U.S. News College Rankings: The Big Gainers and Decliners Over Three Years

In many ways, the U.S. News and World Report college rankings are an annual parlor game that makes irresistible reading for students, parents, alumni, educators, and of course journalists. Who's up a notch? Who's down two? 

Does it matter whether Princeton nosed out Harvard, or vice-versa, or they tied? The question answers itself.


Up 25 were the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (to 128) and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (to 158).

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