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Old 10-31-2016, 12:54 PM
 
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Duke, Vanderbilt, University of Virginia, Rice, Emory, UT Austin, UNC....possibly Tulane.
Georgia Tech belongs on the list I'd say. Wake Forest deserves an honorable mention.
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Old 10-31-2016, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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Georgia Tech belongs on the list I'd say. Wake Forest deserves an honorable mention.
hmmm I've never really heard people speaking too highly of Georgia tech, but I bet that in the south it's highly regarded (kinda like UC Santa Barbra out here). With a 25% acceptance rate and relatively high rankings I'd say you're right. Also, I agree with Wake forest deserving honorable mention.
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Old 10-31-2016, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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i note that most of the opinions on here just happen to line up perfectly with the US News rankings.

i don't get the Vandy thing, it doesn't even have an undergrad business program. how can it be generalized it is top 2 in the south.

how can pepole say one college is the best without discussing the professors and the resumes at the schools and without giving proof that employers agree that these schools are the best. i can't see an employer giving preference to a person simply because they have a degree from Duke or Vandy vs a large state university in the southeast like NC State.

there's no specific discussion of how Vandy and Duke are better as far as education goes. selectivity has nothing to do with the education aspect of college, and there are a lot of bright people who don't blossom unti they get to college and can pursue their interests. seems silly to make a big deal out of a GPA and SAT scores of entering freshman.
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Old 10-31-2016, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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No debate: Rice
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Old 10-31-2016, 06:42 PM
 
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What's the best university in the south? I know Vanderbilt and Duke usually top lists but what's your opinion? You can pick more than 1 if you want, I know the south is a huge region.

The South: Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North/South Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The American South
Georgia
South Carolina
Alabama
Mississippi
Tennessee
North Carolina
Louisiana
Arkansas (including Missouri south of U.S. Route 60)
Kentucky (minus Cincinnati suburbs, including Missouri Bootheel)
North Florida (north of Orlando)
South Virginia (from just north of Charlottesville on southward, including most of Shenandoah Valley and the part of West Virginia south of Charleston)
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Old 10-31-2016, 07:12 PM
 
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The American South
Georgia
South Carolina
Alabama
Mississippi
Tennessee
North Carolina
Louisiana
Arkansas (including Missouri south of U.S. Route 60)
Kentucky (minus Cincinnati suburbs, including Missouri Bootheel)
North Florida (north of Orlando)
South Virginia (from just north of Charlottesville on southward, including most of Shenandoah Valley and the part of West Virginia south of Charleston)
I dont care about that list I know what the south is dude just use what i wrote.
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Old 10-31-2016, 08:25 PM
 
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I dont care about that list I know what the south is dude just use what i wrote.
No.


My list is correct. Ok?
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Old 11-01-2016, 04:32 AM
 
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so because US News says UNC is better, it must be. obviously it isn't better for engineering, it doesn't offer engineering. G Tech also offers architecture and UNC and W/M do not. i think a college that has more majors at undergrad level, especially ones that lead to high paying jobs, is by default a better college.

i know a ton of people who will say Georgia Tech is more challenging than UNC.

engineering isn't one department. it is numerous departments within a college of engineering.

it is funny to me how seriously you and other people taking college rankings. it is like nobody can question them. i kind of doubt a person living in Birmingham is an expert on William and Mary and UNC.

William and Mary is a tiny school: 6,301 undergraduates and 2,183 graduate students

i think people are much better off going to large universities with large alumni networks, that helps when looking for a job.
Seriously? And Greenville is the cosmopolitan dimple of the universe?

I mean, hey, great town. I have family there. Like to visit. But don't be putting on airs.

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Old 11-01-2016, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Seriously? And Greenville is the cosmopolitan dimple of the universe?

I mean, hey, great town. I have family there. Like to visit. But don't be putting on airs.
what did my comment that you put in bold have to do with Greenville? All i was saying is I'm skeptical a person living in Alabama who did not attend UNC or W/M has any independent knowledge of those two colleges, so he's most likely relying on the US News rankings.

why isn't Greenville cosmopolitan? i never made any comparison between B'ham and Greenville. you are making an inference.
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Old 11-01-2016, 06:51 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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No debate: Rice
Yes debate. There are many Southern universities listed here that outrank it on most any poll. Duke is ranked #8 on the latest U.S. News poll. Rice is nowhere in sight.
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