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Johns Hopkins University Places 11th in Latest U.S. News and World Report Ranking of Best Colleges

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 8:15am

Johns Hopkins University placed eleventh in the national university category, tied with Dartmouth College, in the 2017-2018 best college ranking by U.S. News and World Report.

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Hopkins Again Cleans Up in U.S. News Grad School Rankings

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 4:06pm

Johns Hopkins University has unsurprisingly maintained its status atop U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of graduate programs for 2018.

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Johns Hopkins Is a Top-Ten University (Again)

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 9:20am

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It was a big deal last year when Johns Hopkins University finally attained a long-time goal of being ranked as one of the top 10 universities in the country, as ranked by US News. This year, when they once again hit the mark, it’s kinda like… meh.

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Johns Hopkins Keeps Rising in College Rankings

0 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 9:49am

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Earlier this fall, Johns Hopkins attained its goal of becoming one of the top 10 universities in the country, according to the US News rankings. On a different list that was released this week, the Baltimore-based university didn’t make the top 10… but that’s okay. Read More →

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MICA Grads Don’t Make Money, and Other Lessons From the College Scorecard

0 Written by: | Monday, Sep 21, 2015 9:25am


It seems like everyone is trying to get in on the college ranking game–even the president. Earlier this month, the Obama administration rolled out the College Scorecard, a new data-driven method for evaluating colleges and universities. What sets the College Scorecard apart from all those other rankings is its focus on student outcomes. Rather than measuring nebulous things like reputation, the College Scorecard focuses on three key metrics: how much a school costs, what percentage of students graduate, and how much money students earn after graduation. There is also information available about diversity, average debt at graduation, and other key factors. Read More →


Johns Hopkins Is Finally a Top Ten University

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 09, 2015 9:44am

Johns Hopkins University

Two years ago, Johns Hopkins announced its plan to become one of the top 10 colleges in the country. Since then, the university has emphasized undergraduate education and, as a result, has slowly been inching its way up the U.S. News’s annual college rankings, moving from 14th place to 12th place to now, finally, the coveted 10th place spot. Considering that the university was ranked 16th just a few years earlier, that’s quite a jump. Read More →


Want to Be Rich? Don’t Go to Hopkins–And Other Weird Lessons From the DB College Rankings

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014 11:04am


If you want further evidence that college rankings don’t make a whole lot of sense, check out the Daily Beast’s annual list of the country’s best colleges.

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Johns Hopkins Is One of the Best Universities in the World

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 9:38am


Johns Hopkins is on a multi-year quest to become one of the top 10 universities in the country. According to the most recent US News ranking, they’ve almost made it, coming in at number 12. (Prepare to go down, Cal Tech and Dartmouth!) But do you know what else sounds pretty good? Being the 14th best university… in the world. And if you filter out the UK schools also in the top spots, this makes Hopkins the 9th best school in the United States!

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It’s College Rankings Time Again

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 10:25am


It’s the time of year that college administrators and admissions officials have been waiting for: the annual release of U.S. News’s college rankings. Even as the whole idea of rankings had been heavily criticized, and despite other magazines trying to steal the glory by developing their own lists, the U.S. News list remains a focus for students and administrators alike. Here’s how local schools measured up this year:

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UMBC Is Totally Hogging the #1 Spot on US News College Rankings

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 10:00am


Just how long can you be “up-and-coming” for? In the case of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, the answer appears to be at least five years:  that’s how long the school has spent at the top of U.S. News & World Report’s list of schools “that are making the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty and student life.”
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