Oct

10

College Rankings, Now With Fish and Chips

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Many of you no doubt perked up in late August when the U.S. News & World Report college rankings were released. Others pretended they were too cool for those rankings, and then snuck in a peek anyways. 

Well, now, the Times of London has released its own rankings, and, unlike the America-only U.S. News rankings, this version includes universities from all over the world. The Times ranks Columbia 10th overall, and 6th among American universities (behind Harvard, Yale, Caltech, MIT and UChicago).

Overall, Harvard remained in first for the fifth consecutive year, followed by Yale. The rest of the Ivy League is ranked as follows: Penn 11th, Princeton 12th, Cornell 15th, Brown 27th, and Dartmouth bringing up the rear at 54th.

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11 Comments

  1. ssssssssssssssss  

    and stanford.

  2. why doesn't

    cornel west just come here already?

  3. has  

    anyone else really heard of imperial or ucl?

    • yes

      Imperial is the top Engineering school in the UK, although I don't think there are many others to compete. I think both those 2 have been over-estimated though.

      • i agree

        there are a couple english schools which are a little too high (though some of the non top 10 are ranked too low--Warwick for example should be higher)

        otherwise, this list is kind of ridiculous...Dartmouth behind BU? The first IIT behind 50-75 of the schools ahead of it? 22 British Schools in the top 100?

    • ucl

      heard of it for sure, but it should not be anywhere near the top ten of anything.

      interestingly, it's probably the most columbia-esque institution in britain. classical architecture, urban setting. I've heard students there lust after closing the nearby streets and creating their own versions of college walk.

  4. we should  

    hand out copies of the rankings to every princeton student.

  5. ergh

    They definitely ranked the US universities in a random manner. UCLA over Berkeley? NYU wayyyyyyyyy ahead of Georgetown, UVA, Rice, Notre Dame, etc? Also, how the hell did Stony Brook should get on that list?

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