US News, Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Princeton Review, and Niche are just a few of the many college rankings available for parents and students to review. Most college experts agree these rankings should have little weight when choosing a college.
But let’s get real for a moment, we all rank everything: from movies, to music, to restaurants, to hotels, to companies.
Do you pay attention to college rankings? Do rankings accurately predict the success of a college? Do parents and students rely on them to create a college list? This week’s #CampusChat guest with be Alex Caffee of Niche.com. On September 28th Niche released its 2016 college rankings, which rank more than 1,100 schools nationwide based on more than 50 statistical factors and millions of student reviews. New for 2016, the company is releasing its first ever Best Value Colleges ranking and incorporating alumni data on earnings, employment, and loan debt from the College Scorecard dataset into its overall Best Colleges in America ranking. Niche will be discussing how rankings can both aid and mislead students. Join us for a lively discussion about college rankings and how Niche rankings differ from others. What: #CampusChat When: Wednesday at 9PM ET Where: on Twitter using #CampusChat hashtag Who: follow @NicheSociall @collegevisit ______________________________________________ CampusChat is a weekly discussion held on Twitter Wednesdays, from 9 – 10 p.m., Eastern time. To participate, please include the hashtag “#campuschat” with your tweets. Our goal is to engage, entertain and inform our followers on college-related topics. If you miss any of our chats, we always publish a transcript and, if the original Q & A with the expert guest, we will publish that as well on the Smart College Visit blog. If you’d like to be guest on #CampusChat, just fill out our inquiry form below and we’ll follow up to learn more about your area of expertise. Guests who tweet often and have an established Twitter following are more likely to have a successful, comfortable chat. Click here to inquire about becoming a guest on...
When you realize there are more than 3,500 colleges in the U.S., not to mention great options abroad, it may seem like college rankings are the logical place to start the college search. Perhaps. Then again, perhaps not.
Which colleges and universities made the college rankings lists? Find out here with our list of lists!