Oct 19, 2013

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What Use Are College Rankings?

We’d be better off without college rankings

Until U.S. News & World Report came out with its first rankings of colleges and universities in 1983, few Americans obsessed over the perceived prestige of the school they attended. Some universities were rather vaguely regarded as superior because they were more selective among applicants and had some famous professors on the faculty, but there was nothing like the frenzy to get into one of them that we see today.

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