What do U.S. News rankings really tell you?

Valerie Strauss has an interesting piece, How US News Concocts its College Rankings, on her blog today. You might be surprised what data is—and is not—used to decide which colleges are really “best.”

And for a more in-depth rankings takedown, check out Malcolm Gladwell’s past piece in the New Yorker, shared on the Colleges That Change Lives website.