Universities on the East Coast comparable to USC?

I really like the University of Southern California (USC) a lot. I live in southern California and I was just wondering what schools on the East Coast are similar to USC? Similar social environment, and a strong academic program. Just wondering.

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Update: Whoa.. from that list, I applied to Hopkins, UPenn, and Duke. Already accepted to Duke! Waiting on the others. Hah that's pretty cool, I'll check those schools out for sure. Any others - how does Tufts compare?
Update 2: Oh and I almost applied to NYU, the ONLY reason I didn't was because of the campus layout. I just wanted more of a community feel (though I don't mind larger schools). That aside, NYU seems good too. A friend of mine is studying art over there, another is studying engineering.
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