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Old 06-11-2007, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Oberlin College and Antioch University. Better because of their emphasis on the whole person and his/her total education, and not on hauling in the big research grant.

Nah, I didn't attend either one of those. I went to one of those denominational liberal arts schools (that likes to haul in the big research grants), where "the bottom of the barrel" means you're out of beer and it's time to hit the pony keg pronto!
You amuse me greatly, but not as much as videos of Oberlin all-campus sex parties. Then again, I'm not in possession of any of these, so I'll take O'Reilly's word as the truth.
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Old 06-11-2007, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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You amuse me greatly
Ditto!

Dang, I knew I should have gone to Oberlin ...
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:31 PM
 
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id say chicago is the best, then northwestern, then uni of michigan.
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:37 PM
 
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Some great schools in the midwest...........Washington U. in St. Louis, U. of Chicago, Michigan, Notre Dame are outstanding.Also excellent are Carlton, Wisconsin, McCalister, Oberlin, Kenyon, Drake, Illinois, Creighton, Indiana, Iowa, Marquette, Lawrence and, of course, Grinnel.Chicago and Washington U. have faculties that rival the best of the Ivy League. Washington U. is the 3rd best medical school in the country.
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:52 PM
 
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I agree with this, generally, but you are much too kind to Notre Dame and Purdue.

[MICHIGAN BA, 2004; current ILLINOIS PhD student]
A bit too kind to Kansas, as well (although it has a beautiful campus) - Purdue is definitely more difficult to get into than KU (particularly for engineering and business).

[B.A. Illinois, J.D. DePaul]
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:06 PM
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Most smart kids aspire for a high-paying job after college...and choose colleges and specific majors appropriately

If needed to stay outside Coasts, suspect best choices would be:

U-IL CompSci/EE
U-MI CompSci/EE
U-MI Finance
Carnegie Mellon CompSci

Always amusing to watch Harvard (or any other college) liberal arts majors struggle to get a decent job post-grad, esp after spending 4yrs (and >$250K) amassing such job-relevant education/skills
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:34 PM
 
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I have to say by far that Purdue is one of the Best Universities in the Midwest. Purdue has world renowed professors, excellent minds, and the willingness to not give up. There are so many oppurtunities just reaching out for the students. My next choices would be UIllinois and Notre Dame. I mean all the majority of the schools in the Midwest are excellent but you have to really focus on majors and how many majors the university is well known for and thier rankings then go from there.
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:38 PM
 
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Thank you! Purdue is a difficult school to get into and stay in. I know because I am a student. Especially in Engineering,Technology,and Buisness. I do not beleive that anyone has to be kind to Purdue or Notre Dame. Believe in me, the speak for themselves. ANYONE who graduates from the two WILL have a job.
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:15 PM
 
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U of Michigan by a long shot. It is up there with UC Berkeley as the top 2 public university's in the nation.
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:16 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I agree with pretty much all the ones mentioned thus far and would add Carleton College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Also, the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan should rightfully be considered the powerhouses of the region (with Washington University and Northwestern not far behind).
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