Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Informal survey: How important are departmental rankings?
Coincident with the annual US graduate school admission season, I've had a few conversations in recent days where the topic of departmental rankings has come up. I've written about this general topic before (here and here, for example). I want to perform a non-serious (in the sense that it's a self-selected survey population that may well be atypical) survey here of those applying to grad school, currently in grad school, or recently (say within the last 4 years) completing grad school: How important were official rankings (e.g., US News; NRC) of graduate programs in your grad school application process (where you decided to apply) and in your eventual decision?
Posted by Douglas Natelson at 5:27 PM