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CU #5 in Pac 12 and #32 in the World

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  1. buff190

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    CU is a good school, well above-average amongst state schools, but we are not the 32nd best school in the world. Washington isn't 16th either.
     
  3. Quattro

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    It was based on numerous criteria.

     
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    My comments are based on prestige, mostly. Unfortunately, that's where most of a degree's value is derived from. I am not disparaging our school in any way, but this way overstates our case, IMO. CU is very strong in some areas (physics, some engineering fields), but we aren't on the top tier overall. Just IMO.
     
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    This sure doesn't hurt CU's "Prestige"
     
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    That's pretty much the case with every university.

    This ranking seems high, but the latest US News rankings that have CU tied for 39th in the "top public universities" rankings is also too low. I know we all have our opinions (and connections) to certain schools, but CU isn't a worse school than Alabama, Virginia Tech, UConn, Rutgers, Illinois etc. etc.
     
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    Do you trust a list that has Dartmouth ranked "150-200" (the same position as CSU) and UC-San Fran #17? Illinois five spots ahead of Northwestern? Texas A&M better than the LSE? Georgetown in the 300s? Boston College in the 400s?

    This is not a good list.

    I am not suggesting we are being grossly overrated on the list. But it is kind to us. Whatever -- I know many of you will interpret this as me being negative about CU. I just think the list is bad.
     
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    i cannot speak to the others, but illinois is a better school than cu.
     
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    and upon reading cu's page on the usnews rankings site, tiffani has a great description of boulder:
     
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    Chi squared test or just science?
     
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    are you turning into one of those alum's that hates boulder? And Tiffani is fat and or ugly, guaranteed.
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    I'm sure I'm missing something but I don't get it.
     
  13. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    That ranking is very weighted to graduate studies and to certain fields of study (engineering and science over the liberal arts). It's probably solid for what its focus is: where China should send its students to become engineers and scientific researchers.
     
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    I can't believe no one is mentioning the law school and the extremely high quality lawyers it puts out. :nod:
     
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    Speaking of China...why the **** is everyone of my economics recitation leaders Chinese and barely speaks English? Are they preparing to take over the world one university at a time?
     
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    It's a mystery. :lol:
     
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    They already own the world. They just haven't cashed in yet. I had a Chinese prof in engineering who taught the 'light of speed' theory and really couldn't figure out cussing so he said 'son of bitch ****'. So we have that going for us. :lol:
     
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    Econ grad programs in general are heavily populated with foreign students. Some universities are more demanding of English skills in their TAs than others.

    One of the reason there a lot of Chinese students, in particular, in American grad. schools in technical or quantitative subjects is because they teach analysis in their Calculus sequence and generally have much more rigorous and difficult math curriculum than US schools do; they have an advantage in preparation relative to American students. So do Europeans, generally.
     
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    Gotcha. Wish I could understand what the **** they're saying more than half of the time though.
     
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    FiFY
     
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    This was a problem in my econ. recitations at CU as well. I agree, it is annoying.
     
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    I remember as a freshman I had a prof from India teaching macroeconomics. For the first couple weeks of class, he kept saying "per chase" in his heavy accent and I didn't know wtf he was talking about. Eventually, I got through the accent and realized that he pronounced "purchase" with a hard 'a'. Between the language difficulty and me having that class at 8am fresh off a wake 'n bake, it's amazing I passed.
     
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    Similar story, except it took me a week to realize that "digity" and "Tater" were actually "degree" and "theta".

    Also, I had a Chinese calculus professor who wrote his name on the chalk board the first day. I broke out into hysterics, and sadly nobody else did.

    His name was "Gang Wang".
     
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    I think it's a requirement as a CU professor to be from another country and have a thick accent
     
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    I should first of all say I went to CU so maybe I am biased. However I truly believe CU is one of the best schools in the world. MAYBE not 32 but it is not a totally undeserved ranking. CU gets more NASA funding than any other school in the world outside the service academies. CU has put more satellites and experiments into space than any other university. AND we we have more alumni astronauts than any other school outside the armed services. CU also has one of the top 30 business programs and their placement rate in top tier jobs is one of the best in the country. We have a great law school and a medical school that ranks in the top 10 for primary care training. We also have 2 Nobel prize winners in physics. All that said I think we are deserving of a damn good ranking. We just have a stigma of a party school. But people don't often know about the amount of amazing things going on around campus.
     
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    Really? I'd hold CU up to IL, some other schools might have a better argument.
     
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    I'll second that. As an engineering major, I spent 95% of my time on campus on the less fun east side of campus. As a plus, I could see first hand that physics, engineering, and business were absolutelly top notch. As a minus, the only females I got to interact with on weekdays were the same 8 asian girls. And I was usually working on Friday afternoon while everyone else was on a 6 hr bender at La Iguana's.
     
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    That's almost my definition of heaven!
     
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    Wally, you're going to have to take my word on this one. No way man. I'm pretty sure that every man in Japan would rather continue his sortid relationship with a female shaped body pillow than go down that road.
     
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    I was excited when I saw this thread - I thought you meant football. But it's just academics. Bleh.

    :rofl:
     

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