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UC Berkeley Removed From US News College Rankings For Misreporting Statistics
Dave_Berry 492 replies2534 threadsCC Admissions Expert Senior Member
"Yesterday, US News & World Report released a statement titled 'Updates to 5 Schools' 2019 Best Colleges Rankings Data.' In the statement, they announced that five schools had been removed from the 2019 edition of the US News Best Colleges rankings, most notably UC Berkeley. According to US News, during the data collection period for the upcoming 2020 rankings, UC Berkeley notified US News that they had been misreporting data since at least 2014 by including pledges in their alumni giving a percentage (instead of only actual, tax-deductible donations). In response, US News removed them from their Best Colleges rankings, listing them as “Unranked” in their profile. The overall rankings are unchanged, meaning the #2 spot of 'Top Public Schools' is currently empty." ...50 replies