Law School Discussion

Nine Years of Discussion
;

Author Topic: Are the princeton review rankings worth anyhting?  (Read 5712 times)

zdub378

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 31
    • View Profile
Are the princeton review rankings worth anyhting?
« on: April 03, 2008, 10:02:41 AM »
Are the Princeton Review ranking worth the electrons they're transmitted over?  I'm not talking about the "317 best schools" or the superlatives like "Most likely to join the peace corps" crap, but the rankings like selectivity, academic experience, career, etc.  I like their system a bit better than U.S. News' ranking system, but I have concerns about the legitimacy of Princeton's ratings. 

indyguy7484

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 683
    • View Profile
Re: Are the princeton review rankings worth anyhting?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2008, 10:17:23 AM »
I don't think they have much weight in the recruiting world but I would imagine that things like "best academic experience" might actually be true and could give you some insight when comparing similar schools.

CoxlessPair

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 770
    • View Profile
Re: Are the princeton review rankings worth anyhting?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2008, 03:56:18 PM »
If you print them, they are worth their weight in toilet paper.

Air Force JAG Corps

Tetris

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 2146
  • Michigan Rocks
    • View Profile
    • LSN
Re: Are the princeton review rankings worth anyhting?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008, 04:02:52 PM »
If you print them, they are worth their weight in toilet paper.



Stop lying, jerk.

I found that printing off paper with the PR rankings actually cuts my ass more than the same paper w/o the PR rankings printed.

I would say, take the weight of the printed off rankings and times it by the value of the same weight in toilet paper and multiply that by a (.5).
_______
.|E|R|S.

El_Che

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 601
    • View Profile
    • 0L Musings
Re: Are the princeton review rankings worth anyhting?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2008, 05:11:07 PM »
They're worth about as much as U.S. News...so, not much.

SamE397

  • Guest
Re: Are the princeton review rankings worth anyhting?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2009, 01:01:51 PM »
I think they're interesting. If you're basing where you're going to school on them, that's pretty stupid. I do think they help give a more human dimension to schools.

One of the common themes seems to be that people who to go to a school that they believe in the mission of(I.E Regents, Chapman, University of St. Thomas) are generally more statisified.

Another theme is that the most competitive enviroments are often the lowest ranked this makes sense because of attrition based on a curve at some of these schools.

Finally, I think the conservative/liberal rankings can give you heads up about the kind of schools you are considering it shouldn't be everything but I think it's something to think about.

Bosox

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 161
    • View Profile
Re: Are the princeton review rankings worth anyhting?
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2009, 11:42:14 AM »
Only princeton ranking that matters is the career prospects ranking.