Rank from urban to rural

<p>I have a lot of colleges that I've been looking at, and I won't have time to visit them all. Could someone help me list them from urban to rural? I figured Cornell was the most rural and U Penn was the most urban, but the middle colleges are more difficult.</p>

<p>Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Cornell University
Duke University
Florida State University
Johns Hopkins University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
Yale University</p>

<p>Population isn't everything and can certainly be misleading, but here's a start:</p>

<p>University of California, Los Angeles - population of 3.8 million
University of Chicago - population of 2.8 million
University of Pennsylvania - population of 1.5 million
Johns Hopkins University - city of 638,000
Duke University - city of 225,000
Brown University - city of 175,000
Florida State University - city of 173,000
Yale University - city of 123,000
University of Michigan - city of 114,000
University of California, Berkeley - city of 103,000
Cornell University - small city of 30,000
Bryn Mawr College - village of 4,000</p>

<p>Based on my limited knowledge (haven't been to all these places), I'd switch that up a bit. For example, no way Berkeley should be that low and UCLA doesn't have as urban a campus as UPenn in my mind. In any event, here is a guess from most urban to most rural:</p>

<p>UPenn - in heart of West Philly; still has campus though unlike NYU
UChicago - Hyde Park area of Chicago, sketchy if walk three blocks the wrong way, but nice campus
Berkeley - decent sized city and close to San Fran/entire Bay Area
JHU - definitely in Baltimore, but has a good sized campus
UCLA - not really sure as I've never been there. LA is super spread out though.
Brown - Providence feels like a small densely-populated city
UMich - Ann Arbor is a small city with a lot to do; campus has 40,000 students making it feel more urban since there's simply a lot of restaurants, bars, etc. to cater to the students; 45 min from Detroit
Yale - New Haven is fairly urban...
Duke - fairly large city, but main campus not immersed in it and surrounded by forest; the freshman campus is close to downtown though
FSU - no idea, never been to Tallahassee; took random guess
Bryn Mawr - only 10 miles west of Philly, but village it's in is tiny
Cornell - isolated in small city</p>

<p>That was helpful, thanks.</p>

<p>That was actusally pretty misleading IMO. While Penn is indeed in the middle of W. Philly, you don't feel that at all when on the campus which is pretty green and segragated from the neighborhood. UCLA feels like it's in a rich little town. Ann Arbor feels like a suburb.......</p>

<p>The Tallahassee metropolitan area has some 360,000 souls.</p>

<p>Redroses, would you rearrange Bluedog's order? Brown felt too urban to me, so I'm trying to figure out where to draw the line.</p>

<p>"Ann Arbor feels like a suburb......." </p>

<p>Ann Arbor does NOT feel like a suburb at all! Have you ever even been to Ann Arbor?</p>