albanach wrote:msridiculous447 wrote:I know the deal; I'm going through the exact same admissions process that you are. I was just being cheeky.
Ah, my apologies.
It is frustrating, and the real scam is of course the US News rankings. Why on earth would selectivity be a factor in determining the quality of a school?
a variety of decent reasons. unfortunately, schools (all schools, not just this one) have come up with ethically questionable loopholes to boost selectivity and yield. it's the nature of the beast, and yes, it is an offshoot of USNWR rankings