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Rank the SEC schools from an academic standpoint

hawaiiboy15hawaiiboy15 Posts: 935Registered User Member
I thought this would be interesting. Here is mine
Overall Academic Quality
1. Vanderbilt
2. UF
3. UGA
4. Alabama
5. South Carolina
6. Kentucky
7. Auburn
8. Tennessee
9. LSU
10. Ole Miss
11. Arkansas
12. Miss. State


I didn't really go by looking at the rankings, but I know 1-3 are pretty much the top, 'Bama is pretty good and 5-12 were just my personal opinion. I plan on applying to a few schools, 'Bama, LSU, UGA, maybe Vandy.


What is yours?
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Replies to: Rank the SEC schools from an academic standpoint

  • loweryoureyelidsloweryoureyelids Posts: 84Registered User Junior Member
    Looks good to me. Though dear lord that's a bad academic conference.
  • hawaiiboy15hawaiiboy15 Posts: 935Registered User Member
    Top 3 is really good, 'Bama is getting pretty good too, but some at the bottom half are kind of bad, but they are improving.
  • MomofWildChildMomofWildChild Posts: 16,305Registered User Senior Member
    I would agree with that list, but I don't think it is a bad academic conference. You have Vanderbilt at the top. Georgia is an excellent state school and Alabama has a really good honors program. I know a lot of wonderful Tennessee grads and current students who wouldn't trade the place for anywhere else. I am less-versed in the other schools.

    It's not the Ivy League, but so what? These schools offer a fun, interesting college experience and the price is right for in-state kids. Plus, the athletics are fabulous.
  • MonStarMonStar Posts: 111Registered User Junior Member
    Vanderbilt





    Florida/Georgia


    All the other ones
  • tomslawskytomslawsky Posts: 1,378Registered User Senior Member
    SEC (SAT Median, Fall 2008 Class)-


    Tier 1:
    1. Vanderbilt- (1375)
    2. Florida- (1250)
    3. Georgia- (1225)

    Tier 2:
    4. South Carolina (1180)
    5. Louisiana State (1180)
    6. Tennessee (1160)
    7. Arkansas (1145)

    Tier 3
    8. Auburn (1130)
    9. Kentucky (1125)
    10. Mississippi State (1120)
    11. Alabama (1110)

    Uhm...?????
    12. Mississippi (1055)
  • SSobickSSobick Posts: 2,331Registered User Senior Member
    Vanderbilt > UF >>> UGA >>>>> Alabama = South Carolina >> Kentucky = Tennessee > Auburn >>> LSU = Arkansas = Ole Miss >>>>>>> Miss. State
  • LennyPepperidgeLennyPepperidge Posts: 251Registered User Junior Member
    Interesting that the only two SEC publics that can compete nationally happen to be in the two states most culturally affected by northern transplants. Just saying...
  • rsxwheeeeeersxwheeeeee Posts: 1,269Registered User Senior Member
    Auburn >>> Bama
  • pierre0913pierre0913 Posts: 7,497Registered User Senior Member
    SEC
    1. Vanderbilt
    2. Alabama
    3. Mississippi
    4. Arkansas
    5. Georgia
    6. Florida
    7. South Carolina
    8. Tennessee
    9. Kentucky
    10. Louisiana State
    11. Auburn
    12. Mississippi State
  • SSobickSSobick Posts: 2,331Registered User Senior Member
    ^ Florida is second to only Vanderbilt. It's not even close in my opinion: it has over half a billion a year in research, a $1.25 billion endowment, is ranked highly in almost every academic program, and has a disgustingly strong alumni base.

    Check it out:

    List of University of Florida people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • rsxwheeeeeersxwheeeeee Posts: 1,269Registered User Senior Member
    1. Vanderbilt
    2. Florida
    3. Georgia
    4. South Carolina
    5. Auburn
    6. Alabama
    7. Arkansas
    8. Tennessee
    9. Ole Miss
    10. Kentucky
    11. LSU
    12. Mississippi State
  • hawaiiboy15hawaiiboy15 Posts: 935Registered User Member
    Auburn >>> Bama

    Why? Just wondering what your reasoning is, everyone I've talked to that knows the SEC a little bit, says 'Bama is slightly better and has a better Honors College, but I was wondering why you think Auburn is better, do you go to Auburn?
  • SSobickSSobick Posts: 2,331Registered User Senior Member
    Auburn has a good engineering program from what I understand
  • IrishThund3rIrishThund3r Posts: 180Registered User Junior Member
    Tennessee should be much higher on these lists. As little as people give it credit for, it does have very good programs, a great campus environment, and quite a lot of serious students.

    Vanderbilt
    Tennessee=Bama=Georgia
    Then the rest in no particular order.

    Except Florida. Florida is dead freaking last. Stupid gators.
  • tomslawskytomslawsky Posts: 1,378Registered User Senior Member
    "Interesting that the only two SEC publics that can compete nationally happen to be in the two states most culturally affected by northern transplants. Just saying..."


    I completely agree. Oh no I don't because I can't think of a public school in:

    *New york
    *Massachusetts
    *New Jersey
    *Maine
    *Vermont
    *New Hampshire
    *Connecticut
    *Delaware

    that is as good as Florida or Georgia. The one public in Pennsylvania that can even come close, Penn State (possibly Pitt), has an almost open admissions undergrad school and is lacking in undergraduate student aptitude, as a whole. Ironically, these states have some of the highest taxes and certainly tax more than Florida (with NO state income tax) or Georgia. Way to set the standard, Norrthern States- Tax more and produce lower quality.

    But hey......you can still be right LOL!
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