When we hear college rankings, we tend to think of a listing of the “best” colleges, especially since US News College Rankings helps us along with its rankings every fall. Yet, even US News recognizes that not everyone can get into the “best” colleges and these less qualified students are just as deserving of a quality education. So it has created its A+ Schools for B Students list.
According to US News, “these colleges, which have strong ratings in the 2014 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, accept a significant number of students with nonstratospheric transcripts.” In case you’re wondering, “strong” ratings are defined as being “ranked in the top three-fourths of their 2014 Best Colleges ranking categories.”
That’s right, a strong rating means that you’re in the top three-quarters of your group. It looks like the trophy generation has made it to the college rankings.
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