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View Poll Results: Which US city has the best colleges??
New York City 44 28.57%
Boston 97 62.99%
Chicago 26 16.88%
Los Angeles 19 12.34%
Washington, D.C. 27 17.53%
Atlanta 13 8.44%
Philadelphia 23 14.94%
Miami 3 1.95%
Houston 10 6.49%
Dallas 4 2.60%
San Francisco 18 11.69%
Austin 8 5.19%
Baltimore 5 3.25%
San Diego 4 2.60%
Nashville 3 1.95%
Columbus 4 2.60%
St. Louis 3 1.95%
Other 19 12.34%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 154. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-22-2009, 11:27 PM
 
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Well if you're gonna go with that dealio I can list for LA: UCLA, USC, CSUN, CSUF, CSULA, CSULB, UCR, CSUSB, UCI, UCSB, CSUCI, LMU, Pepperdine, Cal Poly Pomona.

I voted for NYC, Boston, LA, and San Diego.

NYC has some of the most amazing like NYC and Columbia with lots of others like SUNYSB, Pace, Fordham, FIT, and plenty of others.

Boston is obvious with Harvard, MIT, BU, BC, NU, and too many that IDK.

I just listed all the ones in LA, but the best are UCLA, USC, CSULB, UCR, UCI, LMU, Pepperdine, and Cal Poly Pomona.

San Diego is surprising quite full of colleges, contrary to what many may believe. UCSD, USD, SDSU, CSUSM, and there's one called something like Point Loma Nazarene, and I'm sure there's more private ones.

Chicago and SF are definitely up there, but I just feel like for their reputations, they could do a little better. Now, if you consider the whole Bay Area as SF, then SF would be a winner too with UCB, Stanford, Santa Clara, and USF with other not so good ones too like SFSU, SJSU, and CSUEB.

I am quite surprised at how low LA is in this poll.
I actually listed L.A. schools in that post at first, but I really don't have a lot of first hand knowledge of L.A. beyond UCLA/USC/Pepperdine/Northridge...so I just went with Atlanta and Raleigh.

I only listed the Atlanta institutions that I feel are above average - there are several additional universities and colleges in Atlanta other than those I listed.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:03 AM
 
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I actually listed L.A. schools in that post at first, but I really don't have a lot of first hand knowledge of L.A. beyond UCLA/USC/Pepperdine/Northridge...so I just went with Atlanta and Raleigh.

I only listed the Atlanta institutions that I feel are above average - there are several additional universities and colleges in Atlanta other than those I listed.
Oh, okay. Sorry...didn't mean to attack you then. LOL.

Yeah, I know ATL has some good ones too. I was thinking of going there or NCSU, but I think it would be scary since IDK anyone in that area and I would be lonely. On the Pacific coast I have family and in New England, so those are the only areas I'm looking.

NYU and Northwestern are my dream schools, but I don't think it will ever happen.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:31 AM
 
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Oh, okay. Sorry...didn't mean to attack you then. LOL.

Yeah, I know ATL has some good ones too. I was thinking of going there or NCSU, but I think it would be scary since IDK anyone in that area and I would be lonely. On the Pacific coast I have family and in New England, so those are the only areas I'm looking.

NYU and Northwestern are my dream schools, but I don't think it will ever happen.
No problem. I wasn't sure if it was an attack or not actually...it was a mild one.

It's tough moving across the country to a place where you don't know anyone, but if ever you are going to do it now is the time - while you're young/college age.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:41 AM
 
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No problem. I wasn't sure if it was an attack or not actually...it was a mild one.

It's tough moving across the country to a place where you don't know anyone, but if ever you are going to do it now is the time - while you're young/college age.
Yeah I try not to be too aggressive after almost getting banned because of my arguments with then FutureCop and Steve-O.

Yeah, but I still don't wanna be completely alone and I figure if I'm gonna pay a lot for college, I might as well do it in an amazing college in a city I know I love such as Chicago, NY, or Boston.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:46 AM
 
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All of them are in the Bay Area.
Are those two coterminous now?
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:47 AM
 
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Just out of curiosity, how is NY getting more votes than LA???

LA has several very good Cal St schools as well as UCLA, USC, Cal Tech, Pepperdine, Clairemont etc.

NYC has Columbia, NYU, Fordham, Hunter, Stoney Brook..

It looks like LA should be second after Boston for universities here. I would put Wash DC ahead of NYC as well.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Are those two coterminous now?
I suppose we can continue to argue about this meaninglessly. Personally, I forget about the arbitrarily drawn city proper lines.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:12 AM
 
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Philadelphia: Penn, Drexel
Color me insulted.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:17 AM
 
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Just out of curiosity, how is NY getting more votes than LA???

LA has several very good Cal St schools as well as UCLA, USC, Cal Tech, Pepperdine, Clairemont etc.

NYC has Columbia, NYU, Fordham, Hunter, Stoney Brook..

It looks like LA should be second after Boston for universities here. I would put Wash DC ahead of NYC as well.
Thank you. I mean even Chicago is ahead of LA.

People just vote NYC for anything good (well anything in Futcha's case) a and everything bad for LA. LA has so many. The CSU system is I believe the largest in the country and the UC system has to be near the very top for quality so IDK how LA is so low and our private schools are amazing. NYC has like a couple very good ones, but not as many as LA.

It should go Boston, LA, DC, NYC, Bay Area, Chicago, and then everyone else can fight over it.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:31 AM
 
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If you're going to include metro area schools, then SEPA is definitely up there:

Penn
Temple
Drexel
Villanova
Bryn Mawr
Haverford
Swarthmore
Ursinus
Art Institute of Philadelphia
Curtis Institute of Music
Moore College of Art and Design
University of the Arts
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
The Restaurant School

That competes with most places.
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