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View Poll Results: Most important metro?
Atlanta 92 40.17%
Detroit 37 16.16%
Miami 22 9.61%
Seattle 63 27.51%
All close 15 6.55%
Voters: 229. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-15-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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World's top 100 universities 2012: their reputations ranked by Times Higher Education | News | guardian.co.uk

University of Michigan bringing it in strong at #12
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:36 PM
 
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While I am a fan of Miami I try to be fair and objective on questions like this one. As a result I think its a tough decision as each has strengths and weaknesses especially when you account for the suggested criteria. So first I think its important to restate that the OP seems to be giving fairly broad regions going out to CSA.

Atlanta's major weakness is that its not a port city. It also has somewhat limited tourism. Its strength especially in this group is its Universities and Wages.

Miami's really doesn't have a major weakness. It's solid in everything. Its strength however is port, transportation, arts and tourism.

Seattle's major weakness is that its really just outclassed in this group by its youngness and size. It has the port, arts, and business. But it lacks history, Universities, and tourism.

Detroit's major weakness is the low wages and rough economy at the moment. Its strength however is because we're going by CSA it includes Ann Arbor the Capital and home of University of Michigan. That's a huge weight in Detroit's favor.

This is really tough. I think Seattle is the least important on this criteria. Haven't quite settled on which I think is most important though between the other 3.

Detroit does not have low wages.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:19 PM
 
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Univeristy of Washington at #28 and neither Georgia Tech nor Emory ranked among the top 100.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:30 PM
 
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Univeristy of Washington at #28 and neither Georgia Tech nor Emory ranked among the top 100.
Umm, Georgia Tech is at #41.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:03 PM
 
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Umm, Georgia Tech is at #41.
It doesn't surprise me, I only briefly glanced at it. It was mainly aimed at the people earlier in the thread that balked at the idea that the University of Washington could compete with the universities in or near Detroit, Atlanta, and Miami
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:43 PM
 
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Georgia tech isnt on the level of UM, UW, UMiami in any sense, GT has an acceptance rate of 79% they practically let everybody in because they are not selective. UM is the best of the group and strong selling point for the Detroit metro area
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:08 AM
 
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Fast Facts About Higher Education in the Atlanta Region
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:32 AM
 
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It doesn't surprise me, I only briefly glanced at it. It was mainly aimed at the people earlier in the thread that balked at the idea that the University of Washington could compete with the universities in or near Detroit, Atlanta, and Miami
I am impressed, I don't know much about UWashington and as cited earlier in this thread on US News' rankings UWashington is lower than UMiami and Emory. I believe part of this is because US News gives more weight to undergraduate programs and Times Higher Education is largely based on graduate and post doctoral research which for example University of Miami has almost none. I was not aware that UWashington had such a strong Master's program, that's good.

The city I gave the most weight to is University of Michigan and both the Times Higher Education and the US News put it a pretty serious ways ahead of every other school in any of these metros. UWashington and frankly none of the schools in any of these metros can compete with it. There are some select programs that might but overall UMich is a top tier school - The Harvard of the West.
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:19 AM
 
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Georgia tech isnt on the level of UM, UW, UMiami in any sense, GT has an acceptance rate of 79% they practically let everybody in because they are not selective. UM is the best of the group and strong selling point for the Detroit metro area

UM is not selective at the undergrad level. UM accepts minorities with sub-par credentials over non-minorities with excellent credentials so the school can increase it's "diversity".
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