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    2014 US News National Univ rankings - ISU #101

    National University Rankings | Top National Universities | US News Best Colleges Tied with KU, OU, and Nebraska, and ranked behind Alabama, Auburn, TCU, Colorado, Mizzou, and Tulsa.



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    Re: 2014 US News National Univ rankings - ISU #101

    Hopefully we can get back into the top 100 next year but our mission as a Land Grant school will prevent us from ever being at the top of these as admissions selectivity and retention are a big part of these rankings.



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    Re: 2014 US News National Univ rankings - ISU #101

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    National University Rankings | Top National Universities | US News Best Colleges Tied with KU, OU, and Nebraska, and ranked behind Alabama, Auburn, TCU, Colorado, Mizzou, and Tulsa.
    It sucks that US News advertises their rankings so much that they are generally regarded as the top academic metric. Their methodology serves their consumer base, which is high school students looking to find a college they like. With that said, next time I go to Lincoln, I fully expect a banner to hang at the front of the campus "US News and World Report ranked just as good as Iowa State".

    On a side note, if you want to see some decent methodology done by a Chinese source for world ranking of universities look here.


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    Re: 2014 US News National Univ rankings - ISU #101

    Your Annual Reminder to Ignore the U.S. News & World Report College Rankings - John Tierney - The Atlantic

    Another one

    I remember discussing this with someone at the graduate office and he mentioned some other factors

    1. Research papers published: it doesn't take into account how many papers are in progress. So if one university has 1 paper published, the university gets a better score than the others not publishing any papers. And this doesn't take into account the quality of the publishing. So one school can also gets high credits if several of its professors publish papers at the same year.
    2. Buildings: if you get a new building, you'll get rewarded in the ranking.

    There are some things that are quite subjective and overall, it's OK to see the top 10, but after that it becomes fuzzy. It also will depend on the program. US News lumps everything into one.



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    Re: 2014 US News National Univ rankings - ISU #101

    Where were we last year? I thought I remember us being in the high 80s only a few years ago correct?



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