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Great news—America’s Best Colleges has ranked USMA # 1 Public College, #1 Best Value

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by Hooah1775, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. Hooah1775

    Hooah1775 5-Year Member

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    Great news—America’s Best Colleges has ranked USMA # 1 Public College, #1 Best Value, #2 Liberal Arts College and #7 Top College in America by Forbes. To see the complete list go to http://www.forbes.com/​top-colleges/

    Go ARMY! BEAT NAVY!!

    (SOURCE: USMA FB page)
     
  2. BigBear

    BigBear Class of 2015 5-Year Member

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    we have a somewhat unfair advantage for these rankings
     
  3. MemberLG

    MemberLG 5-Year Member

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    I can't see the list, but what's important is West Point's relative ranking to other SAs. As other SAs have same advantages as West Point to other colleges.

    At the same time, if you consider that endowement of some schools, that's unfair.
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    Except that, as we've seen with other listings, each academy reports separately. We talked about the Naval Academy's numbers last year (can't remember if it was Forbes then, but I think so.)
     
  5. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot 5-Year Member

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    What makes it "unfair"? If the rankings are essentially based on return on investment, then the SAs do very well in that category. They are, in fact, a great personal investment. Harvard has an endowment worth more than all the land West Point sits on, which allows them to give tons of need-based aid and build whatever they feel like. That's a nice advantage, too.
     
  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    Harvard's endowment dropped by $5B (that's billion with a B) since 2008.

    YIKES!


    It's still very high.
     
  7. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot 5-Year Member

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    Yeah, I think a lot of it is tied to REITs and real estate. Still, billions...
     

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