On Ignoring the People Who Say to Ignore College Rankings

College rankings should be ignored, right? Wrong. We came across a piece published today in The Los Angeles Times by Cindy Muchnick and Jenn Curtis entitled “Don’t focus on college rankings lists, which are misleading and easily manipulated by colleges” that we feel the need to scribble red pen all … 

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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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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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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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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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2016 US News College Rankings

“US News & World Report” has released their annual college rankings. While there are many college rankings out there, the “US News & World Report” ranking is by far and away the most significant of the rankings. Many parents and students rely on these rankings when deciding upon which colleges … 

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