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jbuck, You'll Like This College Ranking Better

Post by Cosima___J » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:24 pm

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Re: John, You'll Like This College Ranking Better

Post by ch1525 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:37 pm

And mine (Tulane) drops out of the Top 50... :cry:

I really regret not going to Vanderbilt, which has gone up in the rankings since I applied. They offered me more money than Tulane did, too.

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Re: John, You'll Like This College Ranking Better

Post by piston » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:26 pm

Bowdoin College ranks sixth in the national liberal arts college listing. Quite a difference with its "F" grade in the other ranking! Any campus with a 10 to 20 percent admission rate gets "cream of the crop" student populations.
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Re: John, You'll Like This College Ranking Better

Post by Cosima___J » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:52 pm

Where I went to grad school has a ranking of 159. But I had a very good (read fun, beaches, drinking) time there. And don't ask for the name of this institution cause I'm not telling. 8)

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Re: John, You'll Like This College Ranking Better

Post by jbuck919 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:01 pm

Cosima___J wrote:Where I went to grad school has a ranking of 159. But I had a very good (read fun, beaches, drinking) time there. And don't ask for the name of this institution cause I'm not telling. 8)
Well if it's the University of Maryland Baltimore County, then we might have met there because that's where I did all my teacher prep work and a bunch of other stuff too.

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Re: jbuck, You'll Like This College Ranking Better

Post by John F » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:56 am

Well, US News got the #1 ranking right. :mrgreen: But their elaborately explained methodology should give no one much confidence that the rankings really reflect the relative quality of undergraduate education except in the most general way. This may be a tad more rigorous than David Letterman's Top 10 lists, but I certainly wouldn't base any important decision on it.
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