AAP Earns First Rank in Survey

C.U.’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning received high marks in a new survey by DesignIntelligence. The magazine ranked the University’s architecture, interior design and landscape architecture programs at the top of their list of best architecture program.
Cornell’s Bachelor of Architecture program was ranked first of the top 20 in the United States, up two spots from last year’s ranking of number three. The Masters of Architecture program also placed sixth out of the top architecture graduate programs. In the past five years, Cornell’s B. Arch program has been ranked number one four times and the M. Arch program, established in 2004, has placed in the top 20 for the past three years as well.

U.S. News Ranks University 15th Best School in World

Last week, U.S. News and World Report released another list ranking colleges and universities. This time, it ranked schools all over the world, placing Cornell 15th.
The rankings considered the following criterion: academic peer review, employer review, student to faculty ratio, proportion of international faculty, proportion of international students and citations per faculty.
The information was adopted from a company called Times Higher Education, and according to the U.S. News and World Report website, the data was shown to “present a multifaceted view of the relative strengths of the world’s leading universities.”

College Leaders Knock Rankings

The debate over college rankings took off earlier this year, when an article in The Washington Post revealed that U.S. News and World Report was using an arbitrary average SAT score to rank Sarah Lawrence College after the school stopped requiring SAT scores from its applicants.
On Sept. 7, 19 presidents of top liberal arts colleges signed a statement that discouraged the use of college rankings. Colleges that signed the statement aimed to reduce bias in the admissions process.
The statement read, “We commit not to mention … rankings in any of our new publications.”

Cornell Ranks 12th

National ranking improves for C.U.

In the recently released 2007 “America’s Best Colleges,” U.S. News and World Report ranked Cornell as the 12th-best university. The University also placed 11th in the “Best Business Programs and Departments” category and tenth in “Best Engineering Programs Where the Highest Degree is a Doctorate.”