The Wall Street Journal released a ranking of colleges in today’s edition. Importance was placed on the ‘feeder schools’ with a track record of placing its alumni into the top business, law, and medical schools.
The top 10 are:
We have three comments about the methodology behind these rankings:
1. The data is only for this past year’s placements.
2. The data only covers 15 schools: the WSJ’s top 5 business, medical, and law schools.
3. If this ranking gains enough popularity, a perverse incentive could be created for the top graduate programs to admit a larger number of their own undergraduate alumni.
On a final note, we are very proud that one of our consultants, a former admissions officer at Harvard Law School, was recognized for his expertise in law school admissions and quoted in this article.