The Brainalist wrote:WellNow wrote:
Just so you know, the USNWR world rank is one of the most absolute nonsense numbers there out of all the USNWR numbers. Have you looked at its methodology? For example, how is that Berkeley is number 6 on the Academic Ranking of World Universities (the go to source for international comparisons) and 39 on USNWR even though it has a reputation score of 99 out of a 100? Its because the ranking numbers are largely determined by things like number of international students attending and number of international faculty. How important do you think things like that are?
Not really important at all. It serves no purpose than to show that people can arrive at different conclusions. I don't buy that USNWR is very good either. Just one of many things to consider. I like any ranking that undermines USNWR. I like that Stanford looks better than Yale in the NLJ, for example. Every top school has something to offer. Berkeley is an amazing school across the board. I just take issue with the black and white characterization that anything different = stupid.
I think we can agree that this, like most ranking arguments, is a stupid argument. But just for my own sanity, are you really trying to say that you weren't asserting in all your above posts that chicago is better than berkeley and excoriating anyone who disagreed with you?