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What is the Best University in America?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, October 4th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

In recent weeks, as they do about this time each year, several publications have attempted to crown the best university in America. So what is the best university in the country? The answer’s not quite so simple. In fact, just about the only thing these rankings agree on is that they really don’t agree what […]

It’s Rankings Season – Top Colleges in the US and the World

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Welcome to the fall. It’s not only the start of college classes, but also typically marks the release of major college rankings. As we’ve discussed before, rankings are controversial, and each methodology has strengths and weaknesses. Rather than make a big deal about each new ranking, we’re just going to link you to two of […]

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Top Colleges for Foreign Students

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 at 10:44 am

Finally! After complaining that previous rankings don’t take into account the differences for international students (and taking some time to create a ranking of our own), we’ve finally found a ranking specifically for foreign students. Newsweek has come up with a list of its top colleges for international students. Newsweek‘s top 10 schools for international […]

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Side by Side Comparison: Top 10 Cheapest Colleges for Foreign v US Students

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 at 10:29 am

The U.S. Department of Education recently launched a great new website, the College Affordability and Transparency Center, designed to help students get information about the cost of an undergraduate college education. One of the neatest features is a little tool that lets you look at lists of institutions with the highest/lowest tuition and highest/lowest net […]

Is the US Still the Preferred Destination for International Students?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 at 10:38 am

This chart comes from a new Institute of International Education (IIE) survey measuring how prospective students view different study abroad locations.  According to their data, the U.S. is viewed as having the most diverse, highest quality and most welcoming educational system … as well as the highest tuition and most complex visa procedures.

Germany Ranked Most Supportive Country for International Students

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, March 10th, 2011 at 11:20 am

The British Council has completed a new survey, ranking countries in terms of how supportive they are of international students.  According to the BBC, Germany came out on top, largely because foreign students pay the same in tuition fees as home students.  Germany also teaches many degrees in English, reducing language barriers. The top 6 […]

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We’re Number One! So What?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Malaysian universities are chasing higher rankings as a way to demonstrate their competitiveness on the world stage, but how much stock should we put in university rankings? The New York Times looks at the validity of university rankings, wondering whether, given that rankings are so objective and unscientific, they should hold the cache that they […]

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Finland #1 in College Accessibility, Affordability

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Saturday, October 30th, 2010 at 10:45 am

A new study ranks countries in terms of how accessible and how affordable higher education is.  Finland came out on top in both categories.  The U.S. came in 12th in affordability and 4th in accessibility (via The Chronicle of Higher Education).

Even More Rankings – This Time of PhD Programs

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Friday, October 1st, 2010 at 11:03 am

The Washington Post’s College, Inc. blog discusses the meaning of the National Research Council’s doctoral program rankings (which, apparently, you need a PhD to decipher). Previous posts on university rankings: Should you trust university rankings? Yet more university rankings U.S. universities still best in the world, says U.K. magazine

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Should You Trust University Rankings?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Last week we shared the results of two rankings of international universities – the THE and US News and World Reports (based on the QS rankings) – which came to different conclusions as to which universities are the best in the world. The Hindustan Times looks at why different rankings produce different results, and why […]

Yet More University Rankings

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 at 2:26 pm

On the heels of last week’s World University Rankings comes U.S. News and World Reports‘ World’s Best Universities ranking.  This list ranks schools around the world based on their attraction to international students and faculty. UPDATE: Not a fan of rankings? You’re not alone.  Check out what Australian universities have to say about these sorts […]

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U.S. universities still best in the world, says U.K. magazine

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, September 16th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

In the Times Higher Education annual World University Rankings, the top 5 universities are all in the U.S.   Forbes has a roundup of the results, noting that U.S. universities take 72 of the top 200 spots.

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Schools that will pay you to attend

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

International Counselor looks at the top 20 most generous schools for international students, using his own calculations to figure out where you’re most likely to get aid

Where will you feel at home?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

CBS Money Watch lists the 12 most popular universities for international students

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