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What relevance does that have?

Would you consider a university the greatest in the world if it didn't have any engineering or science programs?




I'm already regretting replying to you, but in for a penny, in for a pound, I guess.

What relevance does that have?

Should be obvious. You've claimed that Harvard "absolutely dominates" MIT in law, but MIT doesn't have a law school.

Would you consider a university the greatest in the world if it didn't have any engineering or science programs?

Not sure the relevance here, as MIT has a full complement of humanities programs.

I wouldn't be surprised if a higher proportion of Harvard graduates started their own companies, considering Harvard's massive MBA program.

Doubt it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIT_Sloan_School_of_Management

Harvard absolutely dominates MIT in finance [and] business

No. http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-gradu...

... [and] all the fields of the humanities.

No. http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-gradu...

If you actually do want to see domination, though, feel free to check this out. http://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/articl...

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MIT doesn't have a med school either. And while it has a good business school, Harvard's churns out far more CEO's, investors, etc. And while MIT has programs in the humanities, government, etc, Harvard's are far superior.

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You've claimed that Harvard "absolutely dominates" MIT in law, but MIT doesn't have a law school.

If the other team doesn't even show up, the team that does gets the W.

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While I don't mean to discount the importance of a law school, from a research perspective I think there is a massive order of magnitude difference between lacking an engineering or med school vs lacking a law school.

In short, I don't think a law school matters enough from a research perspective to factor here. The med school thing does, though.

The only university with top research programs in essentially everything is Stanford. If you allow UCSF to stand in for Berkeley's med school (which you can't really), then UCB/UCSF would be the other one.

While Harvard is an exceptional research institution, I think it falls just a little too far short of Stanford and Berkeley in engineering and applied science to qualify as the top research institution.

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While I don't mean to discount the importance of a law school, from a research perspective I think there is a massive order of magnitude difference between lacking an engineering or med school vs lacking a law school.

MIT and Harvard solve this by partnering together for HST.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard%E2%80%93MIT_Division_of...

While Harvard is an exceptional research institution, I think it falls just a little too far short of Stanford and Berkeley in engineering and applied science to qualify as the top research institution.

... all of which would be hard-pressed to try to claim that they deserve that title more than MIT.

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