Report of the NACAC Ad Hoc Committee on US News & World Rankings
Released in 2011, this report includes recommendations from NACAC's Ad Hoc Committee on U.S. News and World Report Rankings. The committee's recommendations focused on ensuring that students and families have the ability to form their own impressions about which college is the best fit for them.
Methodology Behind College Rankings
Each ranking publication relies on a different formula, or methodology, to determine which colleges and universities it considers the "best." This page includes links to the methodology of popular college ranking publications so you can help your students determine which factors matter to them or what information may be missing in any given ranking publication.
Non-NACAC Publication Excerpt Policy
The NACAC Journal of College Admission welcomes excerpts from works revolving around college admission counseling.Learn More
Episode 11: "Why College Late Bloomers Are Special"
Listen to Episode 11 of NACAC's College Admissions Decoded podcast.Learn More
Episode 10: "What Do College Rankings Really Mean?"
Listen to Episode 10 of NACAC's College Admissions Decoded podcast.Learn More
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