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Old 09-08-2016, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I have no clue why; LA is definitely a powerhouse when it comes to higher ed.
Agree. It was one of the first 3 cities I thought of when I saw the thread title.

East coast bias, maybe?
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:09 PM
 
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I'm talking top ranked universities. I would argue that Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Houston among others rank among the best cities for education in the country. Boston has Brandeis and Harvard. St. Louis has Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis University, Webster University, Lindenwood and University of Missouri-St. Louis. Chicago has Northwestern, University of Chicago, Loyola and DePaul. Pittsburgh has Carnegie and I believe a few others. Houston has Rice. Baltimore has Johns Hopkins. Philadelphia I'm sure has good ones. So name me the top cities for academic institutions in the country.
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Agree. It was one of the first 3 cities I thought of when I saw the thread title.

East coast bias, maybe?
Because the OP stated top-ranked universities, not quantity....quality.
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Here's one list. They tell you why and how they got these rankings.

National University Rankings | Top National Universities | US News Best Colleges
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:19 PM
 
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NYC, Philly, Chicago.
Harvard and MIT are not within Boston limit, although Harvard Medical and Business school are in Boston.
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:05 PM
 
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Because the OP stated top-ranked universities, not quantity....quality.
And LA would still make the list with Cal Tech, UCLA, USC, Pepperdine, and Occidental--at the very least.

LA is a top city for higher ed, period.
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Why is everyone forgetting to mention the Bay Area with UC-Berkeley and Stanford, and nearby, you have UC-Davis, which has one of the better med schools in the US
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Old 09-08-2016, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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Okay I'll throw in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia just to make everybody happy.
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Old 09-09-2016, 07:34 AM
 
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How are we comparing schools that don't even break the top 100 of the regional midwest category to schools like Harvard? No offense OP, I think your case for touting St. Louis again is a bit misguided on this one.
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Old 09-09-2016, 11:05 AM
 
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Why is everyone forgetting to mention the Bay Area with UC-Berkeley and Stanford, and nearby, you have UC-Davis, which has one of the better med schools in the US
Uc Davis has a good med school but not top tier. UCSF is top tier.
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Old 09-09-2016, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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How are we comparing schools that don't even break the top 100 of the regional midwest category to schools like Harvard? No offense OP, I think your case for touting St. Louis again is a bit misguided on this one.
You're just a troll who won't acknowledge ST. Louis for anything...you seriously mean to tell me St. Louis doesn't have great academic institutions. Washington University is one of the greatest academic institutions in the country and Saint Louis University is certainly in the top 100. Go away.
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