(Latest Revision -- December 14, 2002)

Criticism of the U.S. News & World Report Survey on Best Colleges

  1. U.S. News rankings miss the mark
  2. 'Best' List for Colleges by U.S. News Is Under Fire, Alex Kuczynski, N.Y. Times, August 20, 2001,
  3. Broken Ranks U.S. News' college rankings measure everything but what matters. And most universities do not seem to mind, Washington Monthly Online, September 2001, Amy Graham and Nicholas Thompson
  4. Letter from Gerhard Casper, president of Stanford University, to James Fallows, editor of U.S. News & World Report
  5. A Review of the Methodology for the U.S. News & World Report's Rankings of Undergraduate Colleges and Universities
  6. U.S. News and World Report's response in a letter received by The Monthly on August 23rd
  7. U.S. News college rankings invite criticism Writer examines ranking system's validity and subsequent impact on college choices
  8. `U.S. News' rankings under fire

Links to College Rankings

  1. "General Undergraduate Rankings," Education and Social Science Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  2. U.S. News Best Colleges
  3. Princeton Review College Rankings