I carefully combed through this year’s Best National Universities list from US News, seeking out our prestigious institution. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the list, where we tie with The New School and with the University of Arkansas in last (#120th) place.
Many say that the list means nothing, and is based on faulty information. Even if they just ranked the schools according to the mellifluidity of their names, there is little doubt that tens of thousands of students each year craft the list of schools to which they are applying based largely on where these schools fall on the US News list. I wish we were at most in the double digits.