The 2020 rankings of colleges and universities is set to be released by U.S. News on Monday, September 9th. But do they mean anything? https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2019/08/07/us-news-world-report-college-rankings-mean-anything/1893244001/ "They don’t know what’s going on. They’re just reacting to prestige, and prestige is the illusion of quality. It may get at something, but it isn’t getting at something real or trustworthy. " ~Douglas C. Bennett, former president, Earlham College, on U.S. News & World Report college rankings "Others lie to boost their standing. In 2019, the University of Oklahoma submitted false dataabout its fundraising. And, in 2018, Temple University’s Master of Business Administration program was stripped of its ranking after it was found to have lied about its students test data, among other things." "UC Berkeley, which often ranked as the best public school in the nation, was also recently moved to unranked “status” after misreporting alumni giving rates. In that case, the university reported the error itself." "Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University in New Orleans, has long refused to participate in the rankings system. He joked that he sends the U.S. News and World Report’s surveys back in the mail labeled as junk."