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Old 12-09-2011, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Originally Posted by wag more bark less View Post
Dude, can't you let one go once in a while?
Oh get over yourself. People are going to comment, why can't I. use the block feature if you do not want to see my posts instead of derailing the thread with off topic attacks.
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This thread was intended for individuals to express their personal opinions and experiences. The OP was very clear about that. My opinion was based on what I have seen of the Aggie and Longhorn alumni networks as well as academic and corporate reputation.

If you want to question the validity of my opinions, go right ahead. You can start by justifying the use of all these stats as proxies for both academics and reputation. Right now, I don't really care about any of them, but maybe you can convince me otherwise.

Its a discussion right?? we are discussing!!! You say they are tied and I disagreed and said my reasons why. I don't care about changing your mind, just disagreeing. The Aggies are not in Rice's level academically.


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This is how I'd rank in Texas... ranked on academic standards AND how well known the schools are:

1. UT-Austin
2. Rice
3. Texas A&M
4. Texas Christian University (tie)
4. Southern Methodist University (tie)
5. Baylor
6. Texas Tech
7. North Texas
8. University of Houston
9. University of Texas-Dallas
10. Texas State
Wow, you have TCU ranked really high.

Why do you think it is tied with SMU and ahead of Baylor???
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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I'll take a shot at connecticut too.

Yale
Coast Guard Academy
Wesleyan
Trinity College
UConn
Connecticut College
Quinnipiac

Thes rest I know of in CT have neither academic, athletic, or other positive reputation.

But The University of Bridgeport is famous for being run by the Moonies!
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Too much large university bias so far in Texas...


1. UT-Austin
2. Rice
3. Southern Methodist University
4. Trinity
5. Austin College
6. Southwestern
7. Texas Christian University
8. Texas A&M
9. University of Dallas
10. UT - Dallas

also Univ of Houston, St. Edwards, Baylor, Texas Tech are arguably in the running.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Its a discussion right?? we are discussing!!! You say they are tied and I disagreed and said my reasons why. I don't care about changing your mind, just disagreeing. The Aggies are not in Rice's level academically.
Okay, thanks for sharing. Your choice of language goes beyond what I usually use for unsubstantiated opinions, but we're on the same page now.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Too much large university bias so far in Texas...
1. UT-Austin
2. Rice
...he says after he ranks UT ahead of Rice.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Okay, thanks for sharing. Your choice of language goes beyond what I usually use for unsubstantiated opinions, but we're on the same page now.
It would be rather silly if people didn't discuss and argue over information on a data site.

otherwise I could have done this:

1. Rice
2. University of Houston
3. St Thomas
4. University of Houston- Downtown
5. Houston Baptist
6. North American College
7. University of Houston Clear Lake
8. Texas Southern
9. Sam Houston State
10. University of Houston Victoria

and casual readers may be misinformed.


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...he says after he ranks UT ahead of Rice.
lol, may be it only applies to A&M.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:56 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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lol, may be it only applies to A&M.
1) Rice
2) UT-Austin
3) A&M
5) SMU
6) Baylor
7) TCU
8) Tech

That's my personal, relatively uninformed, out-of-state perception (if I completed the list, I'd literally be picking two schools at random).
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Minnesota (based on what I know)...

1. Cabooze
2. Hennepin Technical Center (Eden Prairie)
3. Sgt Prestons
4. 400 Bar
5. Normandale Junior College
6. Daytona Beach Community College
7. that one that all the girls go to in St Paul
8. Capella.edu
9. DMV dum-dum class
10. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:00 PM
 
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Wow, you have TCU ranked really high.

Why do you think it is tied with SMU and ahead of Baylor???
I knew there would be a question about this.

The last few years have really changed TCU's recognition level (mostly because of football).

They are now more well known across the country than SMU is. Ask someone in New Jersey if they know where Southern Methodist is... they will look at you with a blank stare. Ask someone if they have heard of TCU and you are likely to get a response about them being snubbed by the BCS system. At least they have heard of them...

The academic qualities are fairly similar-- however, SMU is nearly twice the price...

Why not put them ahead of Baylor? Baylor really isn't all that great...
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:03 PM
 
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Too much large university bias so far in Texas...


1. UT-Austin
2. Rice
3. Southern Methodist University
4. Trinity
5. Austin College
6. Southwestern
7. Texas Christian University
8. Texas A&M
9. University of Dallas
10. UT - Dallas

also Univ of Houston, St. Edwards, Baylor, Texas Tech are arguably in the running.
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.
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