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January 20, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Do college rankings really matter? Yes — in some surprising ways

Whether you’re a fan of them or not, the college rankings published by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review have some impact.

Recently, researchers from New York set out to determine how much — and in which ways.

Some of their findings surprised them —  and may also surprise parents and students who use the guidebooks.


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December 23, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Poll: How much do you value college rankings?

A new ranking from U.S. News & World Report attempts to measure schools’ value and efficiency by weighing their overall score in the publication’s Best Colleges ranking against the amount of money they spend per student. The Best Colleges list often stirs up controversy, in part because the highest-ranked universities tend to have the highest price tags. Could…


0 Comments | More in Poll, Your voices | Topics: college rankings, higher ed