|By Koopatroopa (Koopatroopa) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 06:45 pm: Edit|
This is a fairly simple question. Which college towns (excluding major cities) have two or more colleges? If anyone is kind enough to help me, could you say which colleges? Thanks!
The only two I can think of are:
Cambridge, MA- Harvard & MIT
Northfield, MN- Carleton & St. Olaf
Just kind of curious.
|By Ruku320 (Ruku320) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 06:58 pm: Edit|
Well...Ithaca, NY has both Cornell and Ithaca College.
|By Enarang (Enarang) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 07:07 pm: Edit|
Wellesley, MA has Babson and Wellesley Colleges
|By Caspase (Caspase) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 07:09 pm: Edit|
Well, this doesn't exactly fit your parameters because the schools are in two towns that are literally bordered by each other: Duke in Durham, NC and UNC in Chapel Hill, NC. These *major* universities are so close to each other that the only comparison is Harvard and MIT. Also, very close to those schools is NC State in Raleigh.
|By Barrons (Barrons) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 07:22 pm: Edit|
Madison--UW and Edgewood College
Lynchburg, VA-RMWC, Lynchburg College, Liberty University, Sweet Briar
|By Quagmire (Quagmire) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 07:29 pm: Edit|
Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University...a few smaller colleges may be hidden in there as well
|By Baybabe (Baybabe) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 08:15 pm: Edit|
Annapolis, Md.: St. John's College and the US Naval Academy
Hartford, Ct.: Trinity, U of Hartford
Richmond, Va: U of Richmond and Virginia Commonweath University
|By Bigtymer2454 (Bigtymer2454) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 08:34 pm: Edit|
Amherst, MA: UMASS and Amherst College
|By Emeraldkity4 (Emeraldkity4) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 08:42 pm: Edit|
If you are going as big as Portland ( which I assume is smaller than Pittsburgh)
Portland has Reed- Lewis and Clark- Portland state University, pacific Northwest College of Art, and University of Portland
Walla Walla has Walla Walla College and Whitman.
|By Mtmommy (Mtmommy) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 09:06 pm: Edit|
Kalamazoo, Michigan has Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University.
|By Caspase (Caspase) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 09:16 pm: Edit|
I think Portland is larger than Pittsburg. At least the same size.
|By Cbs57 (Cbs57) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 09:24 pm: Edit|
Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University and Moravian College
|By Hstudent (Hstudent) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 09:37 pm: Edit|
there are lots of small ones people dont think about...
For example, Cambridge MA also has Lesley College which is literally attached to Harvard....
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 10:39 pm: Edit|
Oneonta, New York has both SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College. Claremont, Calif. has the five Claremont schools. Tacoma, Washington has University of Puget Sound and PAcific Lutheran...
|By Musicalthtrmom (Musicalthtrmom) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 10:55 pm: Edit|
Cincinnati has the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University....
|By Lisasimpson (Lisasimpson) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 10:56 pm: Edit|
umm arent these all major cities?
|By Ariesathena (Ariesathena) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 11:05 pm: Edit|
Lexington, Virginia: VMI and Washington and Lee.
Wellesley, MA also has Mass Bay Community College in addition to Wellesley and Babson.
|By Jinhamasaki (Jinhamasaki) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 11:17 pm: Edit|
University of Florida, Santa Fe Community - Gainesville
Nova Southeastern University, Florida Atlantic University (well, the south campus), and Broward Community College - Davie
Probably a lot more littered with community colleges, but thats all I know
|By Interesteddad (Interesteddad) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 11:24 pm: Edit|
>> Cambridge, MA- Harvard & MIT
This does not fit your premise of no major cities. For all intents and purposes, Cambridge is part of downtown Boston. These are very urban schools in a relatively large city.
You have to understand that all of Eastern Massachussetts was long ago divided up into a continuous quilt of towns, each just a few square miles in size. So, technically Cambridge is not Somerville and Wellesley is not Newton. But, the reality is that you are talking about arbitrary political boundaries drawn 200 years ago that have little or no meaning today. It is really more accurate to think of each town in eastern Massachusetts as a neighborhood with a name.
|By Hstudent (Hstudent) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 01:40 am: Edit|
oh man, residents of the peoples republic of cambridge would totally kill you for saying that...
well actually they are against the death penalty so they'd probably just organize a protest
gotta love the hippies
|By Chasgoose (Chasgoose) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 02:05 am: Edit|
New Haven, CT (It isn't a major city) has Yale University, Albertus Magnus College, Southern Connecticut State University, and the University of New Haven.
|By Pattykk (Pattykk) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 08:11 am: Edit|
Charleston, SC has College of Charleston and MUSC.
|By Seleucus26 (Seleucus26) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 08:12 am: Edit|
im against the death penalty and im not a hippy
|By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 08:18 am: Edit|
Pittsburgh has four: Carnegie Mellon, Pitt, Duquesne & Robert Morris.
Also: Collegetown USA is Columbia, Missouri, home of the University of Missouri (Mizzou), Stephens College and Columbia College.
|By Caspase (Caspase) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 08:56 am: Edit|
Hello people!!! all these cities-- Pittsburgh, Cinci, Boston (cambridge, whatever--its boston), Portland--are "major" cities!!! And do community colleges really count. I don't think so.
|By Enzom (Enzom) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 09:13 am: Edit|
Dayton Ohio has University of Dayton and Wright State University
|By Procrastinating (Procrastinating) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 09:19 am: Edit|
Northfield, Minnesota (pop. 17,000) has two colleges---Carleton College (about 1,800 students) and across the river is St. Olaf College (about 3,000 students). Although the suburbs of the Twin Cities metro area are creeping closer & closer to Northfield, the town is still definitely deserving of the motto: "the town of cows, colleges, and contentment"
|By Procrastinating (Procrastinating) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 09:20 am: Edit|
sorry---I just realized that Northfield was already mentioned in the original post!
|By Cama (Cama) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 09:36 am: Edit|
Amerst Masachusetts actually has a five college consortium with Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Hampshire College, Amherst College and UMass. The colleges are spread out between Amherst and Northampton. The towns are only about 20 min apart and if you go to any one of these schools you can take classes at anyone of the others. Great Deal. UMass has a pretty good bus service between these schools if you don't have a car. It's a great area.
|By Dudedad (Dudedad) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 10:19 am: Edit|
Barrons - what is RMWC in Lynchburg?
Pattykk - what is MUSC in Charleston?
|By Pattykk (Pattykk) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 10:23 am: Edit|
Dudedad: It's Medical University of South Carolina, sorry for the acronym.
|By Pattykk (Pattykk) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 10:24 am: Edit|
Dudedad: Oh, RMWC is Randolph Macon Women's College.
|By Dudedad (Dudedad) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 10:50 am: Edit|
Thanks Patty. Is MUSC associated with College of Charleston or U of South Carolina or perhaps Clemson? Just curious.
|By Texas137 (Texas137) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 11:59 am: Edit|
Washington, DC - Georgetown, George Washington, American U.
Austin - U. Texas, St. Edwards, Concordia, Huston-Tillotson
|By Mini (Mini) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 12:22 pm: Edit|
Olympia, Washington -- The Evergreen State College, St. Martin's College
(Time Magazine called it "artistically, the most happening place in America.")
|By Interesteddad (Interesteddad) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 12:58 pm: Edit|
>> oh man, residents of the peoples republic of cambridge would totally kill you for saying that...
I know. It is certainly true that Cambridge voters tend to be off the charts when it comes to lunatic fringe liberalism.
However, step back far enough to see the forest for the trees and it is hard to describe Cambridge as anything but part of a downtown urban area. It is, no more a "town" than the area around Kendall Square or Newbury Street. Harvard and MIT are big city urban campuses, no different than UPenn, UChicago, etc.
|By Pattykk (Pattykk) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 01:14 pm: Edit|
Dudedad: MUSC is a state university, but it is not part of the University of South Carolina. It is the state's only stand-alone medical school/health services center. It has about 2500 students, I believe. I had never heard of it until I moved to Charleston, but it enjoys a good reputation.
|By B18c1cx (B18c1cx) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 02:26 pm: Edit|
Hahaha, nothing tops this...
Lancaster, PA has:
1) Franklin & Marshall College
2) Lancaster Bible College
Btw, my friend hooked up with a girl from Lancaster Bible College. They went further than you'd imagine a girl from a bible college would go. Just about the funniest thing to come out of first semester.
|By Brigid (Brigid) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 04:39 pm: Edit|
St. Paul Minnesota:
College of St. Catherine's
St. Thomas University
University of Minnesota - St. Paul Campus
Metropolitan State College
|By Umiami (Umiami) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 04:43 pm: Edit|
Miami, FL- University of Miami and Florida International University
|By Mstee (Mstee) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 05:32 pm: Edit|
Moorhead, MN has Concordia College and Minnesota State University Moorhead, and is a neighbor to Fargo, ND with North Dakota State U. Fargo is a major city in ND, with over 90,000 people.
|By Goodchocolate (Goodchocolate) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 06:01 pm: Edit|
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University and Ithaca College
|By Mac87 (Mac87) on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 06:03 pm: Edit|
i don't know what you mean by big cities so
Evansville, IN-University of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana
Terre Haute, IN-Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Notre Dame(South Bend), IN-University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College
|By 1tcm (1tcm) on Saturday, May 15, 2004 - 10:39 am: Edit|
Add another to Terre Haute....St. Mary of the Woods College.
|By Jimster0489 (Jimster0489) on Saturday, May 15, 2004 - 09:44 pm: Edit|
Well, major cities shouldn't necessarily be knocked off the "college town" list.. it really depends on your interpretation of the whole definition of college town.
Chicago: Loyola, DePaul, UIC, Roosevelt, UChicago
Evanston, IL: Northwestern U, Kendall College
NYC: (I'm sure there are more) Eugene Lang, NYU, Columbia
|By Subtrunks (Subtrunks) on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 12:05 am: Edit|
Well I have never been in the area but its my conception/misconception that even though they ae in separate towns Stanford and Cal B are relatively close to each other.
|By Sbhopeful (Sbhopeful) on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 12:34 am: Edit|
45 mins- 1 hr by car....not exactly what I would consider "the same town"
|By 1214 (1214) on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 - 11:43 am: Edit|
University of Rhode Island
Johnson & Wales University
|By Kkgirl06 (Kkgirl06) on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 - 04:05 pm: Edit|
Pittsburgh has a lot more than 4 colleges...other than University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, Robert Morris, and Duquense there is Point Park U., Chatam College, Carlow College, and one more whose name I cant think of now.
|By A2a2 (A2a2) on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 - 10:54 pm: Edit|
Claremont Colleges in Claremont, CA - Scripps, Claremont McKenna, Pomona, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer
If you're going to call Cambridge a city distinct from Boston...then Haverford, Bryn Mawr are not in Philadelphia - but in town of Bryn Mawr, PA.
Talahassee, FL - Fl A&M, Fl State
|By Browneyedgirl23 (Browneyedgirl23) on Thursday, May 20, 2004 - 02:10 am: Edit|
Madison, NJ, has Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and St. Elizabeth's.
|By Kwtortoise (Kwtortoise) on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 09:04 pm: Edit|
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
town of 35,000
|By Synapse (Synapse) on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 09:43 pm: Edit|
NYC: Columbia, NYU, Pace, Fordham, CUNY(about 15 colleges in all), New School University, Nyack College, SUNY, Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design, atleast 15 community colleges lol, Wagner College, and any others I didnt mention
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