College Rankings

Dr. Astin finds: "the pecking order of American higher education institutions that drives the annual 'admissions madness
Mr. Stewart further concludes that two recent efforts by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education (no relation
Aggressive college lists are focused on the challenge and reach and they often are used by students applying to more than
Time to commence a predictable cycle of these party school rankings.
Here's the truth of the application review process...
Danville's recent ranking in Southern Living magazine as No. 6 on a list of "21 Best Southern College Towns" may have caught some by surprise. For me, it's a well-deserved honor that's been a long time coming.
Based on cost of attendance, graduation rates and how well grads do in the workplace.
To me, school is a place for learning, exploring, applying, and above all, growing. My advice to you is to never forget that. Education is a journey. Do not belittle it and add unnecessary stress by throwing yourself into books for a mere letter. It is worth a lot more.
Students who are serious about applying to ultra-selective schools need to affirmatively articulate - first to themselves, then to the colleges - reasons why schools should want to welcome them. Even so, no one gets in to ultra-selective without a little luck. "Reach" schools are reaches for everyone.
Students change, so colleges are instead looking for dynamic individuals that are open-minded, capable of learning, and able to contribute back to their community. These traits can be show at either a private or public school.