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Old 10-08-2009, 06:56 PM   #61
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gourman report rankings for computer science

MIT
Carnegie Mellon
UC Berkeley
Cornell
U Illinios UC
UCLA
Yale
Caltech
U Texas Austin
U Wisconsin Madison
U Maryland CP
Princeton
U Washington
USC
SUNY Stony Brook
Brown
Georgia Tech
U Penn
U Rochester
NYU
U Minnesota
U Utah
Columbia
Ohio State
Rice
Duke
Northwestern
SUNY Buffalo
U Pittsburgh
UC Irvine
UC San Diego
U Mass Amherst
Rutgers NB
Indiana U Bloomington
Penn State UP
UC Santa Barbara
Syracuse
Iowa St
RPI
UVA
U Michigan AA
U Iowa
U Conn
Southern Methodist
US Naval Acad
US Military Acad
U Houston
U Kansas
Washington U St Louis
Mich St
Stevens Inst
Case Western
Texas A&M
U Oklahoma
Kansas State
Vanderbilt
Washington State
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:59 PM   #62
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Here are the Gourman rankings for Physics:

Caltech
Harvard
Cornell
Princeton
MIT
UC Berkeley
Stanford
U Chicago
U Illinois Urbana Champaign
Columbia
Yale
Georgia Tech
UC San Diego
UCLA
U Penn
U Wisconsin Madison
U Washington
U Michigan Ann Arbor
U Maryland College Park
UC Santa Barbara
U Texas Austin
Carnegie Mellon
U Minnesota
RPI
Brown
Johns Hopkins
Michigan State
Notre Dame
SUNY Stony Brook
Case Western
Northwestern
U Rochester
U Pittsburgh
Penn State University Park
U Colorado Boulder
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:07 PM   #63
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The Gourman Report for Undergraduate Programs was last published by Princeton Review in 1997. Gourman's rankings are controversial, and favor large state universities according to some critics.

While we would certainly not recommend choosing a school based on its relative position in the Gourman Report, we do think the book can be a valuable aid to identifying possible schools. This is particularly true when the student is strongly inclined to a particular major. Glancing through the top ten or twenty schools in Geology, for example, might yield several choices that had not occurred to the student. Even if the rankings are suspect, having some measure of program reputation may be better than having an undifferentiated list of a hundred or more colleges that offer a particular program.

The Gourman Report states that its ratings are based on "extensive reseach" into the following criteria:

1. auspices, control, and organization of the institution
2. numbers of educational programs offered and degrees conferred (with additional attention to "sub-fields" available to students within a particular discipline
3. age (experience level) of the institution and the individual discipline or program and division
4. faculty, including qualifications, experience, intellectual interests, attainments, and professional productivity (including research)
5. students, including quality of scholastic work and records of graduates both in graduate study and in practice
6. basis of and requirements for admission of students (overall and by individual discipline)
7. number of students enrolled (overall and for each discipline)
8. curriculum and curricular content of the program or discipline and division
9. standards and quality of instruction (including teaching loads)
10. quality of administration, including attitudes and policy towards teaching, research and scholarly production in each discipline, and administration research
11. quality and availability of non-departmental areas such as counseling and career placement services
12. quality of physical plant devoted to undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels
13. finances, including budgets, investments, expenditures and sources of income for both public and private institutions
14. library, including number of volumes, appropriateness of materials to individual disciplines and accessibility of materials
15. computer facility sufficient to support current research activities for both faculty and students
16. sufficient funding for research equipment and infrastructure
17. number of teaching and research assistantships
18. academic-athletic balance

The weight given to each criterion above varies by discipline.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:20 PM   #64
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The Gourman Report for Undergraduate Programs

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Old 10-14-2009, 12:10 AM   #65
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All 2006 Gourman Ranking.... any new data?
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:50 PM   #66
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All 2006 Gourman Ranking.... any new data?
The Gourman Report for Undergraduate Programs was last published by Princeton Review in 1997. They have not published newer editions since then.

That said, I think the lists are still very much relevant today. A department takes years, if not decades, to build up its reputation, and most of the good schools in 1997 are still going strong today.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:35 AM   #67
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There is information on www.internationaladmissionsexperts.com > Our Resources, on overall university rankings, as well as rankings by subject. This information is compiled across various sources, and as you will see, the rankings do differ quite a bit depending on the different ranking methodology. Our advice is to take the rankings with a pinch of salt; most important thing is to understand what you yourself are looking for in an overseas education.


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hi, i m interested in finding out the different fortes of the US schools, but how do i go around doing it. anw, i just started the application process, is it alr too late cos i was browsing thru the forum and saw tt everyone had started way before.
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