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Old 12-08-2011, 05:14 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Universities:
1) Penn
2) CMU
3) Lehigh
4) Penn State
4) Pitt
(Villanova, Drexel, and Temple as honorable mentions)

Liberal Arts Colleges:
1) Swarthmore
2) Haverford
3) Bryn Mawr
4) Lafayette
5) Bucknell
(Franklin & Marshall, Dickinson, and Gettysburg as honorable mentions)
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:18 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Colleges and universities in Pennsylvania

1. University of Pennsylvania
2. Carnegie Mellon University
3. Penn State University
4. University of Pittsburgh
5. Temple University
6. Villanova University
7. Lehigh University
8. Drexel University
9. Swarthmore College
10. Duquesne University


NOTE: These rankings are based on a combination of each college/university's profile and academic quality. (In other words, size does matter to an extent.)
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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If Cooler Pooper State is the second best school in the state, God help Ohio. God help it anyway. Ohio has quantity; not so much quality.

Realistically, it's more like this:

1) Oberlin College
2) Kenyon
3) Case Western Reserve University
4) Miami University of Ohio
5) College of Wooster
6) John Carroll University
7) Ohio State
8) Denison College
...
I'll concede THE Ohio State...but a Case Western Reserve degree is the most respected in the state.
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:30 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Louisiana- we really don't have that many, but here goes:

1. Tulane
2. LSU
3. Loyola
4. Xavier
5. University of Louisiana at Lafayette
6. Louisiana Tech
7.Southeastern Louisiana University
....
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:45 PM
 
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Hmm.. would Maryland include DC? If not, I'd say this off the top of my head:

Johns Hopkins
United States Naval Academy
University of Maryland, College Park
Goucher College
UMBC
Towson University
St Mary's College
College of Notre Dame Maryland
Loyola University Maryland

Coming up with that many was hard! And I am still short one. Maybe I am forgetting one.

If I include DC schools the list would change obviously.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:17 PM
 
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Stanford
UC Berkeley
UCLA
Caltech
UCSD
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC Santa Cruz
UC Santa Barbara
Cal Poly
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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I don't know. I would say.
1. UT-Austin
2. Rice
3. A&M
4. Baylor
5. Houston
6. Texas Tech
7. SMU
8. TCU
9. UNT
10. UT-Dallas

When it comes to UT and Rice, Rice is supposedly the better undergraduate school but UT is the better graduate school. The only ranking where I see Rice above UT is USNews, though. Every other ranking has Texas above Rice. Don't know who to believe. I read that Texas large undergraduate enrollment is somehow a negative in the USnews rankings for Texas.

It could have gone either way, at that point it doesn't really matter. I chose Rice as number 1 because it is more looked at as Southern Ivy, while UT would probably be looked at as more Public Ivy. In the end it has nothing to do with academics, just silly associations. Rice carries more weight here, than say other parts, because it is THE prestigious school in SE Texas.

Rice is about as prestigious as Emory, but I bet if you ask people around SE Texas which is more prestigious, they will tell you RIce and ask the same question around ATL and they will tell you Emory. Same level, different regional associations. That is why so many arguments go on forever on here. Everyone is right.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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Florida:

1. University of Miami
2. University of Florida
3. New College
4. Florida State University
5. Florida International University
6. University of South Florida
7. Florida Atlantic University
8. University of Central Florida
9. Flagler College
10. Rollins College
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:46 PM
 
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For Georgia, I'd say:

Emory
GA Tech
UGA
Georgia State
MCG
Spelman
Morehouse
SCAD
Georgia Southern
Kennesaw State (?)
I woud Put Tech at the top.

I would also switch KSU and Southern.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:52 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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It could have gone either way, at that point it doesn't really matter. I chose Rice as number 1 because it is more looked at as Southern Ivy, while UT would probably be looked at as more Public Ivy. In the end it has nothing to do with academics, just silly associations. Rice carries more weight here, than say other parts, because it is THE prestigious school in SE Texas.

Rice is about as prestigious as Emory, but I bet if you ask people around SE Texas which is more prestigious, they will tell you RIce and ask the same question around ATL and they will tell you Emory. Same level, different regional associations. That is why so many arguments go on forever on here. Everyone is right.
Rice is one of the top 3 schools nationally in terms of SAT scores of incoming students.

What's depressing, though, is if you're talking to the average Tulane girl and she asks where you went to college, and you say Rice, she'll scrunch her face up and say "that's in Houston, right?" Rice and Tulane are in the same conference.
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