Help hint me at a college from these requisites

<p>I want to begin narrowing down my college search. So far i've only looked at colleges by word of mouth and "what sounds good". do not base responses on any eligibility of me. consider i can make it into most colleges i apply to. but NOT simply go for the hardest to get it in.</p>

<p>requisites (what i think my college should have):
1. competitive Business and/or Science majors <- this is most important
2. private or public (if private, hopefully not too expensive -> chance for financial support or scholarships)
3. not much rain (snow is okay)
4. not a religiously affiliated school
5. not a small small school
6. good city/suburb life</p>

<p>colleges that have been on my mind without research:
1. upenn (b/c good business school wharton)
2. ucla (live close and love living CA, love city)
3. duke? darthmouth? (i like the letter D...uhh...based on popularity and i've heard good stuff about them)
4. nyu (i like it b/c of business but don't b/c of LAC and am hearing bad stuff about greenwhich village)</p>

<p>*<strong><em>ALSO</em></strong>**: could you guys give me a few links to other good college search websites?</p>

<p>dartmouth seems a bit too "rural" for your tastes, but then again, I could be wrong</p>

<p>Georgetown could be a good addition to your college list.</p>

<p>Emory and Tulane.</p>

<p>i'd have to agree with celebrian...</p>

<p>dartmouth is in one of the tiniest towns i have ever been in. so if you're looking for a good night life or most likely won't find it there.</p>

<p>and you liked UCLA, so perhaps UCB as well.
and try Carnegie Mellon. they have a very strong science department, but they're business is pretty good too even though it doesn't get a lot of press</p>

<p>and these elite private schools may/may not give out a ton of fin. aid, so check out where you'll get some</p>

<p>thx a lot so far, i'll jot these down </p>

<p>more responses would be appreciated ;)</p>

<p>btw... any links of good college search sites? i'd like one that almost has a search feature and allows u to narrow down your search.</p>

<p>If you want a school that is not religiously affiliated and good in the sciences, drop Gerogertown. </p>

<p>NYU is also not really that good in the sciences and not the most generous with aid.</p>

<p>Dartmouth is a small school and it is not in a city or suburb.</p>

<p>Schools that may fit your requisites:</p>

<p>Cornell University
Duke University
Emory University
Harvard University (if your scores are good enough)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (If your scores are good enough)
Northwestern University
Stanford University (again, if your scores are good enough)
University of California-Berkeley
University of California-Los Angeles
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
University of Pennsylvania
University of Texas-Austin
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Washington University-St Louis</p>

<p>I agree with the above list except Cornell is in a pretty small city, but there are things to do there, so it depends on your definition of small.</p>

<p>I agree that Cornell is in a small town. I actually wasn't impressed by the city of Ithaca (did my graduate studies at Cornell). But Cornell does meet 3 of the OP's criteria.</p>

<p>1) It is good in Business and in the Sciences.
2) The school is not small (12,000 undergrads and 7,000 graduate students)
3) No religious affiliation</p>

<p>wow, thanks a lot alexandre!!!!!</p>