The Rankings Are Up. Let the Sour Graping Begin!

The new U.S. News America's Best Colleges rankings are now online, and schools have begun celebrating their success (while still being humble) or downplaying their misfortune.

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Shameless self-promotion: The new U.S. News America's Best Colleges rankings are now online, and schools have begun celebrating their success (while still being humble) or downplaying their misfortune. Typical response: "These rankings must be taken with a 'grain of salt.' "

Much has been made of the rankings' value lately—a point that every news story is compelled to mention.

Alison Go