I think the rankings of some of the colleges I'm considering are too good to be true and want to know other opinions on this. I'm a HS senior and don't know if I should be taking the US Newsweek rankings with a grain of salt or not. I'm planning on majoring in finance and possibly accounting and here are some examples of what I'm talking about...
U of Scranton- 16th in Finance and 20th in Accounting
Marquette- 15th in Finance
Xavier- 22nd in Finance
Saint Joseph's University- 10th in Accounting
They're all decent schools but by no stretch are they Ivies. For example I don't believe that Scranton has a better finance program than Cornell. Do these rankings even somewhat reflect the program of the school?