US News Changes Methodology Behind Annual Rankings

The annual release of the U.S. News Best Colleges list came with new methodologies for ranking schools. While the recent change in approach includes parameters such as faculty salaries and rank, the most controversial change focuses on test scores during the pandemic.

Colleges reporting less than 50% of their admitted …

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Increased Diversity in 2021 UC Admissions

In 2021, the UC’s saw an increase in the number of admitted students by 19% from 2019. The number of admitted underrepresented freshmen increased by about 22%, whereas the number of well-represented groups–Caucasian and Asian American students–increased by about 10%.

In 2019, 28,547 underrepresented freshmen were admitted across all UC …

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Breaking Down UC Admissions

At various points in the past decade, the admission data of the University of California has come under scrutiny. Below is a graph depicting the proportion of students of each origin admitted to each UC campus for the 2020 season. UC Irvine admitted the highest proportion of international students, making …

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Less-Selective Colleges With Highest Retention

Retention refers to a students’ continued enrollment in one institution after completion of their first year. A high retention rate is a sign that the institution boasts strong academics, strong support, and great student life overall that help a student graduate and achieve greater goals. …

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The Top 100 U.S. Colleges, Ranked by Tuition · 2020

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NYU and UC Berkeley trail Ivy League for employability

Investment in an undergraduate degree typically provides access to higher-paying jobs, strong alumni networks, and greater financial success. …

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