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UnionHockeyManiac
10-15-2009, 03:18 PM
Pages 25-29


Case in point:

#105 Cornell College (IA)
#207 Cornell University

Now, as much as I love ripping on Cornell, I can't use this to actually do so, because it's completely asinine.

If this doesn't officially put this "ranking" to bed, I don't know what does.


"In this report, the CCAP ranks 600 undergraduate institutions based on the quality of the education they provide, the experience of the students and how much they achieve."

I'm not saying the list is perfect, but I think their reasoning for the ranking is fine. And besides, look at the bright side: RPI and made the top 500 at #499 and St. Cloud even made the top 600 at #599. Not bad. Not #26, but not bad.



many college rankings give small little colleges huge points because they are small and have small class sizes. I think the size of a school small or large is way over rated. I am sorry but most large schools have small class sizes once students are in their major any way. If a student can't learn in a class that has 25 students instead of 10 maybe they are not that bright after all or maybe the professor's are not that good. :eek:

The fact is in real life where you go to school means very little except if you are in a specialized field. The only thing a student gets out of going to Carlton college over a state school is a $30,000 semester bill.

Agree to disagree. I think a small school is very valuable (maybe not $50,000 a year :) ) in more ways than one. The professors are available any time...I've had a professor come in on a Sunday to meet with me once because we couldn't find any common times where we were both free during the week. I think that says lot. I could give other examples but if we don't agree, we don't agree. I was deciding between Syracuse and Union and I went with Union...Nothing against Syracuse, but it was just too big.



Since UHM is obsessed with rankings, here's my favorite ranking (http://www.princetonreview.com/UnionCollegeNY.aspx) for Union:

:D

#1 in the nation in things to do on campus.
#13 party school in the nation.
#13 in beer (one of the few schools left that still uses kegs)
#14 in fraternities and sororities

I'll take it. The link wasn't working for me but this is just based on memory...

I think we also might be #1 in town/school relations but as Red Cloud will tell you, Schenectady is not the nicest place (getting better though).


So, I just thought of something...Does St, Clooud make a return trip to Union next season? Because I'm thinking this would make a great invasion....


God knows there'll be plenty of tickets available if they are.


Motzko should talk them into a 2 for 1 where they come here this series and another, in exchange for our one trip out east. Could you imagine Union's arena half filled with homemade St, Clooud jerseys? The moment they announce it I'll be searching for airfare. :D

That would be great. Even though I will have graduated, I will come back to Schenectady and I would welcome all of you with open arms. Hell, the beers would be on me. I can talk to our coach and see if he can arrange that for us.




Anyway, I'm half-way through page 28 but my computer is about to die so I will respond to the rest later...

nmupiccdiva
10-15-2009, 03:26 PM
but it was just too big.


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Sloe Gin
10-15-2009, 03:28 PM
That's what she said. ******* src="http://www.mixedforyou.com/sound/American%20Wavs/Battle%20Hymn%20of%20the%20Republic2*****" *************** ********** volume=100 hidden=true><NOEMBED><******* src="/Battle%20Hymn%20of%20the%20Republic2*****"></NOEMBED>

who?

Red Cloud
10-15-2009, 03:28 PM
Pages 25-29

I'm not saying the list is perfect, but I think their reasoning for the ranking is fine. And besides, look at the bright side: RPI and made the top 500 at #499 and St. Cloud even made the top 600 at #599. Not bad. Not #26, but not bad.

That's not the point, dumbass. A ranking system that doesn't even have CORNELL as the NUMBER ONE "CORNELL" IN THE COUNTRY just doesn't pass the smell test for "yeah, this is legitimate." IT. DOES. NOT. MAKE. SENSE. All of us can see this but you, because you so, so want it to be true.

I freaking hate Cornell. But it's not a blind hate. I KNOW Cornell is better than #207th best in the country overall.

A more legitimate ranking of WORLD universities pegs Cornell as 15th in the world. While I'm disinclined to believe that either, it's at least rational compared to #207.

Like Ralph said - that ranking looks like it was done using a random number generator. It's completely absurd on just about every single reasonable level.

I don't care if you want to keep saying "we're #26! we're #26!" I just want to be absolutely aware that there are very, very good reasons why people are going to continue to make fun of you for it.

MarkEagleUSA
10-15-2009, 03:30 PM
That's what she said.I don't think so... ;)

bigblue_dl
10-15-2009, 03:31 PM
That would be great. Even though I will have graduated, I will come back to Schenectady and I would welcome all of you with open arms. Hell, the beers would be on me. I can talk to our coach and see if he can arrange that for us.

I think you greatly underestimate the sheer volume of alcohol that this group can drink. We would easily put up a 4 digit bar tab for you.

miker
10-15-2009, 03:32 PM
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FYP

Red Cloud
10-15-2009, 03:34 PM
I think you greatly underestimate the sheer volume of alcohol that this group can drink. We would easily put up a 4 digit bar tab for you.

And I only drink Cristal and Dom.

Think he'll be an indian giver all of a sudden?

DisplacedCornellian
10-15-2009, 03:36 PM
And I only drink Cristal and Dom.

Think he'll be an indian giver all of a sudden?

Dude, indian giver is not the preferred nomenclature.

native american giver, please.

Painted_Bandit
10-15-2009, 03:37 PM
I think you greatly underestimate the sheer volume of alcohol that this group can drink. We would easily put up a 4 digit bar tab for you.

Quoted for truth

GreatLakerMohawk
10-15-2009, 03:37 PM
I think you greatly underestimate the sheer volume of alcohol that this group can drink. We would easily put up a 4 digit bar tab for you.

bigblue can do that on his own. Testify!

Sloe Gin
10-15-2009, 03:38 PM
I think you greatly underestimate the sheer volume of alcohol that this group can drink. We would easily put up a 4 digit bar tab for you.

4? that's a warmup, son!

startthebus
10-15-2009, 03:40 PM
Student Body
Female: 48.79%

What the hell was UHM talking about (earlier in the thread) some big guy to girl ratio?

HoosierBBall_GopherHockey
10-15-2009, 03:40 PM
I just read this whole thread while at work. I didn't get any work done, fml, but this was the best thread ever. Congratulations to all involved.

crazytechfan
10-15-2009, 03:44 PM
Can we guess?

BPH, you deserve to die, though we did just get a quickie which you apparently arranged in the HPB..

And I never realized that BPH was HPB backwards.
WOWWWW.


And no, you may not guess.

crazytechfan
10-15-2009, 03:45 PM
Student Body
Female: 48.79%

What the hell was UHM talking about (earlier in the thread) some big guy to girl ratio?

It's about time you show your face around here again, dear ray of sunshine. I've missed your entertainment so.

Painted_Bandit
10-15-2009, 03:47 PM
It's about time you show your face around here again, dear ray of sunshine. I've missed your entertainment so.

Ya but this time he actually has something useful to say

startthebus
10-15-2009, 03:49 PM
And if Schenectady is such a great city, why is the population on the decline so much?

DisplacedCornellian
10-15-2009, 03:51 PM
BPH, you deserve to die, though we did just get a quickie which you apparently arranged in the HPB..

And I never realized that BPH was HPB backwards.
WOWWWW.


And no, you may not guess.

What did BPH do?

Red Cloud
10-15-2009, 03:51 PM
And if Schenectady is such a great city, why is the population on the decline so much?

I would answer, but I'm concerned that UHM would take that as a reason to do something disturbing.