University Rankings in China

A university ranking list of all universities in China has recently been released and it has not been published without controversy. According to reports, the maker of the rankings, Wu Shulian, a researcher at Guangdong Academy of Management Science, may have been influenced by bribes. The more a university paid, … 

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Law School Rankings

There’s a cool tool we’d like to bring to your attention from a law professor at Indiana University – Bloomington, Jeffrey Stake. It’s called “The Ranking Game” and it allows you to re-rank the “US News & World Report” annual law school rankings. Why is this important? Well, while the … 

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College Rankings and Graduation Rate

  Williams College leads the way with the highest graduation rate of students in four years in the nation. And Williams is in good company with other top universities like Yale, Bowdoin, Annapolis, Duke, Wesleyan, Harvard, Princeton, Notre Dame, Vassar, Penn, Davidson, Pomona, and Haverford also nearing the top of … 

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College Ranking

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria sat down with Malcolm Gladwell (author of “Blink,” “The Tipping Point,” “Outliers,” and “What The Dog Saw”) to discuss the “US News & World Report” college ranking system. In the discussion, Malcolm Gladwell points out that the college ranking system is completely absurd. At Ivy Coach, we … 

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Getting into Highly Competitive Colleges

There was a segment on “NPR” in which the hosts and an “NPR” reporter discussed why colleges are receiving more applications each and every year. They discuss how getting into highly competitive colleges like those in the Ivy League would presumably get more challenging if more applications are being received … 

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College Admissions Statistics

College admissions statistics don’t typically include this number. Men get admitted at a 13% higher rate…according to a 2007 “US News & World Report” study. According to a “Philadelphia Inquirer” piece entitled “Affirmative Action Isn’t for White Guys,”At some institutions, men get an even bigger boost than that. The College … 

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