I lead America’s top-ranked university. Here’s why these rankings are a problem.
My university has now topped the U.S. News & World Report rankings for 11 years running. Given Princeton’s success, you might think I would be a fan of the list.
Not so. I am convinced that the rankings game is a bit of mishegoss — a slightly daft obsession that does harm when colleges, parents, or students take it too seriously.
Originally published: October 21, 2021
Author: Christopher L. Eisgruber
Institution: Princeton University
Published by: The Washington Post