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In vino veritas.
01:27 PM on 07/06/2011
"We don't daydream. There's no reward for it, so we don't do it."

Sounds like a movie quote.
01:16 PM on 07/06/2011
MIT...Nerd Pride! You can see the button here:
...I am Siamese if you don't please.
01:12 PM on 07/06/2011
Proud nerdy nerd mom and nerdy nerd wife.
Trust women; protect choice.
02:11 PM on 07/06/2011
Me too.
01:07 PM on 07/06/2011
If you have any doubt that Carleton is nerdy, check out this link: . A student turned the Goodsell building into a giant R2D2 last year as a prank.
12:52 PM on 07/06/2011
MIT's Fighting Song (Tech Cheer), like WPI's, only nerdier:

Love it!
12:47 PM on 07/06/2011
I would be interested to see how many people who are graduating from these schools are worried about being able to pay back their loans for school.

I suspect that plenty folks who are graduating from these schools are as deep or deeper in debt than those folks who the HuffPo shows holding up signs but unlike those liberal arts majors these folks will be making very good salaries and won't have an issue paying back the loans and living a nice lifestyle.

While I think that liberal arts has its place Americans need to keep their eye on what a degree will do for them in return for all of that debt and that what you major in can have a huge impact in your ability to earn a decent salary and keep a job in the upcoming economy.
Partly Cloudy Patriot
01:14 PM on 07/06/2011
You do realize that several of these schools are Liberal Arts Colleges right?
"You don't need a weatherman...."
12:45 PM on 07/06/2011
Big swing and a miss!!! Where is Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute! I can attest to the ranking of "The Toot" at Number 1.
02:21 PM on 07/06/2011
I'd wondered about that too.
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12:40 PM on 07/06/2011
You forgot RPI and Binghamton. Nerds'r'Us!
(naturally I went to a nerd school...maybe it's on your list, maybe not! It wasn't Carnegie-Mellon but I was accepted and ALMOST went there!)
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12:32 PM on 07/06/2011
Northwestern should be on this list!
12:57 PM on 07/06/2011
No. The students have much better life compared to UOC. Also, unlike UOC, the majority of the professors do not have their noses up in the air.
12:18 PM on 07/06/2011
Neumont University -- sends out brochures in anti-static bags...
12:00 PM on 07/06/2011
you could have put at least 10 other liberal arts colleges alongside Reed and Carleton here. and ditto to comments bemoaning the absence of Berkeley, UIUC, Georgia Tech, etc.
11:49 AM on 07/06/2011
Everyone I've ever known from these colleges are pretty damn nerdy. Way to include Worcester and Carleton.
11:48 AM on 07/06/2011
UOC is really tough. Fortunately or unfortunately, one of our children studied there and is now a medical doctor. I would not recommend it despite its world famous name.
11:22 AM on 07/06/2011
Hells to the yes! Though, Cosby wasn't our commencement speaker, it was Eric Schmidt (CMU CFA '09!) unless he spoke at one of the individual graduations. Carnegie Mellon is one of the greatest schools for nerds because of its incredible programs across the board—no matter what your fascination may be, you can study it there and you can study it hard. You can study it allll night long. (bow chicka wowow) Tartan PRIDE!
02:17 PM on 07/06/2011
Bill Cosby WAS the comm speaker in 2007 ( which is the date the article states. Perhaps you misread the 2009 reference to the CS grad school ranking? (CMU CFA '03 - I recall reading about Cosby it in my CMU Today)
02:31 PM on 07/06/2011
Yikes, could swear I triple-checked that before I said my silly words. This is why I need my glasses superglued to my poor face. To be fair, I only know the 2009 speaker on account of that was my year and Schmidt was far more entertaining than anyone expected.

No more posting (literally) blind for me ...
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Former Moderate driven Left by eight years of Bush
11:07 AM on 07/06/2011
M.I.T. hands down.
Rebel with a cause
11:36 AM on 07/06/2011
Faved for your comment and micro-bio
02:43 PM on 07/06/2011
Hands are for measuring horses. MIT wins by three smoots and an ear.