Is the influence of US News rankings stronger on colleges and universities than we think?




In the latest higher education article from Vox, writer Libby Nelson argues that the US News rankings of schools around the country is "terrible for students."

Throughout the article she argues that rankings have a major influence on which schools students apply to and how schools work to game the system in order to rise in the ranks — from lying about test scores to capping class admittance to improve student:faculty ratios.

So what can colleges do to stop this machine? "All it requires is that good college presidents do nothing," she states.

Penn ranked seventh in last year's US News rankings, along with Duke and MIT. The new rankings will be released on September 9th.

You can read the full argument at Vox..

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