Next years predictions...

<p>...for USNWR undergraduate rankings for National Universities?</p>

<p>it's kind of hard to predict thsi sort of thing. it'll probably stay about the same</p>

<p>Personal Top Ten Opinion:</p>

<ol>
<li>Harvard</li>
<li>Princeton</li>
<li>Yale</li>
<li>Stanford</li>
<li>MIT</li>
<li>Caltech</li>
<li>Penn</li>
<li>Chicago</li>
<li>Columbia</li>
<li>Duke</li>
</ol>

<ol>
<li>Harvard</li>
<li>Princeton</li>
<li>Yale</li>
<li>Caltech</li>
<li>Stanford</li>
<li>MIT</li>
<li>UPenn</li>
<li>Columbia</li>
<li>UChicago</li>
<li>Duke</li>
<li>Dartmouth</li>
<li>Cornell</li>
<li>Northwestern</li>
<li>WashU</li>
<li>Brown</li>
<li>Johns Hopkins</li>
<li>Rice</li>
<li>Vanderbilt</li>
<li>Notre Dame</li>
<li>Emory</li>
</ol>

<p>^ Those are very reasonable estimations.</p>

<p>bumpppppppp</p>

<p>Beretta, why are you dropping Emory? </p>

<p>You do realize acceptance rate accounts for ONLY 1.5 % of the entire methodology. The much larger endowment figures will play a larger role and Emory's endowment declined less than the endowments of other peer schools. There is only 1% chance (I repeat 1% chance) we are dropping behind Notre Dame. CR + Math SAT scores actually account for 7.5% of the USnews methodology... and Emory's average SAT went from 1394 to 1400. These things are hard to predict, but I think Emory will definitely be higher than Notre Dame and probably stick with Rice and Vandy.</p>

<p>I agree with Baretta and alam1. Emory is a good school and should be ranked a bit higher, like tied with Vandy. Notre Dame should be dropped. But apart from that, I think these rankings are quite good.</p>

<p>Where would you put UC Berkeley?? It is ranked as high as 3 in ARWU, but fluctuates wildly.
Also do you think Duke is top 10? It only ranks top 10 on USNWR, but drops in all other rankings.</p>