Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Following up on last week's post, Rankings Scandal at George Washington: U.S. News has stripped George Washington University of its #51 ranking in the 2013 national university rankings because of GW's admission 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. U.S. News instead has placed GW in its listing of unranked schools. (Class rank accounts for 6% in the U.S. News methodology -- in 2012, GW reported that 78% of its incoming freshmen ranked in the Top 10%; the correct figure was 58%.) Although Emory and Claremont McKenna announced earlier this year that they supplied incorrect data for many years, U.S. News did not strip their rankings.