The Olin Business School’s undergraduate program is the fourth-best in the country, narrowly besting the University of Pennsylvania’s celebrated Wharton School, according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s latest rankings. Olin rose four places from last year’s ranking—the first year it made the top 10—in the 2013 rankings released Wednesday.
Washington University has earned high scores on various college rankings in past years, but this year the University is number one on the Princeton Review’s “Best College Dorms” list. The Princeton Review compiled the rankings by asking 122,000 students from 377 colleges, “How do you rate the comfort of your campus dorms?” in an online survey in 2011 and 2012.
As members of Washington University Students for Undergraduate Student Diversity (WU/FUSED) work to increase socioeconomic diversity on campus, Washington University has moved up three spots to crack America’s top 35 most expensive schools in tuition, room and board.
Since the 1980s, when it became commonplace to rank our schools, there have been deep disagreements about the relative value and validity of such endeavors. Though the most common example is college rankings—best exemplified by the infamous U.S.
The Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) was revamped this year. The organization, which had only three members last year, now boasts between 400 and 500. This Saturday, the group’s hard work paid off when it was awarded the title of “Most Oustanding Student Branch in the Region,” and senior Jeff Feiereisen won “Most Outstanding Student Member.
The Daily Beast has recently released a ranking of the 50 most stressful universities in the country and has assigned Washington University a rank of lucky number 13.