What do you consider a (close to) perfect university?

<p>While there is no such thing as a perfect, in all aspects, university, there are those which manage to excel in nearly everything compared to their counterparts. What schools stick out to you as almost perfect? </p>

<p>Factors that should count include(and are not limited to)-</p>

<p>Academics- classes offered, rigor of classes, research available
Quality of Life
Campus Facilities and Beauty
Weather
Athletics
Campus Dorms
Campus Dining
Diversity
Location
Administration
Professors' role with students</p>

<p>Factors that can count for some include(and are not limited to)-
Attractiveness of the student body
Nightlife
Party Scene
Greek Life
Financial Aid
Off-campus Facilities
Grade inflation/Somewhere in the middle of deflation/inflation
Prestige</p>

<p>Stanford, Rice, and Pomona(Liberal Arts) really take the cake for me personally.</p>

<p>Obviously these vary from person to person, but I'd say Stanford, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina, and maybe Cal (idk about how I'd feel being a minority there b/c I'm white). Luckily, I was accepted and most likely will be attending Michigan.</p>

<p>Stanford, UCLA, Michigan, UVa, UNC-CH, UT Austin and Cal (Although I do agree being a white minority would we weird at Cal - lol)</p>

<p>What does Cal stand for? UC Berkeley?
And I third UT-Austin/UCLA.</p>

<p>Yeah, Cal = Berkeley</p>

<p>Wisconsin-Madison</p>

<p>I will second Rice and fourth Stanford</p>

<p>Stanford, Duke, UT Austin, Michigan, UCLA and UNC in that order.</p>

<p>Stanford=5
Michigan=4
UCLA=4
UTA=4
UCB=3
UNC=3
Rice=2
UVA=2
Duke=1
Wisconsin=1</p>

<p>With my input:</p>

<p>Stanford=6
Michigan=5
UCLA=4
UTA=4
UCB=4
UNC=3
Rice=2
UVA=2
Duke=1
Wisconsin=1</p>

<p>Personally, I favor NYU, then princeton, yale, columbia in that order</p>

<p>Guys, it might help if you explain why you chose what you chose.
Rice and Stanford are pretty obvious. </p>

<p>I chose Pomona because:
Academics- one of the best
Quality of Life- one of the best
Campus Facilities and Beauty- one of the best
Weather- one of the best
Athletics- Okay. I'm not a sports person though so it's not a big loss for me.
Campus Dorms- one of the best
Campus Dining- one of the best when you factor in the fact you have 7 dining halls and 4 other locations where you can use your dining money
Diversity- Great, but not amazing like Rice/Stanford
Location- one of the best places with mountains, beaches, deserts, cities all in a nearby location
Administration- often earns Runs like Butter in the PR
Professors' role with students- One of the best
Attractiveness of the student body- don't really care, but the girls are good looking
Nightlife- LA is nearby, but in general it's pretty quiet.
Party Scene- The 5 consortium always has something going on
Greek Life- Nonexistent. Something I personally am thankful for.
Financial Aid- One of the best
Off-campus Facilities- The 5 College Consortium.
Grade inflation/Somewhere in the middle of deflation/inflation- Has inflation, which I would much prefer to deflation
Prestige- A top liberal arts college, and employers know this.</p>

<p>Our tally so far is:
Stanford=6
Michigan=5
UCLA=4
UTA=4
UCB=4
UNC=3
Rice=2
UVA=2
Duke=1
Wisconsin=1
Pomona= 1
NYU= 1
Princeton= 1
Yale= 1
Columbia= 1</p>

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<p>UCLA is not much different in that respect. But what's the big deal -- lots of people do fine at schools where they are a member of a minority ethnic group.</p>

<p>My favorites:</p>

<p>Princeton
Dartmouth
Wellesley</p>

<p>Brown. Dartmouth.</p>

<p>Yeah because an all-women college is really perfect, especially when half of the population isn't allowed to attend.</p>