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Stanford is not top 5 school(?)

Kcar1234Kcar1234 0 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
Top 5 Colleges (US News World Report Ranking)

#1 Princeton
#2 Harvard
#3 (tie) Columbia
#3 (tie) MIT
#3 (tie) Yale

Where is Stanford ? Stanford is not top 5 ?
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  • washugradwashugrad 1130 replies13 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Do you really think there's a meaningful difference between #6 and #5? Or for that matter, between #10 and #5? Stanford is a great school and it's not the right fit for everybody and don't let some magazine ranking sway your opinion on whether it's the right school for you.
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  • DadTwoGirlsDadTwoGirls 5490 replies1 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I was surprised to see Stanford not in the top 5. However, I cannot complain about any of the 5 that were ranked in the top 5.

    As @washugrad said, this really doesn't matter.
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  • tgl2023tgl2023 97 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Perhaps Stanford had ranked lower than the "top" five in US News social mobility score. The criteria used are a mix of measurements in academics, student achievements and social issues. Stanford scored 93 points, whereas Princeton is graded as 100.
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  • CU123CU123 3578 replies68 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Stanford will never be in the top 5 due to one thing, it plays real division 1 sports, that alone affects grad rates, admission scores, etc., and when these schools are so tightly packed together it makes a difference.
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  • sushirittosushiritto 3980 replies12 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    "Never" is a really long time. :smiley:
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