August 15, 2008

Forbes Names Top Schools

Forbes just released its list of top schools, claiming "for too many years information about the quality of American higher education has been monopolized by one publication, U.S. News and World Report. 

Forbes listed Vassar as #31 in the Top 50 category.

The U.S. News and World Report rankings should be coming out any day now.

Update 8/16: Here is the methodology for how Forbes determined the rankings. The main factors are the success of alumni and student evaluations on ratemyprofessors.com. 

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

i find that list kind of hard to trust. uc berkeley is ranked 73. i mean....

Anonymous said...

yeah, there are a lot of really sketchy rankings on that list for some schools.

Anonymous said...

yet more proof that rankings are largely subjective

Anonymous said...

These rankings seem completely BS.

Anonymous said...

hahah
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hahah dartmouth is 127th.. ?

Anonymous said...

yeah the rankings seem ridiculous. the whole rate my professor.com thing being 25% of the process is insane. Though if this were by some divine intervention completely accurate I wouldn't be at all upset about our placement...

Anonymous said...

the ratings are 25% based on ratemyprofessors.com

wtf!

Anonymous said...

haha. The biggest reason this is a load of crap? Sarah Lawrence is ranked above us. A drug fueled four year summer camp is supposed to provide a better education than Vassar?

Anonymous said...

12:03 -
SLC students work way harder than Vassar students. They work with a more challenging and innovative curriculum, have much more personal interaction with and feedback from their professors, and their arts and performing arts programs are phenomenal. Just because Vassar's harder to get into doesn't make it better.

Anonymous said...

HA! hahaha.

"A drug fueled four year summer camp" - pretty much the best description of SLC I've ever heard. I've never been told so many bad things about a school by current students than when I did myovernight at SLC (I know that can be subjective too, but come on...)

These are complete bs. Forbes is just proving that these college rankings are just more and more irrelevant with every admissions cycle.

Anonymous said...

Oh, 8:22, I'm sure you were creaming all over the place when you first read the Forbes list over at your shithole campus in Yonkers

Anonymous said...

I go to Vassar
-8:22

Anonymous said...

822, why do you go to Vassar if SLC is so much better? And how do you even know enough about SLC to compare?

Anonymous said...

I love Vassar. I love going here. I think it's an excellent institution, which a lot of people on this blog are more than happy to overlook. That doesn't mean that I look down on other schools, especially ones that are as exceptional in meeting a unique educational vision as SLC. I have a number of friends who go there and I've spent a fair amount of time on campus and visited a few classes. Also, this spring my sister became the fifth member of my family to graduate from there, to answer your question about how I know enough to compare.
-8:22

Anonymous said...

8:22, uh, shut up.

Anonymous said...

yeah, if the people i know who go/went to slc are typical students... then... um... it does not belong higher than vassar.

Anonymous said...

Wow, someone says Vassar isn't paradise on earth and pandemonium ensues. If 12:03 AM hadn't specified, I would assume s/he were talking about Vassar.