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Old 09-29-2016, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Gtech is def. not unsung. it is probably overrated compared to other universities with engineering programs.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, AL
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engineers from G Tech and Texas AM getting paid a lot more on average than liberal arts majors from UNC and W/M. and engineering is more challening for most people due to the math and science. i do not undnerstand how you could mock me for my statement so I would pose your snarky statement to you. what are you on
Why are you acting like one department within an institution is the benchmark for its entire academic reputation? Go look at any ranking you wish. William & Mary and UNC are more prestigious and have a better academic reputation, on the whole, than GT.

That's such a widespread and accepted notion, I'm laughing to myself that you'd think otherwise.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, AL
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Private: Duke, Vandy, Emory, Wake Forest, Rice
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I'd add Tulane in New Orleans as well, though at a tier below the institutions mentioned above.

You right. Forgot Tulane.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Private: Duke, Vandy, Emory, Wake Forest, Rice

Public: UTexas, UGA, UVA, UFlorida, UNC, William and Mary

To a lesser extent: Texas A&M, GT, SMU, Tulane
Good list. I would add Miami to the lesser extent portion.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Why are you acting like one department within an institution is the benchmark for its entire academic reputation? Go look at any ranking you wish. William & Mary and UNC are more prestigious and have a better academic reputation, on the whole, than GT.

That's such a widespread and accepted notion, I'm laughing to myself that you'd think otherwise.
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.

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Old 09-29-2016, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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unc, w&m, and G Tech are ranked 4th, 5th, and 6th public universities respectively in the latest US News rankings, but he says 'what are you smoking' when I say G Tech is better. you'd think G Tech would be like 300th in the rankings given his snarky comment.

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandre...ies/top-public
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, AL
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Geez Sally, sorry I hurt your feelings.

Doesn't change the fact that UNC and W&M are a tier above GT.
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, AL
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Good list. I would add Miami to the lesser extent portion.
Agreed. Miami has strong academics.
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Geez Sally, sorry I hurt your feelings.

Doesn't change the fact that UNC and W&M are a tier above GT.
what college did you go to?

do you have any independent knowledge of the universities? do you know a single professor, student or alumni at any of them?

how is a college with less majors and no engineering / architecture programs better than one that has more majors and engineering / architecture? do you have an answer to this that does not involve 3rd party rankings?
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:37 PM
 
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There are also some quite well-respected liberal arts colleges that bear mentioning. Some that jump to mind: Davidson; Washington & Lee; Richmond; Furman; Sewanee; Rollins.
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