The U.S. News & World Report‘s annual college rankings came out today and—surprise, surprise— Georgetown is once again 23rd on the list of national universities. We’ve come in 23rd for the past five years straight (maybe we can get a consolation prize for consistency?).
The business school also held steady, coming in 21st, as it did last year.
There’s some reason for cheer, though. While last year we were tied with the University of Virginia, this year they’ve been bumped down to 24th, and good ol’ 23 is ours alone. Although there was some reshuffling of the Top 22, none of the schools who beat us this year weren’t also above us last year
Also positive: we came in 24th on the list of best values for national universities, up 8 positions from last year. The best values metric is determined using the “ratio of quality to price,” the percentage of students receiving need-based aid, and the average percentage of the total cost covered by financial aid.
If that intractable 23 is still bringing you down, though, let the survey of high school counselors cheer you up: they ranked us 9th. Granted, we’re tied with seven other schools, but being neck-and-neck with the likes of Cal Tech, Dartmouth and Penn ain’t bad.