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Old 12-13-2011, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Pixburgh
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In PA, as all around academic/research universities I would say this but I'm sure I forgot 1 or 2 that should be there.

1. Penn
2. CMU
3. Pitt
4. Penn State
5. Temple
6. Drexel
7. Bryn Mawr
8. Swarthmore
9. Lehigh
10.Duquesne
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Denver
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For Mass:

1. Harvard
2. MIT
....after that it's really hard to put them in a specific order. So in no particular order:

Tufts
Boston College
Wellesley
Brandeis
Williams
Bentley
Amherst
Smith

..but it's also hard to ignore Bentley, Holy Cross, Mount Holyoke, WPI, Northeastern, Suffolk, Emerson...there's a lot to choose from.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:47 AM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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In PA, as all around academic/research universities I would say this but I'm sure I forgot 1 or 2 that should be there.

1. Penn
2. CMU
3. Pitt
4. Penn State
5. Temple
6. Drexel
7. Bryn Mawr
8. Swarthmore
9. Lehigh
10.Duquesne
You give Pitt and Penn State too much credit and Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore, and Lehigh not nearly enough.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:57 AM
 
Location: New York
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Columbia
Cornell
NYU
Syracuse U
Vassar
Rensselaer
Fordham
LIU
Hofstra
St. John's
St. Lawrence

Pratt
Juilliard
Parsons
New School

West Point
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Northfield, MN
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Columbia
Cornell
NYU
Syracuse U
Vassar
Rensselaer
Fordham
LIU
Hofstra
St. John's
St. Lawrence

Pratt
Juilliard
Parsons
New School

West Point
What about Rochester, Hamilton, and Colgate?
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: The City
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Originally Posted by safak View Post
In PA, as all around academic/research universities I would say this but I'm sure I forgot 1 or 2 that should be there.

1. Penn
2. CMU
3. Pitt
4. Penn State
5. Temple
6. Drexel
7. Bryn Mawr
8. Swarthmore
9. Lehigh
10.Duquesne

Seems hard to determine a clear top 10

Others like Villanova, Bucknell, Franklin and Marshall, Ursinus, Dickenson or even the Curtis Institute (commonly viewed as the 2nd best arts school in America) could get some consideration
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Seems hard to determine a clear top 10

Others like Villanova, Bucknell, Franklin and Marshall, Ursinus, Dickenson or even the Curtis Institute (commonly viewed as the 2nd best arts school in America) could get some consideration
That's why it's important to separate the list by category. While there's no doubt Swarthmore is a better school than Temple, directly comparing the two doesn't make much sense.

I'll expand my original list.

Universities (Overall):
1) Penn
2) CMU
3) Lehigh
4) Penn State
4) Pitt
6) Villanova
7) Drexel
8) Temple
9) Duquesne
10) Arcadia

Universities (Balance of Program Quality):
1) Penn
2) Penn State
3) Pitt
4) CMU
5) Villanova
6) Temple
7) Lehigh
8) Duquesne
9) Arcadia
10) Drexel

Liberal Arts Colleges:
1) Swarthmore
2) Haverford
3) Bryn Mawr
4) Lafayette
5) Bucknell
6) F&M
7) Dickinson
8) Gettysburg
9) Ursinus
10) Muhlenberg
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:53 PM
 
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For my native SC, here's my ranking:

Clemson
USC
MUSC
Furman
College of Charleston
Winthrop
Francis Marion
Wofford
Coastal Carolina
USC-Aiken
MUSC is the best, but that's a graduate school..

besides that, in South Carolina, i would say:

1. Furman
2. Clemson
3. Carolina
4. C of C
5. Wofford
6. The Citadel
7. Converse
8. Presbyterian College
9. Francis Marion
10. Coastal Carolina
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:43 PM
 
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For New York:

Columbia University
Cornell University
NYU
Barnard College
Binghampton University
University of Rochester
Vassar College
West Point
RPI
Fordham University
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Top Midwestern Colleges By Salary Potential

Salary data does not support your claim either.
interesting list -- I have a few Case Western Reserve friends who are starting out $75K-$85K a year. The school definitely needs a higher national ranking than only 38th.

This year, Case Western Reserve:

- Led the NATION is percent increase of applications -- up 44.5%: Applications Rise (Yet Again) at Dozens of Selective Colleges - NYTimes.com
- Huffington Post's 10 "Trendiest Schools:" The TRENDIEST Colleges
- Washington Monthly #7: washington monthly awards case western with number seven spot in national rankings

And now I see they do pretty well in salary of alumni (Beating out University of Chicago, Wash U, Northwestern, etc)
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