Sep

11

We’re (Still) #4!

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But this time, we’re tied with UChicago, that other college with a core curriculum. Harvard and Princeton are tied for 1st, Yale takes 3rd, and 6th is split between MIT and Stanford. Penn has dropped to 8th; remember when we languished there while they took 4th?

Barnard, meanwhile, is back to 28th in the Liberal Arts Colleges division, after bizarrely slipping to 33rd last year. (Barnard is the most selective women’s college, but it’s not the highest-ranked. This year, sisters Wellesley, Smith, Bryn Mawr, and Mt. Holyoke ranked 6th, 18th, 26th, and 32nd, respectively.)

Here are the top 25 national universities:

1. Harvard
1. Princeton
3. Yale
4. Columbia
4. UChicago
6. MIT
6. Stanford
8. Duke
8. Penn
10. Caltech
10. Dartmouth
12. Northwestern
13. Johns Hopkins
14. Washington University in St. Louis
15. Brown
15. Cornell
17. Rice
17. Notre Dame
17. Vanderbilt
20. Emory
21. Georgetown
21. UC-Berkeley
23. Carnegie Mellon
24. UCLA
24. USC

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46 Comments

  1. CC'14  

    Still not higher than princeTTTon? What a joke.

  2. Anonymous  

    Personally I am sad that I'll never be able to attend Columbia when it becomes number one ranked school. However, I'm satisfied with number 4 and the day we become the best will be a joyous occasion indeed!

  3. Anonymous  

    But Colombia just beat Chile 3-1 in the World Cup qualifier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Anonymous

    Who cares about this nonsense?

  5. Anonymous

    Columbia should be one or two. Princeton should not be in the top ten.

  6. Anonymous

    Columbia would be 1 if they didn't include SEAS and GS.

    • Anonymous

      GS has the highest GPA in the school.

      And engineering is hard.

    • Anonymous  

      Best part about this comment is that GS isn't included in the stats.

      What sense does it make to compare a silver starred marine scout sniper's SAT scores from 8 years ago against a 17 year old prep student's?

    • Anonymous

      if they didn't include SEAS, the average SAT scores would be lower and columbia would be ranked much lower.

    • i hate these  

      arguments but if you had to bring it up. Here's the proof of your ignorance.

      GS is not included in the ranking. Even if so, I doubt much would change. Acceptance rate is like 2-5% of ranking weight. Thats why chicago with a 15% acceptance rate overall is tied with Columbia.

      SEAS is included in the ranking, and for the better. SAT score is 15% of the ranking. The 2011 Columbia overall SAT score according to US news: 1390-1560 (25th, 75th percentile) . SEAS alone in 2011: 1440-1570, (25th, 75th). Just imagine omitting SEAS and CC ranking. It would not be a good outcome. Columbia would end up 5th or lower.
      Just an afterthought, Chicago's SAT distribution is 1400-1570. If this trend continues, Columbia might not hold on to 4th if it fails to improve its SAT score distribution in the college. Of course, some people don't care about the ranking. So kudos to them

      SRC:
      http://profiles.asee.org/profiles/5438/screen/19?school_name=Columbia+University
      http://premium.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities/data

    • i don't like these  

      arguments but if you had to bring it up. Here's the proof of your ignorance.

      GS is not included in the ranking. Even if so, I doubt much would
      change. Acceptance rate is like 2-5% of ranking weight. Thats why
      chicago with a 15% acceptance rate overall is tied with Columbia.

      SEAS is included in the ranking, and for the better. SAT score is 15%
      of the ranking. The 2011 Columbia overall SAT score according to US
      news: 1390-1560 (25th, 75th percentile) . SEAS alone in 2011 according to ASEE.org:
      1440-1570, (25th, 75th). Just imagine omitting SEAS and CC ranking. It
      would not be a good outcome. Columbia would end up 5th or lower.
      Just an afterthought, Chicago's SAT distribution is 1400-1570. If this
      trend continues, Columbia might not hold on to 4th if it fails to
      improve its SAT score distribution in the college. Of course, some
      people don't care about the ranking. So kudos to them

      third time posting because bwog keeps censoring

      • Anonymous

        Well, that's not accurate because Yale's, Columbia's, Stanford's, and MIT's SAT scores are way higher than Princeton's. Yale consistently has the highest SAT scores in the ivy league.

        • I don't understand  

          your reasoning. Are you saying that admissions rate trumps SAT when it comes to ranking?

          Btw, you are wrong. There's so little difference if any among the three to make a drastic difference ranking. Princeton's SAT distribution is 1410-1590. Harvard's 1390-1590. Yale's 1400-1590 (the middle).

          Also, the ranking score for Yale is 99, whereas for Harvard and Princeton are 100 respectively.
          Columbia's 95, and you can see why SAT matters so much because Columbia beats the other three in almost all other categories: graduation rate, freshman retention, classes under 20. Go check out the facts before you speak.

  7. Anonymous

    Emory before Gtown? wtf.

  8. Anonymous

    Yeah, there's not really a formula. It's designed so they can do tiny tweaks that make big changes - they just pick a list and figure out the math to generate it later.

  9. this person  

    must not go to columbia. what a ridiculous comment
    Stop trolling the Columbia forum reserved for students. Go find something better to do in your life, imposter

  10. i don't like  

    arguments but if you had to bring it up. Here's a toast to your ignorance.

    GS is not included in the ranking. Even if so, I doubt much would change. Acceptance rate is like 2-5% of ranking weight. Thats why chicago with a 15% acceptance rate overall is tied with Columbia.

    SEAS is included in the ranking, and for the better. SAT score is 15% of the ranking. The 2011 Columbia overall SAT score according to US news: 1390-1560 (25th, 75th percentile) . SEAS alone in 2011: 1440-1570, (25th, 75th). Just imagine omitting SEAS and CC ranking. It would not be a good outcome. Columbia would end up 5th or lower.
    Just an afterthought, Chicago's SAT distribution is 1400-1570. If this trend continues, Columbia might not hold on to 4th if it fails to improve its SAT score distribution in the college. Of course, some people don't care about the ranking. So kudos to them

    SRC:
    http://profiles.asee.org/profiles/5438/screen/19?school_name=Columbia+University
    http://premium.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities/data

    and BWOG please don't censor my comments.

    • Peter  (Bwog Staff)  

      To fight spam, any comment that includes a link gets held in moderation until it's manually approved by an editor (and we approve everything that's not spam or a duplicate comment). It might take some time for your comment to show up, but it hasn't been censored!

  11. '13  

    cant believe we are tied for the 4th. the way i look at it, columbia has been holding off the enemies in the fortress, and the plebeians were just able to break through. cant believe im graduating in this year. #shameful

  12. Anonymous

    Columbia is way better than Chicago in every parameter. Chicago has double the acceptence rate, lower scores, lower GPA, lower endowment, lower graduation rate, etc, etc.

  13. Anonymous  

    fuck yeah it does, shut the fuck up. by letting others get over you, you are literally devaluing yourself. YOU ARE WORTH LESS.

  14. Van Owen

    Rankings are gay.

  15. Anonymous  

    is a self selecting school. the application is so tedious and annoying, the only people that apply are the ones who really want to go. Thus they have a stronger and smaller applicant pool which in turn makes their acceptance rate higher.

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