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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Rankings Scandal at George Washington

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George Washington University, ranked #51 in the latest U.S. News college rankings, admitted on Thursday that it has been inflating the percentage of its incoming freshman class ranked in the top 10% of their high school graduating class for at least a decade.  Class rank accounts for 6% in the U.S. News rankings methodology. (In 2012, George Washington reported that 78% of its incoming freshmen ranked in the Top 10%; the correct figure was 58%.)  Emory and Claremont McKenna announced earlier this year that they supplied incorrect data to U.S. News for many years.

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Too bad we can't prosecute. However, there might be class action suits aginst them by students who have been defrauded.. Ought to sue Presidents, Bds and other officials.

Disgusting!

Posted by: wes bowers | Nov 11, 2012 6:52:58 PM

Gee, lawyers and academics - even academic lawyers - are liars. Who'd a thunk it?

Posted by: mbecker908 | Nov 11, 2012 7:57:53 PM

According to George Washington University, it was George Bush who chopped down the cherry tree.

Posted by: PacRim Jim | Nov 11, 2012 10:07:48 PM

So they falsified the data on their entering freshman. What other data did they falsify? And who's going to bother to audit them?

Posted by: Steve White | Nov 12, 2012 5:41:57 AM