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Old 12-10-2011, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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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).
Southwestern University is.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Southwestern University is.
Right, I see that. Austin College is the oldest operating under its original charter. In any case, as long as we are talking academics and reuptation both unquestionably belong in the top 10 in the state, along with Trinity.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:38 AM
 
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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).
Hm... how have I lived in Texas all my life and never heard of it?

Also, I live in DFW...

I asked a few people at work and none of them have heard of it either. I think it may need to get better name recognition.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Hm... how have I lived in Texas all my life and never heard of it?

Also, I live in DFW...

I asked a few people at work and none of them have heard of it either. I think it may need to get better name recognition.

Maybe it's just your particular emphasis. After all, you listed Texas State (an academically lightweight party school), Texas Tech, and Baylor (and North Texas) pretty highly, so I have to think that liberal arts colleges are not really on your radar.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:16 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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My take on CO:

1) University of Colorado-Boulder
2) Colorado School of Mines
3) University of Denver
4) Colorado College
5) Regis U
6) Colorado State U
7) University of Northern Colorado
8) University of Colorado Denver
9) University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
10) CSU-Pueblo
Honorable Mention: Air Force Academy

Rationale: CU-Boulder has many more options than School of Mines. The AFA has a specialized admissions process and a specialized mission, no grad school.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Will also take a stab at Illinois, since I live here now:

1. University of Chicago
2. Northwestern University
3. University of Illinois / Urbana-Champaign
4. DePaul
5. Loyola
6. Bradley
7. Benedictine
8. Illinois Wesleyan
9. University of Illinois at Chicago
10. North Central College

others in the running: Illinois Institute of Technology, Dominican, Wheaton College, Nothern Illinois University, Elmhurt College, St Xavier, Illinois-Springfield, Lewis University
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Will also take a stab at Illinois, since I live here now:

1. University of Chicago
2. Northwestern University
3. University of Illinois / Urbana-Champaign
4. DePaul
5. Loyola
6. Bradley
7. Benedictine
8. Illinois Wesleyan
9. University of Illinois at Chicago
10. North Central College

others in the running: Illinois Institute of Technology, Dominican, Wheaton College, Nothern Illinois University, Elmhurt College, St Xavier, Illinois-Springfield, Lewis University
You really don't like public schools I see.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:31 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

Miami before Cincinnati? That's hilarious.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:46 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Miami before Cincinnati? That's hilarious.
USNWR:
Miami=90
Cincinnati=143

While rankings aren't everything, that's a pretty huge discrepancy.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Miami before Cincinnati? That's hilarious.
Why? US News doesn't seem to think so:

Miami University #90 Miami University | Miami University--Oxford | Best College | US News
Cincinnati #143 University of Cincinnati | Best College | US News
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