Top 3 Reasons NOT to Trust Rankings

This week the US News and World Report rankings of colleges came out. Over the years, I have written extensively  about this topic, in order to put them in perspective and point away from the list and more toward the methodology, i.e. how they are formulated. Here is what I know. Your time is limited. … Continue reading “Top 3 Reasons NOT to Trust Rankings”

Three Cheers for the Rankings!

The US News and World Report Rankings came out earlier this week. Last year I wrote “The Rankings, Meh…” This year I’m taking a different approach and cheering! I encourage you to try it out… here are a few examples of ways to use cheers in your conversations about rankings. 1 – Scoreboard! Scoreboard! I … Continue reading “Three Cheers for the Rankings!”

The Rankings, meh….

Fall has arrived (well, almost). And with it comes college football. I have a friend who used to pick the best Saturday each year (in terms of match-ups) and invite a bunch of guys to his house. This was proudly coined the “Sit A–athon.” You accrued points by consuming food and drinks, but lost points by getting … Continue reading “The Rankings, meh….”

How to WIN College Admission

Get out your pen or phone because I’m only going to go through this once. To get into any college in the country, you need to follow these steps exactly. Note: It is important you complete each task in listed order. Failure to include one of these on your application negates the guarantee. Take AP … Continue reading “How to WIN College Admission”

What Are Your Admission Requirements?

Recently, someone asked me what has changed at Georgia Tech since I started in the early 2000s. Almost everything it seems. When I arrived, our undergraduate student body was a little over 11,000—compared to almost 18,000 now. The parking lots that littered the interior of campus have been replaced by green space or pedestrian walkways, … Continue reading “What Are Your Admission Requirements?”