US News to Include Test-Blind Schools in Rankings

Their hand was forced. In major college admissions news, US News & World Report, the publisher of the college rankings that we would argue hold the most weight among university administrators, parents, and students, has decided to start ranking schools that are test-blind. Note that a test-blind policy is not … 

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Peace Corps College Ranking

Can there ever be too many college rankings? Yes, yes there can be! In any case, the Peace Corps has released their latest ranking of the top Peace Corps volunteer-producing universities across America. For their ranking, as logic would have it, the Peace Corps adds up the number of graduates … 

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2020 World University Rankings

The Times Higher Education‘s “World University Rankings” has been released for 2020. So which schools topped this particular university ranking? Wonder no more. University of Oxford took the top spot. Oxford is followed by the California Institute of Technology, University of Cambridge, Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton … 

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Those Folks Who Argue College Rankings Don’t Matter

Do you know how just about everyone — from college admissions officers to high school counselors to parents — is quick to criticize the annual college rankings? Do you know how admissions officers so often tell parents and students that they don’t care about the rankings and students and parents … 

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UChicago’s Slip in 2020 US News Ranking

The University of Chicago, a school that announced in June of 2018 that it was going test-optional in admissions, slipped in the 2020 US News & World Report college ranking — from a four-way tie for third in 2019 along with Columbia University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Yale … 

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2020 US News Liberal Arts College Rankings

Williams College has repeated as the grand prize winner of the annual US News & World Report college ranking of “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges.” In fact, just like last year, Amherst College has claimed the runner-up prize, while Swarthmore College and Wellesley College have taken the bronze. Pomona College … 

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2020 US News College Rankings

US News & World Report has released its annual college ranking. For those unfamiliar with college rankings, lots of publications release annual college rankings but the kingpin of all college rankings is none other than US News & World Report. As we’ve liked to joke for decades, in parts of … 

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2020 Wall Street Journal College Rankings

Do you know how many admissions officers like to say at information sessions that college rankings don’t matter to them? Well, let those words go in one of your ears and out the other because college rankings matter big time to admissions officers — in spite of what they so … 

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College Grateful Grads Ranking

Forbes has released its annual “Most Successful, Grateful Grads” ranking of colleges. So what exactly is this particular college ranking all about? Well, as Anna Corradi and Matt Schifrin report for Forbes, it’s essentially the Marie Condo of college rankings. Yes, you read that correctly. The litmus test of this … 

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2019 US News College Rankings

The 2019 “US News & World Report” ranking is out. As our loyal readers know very well, many publications put out college rankings. College rankings sell magazines. But the kingpin of all the rankings is, without question, the “US News & World Report” college ranking. In parts of our world … 

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