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US NEWS Ranking, A few surprises

emorynavyemorynavy Registered User Posts: 152 Junior Member
4 way tie at 3. UCLA now best public School according to US news .
https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities

1. Priceton
2. Harvard
3. Columbia
3. MIT
3.UChicago
3. Yale
7. Stanford
8. Duke
8. UPENN
10.Johns Hopkins
10. North Western
12. CIT
12. Dartmouth
14. Brown
14. Vanderbilt
16. Cornell
16. Rice
18. Notre Dame
19. UCLA
19. WashU
21. Emory
22. Gtown
22. UCB
22. USC
25. Carnegie Mellon
25. UVA

Thoughts?
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Replies to: US NEWS Ranking, A few surprises

  • WildestDreamWildestDream Registered User Posts: 414 Member
    Some pretty big moves this year, especially outside the top 30 or so.
  • WildestDreamWildestDream Registered User Posts: 414 Member
    edited September 9
    -University of Florida is an interesting case. I'd like to know how they are rising up so rapidly...
    -BC and BU are basically neck and neck.
    -Georgia also had a big move upwards this year, and it's interesting that it ranked above schools like UT-Austin, Wisconsin.
  • KTJordan78KTJordan78 Registered User Posts: 130 Junior Member
    https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities

    Your top 20:
    1. Princeton
    2. Harvard
    3.Columbia, MIT, U. Chicago, Yale
    7. Stanford
    8. Duke, Penn
    10. Johns Hopkins, Northwestern
    12. Cal Tech, Dartmouth
    14. Brown, Vanderbilt
    16. Cornell, Rice
    18. Notre Dame
    19, UCLA, Washington University

    I see a bunch of shake ups! Thoughts?
  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston Registered User Posts: 14,116 Senior Member
    Bad year for Boston's Big 3: BC fell 6 places to 38, BU fell 5 places to 42 and Northeastern fell 4 places to 44.
  • KTJordan78KTJordan78 Registered User Posts: 130 Junior Member
    edited September 9
    UCLA at 19. Cal and USC at 22. That's a first.
  • PublisherPublisher Registered User Posts: 4,543 Senior Member
    I never understand how such outstanding schools as Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Caltech, WashUStL, Rice, Dartmouth, Brown & Cornell can be ranked so low until I see the schools ranked ahead of them.
  • emorynavyemorynavy Registered User Posts: 152 Junior Member
    edited September 9
    @KTJordan78
    USC and Cal are 22 this year.
  • PengsPhilsPengsPhils Forum Champion Northeastern, Forum Champion Math/Computer Science Posts: 3,663 Forum Champion
    edited September 9
    Looks like US News tweaking the formula each year to make things actually change. It looks like most of this year's changes can be summarized by the "Social Mobility" factor. Generally, expensive mid-high tier privates down, publics up. See BC, BU, Northeastern, RPI, GWU for expensive privates, UIUC, UF for publics. Stanford may also be hurt by that as well. Just the ones I noticed on first glance.

    Interesting to see what people will say about increasing the "outcomes" category importance as well.
  • SatchelSFSatchelSF Registered User Posts: 1,055 Senior Member
    Rice should be above Vandy, always shocked at how high Columbia has risen since the NYC turnaround generally, and University of Florida is really moving up the ranks (deservedly so IMO).
  • emorynavyemorynavy Registered User Posts: 152 Junior Member
    @PengsPhils
    I don't think so, NYU stayed the same lol. But the truly top schools are diverse, so that metric is most likely only helpful for schools outside the top 30. Inside it most likely cancels each other out.
  • PublisherPublisher Registered User Posts: 4,543 Senior Member
    I find the three way tie at #27 interesting : Tufts, University of Michigan & Wake Forest University.
  • sushirittosushiritto Registered User Posts: 2,195 Senior Member
    UCSB moved to #30 and UCI to #33 are big moves. I believe UCSB was #38 last year, that’s my recollection, since I cannot access 2018 anymore.

    @Publisher Why is tie at 27 interesting?
  • Dawala282Dawala282 Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    edited September 9
    Hmmmm why didn't Tufts improve more to be along with CMU or Emory? UMich and Berkeley should also be higher ranked in general, especially Berkeley. Pretty surprised that UCSB is at 30 on par with NYU and better than BC.
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