Where does Collegevines school ranking come from? I tried to compare it to US News but the ranks weren't matching up.
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Our rankings are major specific as opposed to overall - so that would be why it doesn’t match up with US News.
For each major, we looked at a mix of factors including:
- Student outcomes (pay, graduation rate, etc.)
- Employer reputation
- Academic experience
- Quality of professors
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Id email firstname.lastname@example.org but I suspect it is a custom formula. But just keep in mind rankings don't really mean a lot as UCLA is better than Harvard in some aspects but UCLA is lower ranked than Harvard or for example, K State is tied for 170th best college but nobody will say its a bad school (except for possibly Jayhawks) but it has a top 10 design program (according to a design magazine). Also, US News factors in acceptance rate to its formula but that's an indicator of prestige, not academic capabilities to properly evaluate a school Id look at post-grad opportunities like placement rate average salary and professional ranking by industry experts not US News and US News like companies.
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