US News 2022-2023 National University Rankings

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  1. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

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  2. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    I am not a fan of rankings but I always check USNRW. I also checked today. They always come under fire when they release any new ranking, and today was no exception. Anyway, some schools moved up, others moved down.

    One notable mention was Columbia's drop from #3 to #18. Columbia claimed they were using an outdated methodology. Yes, right! They didn't know it was outdated until a professor exposed their inflated data. I am sure more schools are doing this.

    Others I was interested to see were:
    UT (Knoxville) went from 103 to 115.
    U Memphis went from 249 to 263.
    TN Tech went from 277 to 285.
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  3. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    I figured Columbia would drop due to their "scandal". On one hand, I was shocked they dropped to #18 and on the other hand I was shocked they only dropped to #18 and not lower.
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  5. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Here are your real rankings:

    1. Schools with a national reputation (often for non-academic reasons);
    2. Everyone else, except....
    3. Infamous schools (often for non-academic reasons).

    Exceptions in niches, as always.
  6. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

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  8. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    What a long strange trip it's been....
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  9. life_learner

    life_learner Member

    While the fine granular ranking is questionable, there is difference in the academic quality of the students between those attending the top 20 versus those attending ranked in the 60ish, on average of course. When I was attending a top 60ish one, I did not have to work hard to get to the top of the class. However, I had to work much harder when I attended one in the top 20.
    Of course, the quality of teaching is another story as the top ones focus a lot more on research and publication.
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  10. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    I looked at the "Best Colleges in Florida" page on their website. The order below top 25% or so may as well be random.
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