Exploring the List of Unranked Universities

Exploring the List of Unranked Universities

Recently, many universities have opted out of the ranking system. There are several reasons why some colleges and universities have decided to opt out of the US ranking system.

Many institutions feel that the ranking methodologies used by various organizations do not provide an accurate or comprehensive view of their academic quality, teaching effectiveness, or research productivity.

Some colleges and universities worry that rankings can create a “race to the top” mentality that encourages institutions to focus on superficial measures of success rather than on substantive educational goals.

On the other hand, some institutions also believe that there are better ways to assess and promote academic quality, such as by focusing on student learning outcomes, faculty research productivity, community engagement, or other metrics that reflect the institution’s mission and values.

Here is a list of colleges that have opted out of the U.S. News & World Report’s rankings:

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School
Bard College
Colorado College
Columbia Law School
Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Deep Springs College
Duke University School of Medicine
Georgetown Law School
Harvard Law School
Harvard Medical School
Penn State Dickinson Law
Penn State Law
Pritzker School of Medicine
Reed College
Rhode Island School of Design
Stanford Law School
Stanford’s School of Medicine
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The University of Michigan Medical School
University of California, Berkeley Law School
University of California, Davis Law School
University of California, Irvine Law School
University of California, Los Angeles Law School
University of Virginia Law School
UW School of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Yale Law School

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