GW exposed for inflating class ranking of incoming students

Last Thursday, The Washington Post ran an article revealing that George Washington University has been inflating the class rank data of its incoming students, due to a flaw in its reporting system dating back more than a decade. The university claimed that 78 percent of its incoming students had been in the top 10 percent of […]

Three million people think Washington and Lee is a better school than Georgetown

In a college ranking website,, Georgetown is listed as 25th best overall college right after Washington and Lee University, Bowdoin College, and Pomona College. CrowdRank claims to provide a competing voice to U.S. World and News Report, which they believe is the combined “opinions of a small number of self-appointed experts.” The ranking site deems […]

Georgetown receives the highs and lows of college rankings

So here’s the bad news. Last week, Georgetown University appeared as number 47 (right after Columbia University!) on college rankings website The website claims to look beyond the traditional measures used by other ranking systems and “consider indicators of the economic value of a school and the quality of life offered by the city or […]

According to Campus Grotto, there are 39 schools more expensive than Georgetown

After yet another disappointing failure to break the top 20 universities in the country and an international ranking that we really don’t want to talk about, Georgetown was hit with yet another blow with the most recent list of college rankings to hit the Internet. Campus Grotto released their annual list of the most expensive […]

NCSA puts Georgetown at #15 in Collegiate Power Rankings

Can you believe it’s been a whole two weeks since the last time any new college rankings came out? Well, while we all count down the days until the release of the next round of U.S. News rankings (and pray that this time we break the top 20), the National Collegiate Scouting Association has released […]

Georgetown’s rank in US News: #22

The US News rankings are out! The US News Rankings are out! Is it Christmas already? Well, not really. This year US News & World Report ranked Georgetown 22nd out of National Universities–one step back from last year, but still a net gain from years past. The US News & World Report rankings traditionally account […]

Georgetown ranks #166 in the world, right behind University of Ghent

If you can’t wait for the US News and World Report rankings (see this nifty timer for how long that will be) for your insightful college assessments, here’s a little something to hold you over—QS World Universities has released their list of the top 300 international institutions of higher learning. On the list, Georgetown ranked #166 of […]

Georgetown ranked #15 for dining, cue resounding “whaaaat?”

With a few notable exceptions, college rankings are usually pretty nice to Georgetown, especially those that rely heavily on nice location and strong academics. But let’s face it, those get a little boring. So when Newsweek and The Daily Beast recently came out with the 2011 incarnation of their college rankings series, which consists of dozens […]