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

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Re: Will changes in the US News rankings affect your school choice?
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2006, 12:06:34 PM »
If anyone says yes, may I stab them with a spork?  Please?  C'mon...

Ah!  The spork!

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Re: Will changes in the US News rankings affect your school choice?
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2006, 12:20:07 PM »
If anyone says yes, may I stab them with a spork?  Please?  C'mon...

If anyone says yes you have an obligation to stab them with a spork!

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Re: Will changes in the US News rankings affect your school choice?
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2006, 12:23:18 PM »
Since we know that we care about the rankings (and minute changes in them) more than employers do, it would be idiotic to change schools over rankings changes. 

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Re: Will changes in the US News rankings affect your school choice?
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2006, 12:37:42 PM »
It won't change my decision, but it makes me breath a little easier about the decision I was planning to make.  I liked everything about WUSTL better than Minnesota except the ranking, and now they're tied anyway.

Re: Will changes in the US News rankings affect your school choice?
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2006, 12:45:19 PM »
Are the 2007 rankings available yet?

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Re: Will changes in the US News rankings affect your school choice?
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2006, 12:58:03 PM »
I'm not sure if it will ultimately change my decision but I was leaning towards going to Catholic over Temple, but now I don't know if I feel comfortable with that. Temple has continued to rise and Catholic just dropped to T3.

Re: Will changes in the US News rankings affect your school choice?
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2006, 01:01:19 PM »
Are the 2007 rankings available yet?

Not officially, but two fairly credible scans showed this order:

1. Yale
2. Stanford
3. Harvard
4. CLS & NYU
6. Chicago
7. Penn
8. Boalt, Mich, Virginia
11. Duke
12. Northwestern
13. Cornell
14. GULC
15. UCLA
16. Texas
17. Vandy & USC
19. GW & WUSTL & Minn
22. Boston, Iowa, W&L, Notre Dame
26. Emory
27. Boston College, William & Mary, UIUC, UNC & Univ. of Washington
32. Fordham, Univ. of Wisconsin
34. BYU, UC Davis, U Georgia
37. George Mason & IU Bloomington
39. Ohio State & Wake Forest
41. U of F
42. Maryland
43. Tulane, American, Southern Methodist, Alabama, U of Arizona,
Hastings & U
Colorado
50. Conn
51. Baylor & Case Western
53. ASU, Cardozo, FSU, Cincinatti
57. Utah
58. Brooklyn & Temple
60. Chicago-Kent, Missouri-Columbia, Pittsburg, Tenn-Knoxville,
Villanova
65. Loyola (CA), Rutgers-Camden, Kentucky, Miami, San Diego
70. Loyola (Chi), Seton Hall, Denver, Houston, Kansas, Nebraska, Oregon
77. Indiana-Indy, Lewis & Clark & New Mexico
80. DePaul, Rutgers-Newark, St. Johns, St. Louis, Buffalo, Oklahoma,
Richmond
87. LSU, Mercer, Northeastern, Penn State, Pepperdine, Santa Clara
93. Seattle, Hawaii, San Francisco, Toledo
97. Georgia State, UoP, Mississippi & South Carolina

Re: Will changes in the US News rankings affect your school choice?
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2006, 02:03:01 PM »
I just picked one up at B&N.  It looks like it hit shelves today.  Bright red cover...BU is officially out of the T20 but still above BC!

Re: Will changes in the US News rankings affect your school choice?
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2006, 04:01:52 PM »
The rankings do affect my decisions - still waiting on Loyola LA, Univ. San Diego, but with what I have on the table now, I was debating between Pepperdine or UNLV on full scholarship, but based on the US News ranking leaks, UNLV fell out of its top 100 debut last year.  I was a littled concerned about such a new school, but seeing it fall out of the 2nd tier range into the third was a little frightening and now I'm pretty much set on Pepperdine unless Loyola and San Diego come through.

BTW, does anyone else find it mildly disturbing that so many mid-low tier California schools dropped?  I know that lower tier ranks are very volatile, but statewide, thats a pretty bad trend.  In fact, they nearly all did except for Santa Clara which returned to the 2nd tier this year.

From - To

UC Davis........32....34

UC Hastings.....40....43

Loyola LA.......58....65

Univ San Diego..63....65

Pepperdine......77....87

U of Pacific....90....97

Santa Clara.....3T....87

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Re: Will changes in the US News rankings affect your school choice?
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2006, 05:20:32 PM »
I feel like the rankings this year are more accurate and says much more.