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Good universities in the South?

hawaiiboy15hawaiiboy15 Posts: 935Registered User Member
edited November 2008 in College Search & Selection
I'd like to hear the name of some good ones, as I am currently freezing my butt off in Ohio.

I know some of the good publics are North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, UVA(though I don't really consider VA South, I used to live there in the DC area, maybe thats why, but whatever)

Some good privates I know of are Vanderbilt, Emory, Duke, Tulane...Miami up and coming

I plan on applying 'Bama, LSU and South Carolina due to generous and fairly attainable merit scholarships, but I want to know some other good schools.

I'd like a somewhat big school, but I know about most of those, so tell a Yankee about some schools below the Mason-Dixon line.

Thanks
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Replies to: Good universities in the South?

  • CoolbrezzeCoolbrezze Posts: 5,403Registered User Senior Member
    Not that I would attend any ( due to lack of seasons... like snow) but University of Virginia, Duke University, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, University of Texas-Austin ( don't know if you would consider it more south or west), University of Georgia, Clemson University, and the list goes on.

    Wow surprise you wouldn't want to attend Ohio State University- Columbus, I think it's a very good school. It wouldn't be my top choice school, but certianly would consider it if rejected by the top 2 schools in Michigan.
  • country daycountry day Posts: 1,186Registered User Senior Member
    Universality of Florida Gators
    Wake Forest University Demon Deacons
    Rice University Owls
  • hawaiiboy15hawaiiboy15 Posts: 935Registered User Member
    ehh, tOSU is not my cup of tea. I wouldn't mind going to a school with the student population at 50k, but I'd know a ton of people at tOSU, I don't really want to live in Ohio when I grow up, I want to be in the military so the prestige of the college doesn't have to matter to me, but it does, lol.

    I'd rather go to UM than tOSU, better school, less ***hats.
  • country daycountry day Posts: 1,186Registered User Senior Member
    If you want to be in the military consider

    The Citadel College Bulldogs
    Virgina Military Institute Cadets

    Both are in the south
  • kls2008kls2008 Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    I would stay away from U of Florida. Unless you like swamps and rednecks.
  • FLVADADFLVADAD Posts: 1,597Registered User Senior Member
    I would stay away from U of Florida. Unless you like swamps and rednecks.

    That's completely unecessary.
  • CoolbrezzeCoolbrezze Posts: 5,403Registered User Senior Member
    Yeah I know states like Tennessee and Virginia sometimes tend to get some snow, but a lot of the times it's just not enough. Also Vanderbilt University is too small for me.

    Don't know how this post got placed ahead of yours.
  • MomofWildChildMomofWildChild Posts: 16,322Registered User Senior Member
    Coolbrezze- one of the things really great about Nashville is the four seasons. No, there isn't a lot of snow, but there is some. The springs and falls are incredible. I would take a look at Vanderbilt.
  • gbesqgbesq Posts: 1,779Registered User Member
    "I would stay away from U of Florida. Unless you like swamps and rednecks.

    That's an amazingly uninformed comment. The University of Florida is a top notch public university.
  • hawaiiboy15hawaiiboy15 Posts: 935Registered User Member
    I'm applying to the Coast Guard Academy and I'm going to try to get a NROTC scholarship, that would help in going to a expensive school. But I'm not sure if I'd want a military school that is not an academy.
  • country daycountry day Posts: 1,186Registered User Senior Member
    I think you have a solid list of schools right here if you are not interested in applying to non academies

    look at these schools

    Vanderbilt University Commodores
    Wake Forest University Demon Deacons
    Emory University Eagles
    Rice University Owls
    Duke University Blue Devils
    University of North Carolina Tar Heels
    University of Texas Longhorns
    University of Florida Gators
    University of Virgina Cavilers
  • mitan_da1mitan_da1 Posts: 440Registered User Member
    Georgia Tech is another great southern school.
  • JayzenJayzen Posts: 40Registered User Junior Member
    Yeah, GA Tech is definitely up there along with all the other schools mentioned.
  • country daycountry day Posts: 1,186Registered User Senior Member
    That is if he wants to be an engineer.
  • country daycountry day Posts: 1,186Registered User Senior Member
    Or some other field in the sciences or mathematics. But he wants to be a marine. So I would not consider Georgia Tech.
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