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what does tier 1 and tier 2 mean

pantherman11pantherman11 Registered User Posts: 102 Junior Member
whats the difference between a tier 1 school and tier 2 school???

Replies to: what does tier 1 and tier 2 mean

  • juilletjuillet Super Moderator Posts: 11,471 Super Moderator
    Usually people use it to refer to the US News rankings. Tier 1 refers to the top 50 schools on the list, and tier 2 refers to the next 50 (#50-100).

    What's the difference? Quantitatively speaking, just the number ranking that US News has assigned them, but realistically speaking there may be more differences between the #1 and #5 schools than the #1 and #30 schools, depending on what they are.
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