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Unigo Expert Network: How Important Are College Rankings?

April 5th, 2011

This week’s question for the network from Jamie in Madison, WI asks:

“How important are college rankings when choosing a college?”

The Unigo Expert Network is a group of top education experts from across the US answering questions submitted by students and parents about college admissions and succeeding after high school.

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Ivy League role model

April 4th, 2011

by Jane S. Shropshire

Lexington, KY – The University of Pennsylvania is a private institution widely considered to be among our nation’s strongest. Yet for years, it lagged Ivy League peers in rankings and in attracting top student and faculty talent. Why? Many pointed to the bleak, crime-ridden neighborhoods surrounding Penn’s campus. Faculty, for the most part, fled to homes in the suburbs at day’s end, and students who wanted to shop, see movies or enjoy any of the city’s amenities were transported to Center City by van or bus.

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