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    Start up help


    HI guys,

    I guess this isn't a technical question yet. I am a building a database and need to know the address of every college and university in the country. Ideally, i don't want to have to do this manually. Does anybody know of a list of all the colleges and universities in the United States that is easily scraped? Or just a list that is not so easily scraped so I don't have to go through each state separately?
    Any suggestions welcome.
    Thanks.
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    You'll probably have to purchase a mailing list like that. There appear to be websites out there that have this information (eg, Browse Colleges, but it'd be a pain to manually transfer all of this information to your DB.
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    There's also places where you can purchase the database. I have no idea how accurate this is as I've never used it.... Also, it costs money, but take a look: linky
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    Hiker and Drgroove,

    thanks for the replies. I think I will try to build it my own. Gotta brush off those data entry skills!!

    Actually on second thought I just found this website: http://www.utexas.edu/world/univ/state/

    I have never done this before. Any good code to do this or am I one my own?

    thanks
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    Out of curiosity, what are you planning on using all of this data for?
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    Originally Posted by drgroove
    Out of curiosity, what are you planning on using all of this data for?
    I am sorry, but I am not allowed to divulge the business logic behind needing a list of all the universities.

    sorry to be a party pooper.

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