Each year, Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity release a list of the top 600 colleges in the country. Temple, which was lucky enough to make the list, fared at No. 569, a 23-place chart drop since 2008’s list.
But don’t let the low ranking discourage you. The Forbes rating system, which named the non-Ivy League United States Military Academy at West Point as No. 1, has taken much criticism by the likes of Vanity Fair and other publications. The methodology has been said to be unconventional and inaccurate, using sources such as RateMyProfessor.com as a means of judgment.
Institutions comparable to Temple ranked a bit higher on the list, with the University of Pittsburgh coming in at No. 285 and Penn State, University Park at No. 324. Drexel, on the other hand, also ranked low on the list, coming in at No. 594. Swarthmore College was the highest-ranked Pennsylvania college on the list at No. 12.
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Read the methodology and decide: fair or not? Was the No. 569 ranking deserved?