Well, in honor of US News College Rankings Release Day, I thought I’d share some apropos critiques.
First, from Reed College, the leader of the vanguard of US News critics. This article actually links to a bevy of articles all critiquing US News and the rankings game.
And second – from the Onion, the leader of the vanguard of creating parodies of news stories that are especially funny due to their proximity to the truth.
Of course, all of my critiques are immensely hypocritical due to my own hobby of playing with rankings, but self-critical skills are among the key reasons for attending college, so I’ll proceed regardless.