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Old 09-29-2016, 05:58 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.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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We all know the best unis in the north (ivy league) and the Midwest got powerhouses like u of Chicago, Notre dame, Xavier, northwestern, Washington, u of Michigan, etc. And so does the west with the Cali uni system/all those other prestigious unis in the state.

But what about 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 understand 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.
Xavier in Cincinnati is a powerhouse in the Midwest?

For the south besides Vandy and Duke, Emory and Rice are quite prestigious and when it comes to public schools UT-Austin and UNC-Chapel Hill are great schools as well.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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duke is no big deal at the undergrad level, and only has like 6500 undergrads. it is also very expensive, as is Vanderbilt. most kids don't go to private colleges. only reason they are ranked so high is they aren't required to take in state students so they can be more selective.

i would roll with Clemson looking at academics, campus, location, weather, cost, sports, cost of living, and other factors.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:12 PM
 
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University of Florida
Go Gators
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, AL
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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

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Old 09-29-2016, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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GT and Texas AM are def. better than unis like UNC and W/M that don't have engineering programs.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:57 PM
 
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GT and Texas AM are def. better than unis like UNC and W/M that don't have engineering programs.
What are you on? I want some.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:01 PM
 
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What are you on? I want some.
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
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:06 PM
 
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Not sure if it's the best, but Georgia Tech is sort of an unsung great school.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:14 PM
 
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[quote=280Tony;45657591]Private: Duke, Vandy, Emory, Wake Forest, Rice

I'd add Tulane in New Orleans as well, though at a tier below the institutions mentioned above.
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