This week, Georgetown scored a few top spots in the recently-released annual Princeton Review list of college rankings. Georgetown comes in first place for the category “College City Gets High Marks.“ The online lists do not yet include any criteria or explanation for the ranking choices.
Hoyas landed second place after students at American University in the category for “Most Politically Active Students.” Georgetown also ranked tenth in the category of “Most Popular Study Abroad Program.”
Surprisingly enough, Georgetown did not place in any strained town-gown relation categories. The Georgetown Patch stipulates that the recent campus plan agreement might indicate we are on track to improved university-neighborhood relations.
Breakdown for American University, George Washington University and Howard University after the jump!
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The Princeton Review has released another set of lists, this time ranking Master of Business Administration programs. Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business was featured on the “Best Career Prospects” list as the nation’s fourth-best program.
The 300 school, 19,000 student survey placed the Penn’s Wharton School, Harvard University, and Stanford University as first, second, and third, respectively.
Respondents to the survey said that Georgetown’s MBA program offered a global perspective that makes it unique. Georgetown’s high number of speakers in the business field and active alumni also contributed to the high ranking. In addition, students praised the opportunity to take courses at the University’s Public Policy Institute and School of Foreign Service.
“Georgetown MBA is located in the center of the government, business and non-profit worlds,” one student testimonial reads. “Everyone contributes a unique perspective.”
h/t Huffington Post
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We can’t believe we almost missed Princeton Review‘s college rankings!
Every year, we use the college rankings to remind ourselves that Georgetown’s politically active students, surroundings, and study abroad program aren’t just the best in the country, but also kick the ever-loving shit out of other colleges.
Wait … what?
Forget everything we just said. Only dumb schools, like American, Columbia, and Goucher College tie up their hopes and dreams into something as profoundly silly as arbitrary ranking systems.
Besides, everybody knows the U.S. News & World Report is better.
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The Princeton Review just released its annual rankings, and Georgetown got some
real nice accolades (registration required):
As strong as our showing is, it’s hard not to get a little crosstown envy. George Washington University was ranked first for most politically active students, second for best college town, and eighth for best dorms; American University was crowned second for most politically active students, seventh for best college town and 19th for best career services.
As far as D.C. schools go, it feels an awful lot like we’re playing third-fiddle in the Princeton Review’s eyes…
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As far as Georgetown’s performance in this year’s reshuffling of the Princeton Review’s rankings goes, there’s some good news and some bad news. On the plus side, our 10th place showing on both the Most Politically Active Students and Best College Towns lists is an improvement over last year, when we were only 18th and 13th on those respective lists.
However, we’re inexplicably out-done by nearby schools. American University students were named the most politically active, with GW kids coming in second. And while Princeton Review shows an admirable appreciation for DC (with 3 of the 20 spots on the Great College Towns list going to schools in the district) their preference for Foggy Bottom (3rd) and Tenleytown (5th) is puzzling. Have they even tried to get around Tenleytown? You need to take five buses just to switch parties.
Of course, it could be worse: our co-religionists over at Catholic took a beating, getting cited for a lackluster library, a dearth of diversity, and cumbersome bureaucracy. Serves them right, for getting the Pope.
For perspective, consider this: Howard’s The Hilltop clinched the number three spot on the Best College Newspapers list, even though it was forced to suspend publication earlier this year due to $48,000 in outstanding printing costs.
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