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Grading the influential role of ‘U.S. News’ 2016 College Rankings report

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Princeton University was the number 1 national school according to U.S. News and World Report's 2017 rankings. Harshil Shah via Flickr

“U.S. News and World Report” released Tuesday it’s “2017 Best College Rankings.”

The ranking compared more than 1,800 U.S.-based colleges and included UC Berkeley as the highest ranking Top Public School among National Universities. UCLA ranked second on the same list, with UC Irvine not far behind at #8.

But what’s the process for picking top schools? And how valuable are these lists with so many out there to choose from?

Larry speaks today with a critic and supporter of the list to find out what students need to know before consulting the new college rankings.

Guests:

Lynn O’Shaughnessy, national higher education expert who provides advice to parents at her website, ‘The College Solution.’ 

Kim Clark, senior for Money Magazine and senior writer for Higher Ed.; former senior writer at U.S. news covering higher education (2000 to 2011)

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