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Analysis of US News Rankings (from Cornell Sun)

mikeyc765mikeyc765 Posts: 1,347Registered User Senior Member
edited November 2012 in Cornell University
I figured more than a few people would be interested in the breakdown of the US News rankings. I encourage anyone that is making significant use of any ranking (ie. most high school seniors on these boards) to look at sub-rankings. You may find how you weigh categories is different from the composite scores of the rankings.

Grading Cornell | The Cornell Daily Sun
In academic reputation we rank sixth. We also rank first in terms of the number of graduate fields that are considered to be in the top 10 of their discipline. In recent years, there has been a push at Cornell to combine a number of academic departments (i.e. the new economics department), purportedly to better highlight our strengths so that we may be perceived as more academically impressive. Perhaps this is misguided. Our strategic plan calls for us to be “widely recognized as a top-ten research university,” but it appears we are already there. We are lower in the academic reputation score in the world rankings (19th), but this is largely because of incredible clustering at the top — we scored 99.7 percent as high as the top-ranked school.
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Replies to: Analysis of US News Rankings (from Cornell Sun)

  • AxelrodAxelrod Posts: 663Registered User Member
    Isn't Cornell University the only hybrid public/private university in the nation ? Aren't 3 of the 7 schools/colleges state funded with lower admissions standards for state residents ? Don't wrestling & ice hockey triumphs count ?
  • faustarpfaustarp Posts: 1,532Registered User Senior Member
    there aren't lower admissions standards for state residents.
  • CollegiateDreamsCollegiateDreams Posts: 980Registered User Member
    Axelrod, Cornell is NOT a hybrid public/private university. Cornell is a private university. 3 colleges receive state subsidies, so NY residents in those 3 colleges receive reduced tuition. Beyond that, there is no difference between Cornell's 7 colleges. Admission standards are not lowered for state residents.
  • wavedasherwavedasher Posts: 107Registered User Junior Member
    so NY residents in those 3 colleges receive reduced tuition. Beyond that, there is no difference between Cornell's 7 colleges. Admission standards are not lowered for state residents.

    I beg to differ...just look at the stats - it's pretty obvious
    you've got to be uninformed or delusional if you seriously think admissions standards are equal throughout the 7 colleges, esp. for NYS residents applying to the state schools

    don't want to start another long, flame thread (the older folks will know what I'm talking about), so I'll leave it at that
  • CollegiateDreamsCollegiateDreams Posts: 980Registered User Member
    I realize that admissions standards are not equal between the 7 colleges, but I don't think the state vs. private funding plays a role.
  • SaugusSaugus Posts: 3,881Registered User Senior Member
    You still read the Cornell Sun? Are you the "Recent Alum" who commented on my affirmative action article?
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