A StudentPOLL conducted by Art & Science Group ound that college rankings are becoming increasingly important to high school seniors. According to the survey, two-thirds o the 39,000 surveyed college applicants had taken rankings into account mak-ing their ﬁnal decision. “Te most reliable source is taking an oﬃcial campus visit to determine i the campus and pro-gram is right or the student,” said Lisa Kress, the director o admis-sions. “We particularly encourage students and amilies to do a deep dive on their academic program o interest as the quality o the indi- vidual program is more relevant than the rankings o the entire university.”Kress said college rankings should be used solely as a spring-board or students to start re-searching a college or university. Other important aspects to look into include aﬀordability, academ-ic programs, study abroad, un-dergraduate research and making sure the school is a good ﬁt aca-demically and socially.Te study ound that high school seniors look to US News & World Report as a predominant source or help, in addition to annual lists like Forbes op Colleges and Princeton Review.“It’s good to have comparison and a list is easy to look at,” said Conner Wade, a senior rom Cher-ry Creek High School in Denver, Colo.In a decision between a lesser- and well-known school, Wade said he would choose the bigger name because o the higher possibility o greater bonds and connections.“We ofen ﬁnd that qualities re-lated to a college or university’s academic program, campus com-munity, and other distinctions ac-tor into students’ college decisions more than its rankings do,” wrote the principal o Art & Science Group, Richard A. Hesel, in the study.Winston Olsen, a senior rom Culver Academies in Indiana, is searching or schools based on location. He said the degree pro-grams, surrounding town and whether the school is a good ﬁt is all important when making a ﬁnal decision.According to the study, students with SA scores o 1300 and above were more likely to consult college rankings when applying than students with SA scores un-der 1300.“We work with students regard-less o what their backgrounds are and how they perceive the school based on rankings published in diﬀerent publications,” said Ran-dall Brumﬁeld, the director o ad- vising.
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