Reed's USN Rank Estimated at 54 Places Higher Under a Fair Evaluation
For years, I’ve written about the hidden penalty that U.S. News & World Report imposes on Reed and other rebel colleges who refuse to cooperate with the rankings giant. Now a team of Reed students has come up with a way to estimate the magnitude of the hit.
Their conclusion? If USN faithfully followed its own formula in the 2019 rankings, Reed would be ranked at #36, rather than its assigned rank of #90. In other words, USN pushed the college down a whopping 52 rungs on the ladder because Reed wouldn’t fill out their form . . .
Reed Magazine | Students Find Glaring Discrepancy in US News Rankings