MixedGirl2009 wrote:Can anyone clarify the ranking system for me - if Chapman is third tier, how are people saying that it may move up to top 100 soon? Do the rankings basically go from top 100 to tier 3 (300s) and tier 4 (400s) with nothing in between?
What I am about to say is all according to the statistics that were shown by former Dean Eastman at one of the school's luncheons not too long ago. He said that they hired some statistician to break down the US News Rankings into the categories that would give them the most boost. That same guy developed an equation that, if they followed, would put them in the top 100. Based on the statistics that they generated, they should crack the top 100 this year. He said they would have cracked the top 100 last year, but US News decided to change their target for tier 2 to a little higher, which put them a little bit outside of the tier 2 (or top 100) ranking.