The US News & World Report rankings traditionally account for factors like academic reputation, graduation rates, and faculty resources, and do a good job of accurately reflecting
higher education their rankings criteria.
So now, we’re left to wonder, “Why can Georgetown never break the top 20?” Well it might have to do with our low-ranking endowment or poor facilities, or it could be that rankings author Robert Morse is simply annoyed by Georgetown students. That’s right: the author of the yearly rankings lives above Baked & Wired. So you’d better reduce that transient noise if you want to see Georgetown’s rank rise.