college rankings

When the SATs Confuse Reality TV with Reality

In an effort to be hip, the College Board asked one-third of SAT-takers this year to write an essay on whether reality TV shows are beneficial or harmful. That was a bad choice on multiple levels, and an excellent metaphor for much of what's wrong with the whole college admissions race.

Villanova Law School Lied For Rankings ... But So What?

The blogosphere has erupted in a fury since Villanova University's Law School admitted it has been lying about the statistics of its incoming classes for years to boost its rankings. But Villanova deserves credit for coming clean, because many other universities are probably doing the same thing.