Shanghai world rankings vs US News

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chrisps1992
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Shanghai world rankings vs US News

Post by chrisps1992 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:19 am

Which of these ranking systems do you feel to be more accurate? There are some schools on the lists that have wildly different positions.

Branndonm1
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Re: Shanghai world rankings vs US News

Post by Branndonm1 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:31 am

It might be easiest to just take the average of both ratings to form an opinion.

lambert
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Re: Shanghai world rankings vs US News

Post by lambert » Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:23 pm

None. Both of their methods are sketchy and biased, not indicative at all of the relative 'quality' of each department (if such a thing can be measured). But you shouldn't decide where to go based on top lists, these only exist to inflate your ego, and a couple of years into grad school literally nobody cares what # your department's at in US news. It won't do you any good being in Princeton if you can't produce any nontrivial research during your time there.



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