UPenn Professors Try to Change US News Rankings

While college admissions officers at highly selective colleges are so often quick to point out that they don’t care about college rankings, it’s simply not the case. College admissions officers absolutely care about their school’s ranking — most notably in “US News & World Report.” If a school’s admission rate … 

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The Alma Maters of Billionaires

Wondering which university has graduated the most billionaires? Who doesn’t wake up with this pressing question about the alma maters of billionaires on their mind? Well, let’s satiate your curiosity. “Forbes” has come out with a ranking entitled “The 10 Schools That Produce The Most Forbes 400 Billionaires.” Nothing like … 

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University of Pennsylvania U.S. News Ranking

The University of Pennsylvania, considered in many circles to be one of the easier to get into Ivy League colleges when stacked against others, has a history of ranking better than quite a few Ivies in the “US News & World Report” rankings. The 2018 ranking proved to be no … 

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2018 US News College Rankings

The 2018 “US News & World Report” college rankings came out today and, lo and behold, Princeton University has secured the top slot for the seventh year in a row as the top-ranked national university. That’s quite a run indeed for the Ivy League university. This year’s runner-up is Harvard … 

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How Colleges Manipulate the Rankings

‘Tis the season for college rankings — rankings that are indeed manipulable by colleges. If you happen to be the parent of a rising high school senior or if you’re a high school senior yourself, you know that college admissions officers are quick to state that they don’t give a … 

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Highest Paid College Presidents

Curious to know which American college presidents are the most well compensated? We know you couldn’t sleep last night because you were itching to know. Ok, maybe you didn’t lose sleep over not knowing the answer to this pressing question. But we’ll satiate your curiosity anyway. So here goes, all … 

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College Alumni Giving Rate

Which university regularly tops the alumni giving rate rankings? Our regular readers may know this answer because we’ve mentioned it a time or eight or ten on the pages of our college admissions blog. As reported by “US News & World Report,” it’s Princeton University. And this year is no … 

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Brown and College Rankings

Ivy Coach is featured today on the pages of “The Brown Daily Herald,” the newspaper of Brown University. A piece by Alex Skidmore entitled “Poll shows college rankings widely used by applicants” highlights the prominent roll that college rankings carry in the highly selective college admissions process. In fact, a … 

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Wall Street Journal College Ranking

‘Tis the season for college rankings. “The Wall Street Journal” has in fact released a college ranking this week, one based on graduation rates, salaries, and debt repayment. So it’s certainly a very specific kind of ranking. As articulated in a piece by Melissa Korn for “The Wall Street Journal” … 

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The US News College Ranking

The “US News” college ranking is out. And¬†Ivy Coach is featured today on the pages of “The Daily Pennsylvanian,” the newspaper of the University of Pennsylvania. The piece, about this very ranking, is written by Julia Bell and it’s entitled “Penn was ranked #8 by US News & World Report … 

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