Official US News 2005 Rankings

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    here are the first 10...I'm only going to rank the rest (no scores or anything...I have class tomorrow...)

    Key: overall score...peer assessment...residency director score...

    1. Harvard: 100...4.8...4.7
    2. Washington U: 96...4.6...4.5
    3. Johns Hopkins: 95...4.8...4.7
    4. Duke: 93...4.6...4.5
    Penn: 93...4.6...4.3
    6. UCSF: 92...4.7...4.4
    7. U of M: 91...4.4...4.5
    8. Columbia: 89...4.3...4.2
    Stanford: 89...4.5...4.4
    10. U of washington: 87...4.4...4.2
    Yale: 87...4.3...4.2
     

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      12. Cornell
      13. Baylor
      14. UCLA
      15. Pitt
      Vanderbilt
      17. UCSD
      U Texas Southwestern MC--Dallas
      19. Emory
      20. Northwestern
      UNC--Chapel Hill
      22. Mayo
      U Chicago
      24. Case
      25. UAB
      UVA
      U Wisconsin--Madison
      28. Mount Sinai
      U Iowa
      30. New York U


      To be continued...(for some reason, it logs me off if I'm writing a particular post for too long...)
       
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        31. U Colorado
        32. Rochester
        USC
        34. Dartmouth
        Oregon
        U Minnesota
        37. Yeshiva
        38. Ohio State
        39. Indiana
        40. Tufts
        U Florida
        Wake
        43. Boston U
        Brown
        Georgetown
        Cincinnati
        Maryland
        48. Utah
        49. UC-Davis
        50. Jefferson
        Medical College Wisconsin
        U Miami
         
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          MSSM rebounds a spot instead of dropping further after last year's plummet, flip-flopping with NYU (take that for the waitlist!) :smuggrin: Pitt's rising like a rocket over the last few years. :thumbup: Pritzker needed to rebound. :thumbdown:

          Hopkins getting the boot from number 2 *double-take* after having never been lower than WashU. Hopkins still has the best peer/residency scores in the country, though. It shows how much research money plays a factor in the rankings.
           
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            Originally posted by SachinG
            I'm not extremely rankings-conscious, but I have to admit that Pitt as a top 15 school is absolutely incredible, anyone have any idea why their ranking went up from being 18 last year? Was it more research funding?

            Residency/peer scores went up from 3.8/3.8 to 3.9/4.0. And their research funding has been through the roof.
             

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              I think these ranking are self-sustaining. For instance, suppose the editorial board at US NEWS conspired to tinker with the methodology so that each year Wash U. maintained the #2 spot above Hopkins. Just how many years would you guess it would take for Hopkins reputation rank to fall in line below Wash U's as well?

              These ranking are no longer a "window" onto the respective positions of these schools, but rather a "player" (perhaps the most important player) in defining those positions in the first place.

              My school maintained (which is the best I could have hoped for, I guess), but if the medical schools REALLY were serious about their desire that these rankings not be taken as seriously as they do, they would begin to refuse returning the data entry forms.

              Judd
               

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                i completely agree w/ juddson. case in point: upenn for undergrad. their us news rankings has skyrocketed to its current #5 in the past 10 years or so and in turn, its acceptance rate has gone down from 40-50% or so in the early 90's to the high teens now. traditionally, it was seen as the "back-up" ivy but my impression is that at least now, it is one of the most desirable schools in the country to get into. it is and always has been an incredible school but it goes to show what rankings can do for reputation.
                 

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                  who gives a rats ass about these silly rankings anyway????

                  I'm mean, really? Who cares if school X gained a spot or lost a spot?

                  My only guess is it's some form of self-validation to all the premeds who are holding a couple of acceptances and can now choose the highest "ranked" school so they can claim their penis is longer than their neighbors' since their school is ranked #9 and joe blow is going to a school ranked #11?

                  Just seems a little silly for allof these people to have such a ridiculous amount of interest in these "rankings."
                   
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                    Originally posted by TheFlash
                    I agree that the actual rankings are more than a bit silly. It's the peer/residency director scores and research money that I actually pay attention to.

                    Fortunately, the accessment scores stay relatively constant over years.
                     

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                      Originally posted by Jalby
                      A few things I'm shocked about:
                      Congrats to UCD for getting on the rankings
                      NYU dropping tons over the last couple of years. They were high 20's.
                      U of C going down from 14 before to 22 now.


                      And on a totally biased angle, my school went from 43 3 years ago to a 32 this year.

                      yup, i noticed usc has gone up this year! :clap:
                       

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                        Friggin' Vandy...why is that school so obsessed with Ivy League grads and their equivalents? I suspect that the reason has to do with the US News rankings. It's ridiculous, man. If you take a look at how many students at Vandy have graduated from Ivy League institutions or their equivalents (e.g., WashU), you'll notice that these students occupy the lion's share of spots in each class. They haven't accepted a single student from my university in YEARS, even though I attended a very good public school. So much for diversity in the Vandy class.
                         

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                          Originally posted by elias514
                          Friggin' Vandy...why is that school so obsessed with Ivy League grads and their equivalents? I suspect that the reason has to do with the US News rankings. It's ridiculous, man. If you take a look at how many students at Vandy have graduated from Ivy League institutions or their equivalents (e.g., WashU), you'll notice that these students occupy the lion's share of spots in each class. They haven't accepted a single student from my university in YEARS, even though I attended a very good public school. So much for diversity in the Vandy class.

                          You sound bitter, are you really upset to be going to UMich over Vandy?

                          IMO, schools in Vandy's category are all ivy heavy. I actually thought vandy was less ivy heavy cause of it's location. Some schools on the other hand....
                           
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                            Hey! Why did BU drop? Not like I am considering anything to do with research in my future, but I'm still a little disappointed :(

                            Also, where are Loma Linda and UCI on the list? Too far down, I suppose?

                            UCI is somewhere between 50-60 usually I believe. Loma Linda? Don't bet on it.
                             
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