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    America's Best Colleges...Forbes Magazine

    Just received my 9/1/08 issue and there it is on page 46...ISU is ranked #563 out of 569...IN THE "BOTTOM TEN COLLEGES".

    I haven't reviewed the explanation of their methodology but I am having a difficult time believing we would ever be in the bottom ten. At any rate...this is not real good publicity for ISU.



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    Re: America's Best Colleges...Forbes Magazine

    probably illinois state. where do they have I State listed?



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    Re: America's Best Colleges...Forbes Magazine

    the CCAP ranks 569 undergraduate institutions based on the quality of the education they provide, and how much their students achieve.

    wow, I want my money back, I can't believe Central is ranked higher



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    Re: America's Best Colleges...Forbes Magazine

    How is that even possible?



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    Re: America's Best Colleges...Forbes Magazine

    Here's the online link...

    America's Best Colleges - Forbes.com

    They apparently like our Campanille though, it's used for at least three colleges. Iowa State, Northeastern University (568), and Drew University (63).


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    Re: America's Best Colleges...Forbes Magazine

    Hope HB does not see this.


    New College of Florida is 29 and 15k. How much did they pay or are they related to gymnast judges?


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    Re: America's Best Colleges...Forbes Magazine

    25% of the scoring comes from RateMyProfessors.com...


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    Re: America's Best Colleges...Forbes Magazine

    Yeah, someone sent that to me earlier in the week and I couldn't believe it. I have no idea what they used for their criteria but something in there is really, really screwing ISU. Here are the Iowa colleges in order:
    71 Cornell
    90 Clarke
    107 Grinnell
    182 Coe
    188 Luther
    211 Northwestern
    241 Simpson
    331 UofI
    374 Dordt
    430 Wartburg
    472 UNI
    486 Drake
    554 Central
    563 ISU
    Umm, ok.



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    Re: America's Best Colleges...Forbes Magazine

    We beat Toledo.


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    Re: America's Best Colleges...Forbes Magazine

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones View Post
    25% of the scoring comes from RateMyProfessors.com...
    As soon as I read that they lost all credibility with me. Another 25% comes from how many grads pay to have their names listed in Who's Who in America.



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    Re: America's Best Colleges...Forbes Magazine

    I call BS. When you have the number 1 agriculture school in the world, how can you be ranked that low. Plus we have one of the top engineering schools. Just because ISU doesn't have a law school doesn't mean we suck.


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    Re: America's Best Colleges...Forbes Magazine

    The way they rank them is BS. Using online rankings, books you pay to get into, and high hard to get awards. Look at what grads do in the real world, not in the kiss my butt world.


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    Re: America's Best Colleges...Forbes Magazine

    pure garbage, makes forbes look stupid if you ask me.

    How many patents originated from Coe college?

    Seriously people.



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    Re: America's Best Colleges...Forbes Magazine

    Isn't ISU one of the higher rated Big 12 schools? According to US news it was, even though we were still in the 70's-80's. Here's a question, if you had to rank all the big 12 schools based on academics, what would your order be? Personally I don't know enough to make an educated list but I'm curious to what some people’s answers are.



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    Re: America's Best Colleges...Forbes Magazine

    Forbes also listed Kevin McHale as the best General Manager in all of the 4 major professional sports.

    Read it here: http://www.forbes.com/2007/03/02/spo...0302gms_2.html


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