Why New ‘U.S. News’ Rankings Are Flawed
It has become an annual ritual: U.S. News & World Report releases its controversial “Best Colleges” rankings. Universities that do well in the rankings celebrate; those that don’t are left to grumble among themselves. Given the role the rankings play in the decision-making of college-bound students, most universities have opted to simply shrug and play along and use the rankings to their advantage when they can.
Originally published: October 9, 2023
Author: Daniel Diermeier
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Published by: Inside Higher Ed