Looks like that wasn’t enough.
According to rankings published in late September, Georgetown is the 155th-best college in the world, sandwiched between University of Science and Technology of China and University of Sussex.
U.S. News’s methodology, which is based on QS World University Rankings, weighs academic peer review drawn from 15,050 surveys over a three-year period as its key indicator.
The rest is split up among other factors: 20 percent goes to the university’s student-to-faculty ratio, 5 percent each is given to proportion of international faculty and students, and smaller percentages account for employer surveys and number of faculty research citations. (Sadly, quality of phallic graffiti wasn’t included.)
What does 155th mean, you ask? To put it in perspective, Cambridge and Harvard earned the top two spots, while Emory, which ranks just above Georgetown in national rankings, placed 107th. Somehow, UC Berkeley, which falls the spot behind Georgetown in the national rankings, came in 28th. Go figure.
If it’s any consolation, our neighbors at GW fell to the foggy bottom of 264th place.
Bored? Don’t forget to peruse the Australian or Latin American rankings for some schools you never knew existed! We’re going to sit back and wait until U.S. News publishes the best intergalactic schools.