Paul L. Caron

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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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

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

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

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

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.


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