I agree with Byronic. I was surprised to see them slipping, but once I got there I knew why. The students are also very aware of it. As soon as they found out I went to GMU they got really annoyed and started telling me how they are a better school than GMU and the rankings are wrongs. I personally don't care much for ranking, but they made such a deal over it. I would stick with a solid school with a national reputation, considering the state of the economy in Utah, you will probably want to work out of state.