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Will changes in the US News rankings affect your school choice?

Just curious... if indeed Stanford is above Harvard this year, does it really affect whether people go to one or the other?

What about if NYU and Columbia are tied?

Or just if you're deciding between two schools, and one went up, the other down?

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Re: Will changes in the US News rankings affect your school choice?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2006, 10:50:22 AM »
One would have to be a tool and a fool for doing so, considering the rankings will change thrice more in between now and graduation in 2009.

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Re: Will changes in the US News rankings affect your school choice?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2006, 10:51:31 AM »
One would have to be a tool and a fool for doing so, considering the rankings will change thrice more in between now and graduation in 2009.

I agree. My choice was not nor will be impacted by the changes in rankings.

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Re: Will changes in the US News rankings affect your school choice?
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2006, 10:55:09 AM »
In the end the rankings won't affect my school choice, but they do make me sad...

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Re: Will changes in the US News rankings affect your school choice?
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2006, 11:00:01 AM »
the only reason to let the rankings effect your decision is to make note of trends... someone might choose Cardozo because they have been moving upward in recent years, or withdraw from a school that has consistently fallen in the rankings. I think looking at any one years ranking is silly without knowing context.

Does it hurt that Cornell fell two spots? A lil, out of pride for the school Im probably going to in the fall. But do I think that really changes absolutely anything? Nope

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Re: Will changes in the US News rankings affect your school choice?
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2006, 11:08:43 AM »
the only reason to let the rankings effect your decision is to make note of trends... someone might choose Cardozo because they have been moving upward in recent years, or withdraw from a school that has consistently fallen in the rankings. I think looking at any one years ranking is silly without knowing context.

Does it hurt that Cornell fell two spots? A lil, out of pride for the school Im probably going to in the fall. But do I think that really changes absolutely anything? Nope

~n

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Re: Will changes in the US News rankings affect your school choice?
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2006, 11:11:35 AM »
So long as Illinois is a tier 1, I don't care that much. But as I said in another thread, it would be nice if those 'little changes' were UP once in a while LOL

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Re: Will changes in the US News rankings affect your school choice?
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2006, 11:27:21 AM »
I was going to go to Harvard, but not anymore after it has become a TTT.

Hopefully Stanford will let me in, since it's better now.

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Re: Will changes in the US News rankings affect your school choice?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2006, 11:33:36 AM »
i was accepted to two schools. i withdrew from miami and picked OU. Now Ou droped 3 slots and Miami went up 8. oh well

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Re: Will changes in the US News rankings affect your school choice?
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2006, 11:59:55 AM »
If anyone says yes, may I stab them with a spork?  Please?  C'mon...