I definitely do not claim to have U.S. News Ranking system figured out it nobody does it is the opinion of a magazine, which they are entitled to have. Hofstra could rise into the 70's or fall into the unranked assuming they have an unranked classification next year. They used to not count past 100 until 2011 and Hofstra couldn't have been 113th until last year, because U.S. News decided to change their system and why not it is their magazine they have the right to do whatver they want.
Again, I have no absolutely no idea what a for-profit magazine's opinion of Hofstra will be next year nobody does. My point all along is you should not care what U.S. News Ranks Hofstra it is a magazine.
To reiterate my point here is a list of the top 250 IMDB movies. http://www.imdb.com/chart/top
it is a list IMDB is more than entitled to offer an opinion, but I personally like Saving Private Ryan Ranked 37th a lot more than Inception ranked 16th. There is no right or wrong just my opinion and if I am going to choose to choose between watching those two movies the Private Ryan DVD is going in, but plenty of people like inception more. IMDB like U.S. News is offering an opinion you are entitled to take it or leave it, but I would not encourage anyone to let a magazine's opinion be the basis of 3 year, $100,000+, career and life altering decision, but that is just me.
Again, I have no idea what Hofstra will be ranked next year nor do I care. Hofstra is a decent school in the New York Market nothing more nothing less it will never have the same prestige as Columbia, NYU, Harvard or Yale and U.S. News didn't need to rank the schools to let me know those institutions open more doors I imagine you didn't either.
Think what you want about Hofstra and treat U.S. News as gospel you have the right to take it as seriously as you want my point is that it is only a magazine nothing more