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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 03-19-2009, 01:14 AM
 
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Boston, New York, and DC have many great institutions.
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Boston
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here is a map of Universities in Metro Boston.

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Old 11-11-2009, 08:29 PM
 
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After Boston, its definately L.A.
Pomona, pepperdine, UCLA, USC, Harvey Mudd, Cal Tech
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:42 PM
 
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Boston, NYC, DC
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:05 PM
 
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maybe one day i might hit the lottery & be able to afford to go to school in boston for my BSN in 2 years

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Old 11-12-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Boston is clearly ahead of all other cities. It's not even close..

After that you could choose between NYC, Chicago, Philly, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area.
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Old 11-12-2009, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Philly is definitely top 3

University of Pennsylvania (one of the most selective schools in the US
Temple (ranked as the most diverse school in the country)
The Curtis institute of Music ( regarded as the most prestigious musical school in the country)
Villanova
Lehigh University
Lasalle
Saint Joseph's University
Bryn Mawr
Haverford College
University of the Sciences
Drexel
Princeton (not technically in the metro but it's an hour away)
Penn state (the many satellite campuses throughout the region)

There are also many more lesser known colleges as well as highly regarded culinary, medical, and trade schools
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Old 11-12-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Princeton for Philly? I think you have to split that point with NYC.

You also have to give more weight to cities with the most elite schools.
1. Boston is certainly No. 1.
2. NYC
3. LA
4. Chicago
5. DC
6. San Francisco
7. Philly
8. Pittsburgh

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Old 11-12-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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I may have missed one, but according to U.S. News the ranked universities in such cities are:

Boston: Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Brandeis, Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern

New York: Columbia, NYU, Yeshiva, Fordham

Philadelphia: Penn, Drexel

Pittsburgh: Carnegie-Mellon, Pitt, Duquesne

Atlanta: Emory, Georgia Institute of Tech.,

Chicago: U. of Chicago, Northwestern, Illinois Inst. of Tech., Loyola

Los Angeles: CIT, UCLA, USC, Pepperdine, UC-Riverside

San Francisco: Stanford, Berkeley, U. of SF

Washington DC: Georgetown, George Washington, American U., Howard, Catholic U.

Note to OP: How could you miss Pittsburgh on that poll?
Howard for D.C. representing HBCU's but not Morehouse and Spelman in Atlanta?I am sure that was just an oversight and not intentional.Not to mention Agnes Scott College one of the top womens colleges.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:58 PM
 
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Princeton for Philly? I think you have to split that point with NYC.

You also have to give more weight to cities with the most elite schools.
1. Boston is certainly No. 1.
2. NYC
3. LA
4. Chicago
5. DC
6. San Francisco
7. Philly
8. Pittsburgh
Atlanta should be in that group somewhere...with:

Georgia Tech - Top 5 public university
UGA - Top 20 public university
Emory University - #17 overall
Georgia State University - large urban research school with some top-rated programs
Agnes Scott College - Top 50 liberal arts college
Spelman College - #1 rated HBCU
Morehouse College - #3 rated HBCU
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