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State Flagship Universities?

tokenadulttokenadult 15970 replies1501 threads Senior Member
Here's a list of what I believe are the "flagship" state universities in each state. I'd love to hear corrections from people who better understand the situation in each state. I get the impression that the term "flagship" is supposed to indicate the state university that gets the most funding, is perhaps the most selective in admitting students, and is regarding as the top state university in each state. I suppose in some states it is debatable which university should be so designated, and maybe in some states there is more than one "flagship" university. I'll list links for some universities in some states I know. Please reply with additions or corrections based on your local knowledge.

California (CA)

University of California: Berkeley ("Cal" or "Berkeley")

http://www.berkeley.edu/

http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/search/CollegeDetail.jsp?collegeId=988

Michigan (MI)

University of Michigan

http://www.umich.edu/

http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/search/CollegeDetail.jsp?collegeId=1195

Minnesota (MN)

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/index.php

http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/search/CollegeDetail.jsp?collegeId=2312

Virginia (VA)

University of Virginia

http://www.virginia.edu/

http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/search/CollegeDetail.jsp?collegeId=2350

Washington (WA)

University of Washington ("U Dub")

http://www.washington.edu/

http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/search/CollegeDetail.jsp?collegeId=3879

Wisconsin (WI)

University of Wisconsin--Madison ("Madison")

http://www.wisc.edu/

http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/search/CollegeDetail.jsp?collegeId=1203

There are more states than those listed above. I am puzzled by the situation in some states with multiple state universities. What's the "flagship" in your state?
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