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  1. CuseJacket

    CuseJacket Administrator Staff Member

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    Debate the merits of the US News methodology if you wish. In any case, Georgia Tech is up to #29 overall and is now the #5 public school on the list.



    https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities

    In an email from the GT Alumni Association:
     
  2. bwelbo

    bwelbo Helluva Engineer

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    "Debate the merits of the US News methodology if you wish."

    Exactly. The first question people should ask is how we could be top 5 in every single engineering program yet be #29. The answer is some of the metrics are a little unusual (my terms). For example, we got basically a low F on "Social Mobility:" Basically, how many poor people do we admit and graduate. That's a tremendously difficult metric for an elite STEM school. Amazing to get such a high rating when you get close to a 0 on part of the metrics (we ranked well over #200 on that one).
     
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  3. coldbeer

    coldbeer Helluva Engineer

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    Which four public universities are ahead of us?

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  4. herb

    herb Helluva Engineer

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    UCLA, Cal-Berkeley, Michigan and Virginia
     
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    lauraee Helluva Engineer

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    The 2nd question is how/why they keep uncheats so high even when uncheats almost lost their accreditation.
    They had uncheats high even during that time period,
     
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  6. coldbeer

    coldbeer Helluva Engineer

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    Thank you. Imagine if the BOR ever let GT start a law school.

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  7. bwelbo

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    Their accreditation was put on probation for 5 years IIRC. They shouldn’t have even been on the list at least then.
     
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    Someone tried—I believe in the 70s. I was told Petit said “no”, and all we needed was a small law library. I only got some of the story, but I was told the law school ended up at Ga State.
    I’d have to look to see if the dates line up. Not sure if everything does.


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  10. CuseJacket

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  11. bwelbo

    bwelbo Helluva Engineer

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    The SEC (pretty much other than Vanderbilt) is the bottom of the barrel for quality of school. Which is sad considering that’s their main purpose.
     
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    What I hate is how these ranking publications end up driving academic direction. Someone decided grad rates was " important" so Tech loses its sink or swim model and has to conform to get the ranks..... academic innovation goes out the window and everyone ends up looking the same........not much different than the football team ;)
     
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  13. coldbeer

    coldbeer Helluva Engineer

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    Missed our chance when UGA started an engineering school a few years back

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  14. gthxxxx

    gthxxxx Jolly Good Fellow

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    Dunno about back in the 70s, but I'm under the impression that the law field in general has been oversaturated for the past decade? Although a specialization in patent law might be worth a look.
     

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