Post by WilsonBlvdHoya on Aug 23, 2016 15:04:24 GMT -5
I don't have the web link yet but saw the old-school/paper copy of the 2016 Washington Monthly College Rankings (Sept-Oct 2016 issue) and Gtown placed ninth among national universities. Especially fascinating to contrast that with last year's ranking of 108th!! Top schools were Stanford/Harvard/MIT; Penn was 5th or so and a number of the California public universities were ahead of GU.
Part of the altered methodology that would produce such disparate outcomes for Gtown includes a new graduate compensation ranking. GU placed 2nd among all national universities in this category. It also did well (as it always does) in number of Peace Corps volunteers (5th) and surprisingly well in ratio of PhD to Bachelor graduates (33rd or so if memory serves me right). Which would imply maybe the institution isn't quite as overwhelmingly pre-professional as the #2 compensation ranking would have us believe.
Also telling was that GU was not in the top 50 value-for-dollar WM college rankings. Which does imply that the Hilltop is still preponderantly a place for those can afford it out of pocket.....