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View Poll Results: State withLeast relevent Flagship School
NY 5 35.71%
MA 2 14.29%
RI 4 28.57%
Other 3 21.43%
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Old 09-25-2016, 10:29 AM
 
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Which state has the least culturally relevant Flagship State University.
It would probably come down to URI, UMass Amherst, and SUNY Buffalo.
for example, you would never have to say Ohio State-Columbus, people just know.
Some schools are part of the cultural fabric and identity of the state they are in (Penn State, Ohio State, Alabama, Oregon)
Some are in the middle (Cal, Illinois, Wisconsin, UGA)
NY, MA, RI, especially seem to have little regard for their public systems.
This is not "what state has the worst public university" but which is most ignored.
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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I think most people know the flapship campus of UMass is in Amherst. Amherst is a famous college town. Umass Amherst is the largest public research university in the state. i'm not sure how you can say it is ignored.
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:37 AM
 
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The SUNY system in New York is a good example. They are not famous for athletic programs, at all, and they have a number of large campuses ( Stony Brook, Albany, Buffalo, Binghamton, etc) scattered all over the state. They are known by people in New York, Pennsylvania, and some other northeastern states, but unknown by everyone else..
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Old 09-25-2016, 12:27 PM
 
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I think most people know the flapship campus of UMass is in Amherst. Amherst is a famous college town. Umass Amherst is the largest public research university in the state. i'm not sure how you can say it is ignored.
Within the state is pretty much ignored. Within Mass, when saying Umass you generally say which one, particularly Lowell is almost a co-flagship. This is due to the fact there is a plethora of large Universities in Eastern Mass like Harvard, Tufts, Northeastern BC, BU, UMass Lowell, all with more pull and relevance than UMass Amherst over large areas of the State.
You won't find many Minutemen Fans in Haverhill Mass like you would find Spartan Fans in Grand Rapids or Buckeye Fans in Cleveland.
Lots of people go to Umass or URI or SUNY schools but not many have it as part of their identity like out west.
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Old 09-25-2016, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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harvard is tiny at undergrad level, 6700 students, most of which are not from Mass becaute it is a private school. tufs is another private small school, 5200 undergrads.

the largest public research university in a state is not ignored. and it has more affiliation with the state than private schools.
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Old 09-25-2016, 12:47 PM
 
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Of the SUNYs, all are relatively unknown outside the state IMO except for Stony Brook, which has a national rep in the sciences.
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Old 09-25-2016, 01:37 PM
 
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The vast majority most of us hear about other colleges is their football and basketball teams. Sad truth, though I'm guilty too. But that's media attention, not influence per se.

Research, graduates, campus activism, etc. have a huge impact culturally. But generally they're in the media less.
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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wouldn't think there are very many states that this would be true perhaps other than the ones you mentioned. However, the University of Idaho is having some issues as Boise State has grown in stature.
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:55 PM
 
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Of the SUNYs, all are relatively unknown outside the state IMO except for Stony Brook, which has a national rep in the sciences.
UAlbany is also known for its Nanotechnology facility. Binghamton is generally highly ranked as well. UB(Buffalo) has the "biggest" athletic program and is a research institution.
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:59 PM
 
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Within the state is pretty much ignored. Within Mass, when saying Umass you generally say which one, particularly Lowell is almost a co-flagship. This is due to the fact there is a plethora of large Universities in Eastern Mass like Harvard, Tufts, Northeastern BC, BU, UMass Lowell, all with more pull and relevance than UMass Amherst over large areas of the State.
You won't find many Minutemen Fans in Haverhill Mass like you would find Spartan Fans in Grand Rapids or Buckeye Fans in Cleveland.
Lots of people go to Umass or URI or SUNY schools but not many have it as part of their identity like out west.
Actually, when I think UMass, I think of the main campus in Amherst. It is actually known for its sports program(Basketball in particular). There are people that are familiar with Dr. J and the Calipari coached teams in the 90's.
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