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What are colleges that are like Northwestern University?

filmophilefilmophile Posts: 26Registered User New Member
edited November 2011 in College Search & Selection
Also, are there any colleges like Northwestern University that have admission rates of 30% and higher?
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  • annasdadannasdad Posts: 4,825Registered User Senior Member
    "Like" it in what way?
  • filmophilefilmophile Posts: 26Registered User New Member
    "Like" as in similar standards of academics.
  • JamieBrownJamieBrown Posts: 401- Member
    from USNWR:

    of these, those in bold would be the most comparable to Northwestern




    CUNY--Brooklyn College
    Brooklyn, NY
    30%
    CUNY--Queens College
    Flushing, NY
    30%
    Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
    Needham, MA
    30%
    San Diego State University
    San Diego, CA
    30%
    Southwestern Assemblies of God University
    Waxahachie, TX
    30%
    University of Arkansas--Pine Bluff
    Pine Bluff, AR
    30%
    Boston College
    Chestnut Hill, MA
    31%
    Bucknell University
    Lewisburg, PA
    31%
    California Institute of the Arts
    Valencia, CA
    31%
    Carleton College
    Northfield, MN
    31%
    Colorado Christian University
    Lakewood, CO
    31%
    Lincoln University
    Lincoln University, PA
    31%
    Oberlin College
    Oberlin, OH
    31%
    Pepperdine University
    Malibu, CA
    31%
    Purchase College--SUNY
    Purchase, NY
    31%
    Tiffin University
    Tiffin, OH
    31%
    Bates College
    Lewiston, ME
    32%
    College of William and Mary
    Williamsburg, VA
    32%
    Connecticut College
    New London, CT
    32%
    Dunwoody College of Technology
    Minneapolis, MN
    32%
    George Washington University
    Washington, DC
    32%
    Henderson State University
    Arkadelphia, AR
    32%
    New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
    Socorro, NM
    32%
    Soka University of America
    Aliso Viejo, CA
    32%
    University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC
    32%
    California Polytechnic State University--San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
    33%
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Pittsburgh, PA
    33%
    Colgate University
    Hamilton, NY
    33%
    CUNY--City College
    New York, NY
    33%
    Grambling State University
    Grambling, LA
    33%
    Shimer College
    Chicago, IL
    33%
    University of Richmond
    Univ. of Richmond, VA
    33%
    University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA
    33%
  • annasdadannasdad Posts: 4,825Registered User Senior Member
    Shiner College, a tiny LAC that doesn't even have its own campus and that has barely kept the wolf from its door for the last 40 years is "like" one of the wealthiest private research universities in the Midwest?

    ROFLMAO
  • JamieBrownJamieBrown Posts: 401- Member
    Shiner College, a tiny LAC that doesn't even have its own campus and that has barely kept the wolf from its door for the last 40 years is "like" one of the wealthiest private research universities in the Midwest?

    ROFLMAO

    I am sorry, but I seemed to have missed where this statement was made....Shiner College was NEVER identified as comparable to Northwestern....

    If you had any kind of reading ability, you would realize that Shiner was posted because it had a 30%-33% acceptance rate...maybe you missed the title of my post:
    Colleges with FAll 2010 acceptance rates in the 30-33% range
  • visvivavisviva Posts: 47Registered User Junior Member
    Say what you will about Shimerians, at least we can spell. :p

    (Apologies to the OP for continuing the derail. And yes, I think it's fair to say that Shimer is nothing like Northwestern... though I would probably say those words with a slightly different emphasis than the posters above.)
  • annasdadannasdad Posts: 4,825Registered User Senior Member
    > Shimer College was NEVER equated to Northwestern

    Apparently you missed the title of this thread. Let me help:

    "What are colleges that are like Northwestern University?"
  • JamieBrownJamieBrown Posts: 401- Member
    by annasdad

    Apparently you missed the title of this thread. Let me help:

    "What are colleges that are like Northwestern University?"

    again, it appears that you missed the part where I specifically stated that first I posted the schools with 30-33% acceptance rates, as listed by USNWR, since that was ONE of the criteria requested by the OP.

    if you fail to understand this then maybe you should take a breather and re-read my post over and over and over again until you "get it"
  • NYU2013NYU2013 Posts: 1,749Registered User Senior Member
    I'm sorry JamieBrown, but you're being overly aggressive for no reason.

    In fact, the OP is asking for what schools are like Northwestern AND have a 30+% acceptance rate. Otherwise the question would have been "What schools have a 30+% acceptance rate." However, because the sentence actually says Northwestern then the semantic/syntactic meaning of the sentence is, as I stated, like Northwestern AND has a 30+% acceptance rate.
  • norcalguynorcalguy Posts: 7,541Registered User Senior Member
    ^It looks like you have the reading comprehension skills of annasdad. Jamiebrown first posted a list of schools with acceptance rates b/w 30-33% and then proceeded to bold the schools on that list that were similar to Northwestern. Hence, the bolded schools satisfy both criteria. Not that difficult, people.
  • JamieBrownJamieBrown Posts: 401- Member
    ^^^^norcal, thanks for pointing this out...it appears that NYU2013 and annasdad are cousins or something - or maybe the same person using two different aliases because it is hard to believe that anyone would side with annasdad's silly posted messages....

    actually, since not many with over 30% acceptance rates are that similar to Northwestern, the ones from the list that were the most "comparable" were bolded.
  • par72par72 Posts: 3,777Registered User Senior Member
    Some LAC's like Bucknell, Holy Cross, Colgate. ALL 3 have strong academics and Division 1 sports(DIV1AA FOR FOOTBALL).
  • NYU2013NYU2013 Posts: 1,749Registered User Senior Member
    @norcalguy and JamieBrown

    Yes, I understood the point of bolding vs. non-bolding. I'm not a moron. However, if the OP asked for schools similar to Northwestern with an acceptance rate of 30+% or greater, the extra schools you listed are irrelevant information. And, as a general rule of writing you only provide that which is pertinent or relevant to the topic.
  • norcalguynorcalguy Posts: 7,541Registered User Senior Member
    And what have you written on this thread that is pertinent to the topic?
  • NYU2013NYU2013 Posts: 1,749Registered User Senior Member
    Pointing out that most of the schools listed are not like Northwestern, as indicated by annasdad. And then trying to explain the rules of writing, english and syntax/semantics to other posters, so as they don't confuse the topics at hand.
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