Honorable mention should go to American, up 9 places from T2 to T1 and USD, up 4 (67 to 63). Those and Tulane were the biggest gainers in my application pool. UGA was the biggest loser, down 5. They're still the highest-ranked school I've been admitted to so far, though.
Alright. Loyola (CA) = regional. USD = national. Why? Does anyone know the criteria this magazine uses to determine whether a school is regional or national? I used to think it had to do with the percentage of grads who stayed in-state after graduation. But that makes less sense to me now. So how does US News figure this out and how useful is this categorization?