Update: On August 17, Business Insider named MIT the best college in America.
One sure sign that the academic year is near: college rankings—and it seems the number of rankings and categories grow each year.
The most well-known list maker, U.S. News & World Report, will release their annual undergraduate college rankings in mid-September but many other organization have unveiled their lists during the summer.
The merit and value of these rankings are always up for debate, and Slice of MIT is not endorsing any of these lists. Our goal is to generate conversation among the MIT community, and given our readers’ past reactions to MIT-related lists, we expect many different viewpoints to be shared.
Take a look at the categories—and MIT’s spot in the rankings—then let us know your take in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter. Information on each category’s methodology can be found at the bottom of this article.
Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) via Business Insider
Forbes (in partnership with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity)
- The 20 Most Intense Colleges In America: #1 (via Business Insider)
- Best Academics: #1
- Best Colleges: #2
- Smartest Students: #3
PayScale via Business Insider