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NIU has placed 57th on a newly created Washington Monthly list: “America’s Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges.” The honor is “pretty exclusive,” the magazine editors write. “Out of the 1,572 colleges and universities in our broader rankings, only 349 made the cut as best-bang-for-the-buck schools.” Colleges ranked must meet four criteria: At least 20 percent of their students...
The college a student chooses to attend should reflect that student’s goals and aspirations as well as personality. With that in mind, Northern Illinois University is hosting a Columbus Day open house Monday, Oct. 8, to help prospective freshmen and transfer students find the right fit. “The open house is a perfect opportunity to explore...
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When it comes to ranking colleges, academic excellence is important, but is hardly the only measure that matters. So say the publishers of Washington Monthly’s College Guide and Rankings. They choose to rank colleges not solely upon how well they educate students, but rather upon how well they serve society. NIU ranked 143rd – with...
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When most people think of college rankings lists, they think only of the 600-pound gorilla of that category — the list published by U.S. News and World Report. However, when it comes to ranking institutions as numerous and as varied as colleges and universities, one size hardly fits all. “The mission at Princeton is different...