3. Berklee College of Music
The nation's best school for sultry-voiced vocalists whose ultimate ambition is to lose in the Battle Rounds of The Voice has an underrated obnoxious sensibility. You wouldn’t think that fleet-fingered six-string bassists playing technically impressive music no one cares about would be hyper judgmental of the people stepping over them on Mass Ave, but, well, shit. Actually maybe you would.
You thought you’d be number one, right? I mean, I’m sure when you pulled your computer out of your crimson Inateck MacBook Pro Retina sleeve cover and fired up this story, you were sure you’d be number one. You thought that because you are the oldest institution of higher learning in the US, and because you spent much of your undergrad playing squash on your final club’s squash court, and glad-handing with former solicitor generals and people who refer to Matt Damon as “Matty,” and having laughs at Grendel’s with a Cabot and an Everett and a very good friend of yours who also happens to be a very famous actress but let’s not get into names (okay, fine, it’s Natalie Portman), and at least three former writers from the Harvard Lampoon, plus Oliver Wendell Holmes the 8th that you'd surely be considered for the top spot here. Well, I’m sorry this didn’t work out. Please tell Matty we said hello.