salsahips wrote:rglifberg wrote:rockydbull wrote:rglifberg wrote:The new rankings came out and FIU is moving up pretty fast! Ranked at #113 up from #135
http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandr ... w-rankings
This quick movement is deceptive in my opinion. Even if FIU were to jump into the <100 rank I feel like since it is so new people would still think it was a knock off program.
I don't think so. I think the higher it climbs the more reputable it will become.
It certainly speaks to a trend, but largely, outside t14, t30 -- the rankings become a little more arbitrary with wild swings. Not to rain on FIU's parade, Miami is my hometown and I'm glad to see the school on the rise, but the new rankings should not play a deciding factor because it probably won't translate into much of a difference in employment prospects.
If you were to see 3-5 years of steady climbing, and maybe breaking into t60, then it's time to start talking about FIU as climbing tiers and not just rankings.
Definitely. But for how young the program is I think it's still pretty impressive, and I think the trend is going to continue in the next 3-5 years.