In the emotional whirlwind that is applying for college, there is one beacon of hope, one storied institution that promises to make your decision for you: the fabled college ranking. These annual ranking lists claim to be able to empirically determine which colleges are the best and help confused, young students choose their home for the next four years. The data shows that roughly two-thirds of college students consider these rankings, and among students with higher standardized test scores, the figure rises to more than 80%. Despite this attention, rankings such as those provided by U.S. News are a flawed way of evaluating universities and should not be considered by applicants or students.
Use the fields below to perform an advanced search of The Dartmouth's archives. This will return articles, images, and multimedia relevant to your query.
2 items found for your search. If no results were found please broaden your search.
Sunrise Dartmouth, a student advocacy group on campus, recently released the “Dartmouth New Deal,” a document outlining broad demands of the College. The terms are wide-ranging, including sustainability efforts, financial aid, community outreach, Indigenous student relations and much more. These recommendations contain many good ideas to improve the Dartmouth community significantly, but many of its provisions are vague, impractical or financially arduous. These issues undermine the New Deal’s efficacy, and it does not represent the best way to improve Dartmouth.