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 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 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 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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2019 Wall Street Journal College Rankings

“The Wall Street Journal” has released its 2019 college ranking and which university should top the list? That would be Harvard University, the same school that topped the 2018 “Wall Street Journal” ranking. Now our readers may be wondering, “But Ivy Coach, there are so many college rankings by so … 

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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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