By this time of year, high school seniors have received their acceptance letters and have either made their decision of where to attend or will be doing so very soon. It’s also the time of year that colleges shine up their halls to make both their academic and campus life as appealing as possible to visiting students. When making the big decision of where to attend college, most will check various college rankings. U.S. News has been doing an annual ranking of colleges since Sam Adams matriculated at Harvard. They are generally a trusted source of this sort of information, and one of their most popular rankings is their list of the top 50 schools. However in our digital world there are many competing sources. An interesting one is the list on Rate My Professor. It takes into account data on both campus life (school reputation, clubs, and even the food in the cafeteria) and combines it with student feedback on their instructors. One can assume that some of the criteria used by U.S. News factors into this student list, but certainly not all of it.
With that in mind we pose these simple questions which we challenge you to answer! We of course will share the answers in a later post. (No Cheating!)
1) How many schools appear on the Top 25 Universities on both the Rate my Professor list and the U.S. News list?
2) Which one of these schools appear on both lists?
- Louisiana State University
- New York University
- Washington University in Saint Louis
Bonus: What were the #1 Universities on both lists? (Hint: They are not the same)