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View Poll Results: Most urban big
University of Michigan 2 4.44%
Northwestern University 19 42.22%
Ohio State University 6 13.33%
Indiana University 0 0%
University of Iowa 0 0%
University of Illinois 0 0%
University of Minnesota 17 37.78%
Michigan State University 0 0%
University of Wisconsin 1 2.22%
Purdue University 0 0%
Voters: 45. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-26-2016, 11:54 AM
 
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This is the main urban corridor around the Ohio State campus. Doesn't seem particularly urban to me.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.0097...7i13312!8i6656


This is the typical look around the Rutgers campus. I would say this is quite a bit more urban.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4964...8i6656!6m1!1e1
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Old 09-26-2016, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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This is the main urban corridor around the Ohio State campus. Doesn't seem particularly urban to me.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.0097...7i13312!8i6656


This is the typical look around the Rutgers campus. I would say this is quite a bit more urban.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4964...8i6656!6m1!1e1
I never said Ohio State is the most urban or that its location is more urban than Rutgers' College Ave, just that OSU is not suburban.

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Old 09-26-2016, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Rutgers is much closer to NYC (short train ride with a station right on the campus) then Philly though not far from either; its actually a pretty urban campus just not in a large city. The New Brunswick DT directly adjacent to the campus feels more urban then many mid sized cities. I have never been to the U of Minn so cant compare but to me Rutgers feels as urban as Ohio State and Columbus


I actually like how many Big Ten schools have much more of a large campus town feel then urban compuses


Some great campuses and towns in the conference I guess PSU was left off too, would not be urban but a great large college town no less


U of MD is ok sort of the burbs of DC but a nice campus
I just noticed that PSU was left off the list too, along with Nebraska, Maryland, and Rutgers. I guess the list is the original Big "10" before they expanded to the 14 they currently have.
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Old 09-26-2016, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I guess it depends on which part of urban you weigh the most. Places like Evanston and New Brunswick both are more densely populated than Minneapolis or Columbus. Evanston and NB are also very walkable, both have commuter trains into the city, and I know at least Evanston has El rapid transit on the western edge of its campus, plus two different forms of bus service (CTA and PACE), and it has a large chunk of its campus in Chicago proper.
While itís true that Evanston and New Brunswick are more densely populated than is Minneapolis (Evanston is about 9700/sq mi and New Brunswick is about 10500/sq mi, compared to Minneapolisí 7500/sq mi), Minneapolis has nearly eight times the land area of Evanston and over ten times the land area of New Brunswick. The Minneapolis neighborhoods surrounding The University of Minnesota are generally in the 15000-20000/sq mi range.
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:18 AM
 
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How is it possible to not vote Minnesota? It is literally adjacent to downtown Minneapolis.
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:57 AM
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This is the main urban corridor around the Ohio State campus. Doesn't seem particularly urban to me.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.0097...7i13312!8i6656
That's definitely urban...
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:28 AM
 
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That's definitely urban...
Not to me. What makes it urban? And certainly not compared to the Rutgers campus.

Remember, this is a comparative question. Are you seriously claiming that campus is more urban than the others?
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Meh Minnesota and OSU are pretty equal
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Old 09-27-2016, 11:02 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Why aren't the two new B1G schools a part of the poll?
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Old 09-27-2016, 11:16 AM
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Not to me. What makes it urban? And certainly not compared to the Rutgers campus.
There's dense housing and commercial buildings, it's compact and also within walking distance. There's literally neighborhoods like that in London, people also consider those Urban as well.

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Remember, this is a comparative question. Are you seriously claiming that campus is more urban than the others?
See, I did not say that.

The original poster himself said that it isn't, but regarding that specific link or street, it's definitely Urban; well to me it is.
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