College rankings are “all the buzz”, but should be taken only as one small component of your research.  The rankings are based on a variety of criteria, and it is unclear if some may even be influenced by fees. But if you proceed with caution, they can still be interesting and may provide some relative comparisons that are useful.  US News & World Report is probably the best known ranking source at  But some less known comparisons can be found by cautious web searching. For example, is another interesting resource.  Just don’t get too focused on rankings – there are many more important factors in your selection.


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