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Old 11-10-2014, 01:29 PM   #1
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College Ratings

Whether you went to college, or have someone in the family who may be planning on college in the future, you may be interested in "College Prowler", a website that goes far beyond the older, better known rating systems. The breadth of analysis, across the board, covers many, many subjects that will be major points of concern for potential students.

Here is the page for overall rating, covering the top 100 out of 892 institutions.
https://colleges.niche.com/rankings/best-overall/

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Best Overall ranks 892 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million student opinions from 300,000 students. A high ranking indicates that the college is an exceptional academic institution that attracts a diverse set of high-achieving students and faculty, the college is affordable, and the students are very happy with their college experience.

An additional 678 colleges received a grade but were not eligible for a ranking. For more information, read the full methodology.
I was a little put out, that my college only ranked 13th out of the nearly 1600 that were considered.
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Old 11-10-2014, 02:07 PM   #2
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Includes party school rankings! I always thought Arizona State was #1, yet it comes in at #43. OK ASU students, who opened a book?
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Old 11-10-2014, 02:16 PM   #3
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I think that an overall ranking of a university approaches meaningless. It really comes down to the specific major. Going to Harvard because it is a top school is pretty silly if you want to be an engineer. Going to MIT isn't necessarily the best place to get an engineering degree.

Where someone gets their undergraduate degree isn't all that important either.
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Old 11-10-2014, 03:42 PM   #4
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I think that an overall ranking of a university approaches meaningless. It really comes down to the specific major. Going to Harvard because it is a top school is pretty silly if you want to be an engineer. Going to MIT isn't necessarily the best place to get an engineering degree.

Where someone gets their undergraduate degree isn't all that important either.
+1, I never heard of this ranking before and the ratings seem meaningless to me without looking at a specific major.
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Includes party school rankings! I always thought Arizona State was #1, yet it comes in at #43. OK ASU students, who opened a book?
As a proud graduate of one of the Princeton Review's perennial Top 10 "Stone Cold Sober" schools, it's hard to relate.
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It looks like a sort of meta-ranking.

It gives me a stomach ache reliving our kids' college application months. So glad those days are long in the past!
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Woo-hoo! Alma mater is still up there! Party on!
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