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  • #397060

    Tenzo
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    RANK
    29 University of Michigan–Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
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    41 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
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    56 Ohio State University–Columbus Columbus, OH

    Well, at least you have your football. Be sure to put on your resume;
    “but we had a good football team!”

    <<snicker>>

    #397061

    dru
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    somertimeoh wrote >>

    Lakee911 wrote >>
    What is the difference between a university and a college?

    Colleges don’t have graduate programs.

    Part of it, but not always the case – locally Denison is a University sans a single graduate program.

    In some states, i.e. PA it is a regulated definition and institutions have to meet certain criteria to be considered a University. In others you can use either/or and for some it is simply historic (i.e. The College of William and Mary).

    #397062

    Tenzo
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    looks like the highest ranking schools have good rail systems.

    #397063

    maveric1
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    Tenzo wrote >>
    RANK
    29 University of Michigan–Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
    ………
    RANK
    41 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
    ………
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    56 Ohio State University–Columbus Columbus, OH
    Well, at least you have your football. Be sure to put on your resume;
    “but we had a good football team!”

    <<snicker>>

    That’s funny… “had” a good football team? Doesn’t that apply to Meechigan?

    #397064

    somertimeoh
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    dru wrote >>

    somertimeoh wrote >>

    Lakee911 wrote >>
    What is the difference between a university and a college?

    Colleges don’t have graduate programs.

    Part of it, but not always the case – locally Denison is a University sans a single graduate program.
    In some states, i.e. PA it is a regulated definition and institutions have to meet certain criteria to be considered a University. In others you can use either/or and for some it is simply historic (i.e. The College of William and Mary).

    Ah, thanks for the clarification. When I was school shopping in high school that was the explanation they gave us. Guess it was a good general rule.

    #1040836

    News
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    Ohio State drops two spots in college rankings
    September 11, 2014
    Danielle Seamon and Logan Hickman

    The football field isn’t the only place where the Buckeyes are dropping in the rankings. Ohio State dropped two spots over the course of the year — to No. 54 from No. 52 — in the “U.S. News & World Report” annual rankings of national best colleges. Out of the 50 public institutions in the 2015 edition of the list, OSU also fell two spots to No. 18.

    READ MORE: http://thelantern.com/2014/09/ohio-state-drops-two-spots-in-college-rankings/

    #1040850

    RBloodworth
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    Thanks, Obama Dr. Drake. (rolls eyes)

    (Seriously, I think we should take an over/under on how long until someone on an OSU messageboard actually blames him for this. Well, either him or Gene Smith…)

    #1040852

    GCrites80s
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    Thanks, Obama Dr. Drake. (rolls eyes)

    I’m actually going to blame that cheesecloth offensive line that lets almost everything through.

    #1040935

    gramarye
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    I’ve been pretty critical of Drake so far, and will likely remain so for his tenure, but these rankings deserve a fair amount of criticism, too.

    Also, just look up earlier on this thread: We were #56 in 2010, so we’re still ahead of where we were then.

    My biggest criticism of the rankings is that they essentially affirmatively punish land grant institutions that remain true to what land grant institutions were supposed to do (granted, 150 years ago–maybe USNWR thinks it’s time for revisiting that mission) and reward those that act more like the Ivies and other schools that, whether they admit it or not, are better geared towards those with money, college-educated families, etc. Increasing tuition doesn’t really hurt you; increasing selectivity really helps you. Research trumps instruction (the rankings might not have caused that phenomenon, but they certainly amplify it, since now those who were comfortable with that mindset can help their schools’ rankings by doing what they wanted to do anyway, whereas those who want to shift institutional emphases in more instructional directions have to fight against the possible consequences to their schools’ rankings of doing so).

    #1040977

    Bear
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    My biggest criticism of the rankings is that they essentially affirmatively punish land grant institutions that remain true to what land grant institutions were supposed to do (granted, 150 years ago–maybe USNWR thinks it’s time for revisiting that mission) and reward those that act more like the Ivies and other schools that, whether they admit it or not, are better geared towards those with money, college-educated families, etc.

    I would argue that taxpayers have punished land grant institutions that try to remain true to their mission. US News & World Reports’ rankings just reflect the inevitable outcome.

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