runnergal wrote:"When I compared the two I personally thought that Loyola was better in a multitude of ways but to each his own."
Well, it's clear that many people, including those at US News disagree with you.
As I've learned, the rankings, especially for the two schools I started the discussion on, fluctuate. I wonder if there is a very slight more prestigious feel to Loyola because it accepted 30.0% of its candidates and has always had a low acceptance rate, whereas Kent accepted 45.4% of the applicants and has seemed to always accept around that percent.
I'm sure this shouldn't be a factor at all. Perhaps an ego boost if one attends Loyola! I still do not know where I will attend.