Friday, August 17, 2007

More on College Rankings...

So some university officials are still up in arms about the U.S. News College Rankings, but most seem to still be playing along. There is another article in the NYT today. My guess is that there are some interesting questions to be answered by picking through the historical rankings data, but I'm going to have to think about that some more...

3 comments:

Charles said...

Not to be outdone, The Princeton Review has released its survey results as well. Here is a link with very brief description of it with a few highlights.

MSN Article - America's Top Colleges

MIT was voted "Toughest to Get Into".

Charles said...

Here is the official press release.

Official Princeton Review Press Release

This survey doesn't garner as much negative press or attention because the survey results are from students and there are no numeric rankings for the schools included in the report.

About the Survey
"The Princeton Review survey asks students 80 questions about their school's academics / administration, campus life, student body, and themselves. Tallies for this edition's rankings are based on surveys of 120,000 students (about 325 per campus) at the 366 schools in the book...The schools in the book are not ranked academically nor are they ranked 1 to 366 in any category."

Jodi said...

HOT. :) (I was an undergrad at MIT.)