Measuring What Matters

Posted on November 1st, 2007 by

Gustavus was surprised to find itself “unranked” in the 2008 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges guide. This new classification results not from a change in the high quality of a Gustavus education, but from the way it answered a series of questions in the magazine’s survey. These questions concerned the use of test scores in its admission process. The Annapolis Group, a consortium of presidents of 125 national liberal arts colleges including Gustavus, has shared the news that many of its members will no longer complete and return U.S. News’s reputation survey — a questionnaire that accounts for a quarter of the points used in the magazine’s overall ranking formula. For more information, go to Rankings.


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