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Posted: 19 Aug 04, 19:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Am I going to give you all 351? Fuck no. But I thought these ranks were interesting.

Information from The Best 351 Colleges 2004 Edition, by Robert Franek, Tom Meltzer, Roy Opochinski, Tara Bray, Christopher Maier, Carson Brown, Julie Doherty, K. Nadine Kavanaugh, Catherine Monaco, and Dinaw Mengestu. Random House, Inc. New York. <www.PrincetonReview.com>. Copyright 2003 by Princeton Review Publishing, LLC.


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Best Overall Academic Experience For Undergraduates

Based on The Princeton Review Academic Rating

1. Yale University
2. Princeton University
3. Duke University
4. Amherst College
5. Massachusettes Institute of Technology
6. US Air Force Academy
7. US Coast Guard Academy
8. US Naval Academy
9. US Military Academy
10. Reed College
11. Wellesley College
12. Bates College
13. Williams College
14. Carleton College
15. Swarthmore College
16. Harvey Mudd College
17. Northwestern University
18. Columbia University
19. Haverford College
20. Dartmouth College


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Posted: 19 Aug 04, 19:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Toughest to Get Into

Based on The Princeton Review Admissions Rating
1. US Military Academy
2. Princeton University
3. Harvard College
4. Yale University
5. US Naval Academy
6. Massachusettes Institute of Technology
7. Davidson College
8. Stanford University
9. Dartmouth College
10. Cooper Union
11. Brown University
12. University of Pennsylvania
13. Duke University
14. US Air Force Academy
15. Columbia University
16. Amherst College
17. Northwestern University
18. California Institute of Technology
19. Georgetown University
20. Williams College


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Future Rotarions and Daughters of the American Revolution

Based on a combination of survey questions concerning political persuasion, the use of marijuana and hallucinogens, the prevalence of religion, the popularity of student government, and the students' level of acceptance of the gay community on campus.

1. United States Air Force Academy
2. United States Naval Academy
3. Brigham Young University (UT)
4. Wheaton College (IL)
5. University of Notre Dame
6. Samford University
7. Grove City College
8. Baylor University
9. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
10. Providence College
11. Creighton College
12. William Jewell College
13. University of Dallas
14. Valparaiso University
15. Hanover College
16. New Jersey Institute of Technology
17. Westminster College (PA)
18. Texas A&M University-College Station
19. Pepperdine University
20. Duquesne University


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Posted: 19 Aug 04, 19:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Birkenstock-Wearing, Tree-Hugging, Clove-Smoking Vegetarians

Based on a combination of survey questions concerning political persuasion, the use of marijuana and hallucinogens, the prevalence of religion, the popularity of student government, and the students' level of acceptance of the gay community on campus.

1. Lewis & Clark College
2. Hampshire College
3. New College of Florida
4. Oberlin College
5. Bard College
6. Reed College
7. Wesleyan University
8. Sarah Lawrence College
9. Vassar College
10. Earlham College
11. Macalester College
12. Grinnell College
13. University of California-Santa Cruz
14. The Evergreen State College
15. Simon's Rock College of Bard
16. University of Oregon
17. New York University
18. Guilford College
19. Skidmore College
20. Swarthmore College



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Posted: 19 Aug 04, 20:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

uh em...what about Subway University?


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Dude, it is so given and obvious that that college tops the first two lists that I didn't think I had to even mention it.


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Posted: 19 Aug 04, 20:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How about the 351 top party schools.

Although I doubt Princeton would make such a list. Leave it to the experts, like Paris Hilton, Jenna Bush, and Tara Reid.


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Posted: 19 Aug 04, 20:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jasen101 wrote:

uh em...what about Subway University?


YAH! That place totally rocks! :)


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Posted: 19 Aug 04, 20:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Davis is boring; you need a lot of drugs."
-Anonymous, UC-Davis

"This is a great university if you're not studying sciences involving animal research, politics, teacher education (certification), or anything that offends any long-haired leftist who's a vegetarian."
-Brock M., U. of Oregon

"UNH is about as diverse as the NHL."
-Curtis E., U. of New Hampshire

"Most are either Bible-thumping, goodie-goodie, white, stuck-up, right-wing, straight-A losers or work hard, play harder and party hardy, willing-to-try-anything cool people."
-Male Sophomore, Colorado School of Mines

"Despite the best efforts of the administration to provide TCNJ students with an inefficient, cold-hearted, red-tape infested, snafu-riddled Soviet-style administrative bureaucracy, The College of New Jersey is a pretty decent place to go for a fairly reasonable amount of money."
-Anonymous, The College of New Jersey

"Vassar is like a big walrus butt: lots of hair but also very moist."
-Calder M, Vassar College

"Getting an education from MIT is like getting a drink from a firehose."
-Juan G., MIT

"This school is no good for people who like art, music, and Sonic Youth. 'Society is a hole.' There's a quote by Sonic Youth."
-Meghan S., Lake Forest College

"A Denison student might be quoted as saying, 'Life is a waste of time, and time is a waste of life; so get wasted all the time, and have the time of your life."
-Katherine H., Denison University

"If U R looking to settle down with an unattractive big woman, Hofstra is the place."
-Anonymous, Hofstra University

"I would have sex more often but the girls are nasty!"
-Anonymous, St. Bonaventure University

"We need some more hot girls. Tell hot girls to come here."
-Anonymous, Macalester College

"Going to Chem. review is like masturbating with sandpaper: it's just a bad idea."
-Robby M., California Institute of Technology

"The students here are as diverse as their views and backgrounds. My friends are mostly thespians and lesbiand, and they rock!"
-Female Junior, Bennington College

"I am a hermit who enjoys Ramen noodles and skin flicks. In the winter, I sit in a yoga position by a patch of ice on the sidewalk and mock people as they fall. I often bend spoons with my mind."
-Junior, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

"When I'm not trying to free Mumia, experience non-gender orgasm/transgender interpretive dance, contracting any number of venereal diseases, or trying to be hopelessly unique, I obsess to no end in trying to reconcile my existentialist beliefs with paying $30,000 a year to attend this socially legitimizing institution."
-Katherine S., Bard College

"Those who oppose the Dark Lord will be crushed, but those who are its friend will receive rewards beyond the dreams of avarice."
-Anonymous, Sarah Lawrence College

"Bentley College has fulfilled all and more of my expectations than I ever imagined."
-Dawn T., Bentley College

"Sarah Lawrence is a haven of unity and acceptance. Every morning at sunrise the entire campus gathers around the flagpole, holds hands, and sings 'We Are The World." If you're really lucky, you get to be Dionne Warwick or Willie Nelson. If you show up late you have to be Bob Dylan. But everyone gets free doughnuts, and it's the happiest time of the day for most students. One morning I went hung over and threw up in the middle of the circle. I was so ashamed, but then I looked around at the diverse group of smiling faces from all over the country and the world and suddenly I felt better. I went home and threw up some more, thankful to live in the world of love that is Sarah Lawrence."
-Matt F., Sarah Lawrence College


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Mr.Jingles79 wrote:

How about the 351 top party schools.


If you ask, I shall grant.


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"If U R looking to settle down with an unattractive big woman, Hofstra is the place."
-Anonymous, Hofstra University


LMAO
My sister graduated from there.

Another good joke about Hofstra girls...

"The avergae Hofstra girl has more credit cards than college credits."


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Party Schools

Based on a combination of survey questions concerning the use of alcohol and drugs, hours of study each day, and the popularity of the Greek system.

1. University of Colorado, Boulder
2. University of Wisconsin-Madison
3. Indiana University-Bloomington
4. University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
5. Washington and Lee University
6. University of Texas-Austin
7. The University of the South
8. DePauw University
9. Saint Bonaventure University
10. University of Florida
11. University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa
12. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
13. University of Mississippi
14. State University of New York at Albany
15. University of Georgia
16. Clemson University
17. Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge
18. New York University
19. Pennsylvania State University-University Park
20. University of California-Santa Barbara


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Mr.Jingles79 wrote:


Although I doubt Princeton would make such a list. Leave it to the experts, like Paris Hilton, Jenna Bush, and Tara Reid.

The Princeton Review is probably the best, most comprehensive company for college information as you can get. For ANYTHING.


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Where is Univ of Cal - Berkley and Stanford? The list is so biased toward ivy league, eastern and private schools which are mostly liberal arts and law schools (talk about leeches of society). As far as I can see, only Northwestern and UAF Acad are not from the east coast. Universities of Illinois and Michigan are also conspiciously absent from the lists of academic achievement.

I prefer my school ratings from a source less blue-blooded and snooty.


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Bullwinkle wrote:

Where is Univ of Cal - Berkley and Stanford? The list is so biased toward ivy league, eastern and private schools which are mostly liberal arts and law schools (talk about leeches of society). As far as I can see, only Northwestern and UAF Acad are not from the east coast. Universities of Illinois and Michigan are also conspiciously absent from the lists of academic achievement.

I prefer my school ratings from a source less blue-blooded and snooty.


Mind you, the largest density of great colleges are, in fact, in the EAST, and more specifically, the NORTHEAST. The aforementioned schools are listed as the TOP 20. Such is very INTERPRETIVE, as a GREATEST GUITARISTS list. If you had to make a top 20 guitarists list, and Slash would be 21st greatest, it is still obvious that comparatively they are all ABOUT EQUAL. However, sometimes you have to MAKE A CUT. As for BIASES, it seems you are VERY biased against liberal arts and law schools, so you are one to talk.


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Bullwinkle wrote:

Where is Univ of Cal - Berkley and Stanford? The list is so biased toward ivy league, eastern and private schools which are mostly liberal arts and law schools (talk about leeches of society). As far as I can see, only Northwestern and UAF Acad are not from the east coast. Universities of Illinois and Michigan are also conspiciously absent from the lists of academic achievement.

I prefer my school ratings from a source less blue-blooded and snooty.


Mind you, the largest density of great colleges are, in fact, in the EAST, and more specifically, the NORTHEAST. The aforementioned schools are listed as the TOP 20. Such is very INTERPRETIVE, as a GREATEST GUITARISTS list. If you had to make a top 20 guitarists list, and Slash would be 21st greatest, it is still obvious that comparatively they are all ABOUT EQUAL. However, sometimes you have to MAKE A CUT. As for BIASES, it seems you are VERY biased against liberal arts and law schools, so you are one to talk.


What? Well, because you want to use the guitarist analogy, this list is like creating a greatest guitarists of all time and including only guitarists from 1980+. The list is inaccurate and incomplete. Of course, as you said, lists are subjective and Mike's opinion is just as valid as yours.

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Music Man wrote:

Bullwinkle wrote:

Where is Univ of Cal - Berkley and Stanford? The list is so biased toward ivy league, eastern and private schools which are mostly liberal arts and law schools (talk about leeches of society). As far as I can see, only Northwestern and UAF Acad are not from the east coast. Universities of Illinois and Michigan are also conspiciously absent from the lists of academic achievement.

I prefer my school ratings from a source less blue-blooded and snooty.


Mind you, the largest density of great colleges are, in fact, in the EAST, and more specifically, the NORTHEAST. The aforementioned schools are listed as the TOP 20. Such is very INTERPRETIVE, as a GREATEST GUITARISTS list. If you had to make a top 20 guitarists list, and Slash would be 21st greatest, it is still obvious that comparatively they are all ABOUT EQUAL. However, sometimes you have to MAKE A CUT. As for BIASES, it seems you are VERY biased against liberal arts and law schools, so you are one to talk.


What? Well, because you want to use the guitarist analogy, this list is like creating a greatest guitarists of all time and including only guitarists from 1980+. The list is inaccurate and incomplete. Of course, as you said, lists are subjective and Mike's opinion is just as valid as yours.


Everyone is entitled to their opinions. I prefer opinions adverse mine, as agreement is not a good motor for progress (or interest)!

The list is not flawed in the way you propose, as there are no limiting factors such as "guitarist must be from the years of 1980 and on". Trends and limiting factors are different. As trends on the periodic table, the trends in this list work (i.e.eastern schools as the apex and nexus of higher education). Incomplete, yes. Inaccurate due to the inability to rank every college, yes as well. However, considering the limitations of the ability to list only 20 colleges, these lists are about as accurate as you can get.


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Posted: 21 Aug 04, 19:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a good thing that you like differing opinions becuase you've got one here.
You misunderstand.
I didn't say that a stipulation on the the greatest guitarists list was that all had to be from 1980+, I was inferring that if all guitarists just "happened to be" from 1980+ that the list was would be terribly askew.

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Brandon wrote:

It's a good thing that you like differing opinions becuase you've got one here.
You misunderstand.
I didn't say that a stipulation on the the greatest guitarists list was that all had to be from 1980+, I was inferring that if all guitarists just "happened to be" from 1980+ that the list was would be terribly askew.


The list would not be askew if the greatest guitarists just happened to be from that era. The greatest colleges are less open to opinion in the way guitar greats are. Slight nuances in interpretation there are, but none are so great as to massively effect this list. Sure you can add and remove a little here and there, but this is the basic essence of the greatest colleges of America. One can receive perhaps the most comprehensive idea of the 20 best colleges in this list than in any list anyone else has yet come up with.


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