College Lies to Improve Ranking

February 9, 2012
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An administrator at Claremont McKenna College inflated their students’ SAT scores in order to improve the school’s ranking.

Each year, several publications, including U.S. News and World Report, rank our nation’s top colleges and universities.  As these lists have gained increasing attention, colleges have played an active roll in improving their relative position.  After dissecting the ranking criteria, universities can make changes principally to address their standing according to the magazine.  As students and families look to these lists for some guidance, a change in ranking can perhaps influence the volume and quality of applicants.  Last week, a senior administrator at Claremont McKenna College in California resigned after admitting that he falsified student SAT data to inflate the school’s rankings.  A recent U.S News & World Report placed the school at ninth place among liberal arts colleges.  Claremont McKenna College President Pamela Gann wrote, “At this time, we have no reason to believe that other individuals were involved.”  Personal finance magazine Kiplinger removed the college from its 2011-12 “Best Values in Private Colleges” list.  Editorial director Kevin McCormally did not hesitate to remove the school from this year’s rankings, and he stated, “That was the only fair way to avoid misleading our readers.”  U.S. News & World Report is awaiting the results of an investigation before announcing how they will handle the situation.

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