I doubt it needs to be said but these rankings are stupid. I hate them. Who gives a shit about alumni donations?
T14. Johns Hopkins University
Last year: 16
Tied with Brown and Northwestern. Seems about right. Congrats on beating the Duke Ra
T23. University of Virginia
T23. Georgetown University
Last year: 24 (UVA), 23 (Gtown)
And UVA catches up! Huzzah! Take that, Hoyas!
T54. George Washington University
T54. University of Maryland - College Park
Last year: 52 (GW), 54 (UMD)
Oooh, a backslide! I've been pretty outspoken about my disdain for Maryland students. Perhaps their tie with a local school on the US News rankings will give them cause to set a couch on fire. Fear the Turtle!
Oh, poor George Washington. Having to share space with those cretins in Prince George's County. No one deserves such a fate.
Pepperdine, the most beautiful campus on Earth, is also tied at 54.
T71. Virginia Tech
Last Year: 77.
This hardly seems fair. A school massacre would actually help them in the rankings due to the crazy increase in alumni donations. Shouldn't a school be penalized for not locking down its campus with a murderer on the loose? Like, there should be a penalty for that.
T85. American University
Last Year: 86
Yay! Up a spot! Whoooo!
Now is the time to mention in the comments that you went to a better school than me and that my diploma might as well be toilet paper.
AU is tied with Denver, Kansas, NC State, and Iowa State. We're still (barely) ahead of Alabama.
T96. Howard University
Last Year: 88
Uh oh. Big drop. Sorry, dudes.
T122. Catholic University
Last Year: 120
That's 122 out of 130. There's no school, other than Maryland of course, that I despise more than Catholic. What do you expect when my only experience on that campus was being dragged to a, ahem, Rusted Root concert? I was dragged I tell you! So, yeah, no fond memories there.
Here's the link you can use to find out how your school did. And, again, congrats for getting into a better school than me.