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What College Rankings Won't Tell You

Wendy B. Libby | Posted 11.15.2014 | College
Wendy B. Libby

selecting a college is a complex conversation. Underneath it all, rankings are harmfully laser-focused on narrow, time-lagged numerical measures, have hotly debated methodologies and fail to convey a true picture of the collegiate experience.

What Matters Most About College Isn't 'Rankable'

Adam Weinberg | Posted 11.12.2014 | College
Adam Weinberg

Don't get me wrong; data is great. It is gratifying to have hard facts and boxes to check. But some commercial lists employ questionable methodology, and the plain truth is that whether a student will thrive at a particular school cannot be determined by an institution's national ranking.

RANKED: The 14 Best National Universities

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.25.2014 | College

Forget the Ivy League -- you just need to go to a flagship university in California, Michigan, Washington or North Carolina if you want a world-class ...

Which States Have The Best Colleges

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.27.2014 | College

California, Massachusetts and New York may be known for having some great universities, but they are not the states with the overall best colleges. Tu...

These Are The Top Colleges In 2014

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.30.2014 | College

Everybody loves a good ol' college ranking. On Wednesday, Forbes released a list of the best colleges in America in 2014. But Forbes emphasizes wha...

The 10 Best Colleges For Your Money

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 08.05.2014 | College

Of the thousands of four-year colleges and universities in the United States, there are 10 schools that Money magazine believes offer the most bang fo...

The Best Journalism Schools In The Country

Posted 12.23.2013 | College

We're pretty sure the Mizzou grads in our newsroom will be happy about this one: the University of Missouri at Columbia's got the best journalism scho...

America's Best College Towns

Travel + Leisure | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Sure, big cities have their glitz, but it's this kind of understated charm, diversity, and affordability that draws visitors to cool college towns.

Why A Historic University Fell In The Best Colleges Rankings

us news | Bob Morse | Posted 10.09.2013 | College

This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. Sidney A. Ribeau, president of Howard University ...

The Best Universities In The World

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2013 | College

By Shadi Bushra LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Leading Asian universities are catching up with their competitors in Britain and the United States in ran...

The Best Colleges for Food in America for 2013

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.24.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

If food is your priority, make sure you keep those transfer forms handy after reading these picks for most outstanding campus dining.

If You're Going To Work For A College, Work Here

Posted 09.22.2013 | College

The Lone Star State is home to some of the best colleges for people to work at, according to a new ranking from the employee review website Glassdoor....

US News Rankings Czar Responds To Criticism

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.12.2013 | College

U.S. News & World Report released their annual college rankings this week. Some parents, students and school officials were no doubt thrilled to see h...

RANKED: The Best Public Colleges of 2014

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.19.2013 | College

Once again, California's public universities dominate the U.S. News and World public school rankings. The 2014 list remains relatively unchanged fr...

RANKED: The Best Liberal Arts Colleges

Posted 09.10.2013 | College

A new ranking says the best liberal arts colleges are concentrated in the Northeast, still. U.S. News & World Report's 2014 ranking for the best n...

The Best Universities In The Country 2014 Ranking

Posted 09.10.2013 | College

Despite changes in the methodology for U.S. News & World Report's annual best colleges rankings, the list of top national universities was once again ...

Why There's No Such Thing As The 'Best College In America'

Danny Licht | Posted 10.02.2013 | Teen
Danny Licht

The Best College in America does not exist. It's a myth. It would be too easy. Sure, it might be Stanford, as Forbes insists, but Forbes is only guessing. Consider the primary sources -- then ask yourself, not Forbes.

Big Shakeup In The Best Colleges In The Country

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2013 | College

NEW YORK, July 24 (Reuters) - California schools bested East Coast universities in Forbes' annual ranking of top U.S. colleges on Wednesday, with St...

The 9 Best Computer Science Schools in the World

David Thielen | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
David Thielen

What's key to selecting the best school for you? A strong sense of community, building friendships, working together, these are central to enjoying your time at college.

Harvard Unseated As Students' Dream College

Posted 04.02.2013 | College

Move over, Harvard. New findings from the Princeton Review suggest that the country's oldest university has lost its top billing in modern college ...

LOOK: The Best Value Public Universities

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

Since college tuition costs and average student debt are at all-time highs, a college's value proposition has never been more important. In 2010, the ...

Forbes' Best-Paying College Majors Revealed

Posted 02.26.2013 | Business

A new survey released by the National Association of Colleges and Employers says STEM majors -- that’s science, technology, engineering and mathemat...

12 Best Colleges For Undergraduates

Posted 01.16.2013 | College

American universities are known for innovations and world-class research, but much of that takes place at the graduate level. So which ones are all-st...

The Best In College Social Media By Votes

Posted 12.31.2012 | College

The Shorty Awards, which honor the best brands in social media, has a new category just for the college world, and a dog is currently in first place f...

The Best Of The Best: 2012's Greatest Colleges

Posted 12.21.2012 | College

We went through the most substantive rankings of 2012, and combined them into one, epic slideshow that wraps up the year that was in college rankings....