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A Washington And Lee Statement On College Rankings

"Washington and Lee President Kenneth P. Ruscio today [2007] joined a group of top liberal arts college presidents in a new effort to provide clear, understandable information and data about the University to prospective students, their families and other interested parties."
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College And University Rankings

Extensive U. of Illinois compilation of rankings (undergrad, business, law, etc.) includes discussion of controversial aspects.
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A Washington And Lee Statement On College Rankings

"Washington and Lee President Kenneth P. Ruscio today [2007] joined a group of top liberal arts college presidents in a new effort to provide clear, understandable information and data about the University to prospective students, their families and other interested parties."
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Business Week -- Business School Profiles And Rankings

Most recent biennial rankings of MBA programs, with updates available.
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College And University Rankings

Extensive U. of Illinois compilation of rankings (undergrad, business, law, etc.) includes discussion of controversial aspects.
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Forbes America's Best Colleges List

From July 2012. Compiled by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, focusing on: "quality of teaching, great career prospects, high graduation rates and low-levels of debt."
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National Ranking Systems

International listing of country rankings, including the U.S..
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National Survey Of Student Engagement

Not tabular institution-by-institution ratings, but rather "information from hundreds of four-year colleges and universities nationwide about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college."
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Open Doors

This IIE site probably is the preeminent compilation of data on international educational exchange -- foreign students studying in the U.S. and U.S. students studying abroad.
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Princeton Review

Link goes to "best colleges" compilation, but other materials are also available.
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U.S. News & World Report -- America's Best Colleges

Highlights of the annual surveys. You have to pay via credit card to see the full details.
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U.S. News & World Report -- Best Graduate Schools

Highlights of the annual survey.
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Washington Monthly College Guide

Annual ranking of universities and liberal arts colleges based on "contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country)."
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