15 Reasons to Ignore U.S. News & World Report’s College Rankings

Most college-bound teenagers and their parents never look at U.S. News and World Report’s college rankings, which is actually a healthy thing.
U.S. News’ college rankings, are much more likely to be a preoccupation of teenagers and parents in affluent households.  I believe the fixation with the rankings is a major reason for the tremendous stress and mental health issues that too many of these students experience. It’s my hope that students and parents won’t put so much faith in them when they know more about how these destructive college rankings work.
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