Take that LSU!!!!!!!!1
I believe exclusivity was one of the criteria too...to think we did that well with an acceptance rate > 80%
What a stupid factor in college rankings.
Letter from Stanford President from 1996 that I think still applies today.
Criticism of College Rankings - September 23, 1996
I didn't realize that the Big XII was such a **** poor conference academically. Oklahoma State, Kansas State, and Texas Tech are all tier three schools???!!!! Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma not even cracking the top 100 and NU squeaking in at 96. Wow! pathetic.
Careful here. US News rankings should be considered for entertainment purposes only. A full half of a school's score is based on how other university presidents rank any given school, and on a given schools's entrance requirements, which of course opens the whole process up to manipulation. I mean really, what does the President of William & Mary know about Washington State, or vice versa? Clemson is a great example of how schools manipulate the US News rankings through entrance requirements.
The AAU is a better indicator of a school's academic prowess, and seven Big XII (or I guess I should say former Big XII) schools are AAU members (CU, ISU, KU, Texas, TAMU, Nebby, Mizzou). If the Big XII is such a horrible academic conference, then why are these other conferences who put a premium on academics trying to poach its schools?
Here's an alternative ranking guide that I find very interesting and no less relevant than the US News rankings. Notice how high ISU is on this list.
Oh yeah, don't forget they also take into account campus buildings. If you have a new building, your rank will jump.
Also they take into account PUBLISHED research. So if the professors publish one paper, the school will get credit, even there are other professors having 3-4 papers being worked on.
jeeze, i didnt know we were that low, i was really contemplating whether to go back to U of Illinois to finish off school now, i was made to believe the chemical engineering here was pretty good, after looking around other schools i was accepted to previously, this was the lowest of them all. Other engineering fields were good, just chemical wasn't up to as what i hoped
$35 grand to attend #88 Clark University. who pays that?!?!?!
These can't be factual unless they include football records and TV market share right?:jimlad: