Graduate schools matter too: A way to improve our place in the rankings

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.

Differing criteria source of lower international rankings for Washington University

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.

| Contributing Reporter

Freshman retention rate 17th highest, says study

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.

| Senior News Editor

Wash. U. Ranked 14th on Identified by Market-Demand

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.

| Contributing reporter

WU ranked 14 by US News & World Report

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 […]

| Senior News Editor

Effective college cost on the rise after period of decline

The tuition crisis is worsening as the fees for attending both public and private institutions continue to rise at a pace far exceeding the rate of inflation.

| Contributing Reporter

WU ranked 13th most dangerous college by Daily Beast news blog

The Daily Beast news blog has ranked Washington University as the nation’s thirteenth most dangerous college, a ranking that administration officials question for its methodology.

| News Editor

Wrighton remains confident despite drop in rankings

Though Washington University in St. Louis dropped one step in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best National Universities rankings, Chancellor Mark Wrighton remains confident in the University’s quality of education and community. Before the new report was released, Wash.U. was ranked 12th, but in the newest report, it was moved to 13th.

| News Reporters

Olin rises to 13th place in magazine’s rankings

Business Week ranked the Olin Business School 13th in its fifth annual undergraduate business school rankings, up from 16th last year and 15th in 2008. Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business took first place in the rankings, while the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce came in second.

| Staff Reporter

Best movies of the year

In typical Cadenza fashion, we’re doing things a little differently this year. This isn’t a list of last year’s best movies, but it has most of them on it. These were the movies we found to be the best of 2008, maybe a bit of an off year in film compared to 2007, but filled […]

| Managing Editor

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