Ranking The College Rankings

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Are ranking publications actually helpful to high school students in helping them choose a college or university? (U.S. News & World Report)

There are a lot of factors a student has to consider when choosing a college, such as cost, location, reputation, and curriculum.

With so many variables, students — and parents — often turn to the U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review for guidance. But do those rankings actually help a student make an informed and accurate decision?

NPR education blogger Anya Kamenetz joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of college ranking criteria.


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