How the US News & World Report Rates Colleges

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges Rankings are the most influential college rankings in the world, as well as the most controversial. See where the rankings come from and how they work so you can decided their value for yourself.

This report started in 1948, but now is exclusively online on the U.S. News & World Report website. The infographic suggests that a 1 point score increase allegedly increases a school’s application rate by 1%. Robert Morse is attributed to developing the ranking formula the organization uses to rate colleges. Every college is put into one of four categories: national universities, national liberal arts colleges, regional universities, and regional colleges. After a college is put in one of the four categories, it then is evaluated in 7 different ways. These 7 ways are: undergrad academic reputation, student retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance, and alumni giving rate. For more information on the process, click below:

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