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GALLERY: Honors College Ranking

Attracting exceptional young scholars is a goal of most if not all universities. Exceptionally bright, motivated students who perform at high levels cultivate strong leaning experiences for university communities. The students of many honors programs and colleges usually take the same classes as regular students. But, to the extent that students of honors colleges and programs are isolated among themselves – by way of exclusive classes or activities or living quarters – the overall benefits might accrue in isolation, while at the same time, can also be a drain on quality academic environment for the larger student population who otherwise would benefit from more interaction with exceptional students. Further to that end, Michael Harris, in one of his blogs about his experience teaching in an honors college, expressed concern over a "have and have-not" academic experience that honors programs tend to cultivate. Harris harbored another concern that some of the new-found (post-1960) enthusiasm over honors colleges and programs were driven more by consumerism, albeit a type of consumerism that was antithetical to altruistic efforts towards elevating learning experiences and academic excellence.

In a previous post, Based on Academic Reputation Alone, Publics Would Be Higher in U.S. News Rankings , we write that many public universities have a reputation in the academic community that is much higher than their overall ranking by U.S. News.  In this post, we will summarize the reasons that prospective honors students and their parents might consider paying more attention to academic reputation than to other factors in the oft-cited rankings. The list also facilitates comparisons of public and private universities.

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  • Harvard Takes Top Honors in WSJ/THE College Rankings - WSJ
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  • Harvard Takes Top Honors in WSJ/THE College Rankings - WSJ
  • Harvard Takes Top Honors in WSJ/THE College Rankings - WSJ
  • Yes - Even Top-Tier Colleges Play the Rankings Game ...
  • Ranking & Honors | Loyola University New Orleans
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  • Florida honors university receives low state funding rank ...
  • Schreyer earns top honors ranking | Penn State University
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  • Barrett, The Honors College Rankings. This includes all ...
  • South Carolina Honors College at a Glance | University of ...
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  • Rankings and Honors | Tulane University
  • Harvard Takes Top Honors in WSJ/THE College Rankings - WSJ
  • These Public Schools Offer an Honors College | Best ...
  • University of Houston Honors College Ranked Among Top 10 U ...
  • Harvard Takes Top Honors in WSJ/THE College Rankings - WSJ
  • Schreyer Honors College Announces Record Size 2019 Class ...
  • Honors College earns a spot among nation's top – The Cougar
  • Albert Dorman Honors College Receives Its Own Honor | NJIT ...
  • University of Houston Honors College Ranked Among Top 10 U ...
  • Clark Honors College is among the top 10 publics in the ...
  • Academics - University of Houston
  • Welcome to the Schreyer Honors College - The Pennsylvania ...
  • National Rankings Public University Honors | All ...
  • Calhoun Honors College ranked among top 10 U.S. honors ...
  • Welcome to the Calhoun Honors College | Clemson University ...
  • Harvard Takes Top Honors in WSJ/THE College Rankings - WSJ
  • Harvard Takes Top Honors in WSJ/THE College Rankings - WSJ
  • Yes - Even Top-Tier Colleges Play the Rankings Game ...
  • Ranking & Honors | Loyola University New Orleans
  • Maryville University
  • UMass Amherst Ranks Among Top Colleges and Universities ...
  • IU's Hutton Honors College ranked among nation's top ...
  • Florida honors university receives low state funding rank ...
  • Schreyer earns top honors ranking | Penn State University
  • Rankings, Honors and Awards - NIU - College of Liberal ...
  • Barrett, The Honors College Rankings. This includes all ...
  • South Carolina Honors College at a Glance | University of ...
  • Public College Honors Programs Give Students VIP Treatment ...
  • Rankings and Honors | Tulane University
  • South Carolina at a Glance | University of South Carolina
  • Forbes honors FAMU in recent college rankings
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  • Macaulay at CUNY | Macaulay Honors College
  • Rankings + Honors - Loyola University New Orleans
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  • Harvard Stays on Top of WSJ/THE College Rankings - WSJ
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