Do College Rankings Matter?

Do College Rankings Matter?

College. A daunting prospect for all us high school students, college represents a step into the real world, the shouldering of responsibility, and the introduction…

How Much Is College Actually Worth?

How Much Is College Actually Worth?

A common criticism of college rankings is this: the U.S. News & World Report’s list of “best colleges” doesn’t mean anything. Literally nothing. We don’t know what exactly is factored…

Understanding the U.S. News College Rankings

Understanding the U.S. News College Rankings

In 1983, when U.S. News started publishing its first college rankings, it did so with the intention of updating the list once every two years….

4 Mistakes I Made While Applying to College

4 Mistakes I Made While Applying to College

I had what most would consider a pretty successful college application process. I started early, did a ton of research, and put a lot of…

Op-Ed: College Rankings Are Dangerous

Op-Ed: College Rankings Are Dangerous

I’m going to be frank: I have a major issue with college rankings. I used to just be irritated by them; the thought that I…

Beyond the Rankings: How to REALLY Use US News and Forbes

Beyond the Rankings: How to REALLY Use US News and Forbes

I’ll just say this, ranking schools is like ranking…friends. Don’t do it. It makes no sense to do it. People get hurt. With that in…

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