<p>could someone reply to the above question? thanks, friends :)</p>
<p>Wow, you really think the old ones are stale and of little value? That so much changes in the college landscape year-to-year that you might make a bad decision without the latest ones in hand? Of course fostering that belief is how US News makes money...</p>
<p>it's out of sheer curiousity.... that's not an answer</p>
<p>From an email I received from US News in response to my recent inquiry:</p>
The 2012 edition of Best Colleges will be available starting Tuesday, September 13, online. The print issue will be available on usnews.com/amazon also on Sept. 13 and on newsstands starting Sept. 20.
<p>In other words, about a month later than in past years.</p>
<p>the NY Times college admissions publish the same data within about 2 weeks of the college acceptances. Not only that, but it gives you the data from the past year. US News, even when it comes out in september, will be reporting data that is from 2 years previous. Here is one of the links, though there are others, as well as blogs. </p>