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Old 12-08-2011, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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So what in your perception are the 10 best academic schools but also by reputation. When I am talking about reputation, I am talking about how well known their brand is as well. For instance Standford is amazing academically and in reputation it's known across the nation. However, a school like Case Western is amazing academically but doesn't have a big reputation. Get what I mean?

Also this is based on your opinion, so don't start whipping out U.S. News Rankings and what not:

Illinois:
1. University of Chicago
2. Northwestern University
3. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4. DePaul University
5. Loyola University
6. Illinois Institute of Technology
7. University of Illinois at Chicago
8. Illinois State University
9. Nothern Illinois University
10. Southern Illinois University
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:02 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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North Carolina:

1. University of North Carolina
2. Duke University
3. North Carolina State University
4. Appalachian State University
5. Wake Forrest University
6. East Carolina University
7. Campbell University
8. Western Carolina University
9. Winston Salem State University
10. UNC @ Charlotte
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:13 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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North Carolina:

1. University of North Carolina
2. Duke University
3. North Carolina State University
4. Appalachian State University
5. Wake Forrest University
6. East Carolina University
7. Campbell University
8. Western Carolina University
9. Winston Salem State University
10. UNC @ Charlotte
You'd seriously put UNC over Duke? Also, Wake Forest would not be 5th. It would be 2nd or 3rd. I'd dump Winston Salem State from the list and put in Davidson. I'm also not sure about Campbell.

Here's an interesting link about NC colleges' salary potentials.
Slideshow: Top NC colleges by salary potential - Triangle Business Journal
Top 5 are:
Duke, Wake Forest, Davidson, NC State & UNC.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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You'd seriously put UNC over Duke? Also, Wake Forest would not be 5th. It would be 2nd or 3rd. I'd dump Winston Salem State from the list and put in Davidson. I'm also not sure about Campbell.

Here's an interesting link about NC colleges' salary potentials.
Slideshow: Top NC colleges by salary potential - Triangle Business Journal
Top 5 are:
Duke, Wake Forest, Davidson, NC State & UNC.
It's just his/her opinion. I disagree as well. I would out Duke at 1 and UNC at 2. I would put Wake Forest at #3, but besides Duke and UNC in all honesty I don't know too much about NC schools. However this is opinion based.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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1 Stanford University
2 University of California, Berkeley
3 California Institute of Technology
4 University of California, Los Angeles
5 University of California, San Diego
6 University of Southern California
7 University of California, Davis
8 University of California, Irvine
9 University of California, Santa Barbara
10 University of California, Merced
11 San Diego State University
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:21 PM
 
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North Carolina:

1. University of North Carolina
2. Duke University
3. North Carolina State University
4. Appalachian State University
5. Wake Forrest University
6. East Carolina University
7. Campbell University
8. Western Carolina University
9. Winston Salem State University
10. UNC @ Charlotte
I would rate NC very differently:

1. Duke University
2. University of North Carolina-CH
3. Wake Forest University
4. North Carolina State University
5. Davidson
6. UNC Charlotte
7. East Carolina
8. UNC Greensboro
9. Appalachian State
10. UNC - Wilmington
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Texas:


1. Rice
2. University of Texas- Austin
3. Texas A&M
4. University of Houston
5. Baylor
6. Texas Tech
7. Southern Methodist
8. University of N. Texas
9. Trinity
10. UT- Dallas
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:23 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Columbia
West Point
Cornell
Vassar
Juliard
New York University
Syracuse
Colgate
Fordham
Stony Brook (SUNY)


Like OP said there are many others that offer an excellent education, but just not too well-known nationally, like SUNY Binghamton, Cooper Union, Hamilton, Ithaca, St. Lawrence, Hunter College, Queens College, Brooklyn College, and U. of Rochester, to name a few.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:24 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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You'd seriously put UNC over Duke? Also, Wake Forest would not be 5th. It would be 2nd or 3rd. I'd dump Winston Salem State from the list and put in Davidson. I'm also not sure about Campbell.

Here's an interesting link about NC colleges' salary potentials.
Slideshow: Top NC colleges by salary potential - Triangle Business Journal
Top 5 are:
Duke, Wake Forest, Davidson, NC State & UNC.

I just conjured up what I had in memory at the time I saw the thread. Make your own list if you want. Geez.

UNC over Duke? Yep I did it. Academically I know Duke is the better school but I'm just a fan of Carolina.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:27 PM
 
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A wild guess and not in order: Cornell, Columbia, Cooper Union, NYU, SUNY-Binghamton, SUNY-Geneseo, Colgate, Syracuse, University of Rochester and University of Buffalo, among others.
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