Washington University students who are upset when they are mistaken for attending George Washington University could become angrier now that GW’s national reputation has taken a hit. GW was removed from the 51st spot in the U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges of 2013” rankings after it was revealed that the Washington, D.C. university misreported data.
In U.S. News & World Report’s Best National Universities rankings for 2012-13, Washington University maintained the 14th-place ranking it held last year.
The Olin Business School at Washington University’s undergraduate program was ranked eighth in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek in its 2012 rankings released earlier this week. Last year, the program was ranked 14th.
It was reported on Tuesday that a “senior administrator” at Claremont McKenna College inflated the school’s reported SAT averages in order to increase its placement in the US News and World Report college and university rankings, where Claremont McKenna is currently ranked as the ninth best liberal arts school.
A recent ranking of architecture schools placed Washington University’s Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, fourth in the nation. The ranking of “America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools” was published by Greenway Communications last week.
Washington University, while consistently attaining very high positions in national rankings, does not fare quite as well overseas. According to the recently published Times World University Rankings 2011-2012, Wash. U. comes in at No. 38 behind No. 23 University of Washington and No. 29 University of California, Santa Barbara.
Washington University was ranked 41st on a list of the best schools in the world by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings earlier this month. This is further down the list than other U.S. schools which are ranked near the University in domestic rankings.
For the most part, Washington University students are happy here, and it shows. Washington University was ranked No. 17 in highest retention rate by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. “This is very important for us,” University Provost Edward Macias said.
Washington University in St. Louis was ranked 14th highest in terms of market-demand in a ranking of universities recently released by Identified, a new professional search engine.
Washington University dropped one spot in U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of national universities, placing at 14. Last year, it was tied for number 13 with Johns Hopkins University, which once again took the number 13 spot. Washington University has been ranked in a number of published lists this year. In August, Forbes [...]