Riptide reported this week that a new set of college rankings from Forbes magazine (!) lists the University of Miami as 479 th out of 600 schools ! This despite our otherwise highly rated Medical School , state of the art Nursing School , world class theatre program and, probably most important of all, our own line of high quality licensed scooters!
The problem, Riptide finds, is the magazine’s utterly ridiculous methodology. The criteria they use is almost comical (number of alumni in Who’s Who of America 2008), but it is their ass–backwards scoring system that is the real joke (25% of a school’s score is derived from ratemyprofessor.com)!
This got me thinking, if the scoring system is backward, than the results they produce must also be backward. This would mean that the University of Miami would actually come in at a more respectable 121 st out of 600 ! It’s not the 51 st that Us News & World Report gives us, but at least, it’s a start. Who knows maybe Forbes will get it right next year.