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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Rankings Scandal at George Washington

George Washington University, ranked #51 in the latest U.S. News college rankings, admitted on Thursday that it has been inflating the percentage of its incoming freshman class ranked in the top 10% of their high school graduating class for at least a decade.  Class rank accounts for 6% in the U.S. News rankings methodology. (In 2012, George Washington reported that 78% of its incoming freshmen ranked in the Top 10%; the correct figure was 58%.)  Emory and Claremont McKenna announced earlier this year that they supplied incorrect data to U.S. News for many years.


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I bet this is very common.

BTW, you might enjoy this:

Posted by: Steve | Nov 11, 2012 7:42:08 PM