Wednesday, March 16, 2016

US News.com 2016 rankings: a few remarkable "facts", plus reputation scores

Once again, Columbia Law School reports the best student-faculty ratio in the nation, clocking in at an incredible 6.1 to 1, compared to Yale's sorry 7.8/1, Stanford's 7.3/1, Chicago's 8.6/1 and Penn's 10/1--even though all those schools are smaller than Columbia.  Remarkable!

Equally remarkable are the 96.5% of NYU grads who were reported as employed at graduation!  Columbia managed only 95.7%, Chicago 93.6%, and Stanford 90.9%.  Of course, this is nothing compared to UVA's 98.3% employed at graduation! 

The academic reputation scores are gradually forming new clusters reflecting the "overall" U.S. news rank, and not anything else that's discernible.  In the academic reputation survey, 67% of those surveyed responded; meanwhile, the response rate to the lawyer/judge poll (always low), has apparently collapsed since (a) they don't report it, but (b) US News.com is now using three years worth of surveys [instead of two] and averaging them!

The top 25 in academic reputation (US News score, most recent scholarly impact rank [2015])

1.  Harvard University (4.8) (2)

1.  Stanford University (4.8) (5)

1.  Yale University (4.8) (1)

4.  Columbia University (4.6) (7)

4.  University of Chicago (4.6) (3)

6.  New York University (4.5) (4)

6.  University of California, Berkeley (4.5) (9)

8.  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (4.4) (15)

8.  University of Pennsylvania (4.4) (11)

10. University of Virginia (4.3) (17) 

11. Cornell University (4.2) (13)

11. Duke University (4.2) (8)

11. Northwestern University (4.2) (12)

14. Georgetown University (4.1) (15)

15. University of Texas, Austin (4.0) (20)

16. University of California, Los Angeles (3.9) (13)

16. Vanderbilt University (3.9) (9)

18. Emory University (3.5) (27)

18. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (3.5) (19)

18. Washington University, St. Louis (3.5) (21)

21. Boston University (3.4) (21)

21. University of Notre Dame (3.4) (25)

21. University of Southern California (3.4) (39)

21. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (3.4) (33)

21. University of Wisconsin, Madison (3.4) (not in the top 40)

The top 25 in lawyer/judge reputation

1.  Harvard University (4.8)

1.  Stanford University (4.8)

3.  University of Chicago (4.7)

3.  Yale University (4.7)

5.  Columbia University (4.6)

6.  New York University (4.5)

6.  University of California, Berkeley (4.5)

6.  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (4.5)

6.  University of Virginia (4.5)

10. Duke University (4.4)

10. Northwestern University (4.4)

10. University of Pennsylvania (4.4)

13. Cornell University (4.3)

13. Georgetown University (4.3)

15. University of Texas, Austin (4.2)

16. University of California, Los Angeles (4.1)

16. Vanderbilt University (4.1)

18. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (3.9)

18. University of Notre Dame (3.9)

18. Washington University, St. Louis (3.9)

21. Emory University (3.8)

21. University of Southern California (3.8)

23. Boston College (3.7)

23. George Washington University (3.7)

23. Indiana University, Bloomington (3.7)

23. University of California, Hastings (3.7)

23. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (3.7)

23. Washington & Lee University (3.7) 

 

 

https://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2016/03/us-newscom-2016-rankings-a-few-remarkable-facts-plus-reputation-scores.html

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