Defending its rankings, U.S. News claims elite universities are evading accountability

Eric Gertler, CEO and executive chairman of U.S. News & World Report, defended the publication’s contentious university rankings in an opinion piece published yesterday (Feb. 28) in the Wall Street Journal.

In the past few months, more than a dozen top-ranked medical schools and at least 40 law schools, including those at Yale and Harvard, have publicly announced they will no longer submit data to U.S. News’s rankings, contending its methodology is flawed and disproportionately benefits higher-income students.

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