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 the … 

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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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Caltech Applicants

Students who just received admissions letters to the California Institute of Technology, you’ll be pleased to know that Caltech recently ranked at the top of a “Bloomberg” poll on the best value universities. In fact, CIT topped the list of the top 50 affordable colleges with the best return on … 

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Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and Rankings

The magazines that rank our best colleges, graduate schools, boarding schools, hospitals, health plans, doctors, nursing homes, and high schools do so because they’re in the business of selling magazines. And, of course, we buy into this craze. Rankings have an important place in our American culture. Yet once you … 

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