Top university drops out of ‘US News’ undergrad rankings

Columbia University announced on Tuesday 6 June that its undergraduate schools would no longer participate in the US News & World Report college rankings, the first major university to refuse to supply information to the influential undergraduate guide for students and parents, write Stephanie Saul and Anemona Hartocollis for The New York Times.

Columbia said it had become concerned about the “outsized influence” the rankings played in the undergraduate admissions process. “Much is lost in this approach,” the university said in an announcement signed by officials including Mary C Boyce, Columbia’s provost.

Columbia also noted that the expected US Supreme Court decision to end or curtail affirmative action “may well lead to a reassessment of admissions policies in ways we can’t even contemplate at this point”.
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