George Washington University's 2013 Best Colleges ranking updated following erroneous data revelation
- U.S. News & World Report has updated its 2013 Best Colleges ranking for George Washington University following the school's admission that it had incorrectly reported high school class standing information for over a decade--including this year.
- The school will now be listed as "unranked"--meaning the publication didn't calculate a numerical ranking for the school--until the 2014 edition of Best Colleges rankings is published next fall, and until the accuracy of its next data submission is confirmed to meet U.S. News' requirements.
- In the meantime, U.S. News has a list comparing the erroneous data originally reported for 2013 with new data identified by GWU as being accurate.
From the article:
On November 8, George Washington University in Washington, D.C., advised U.S. News that it had erroneously reported its high school class standing information for more than a decade. This misreporting resulted in George Washington submitting to U.S. News a value for the percent of the fall 2011 entering class in the top tenth of their high school class that was inflated by 20 percentage points. ...
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