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Forbes: 25 Most Expensive Schools Worth Every Penny

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Replies to: Forbes: 25 Most Expensive Schools Worth Every Penny

  • philbegasphilbegas Registered User Posts: 2,716 Senior Member
    With the Bloomberg one you can rank by the 4 factor they consider which is nice. However, you cannot change the weight of the different parameters which would be nice.
  • plo900plo900 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    It appears a few of the obvious schools, Harvard, Princeton, NYU, were left out
  • TooOld4SchoolTooOld4School Registered User Posts: 2,552 Senior Member
    It's always annoying when they use average price instead of sticker price. YMMV.
  • emmajayemmajay Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    If you don't want to click 25 times just type it into the url, at the end where there is a number (the page number)
  • saillakeeriesaillakeerie Registered User Posts: 1,311 Senior Member
    But that is the problem with click through lists, it took you a month and a half to find the shortcut. ;)
  • exlibris97exlibris97 Registered User Posts: 689 Member
    I love these studies. Forbes will do anything for sales.
  • exlibris97exlibris97 Registered User Posts: 689 Member
    @markham Once again we are treated to discourses on how fantastic the LACs are. Reminds me of posts about how "Harvard really isn't that great".

    These rankings seem designed to reassure the insecure. Princeton and Harvard don't need to be on them because everyone knows they are great universities.
  • OHMomof2OHMomof2 Registered User Posts: 9,293 Senior Member
  • merc81merc81 Registered User Posts: 6,686 Senior Member
    edited May 7
    ^

    10 Expensive Colleges Worth Every Penny 2017

    1. Amherst
    2. Dartmouth
    3. Williams
    4. UChicago
    5. Tufts
    6. Colgate
    7. UPenn
    8. Columbia
    9. Hamilton
    10. Vassar

    (Forbes.)
  • ChrchillChrchill Registered User Posts: 764 Member
    Harvard is not on the list, let alone top of the list. Ergo -- this ranking is bull.
  • OHMomof2OHMomof2 Registered User Posts: 9,293 Senior Member
    @Chrchill this ranking is measuring something Harvard doesn't have, obviously. Still, if there is a methodology for THIS list, I haven't seen it.

    It appears to take into account how many low income kids attend (guessing based on Amherst and Vassar which have both won the JC Cooke award for that, and Columbia). I can't see anything else with the rest. Typically these ROI-ish rankings wind up with lots of engineering schools at the top but that's not the case here, it seems.
  • merc81merc81 Registered User Posts: 6,686 Senior Member
    edited May 7
    As irony -- that is, as an indirect observation that ranking systems typically establish their methodologies so that they will comport with a set of expected results -- what @Chrchill posted seems to work well though.
  • ChrchillChrchill Registered User Posts: 764 Member
    The credibility of any ranking can easily be judged by where it places Harvard. It is a great and credible ranking if Harvard tops the list. The lower Harvard, the less credible the ranking.
  • philbegasphilbegas Registered User Posts: 2,716 Senior Member
    Lol how do you figure that? What if it was a top 10 ranking and Harvard was #11? Harvard isn't going to be #1 for everything, there's over 2 thousand schools in the united states.
  • sushirittosushiritto Registered User Posts: 660 Member
    Harvard could have been #26, you never know. :))
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