I just want to get a feel for what other Area 51'ers think about this idea. I go to the 6th largest university in the United States (over 50,000 people). It's a university rich with tradition, has more student organizations than any other school (over 800,) and has some very passionate alumni. There are thousands of questions to be asked about it that are hard to find answers for online - questions about things like:

  • Traditions and school history
  • Academics (departments, majors, and courses
  • Student affairs (student government elections, student organizations and events, other student life)
  • Jobs and internships
  • Alumni events
  • Sports and tailgating
  • Campus construction projects
  • ...and more

I want to make a stack exchange site for prospective, current, and former students of Texas A&M University. Would it would make a good site?

Edit: One obvious point for discussion is scope. Could this be rolled into a "Universities" proposal? I would argue no, because then you wouldn't have a high enough concentration of experts about a particular university to ask, "Should I take MATH ABC or XYZ to satisfy my degree requirement?" or "What's the best approach to pulling football tickets for a group of more than 30?" Since the university is so large, getting the number of people needed shouldn't be a problem, either. But go ahead and disagree with me; that's why I'm asking this question, after all.

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    Why not give it a try ? Area51 will tell you whether it's suitable or not. Jan 14, 2013 at 23:52

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In that case, shouldn't each city have an SE of its own? Like NY.SE or LA.SE or TKY.SE or BOMBAY.SE whatever. We would have questions like "How can I get from X to Y in the cheapest possible way?" or "Where can I buy X?"

Its not an answer to your question but rather an expansion of the possibilities of what this could mean.

  • There actually IS a New York proposal! Feb 10, 2012 at 2:06
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    I don't see why not, though a University does have a broader range of topics than just its location to talk about. Feb 14, 2012 at 22:54

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