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Gaming the College Rankings


DePaul’s own Jon Boeckenstedt was quoted in a New York Times piece yesterday. The article (Gaming the College Rankings) is a short but worthwhile read, that covers some of the inherent gaming of the system that takes place with university ranking. Anyway, here is the quote:

“The reliance on this is out of hand,” said Jon Boeckenstedt, the associate vice president who oversees admissions at DePaul University in Chicago. “It’s a nebulous thing, comparing the value of a college education at one institution to another, so parents and students and counselors focus on things that give them the illusion of precision.”

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