THE NUMBERS GAME: AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO COLLEGE RANKINGS by Marla Holt and Erin Peterson
t seems as though every media outlet has gotten in on the college rankings game, handing out superlatives like candy on Halloween. Some publications use time-honored methodology, others have—to put it mildly—more subjective ways of compiling results. Prospective midshipmen and curious alumni can now see where the United States Naval Academy ranks with regard to everything from academics and student life to food and facilities. Academic quality? Look to the top of any list. Living quarters? You’ll probably ﬁnd it hovering near the bottom. You can’t win them all.
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USNA Alumni Association and Foundation magazine