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JJJ888
04-12-2005, 08:48 PM
In your opinion, what is the best college/university in America?

JJJ888
04-12-2005, 08:51 PM
I really had to narrow my list down a lot because I couldn't make a poll with as many options as I wanted. Here's the full list:

Harvard
Princeton
Yale
Columbia
Brown
Penn
Cornell
Dartmouth

MIT

Williams
Amherst
Middlebury
Bowdoin

Stanford
Cal-Berkeley

Duke

Washington University St. Louis

Chicago

mikedoobie
04-12-2005, 09:10 PM
went with harvard thats one prestigious law school i wonder what the average needed to get in

JJJ888
04-12-2005, 09:57 PM
All their schools are prestigious, except maybe the football school.

I personally went with Stanford because of the combination of athletics, academics and arts.

DHVF
04-12-2005, 09:59 PM
All their schools are prestigious, except maybe the football school.

I personally went with Stanford because of the combination of athletics, academics and arts.

With that thought, I also would have to go to Stanford.

JJJ888
04-12-2005, 10:01 PM
This is also beneficial to me, since this basically is the group of colleges I'm hoping to go to.

I've always wanted to go to Stanford, but now my list goes as follows (in order)

Stanford
Harvard
Dartmouth
Middlebury
Brown

What have other people heard about Brown? I've heard that you either love it or hate it.

sweetness34
04-12-2005, 10:02 PM
Southern Illinois University!! That's where I'm going to college. So they get my vote. :D

JJJ888
04-12-2005, 10:05 PM
Thank you Sweetness.

sweetness34
04-12-2005, 10:09 PM
Thank you Sweetness.

Your welcome JJ, just figured I'd give you another option. But off of your list I'd choose Princeton or Harvard.

JJJ888
04-12-2005, 10:09 PM
That's JJJ to you.

Creek
04-12-2005, 10:39 PM
It's actually " SpankMeMarvin69"

wingboy2999
04-12-2005, 10:45 PM
Pitt.

EdReedUnstoppable
04-13-2005, 12:14 AM
University of Maryland is the best college there is, syke its probably Loyola College (Maryland Campus) its filled with smart kids especially girls that like to party and how can you fault that i cant.

JJJ888
04-13-2005, 11:36 AM
Not quite as athletic as Stanford, and they don't have Cali girls.

FutureScout
04-13-2005, 11:56 AM
Princeton is the hardest to get into. Where i used to go to HS, Highland Park is ranked #15 HS in the nation, and the #1 guy got rejected.

JJJ888
04-13-2005, 11:58 AM
HS I went to last year had a girl with 1600 boards get rejected at Harvard...

Guys, I know you all have loyalties to "your" school, but what I'm looking for is the university with the biggest "wow" factor. That is, when you say you graduated from/ are going to that you university people are really impressed.

wingboy2999
04-13-2005, 02:54 PM
MIT for Engineering, no question.

Harvard for everything else.

live-
04-13-2005, 02:56 PM
This is also beneficial to me, since this basically is the group of colleges I'm hoping to go to.

I've always wanted to go to Stanford, but now my list goes as follows (in order)

Stanford
Harvard
Dartmouth
Middlebury
Brown

What have other people heard about Brown? I've heard that you either love it or hate it.Wow, you must be pretty smart. I'm hoping to get into Dartmouth. Did you already get into all of those schools? Or are you trying to come up with a single "reach" school to apply to next fall?

I'd go to Dartmouth. Just based on what I hear, it would be the least uptight of all the schools you mentioned.

wingboy2999
04-13-2005, 02:57 PM
I've actually never even heard of Middlebury to be honest.

live-
04-13-2005, 03:03 PM
I've actually never even heard of Middlebury to be honest.It's kind of an artsy Ivy League in Vermont.

Xiomera
04-13-2005, 03:24 PM
The University of Michigan

DaFan
04-13-2005, 03:24 PM
West Point

FutureScout
04-13-2005, 03:34 PM
Blinn Junior college :lol:

JJJ888
04-13-2005, 04:30 PM
I've actually never even heard of Middlebury to be honest.It's kind of an artsy Ivy League in Vermont.

It's not really that artsy, and it's in NESCAC not the Ivy League.

I am probably going to look at all those schools. I do have pretty good grades and I go to an elite boarding school, I also have gotten really good test scores and am going to end up with about 10 APs...my rents went to Dartmouth. I like the school, but have never been especially attracted to it. When I visited Stanford and Harvard I got a feeling like I was visiting a special place...I'll apply to those schools in two years as I repeated my sophmore year.

TCU
04-13-2005, 08:08 PM
TCU.

JJJ888
04-13-2005, 08:11 PM
Guys, I know you all have loyalties to "your" school, but what I'm looking for is the university with the biggest "wow" factor. That is, when you say you graduated from/ are going to that you university people are really impressed.

that means: don't say your favorite school just because it is your favorite.

T-Col
04-13-2005, 08:34 PM
Southern Illinois University!! That's where I'm going to college. So they get my vote. :D

UL beat yall in basketball this year. It is fun to say we won something that doesn't require a bat. I don't get to do that much.

Just jokin. I think Yale is most prestigous. I vote for them.

TCU
04-13-2005, 08:35 PM
Ok, i think the best school is Stanford.

JJJ888
04-13-2005, 09:36 PM
Gracias TCU.

WildDude
04-13-2005, 09:45 PM
based solely on academics i gotta go with Princeton then Harvard

JJJ888
04-13-2005, 09:49 PM
I'm not talking solely academics, I'm talking about that "prestige/wowness factor"

KBear
04-13-2005, 09:54 PM
Havard slightly over Princeton, but if I had a choice to go to either school, I would go to Princeton.

JJJ888
04-13-2005, 09:56 PM
Why's that? You like NY?

KBear
04-13-2005, 09:57 PM
Why's that? You like NY?

I had a few high school friends that went there thats all, I actually like Boston better.

JJJ888
04-13-2005, 09:59 PM
I see...

WildDude
04-13-2005, 10:21 PM
Princeton is in NJ!

FutureScout
04-14-2005, 06:49 AM
I was born in Princeton, New Jersey :D

JJJ888
04-14-2005, 07:50 AM
Princeton is in NJ!

But it's closer to NY.

toonsterwu
04-14-2005, 08:52 AM
uh am I supposed to show love for my school?

JJJ888
04-14-2005, 11:29 AM
If you think that it is the most prestigious, then yes...

SigBigDome
04-14-2005, 11:38 AM
Arizona State...the Harvard of the Southwest

KBear
04-14-2005, 11:39 AM
Arizona State...the Harvard of the Southwest

I would say it would be closer to the Dartmouth of the southwest then to Harvard.

wingboy2999
04-14-2005, 03:17 PM
I still think it is Harvard. Harvard always has the wow factor. That or Cambridge over in the UK.

JJJ888
04-14-2005, 05:14 PM
I was thinking about doing English schools as well but decided to keep it American. I think Oxford's the best of the English schools though.

wingboy2999
04-14-2005, 05:24 PM
Ah yeah, Oxford or Cambridge.

dRaFtDoRk
04-14-2005, 05:35 PM
Well since I'm not going to any of these b/c im not "booksmart" i voted for other which means OSU...GO BUCKS!!!

wingboy2999
04-14-2005, 05:48 PM
Other Big Ten schools are much more prestigious. U of M being one.

JJJ888
04-14-2005, 06:12 PM
Well since I'm not going to any of these b/c im not "booksmart" i voted for other which means OSU...GO BUCKS!!!

What have I said a million and one times? :( I mean come'on guys, you're really hurting my feelings :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

TCU
04-14-2005, 06:52 PM
MIT is a freakishly smart school.

JJJ888
04-14-2005, 07:12 PM
Their boy to girl ratio is 40:1...one of the seniors here got in ED...but surprisingly, people that go there don't get as good jobs...or not as well paying jobs.

WildDude
04-14-2005, 08:08 PM
Princeton isnt even near NY... its in Central NJ, i know im from NJ

bearsfan_51
04-14-2005, 08:21 PM
Other Big Ten schools are much more prestigious. U of M being one.
Depends on what you're looking for. I would definately put Northwestern as 1st and Michigan as 2nd but Ohio State is in the mix with Wisconsin, Illinois, Penn State, and Indiana for 3rd.

WildDude
04-14-2005, 08:25 PM
i dont think any school goes near NorthWestern and Michigan... for Northwestern you gotta be smart to get in... its really hard but the rest of the big 10 programs im pretty sure they just let u in if your good enough

djp
04-14-2005, 09:20 PM
the University of Minnesota's research center is matched by no one, while having the largest on-site campus in the country with the 2nd highest enrollment(damn you U of Texas) and the athletics are good in every sport(according to other college's standards)

JJJ888
04-14-2005, 09:53 PM
That has nothing to do with the subject...tisk tisk

bearsfan_51
04-14-2005, 10:12 PM
i dont think any school goes near NorthWestern and Michigan... for Northwestern you gotta be smart to get in... its really hard but the rest of the big 10 programs im pretty sure they just let u in if your good enough
Are you talking for athletes or everyone in general? Trust me when I say a lot of Ohio State's graduate departments are pretty hard to get into.

cov1963
04-15-2005, 02:45 PM
TCU. Is a Tier 2 to 3 school.

KBear
04-15-2005, 02:52 PM
The Big Ten is probably the best in academic among the major conferences, and probably only second to the Ivy league. I cant really name a bad academic school in the Big Ten, all of them are outstanding academically.

JJJ888
04-15-2005, 05:21 PM
TCU. Is a Tier 2 to 3 school.

And UT is a...

You really need to stop attacking other people for no reason.

WildDude
04-15-2005, 10:11 PM
ohio state is the only i can think of that pretty much anyone can get in

KBear
04-15-2005, 10:29 PM
ohio state is the only i can think of that pretty much anyone can get in

Are you talking undergrad or graduate school? Becuase Iowa is fairly easiy to get into, but the way they evaluate incoming freshman, its actually easiear to get into if you come from an average or so size high school, the bigger the high school, the harder it is to get in. I found that strange.

WildDude
04-15-2005, 11:45 PM
oh i see... but the dumbest football players can get in OSU undergraduate

cov1963
04-16-2005, 01:10 PM
TCU. Is a Tier 2 to 3 school.

And UT is a...

You really need to stop attacking other people for no reason. Tier 1 number #40 in the nation by USnews including IVY league

WildDude
04-16-2005, 01:19 PM
he got u there... but anyways i dont understand this forum... if we're talking on academics its Harvard and Princeton but if we're talkin about one sport its gotta be Duke, if we're talking OVERALL and the whole package its Stanford

cov1963
04-16-2005, 02:21 PM
Top Schools in Texas:

1. Rice
2. Texas
3. Trinity
4. Texas A&M
5. SMU
6. Baylor
7. Austin College
8. Hardin-Simmons
9. UTA
10. Abilene Christian
11. Houston
12. Texas Tech
13. TCU
14. UT Dallas
15. North Texas

Hawks, Sox and Bears o my
05-30-2006, 06:53 PM
HOw were Oxford and Cambridge not on this list?

Maroney22
05-30-2006, 06:54 PM
HOw were Oxford and Cambridge not on this list?

I vote we stop bumping these things

hyundridz
05-30-2006, 07:03 PM
Princeton is in NJ!

But it's closer to NY.

how can a school being IN new jersey, be closer to new york???? guess the ivy leagues was outta the question for you... but anyway, princeton is ranked the top school year after year by time magazine and harvards in a close second.

Hawks, Sox and Bears o my
05-30-2006, 07:04 PM
Also how did Columbia not make the list? That would be were I would ideally like to be, atleast for my grad work, aswell as UPenn.

CalBears99
05-30-2006, 07:05 PM
According to USA Today or some magazine like that, Harvard and Princeton are tied for 1st for best university in the u.s.

CalBears99
05-30-2006, 07:06 PM
Princeton is in NJ!

But it's closer to NY.

how can a school being IN new jersey, be closer to new york???? guess the ivy leagues was outta the question for you...
:lol: ur funny :lol:

hyundridz
05-30-2006, 07:07 PM
Also how did Columbia not make the list? That would be were I would ideally like to be, atleast for my grad work, aswell as UPenn.

true true.

ny10804
05-30-2006, 07:09 PM
This is a kinda serious question:

If someone had a 98.3 average (3rd in class of 220) and played football for four years, but with no activities other than the year-long football program, could he get in any of the listed schools?

EDIT - and let's say 2100 on his SATs (just a guess cause I haven't taken them yet)

Moses
05-30-2006, 07:11 PM
This is a kinda serious question:

If someone had a 98.3 average (3rd in class of 220) and played football for four years, but with no activities other than the year-long football program, could he get in any of the listed schools?

It's possible. The thing about Ivy League admissions is that even if you're an amazing student with great extracurriculars, you're still not guaranteed a spot. It's based on luck a lot and many great students are rejected from these schools. It's basically a numbers game. The more places you apply, the better chances you have. Always pick a few safety schools to fall back on if you don't get accepted to your top choices.

Hawks, Sox and Bears o my
05-30-2006, 07:14 PM
Once I re-take the SATs and ACTs and raise my 2100 and 33, respectively, I could get in with some of the letters of recomendation I could get.

CalBears99
05-30-2006, 07:15 PM
Also how did Columbia not make the list? That would be were I would ideally like to be, atleast for my grad work, aswell as UPenn.
Yeah well my dad went to columbia and i hate him a lot so im glad they didn't make the list.

Moses
05-30-2006, 07:16 PM
Also how did Columbia not make the list? That would be were I would ideally like to be, atleast for my grad work, aswell as UPenn.
Yeah well my dad went to columbia and i hate him a lot so im glad they didn't make the list.

:roll:

ny10804
05-30-2006, 07:17 PM
This is a kinda serious question:

If someone had a 98.3 average (3rd in class of 220) and played football for four years, but with no activities other than the year-long football program, could he get in any of the listed schools?

It's possible. The thing about Ivy League admissions is that even if you're an amazing student with great extracurriculars, you're still not guaranteed a spot. It's based on luck a lot and many great students are rejected from these schools. It's basically a numbers game. The more places you apply, the better chances you have. Always pick a few safety schools to fall back on if you don't get accepted to your top choices.

I go to a Catholic prep school which has a general "in" with Georgetown and Notre Dame, (also my dad is a graduate of Georgetown), so I pretty much think I could get into either of those schools easily.

JJJ888
05-30-2006, 07:41 PM
Princeton is in NJ!

But it's closer to NY.

how can a school being IN new jersey, be closer to new york???? guess the ivy leagues was outta the question for you... but anyway, princeton is ranked the top school year after year by time magazine and harvards in a close second.

I believe I meant that Princeton was closer to NY than all the other Ivy League schools...I'm not sure though because it was a year ago...

hyundridz
05-30-2006, 08:34 PM
2100 on the SAT's??? i guess they obviously changed it huh.. when did this happen?

Hawks, Sox and Bears o my
05-30-2006, 08:37 PM
2100 on the SAT's??? i guess they obviously changed it huh.. when did this happen?

That's the equivalent of a 1400 on the old ones. I was sick and hung over so I should do much better the next time I take it.