

I think if I saw it on a resume, I'd wonder if it was made up...

A school's name recognition goes a long way.

Austin College is a small liberal arts college about an hour north of Dallas. It is the oldest college in Texas, having been founded shortly after independence from Mexico (in Huntsville originally, if memory serves). It is well known inside of Texas and the region, but not so much nationally, which is not surprising since it has about 1200 students at any given time. It is probably comparable to Grinnell College, or Sweet Briar in Virginia (though it is coed).
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