Washington Monthly seeks to provide an alternative to the barrage of fairly homogeneous college rankings that are released every August. To do so, their methodology emphasizes service above prestige; they take into account factors like student participation in community service and graduate Peace Corps involvement when deciding which schools are best. And unlike other rankings systems, no one category is weighted more highly than another.
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