Any ideas why UChicago's payscale ranking is so poor, while its much bally-hooed US News ranking is quite high? It's the only national university with such a disparity (e.g. US News rank of 5, payscale rank of 104). Yes, engineering schools do well, but I'm surprised by the gap between UChicago and peer schools such as Columbia or Swarthmore (which have very high US News ranks and then at least decent payscale ranks - ranging in the 20s to 50s).
I'm a UChicago alum and I know the standard response is "UChicago grads are less pre-professional," but I'm surprised by the sheer low mark of the ranking. Swarthmore isn't pre-professional either, and it's 27 on the payscale ranking. Columbia has a similar curriculum and bent to UChicago, and it's 54 on payscale. Why and how is UChicago so low?