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Princeton Review Best 371 Colleges

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  • mythmommythmom 8292 replies13 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 8,305 Senior Member
    The link given lists the three new ones. I can't remember all three of them, but one was U of Rochester.
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  • Lafalum84Lafalum84 7382 replies150 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 7,532 Senior Member
    So much for the sum of the prime numbers! I still think 386 is a random number of schools. Why not 400? or 300?
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  • CrewDadCrewDad 1697 replies24 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,721 Senior Member
    So much for the sum of the prime numbers!

    PR, 2010 edition is best 371 colleges.... add 47 49 51 53 55 57 59

    368 was derived by multiplying 5 primes. :)
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  • SLUMOMSLUMOM 3581 replies29 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,610 Senior Member
    Angelo State University and Green Mountain College are new additions to this book and University of Rochester would make the third. I looked at the new edition in the book store, but did not purchase it.
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  • AnagramPandaAnagramPanda 723 replies15 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 738 Member
    Green Mountain College is in now? Cool.
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  • bswsoccermombswsoccermom 40 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    May I ask a silly question? I see tier i, tier 3 and tier 4 schools listed on US News. How do I find tier 2 schools? The tiers are not mentioned in Princeton Review, are they? Thanks.
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  • JHSJHS 18283 replies70 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 18,353 Senior Member
    My guess: It's 100% of the colleges they cover, which varies from year to year but is more likely to expand than to shrink.
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  • Papa ChickenPapa Chicken 2622 replies219 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,841 Senior Member
    bsw-- PR and USD News are separate entities, so their lists and organizational structures are not going to match up. USNews does tiers, whereas PR does not....US News probably covers more schools. PR 'rankings' are category-by-category (happiness, access to profs, etc) and are based on surveys, whereas, US News compares schools within school types (National U's, Liberal Arts, etc) and derives an overall ranking (within each school type) based upon a statistical weighting of numerous, somewhat 'objective' numerical criteria like SAT scores & acceptance rates.

    Beware of all rankings, but study them to understand the base data!
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  • Lafalum84Lafalum84 7382 replies150 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 7,532 Senior Member
    USNews doesn't list Tier 2. I read why once, but can't remember. So they go from tier 1 to tier 3. Makes about as much sense as anything else about the USNWR rankings.
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  • Papa ChickenPapa Chicken 2622 replies219 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,841 Senior Member
    I have a hard copy of the 1996 US News here in front of me (wow, the expensive schools were 'only' ~22k/year then), & at that time they had a Tier 2.....basically the second 40 or 50 on the ranking. That is, the first 40 or 50 are 1st Tier. If you notice on the present day rankings, there are now 100-plus in each category's top ranking....that 100-plus used to be broken up into a 1st & 2nd tier. Can't remember when then dumped #2 Tier terminology....probably some schools in that tier complaining.
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