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U.S. college rankings: Influential, but effective?

College rankings

College ranking has gained prominence over the years, and colleges and universities compete to rank high on these lists so they can impress investors, students and parents. The influence these rankings have mean larger budgets and donations for the schools, leading to increased anxiety among college officials. U.S. News & World Report’s college ranking is one of the most popular lists, but others include Forbes and Princeton Review. But what weight do these rankings have? Are they really effective in determining the best schools? If not, are there better ways to rank schools? Read more