Thomas Coen ’07 writes in:
I noticed you blogged about the Princeton Review and US News rankings, but didn’t mention the Washington Monthly. From the press release:
Unlike U.S. News’ prestige-focused ranking system, the Washington Monthly rates individual schools based on their tangible contributions to the public interest: on the degree to which they recruit and graduate low-income students; produce PhDs and research; and encourage students to serve in ROTC, the Peace Corps and other service programs. While other guides ask, “what can colleges do for you,” The Washington Monthly asks, “what are colleges doing for the country?”
It’s a good question and rightly so Wesleyan was near the top, ranked#4 (though we were #3 last year).
Check it out yourself:
Also, there’s an article on higher ed in there by Ben Adler, ’02.