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The Service Academy Rankings in the The Princeton Review

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  1. buff81

    buff81 Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Here's how the SAs fared in the latest Princeton Review.
    The rankings are out of 20 in each category and are based on student surveys at each college - not on the opinions of the PR.
    Some are no surprise- some are real head scratchers:

    Don't Inhale:
    #1 USCGA
    #3 USNA
    #4 USAFA
    #5 USMA
    #6 USMMA

    Future Rotarians and DAR:
    #6 USAFA
    #9 USNA
    #12 USMA
    #17 USCGA
    #18 USMMA

    Most Accessible Professors:
    #1 USAFA
    #2 USNA
    #4 USMA
    #11 USCGA

    Least Accessible Professors:
    #7 USMMA

    Most Conservative Students:
    #4 USAFA
    #5 USMMA
    #16 USMA
    #17 USCGA
    #18 USNA

    Everyone Plays Intramural Sports:
    #4 USAFA
    #7 USCGA
    #11 USMA
    #17 USNA

    Scotch & Soda - Hold the Scotch:
    #5 USCGA
    #16 USNA
    #20 USAFA

    Stone-Cold Sober Schools:
    #3 USCGA
    #4 USAFA
    #7 USNA
    #8 USMA

    Best College Library:
    #10 USMA

    Is This a Library?:
    #3 USCGA
    #16 USMMA

    Is It Food?:
    #1 USMMA
    #8 USAFA
    #15 USNA

    College Town Not So Great:
    #10 USMA
    #14 USCGA

    Dorms Like Dungeons:
    #2 USMMA
    #3 USCGA

    School Runs Like Butter:
    #17 USMA

    Long Lines and Red Tape:
    #6 USMMA

    Students Study the Most:
    #9 USCGA

    Most Religious Students:
    #14 USAFA

    Class Discussions Encouraged:
    #13 USMA

    Class Discussions are Rare:
    #12 USMMA

    Best Classroom Experience:
    #4 USMA

    Professors Get Low Marks:
    #3 USMMA

    Most Politically Active Students:
    #8 USMA
    #17 USAFA

    Lots of Race/Class Interaction:
    #14 USMA

    Got Milk?
    #5 USCGA

    Town-Gown Realtions are Strained:
    #12 USMMA
     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    Is there a guide to what some of these mean?
     
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    scoutpilot 5-Year Member

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    Well, we can see who reigns supreme!
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    I have mixed feelings about "most politically active".

    I wonder what that ranking is based on.
     
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    Just_A_Mom 10-Year Member

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    .....and are mostly for their entertainment value (but you too can purchase a copy for $22.99)!!!!
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    Hahaha,

    Got Millk....this is an entertaining list.
     
  8. buff81

    buff81 Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Reposting for clarification of categories and for the addition of one I forgot to include (which is now listed first).
    Remember, this is based on student surveys with the results being the students' opinions about their schools.


    Least Happy Students:
    Overall, how happy are you?
    #2 USMMA
    #3 USCGA
    #7 USNA
    #13 USAFA

    Future Rotarians and DAR:
    Based on a combination of survey questions concerning the political persuasion, the use of drugs, the popularity of student government and the level of acceptance of the gay community on campus
    #6 USAFA
    #9 USNA
    #12 USMA
    #17 USCGA
    #18 USMMA

    Most Accessible Professors:
    Are your instructors accessible outside the classroom?
    #1 USAFA
    #2 USNA
    #4 USMA
    #11 USCGA

    Least Accessible Professors:
    Are your instructors accessible outside the classroom?
    #7 USMMA

    Most Conservative Students:
    Based on students' assessment of their personal political views
    #4 USAFA
    #5 USMMA
    #16 USMA
    #17 USCGA
    #18 USNA

    Everyone Plays Intramural Sports:
    How popular are intramural sports?
    #4 USAFA
    #7 USCGA
    #11 USMA
    #17 USNA

    Stone-Cold Sober Schools:
    Based on a combination of survey questions concerning the use of alcohol and drugs, hours of study each day and the popularity of the Greek system
    #3 USCGA
    #4 USAFA
    #7 USNA
    #8 USMA

    Scotch & Soda - Hold the Scotch:
    How widely used is hard liquor?
    #5 USCGA
    #16 USNA
    #20 USAFA

    Got Milk?
    How widely used is beer?
    #5 USCGA

    Don't Inhale:
    How widely used is marijuana?
    #1 USCGA
    #3 USNA
    #4 USAFA
    #5 USMA
    #6 USMMA

    Best College Library:
    Based on students' assessment of library facilities
    #10 USMA

    Is This a Library?:
    Based on students' assessment of library facilities
    #3 USCGA
    #16 USMMA

    Is It Food?:
    Based on students' rating of campus food
    #1 USMMA
    #8 USAFA
    #15 USNA

    College Town Not So Great:
    Based on students' assessment of the surrounding city or town
    #10 USMA
    #14 USCGA

    Dorms Like Dungeons:
    Based on students' rating of dorm comfort
    #2 USMMA
    #3 USCGA

    School Runs Like Butter:
    Overall, how smoothly is your school run?
    #17 USMA

    Long Lines and Red Tape:
    Overall, how smoothly is your school run?
    #6 USMMA

    Students Study the Most:
    How many out-of-class hours do you spend studying each day?
    #9 USCGA

    Most Religious Students:
    Are students' very religious?
    #14 USAFA

    Class Discussions Encouraged:
    How much of your overall class time is devoted to discussions as opposed to lectures?
    #13 USMA

    Class Discussions are Rare:
    How much of your overall class time is devoted to discussions as opposed to lectures?
    #12 USMMA

    Best Classroom Experience:
    Based on a combination of survey questions concerning teachers, classroom/lab facilities, classes attended, and amount of in-class discussion
    #4 USMA

    Professors Get Low Marks:
    Are your instructors good teachers?
    #3 USMMA

    Most Politically Active Students:
    How popular are political/activist groups?
    #8 USMA
    #17 USAFA

    Lots of Race/Class Interaction:
    Do different types of students (black/white, rich/poor) interact frequently and easily?
    #14 USMA

    Town-Gown Realtions are Strained:
    Do students get along well with members of the local community?
    #12 USMMA
     
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