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Are these the new US News Rankings?

Yes! My brother's roommate's girlfriend's mom met a guy in a bar that works for the company that proofreads US News - and let me tell you - these are real.
0 (0%)
They're real - but I can't prove it.
3 (13.6%)
They could be real - but how would I know?
10 (45.5%)
There's no way these are real [my school] should be ranked much higher.
6 (27.3%)
They just don't look right - I don't think they're real.
3 (13.6%)

Total Members Voted: 18

Voting closed: March 24, 2004, 05:34:37 AM

Are these US News Rankings real?


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Are these US News Rankings real?
« on: March 14, 2004, 05:34:37 AM »
These potential 2005 US News rankings are copied from this thread:,932.0

I thought it might be fun to try out the poll feature to see what everyone thinks.  Later - we'll know who was right...

1. Yale University (CT)
2. Harvard University (MA)
2. Stanford University (CA)
4. Columbia University (NY)
5. University of Chicago
5. New York University
7. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
8. University of Pennsylvania
9. University of Virginia
10. University of California-Berkeley
11. Cornell University (NY)
12. Duke University (NC)
12. Northwestern University (IL)
12. Georgetown University (DC)
15. University of California-Los Angeles
16. University of Texas-Austin
17. University of Southern California
18. Vanderbilt University (TN)
19. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
19. Washington and Lee University (VA)
19. University of Iowa
22. Boston College
23. University of Washington
24. George Washington University (DC)
24. University of Notre Dame (IN)
26. Emory University (GA)
27. Boston University
27. College of William and Mary (VA)
27. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
30. Washington University in St. Louis
30. Brigham Young University (J. Reuben Clark)(UT)
30. Fordham University (NY)
33. University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
34.University of California (Hastings)
34. University of Georgia
34. University of Wisconsin-Madison
37. University of California-Davis
38. Wake Forest University (NC)
38. Indiana University-Bloomington
40. Ohio State University (Moritz)
41. University of Utah (S. J. Quinney)
42. George Mason University (VA)
42. University of Colorado-Boulder
42. University of Connecticut
45. University of Maryland
45. Tulane University (LA)
47. University of Alabama
47. University of Arizona (Rogers)
49. Baylor University (TX)
50. University of Cincinnati
50. University of Florida (Levin)
50. University of Kentucky
50. University of Pittsburgh
50. Southern Methodist University (TX)
50. Temple University (Beasley)(PA)

Re: Are these US News Rankings real?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2004, 09:56:38 AM »
One reason why this could be real... Univ. of Washington's ranking is fixed. ^^


Re: Are these US News Rankings real?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2004, 01:04:45 PM »
University of San Diego should be ranked MUCH higher.

Re: Are these US News Rankings real?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2004, 09:09:08 PM »
they're fake.  If they were real then identically ranked schools would be listed alphabetically.


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Re: Are these US News Rankings real?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2004, 12:25:50 AM »
I've heard that theory before, and, quite frankly it makes sense. But we'll find out soon enough I guess..
BTW, does anybody think there is a little collusion in that deposists for many schools are due April 1 and the rankings come out April 2? Its not like its really gonna affect my choice, but still it'd be nice to know, you know?