Bil Browning

Top Honors?

Filed By Bil Browning | August 28, 2006 4:53 PM | comments

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The Princeton Review published it's "Best 361 Colleges" recently (registration required) and it's always interesting to see how Hoosier institutes of higher learning stack up. I did a quick search on the top three to see how they rank.

When you look up Indiana University - Bloomington, you can see that they made it onto four lists. The lists and their rankings (out of 20):

#4 Their Students (Almost) Never Study
#9 Best College Newspaper
#17 Lots of Hard Liquor
#13 Party Schools

Purdue, however, only made it on two lists. Knowing that Bruce is a teaching assistant at Purdue it made me laugh to see what lists they were on:

#2 Teaching Assistants Teach Too Many Upper-Level Courses
#15 Professors Get Low Marks

Notre Dame is the one that made me pause though. The first one is a little disturbing, eh? Check out what lists they made:

#1 Alternative Lifestyles Not an Alternative
#4 Students Pray on a Regular Basis
#1 Everyone Plays Intramural Sports
#1 Students Pack the Stadiums
#11 Don't Inhale
#16 Best Campus Food
#8 Future Rotarians and Daughters of the American Revolution
#8 Jock Schools
#8 More to Do on Campus

In case you're interested, the list for "Gay Community Accepted" included the following:

1 New York University
2 Eugene Lang College--The New School for Liberal Arts
3 New College of Florida
4 Macalester College
5 College of the Atlantic
6 Simon's Rock College of Bard
7 Wellesley College
8 Mount Holyoke College
9 Bryn Mawr College
10 Bennington College
11 Emerson College
12 Lawrence University
13 Harvey Mudd College
14 Grinnell College
15 Smith College
16 Wesleyan University
17 Swarthmore College
18 Hampshire College
19 Vassar College
20 Reed College

The category "Diverse Student Population" reads thus:

1 DePaul University
2 George Mason University
3 Wesleyan College
4 University of Miami
5 City University of New York--Hunter College
6 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
7 Stanford University
8 Temple University
9 Mount Holyoke College
10 Wellesley College
11 Agnes Scott College
12 University of Maryland--Baltimore County
13 State University of New York--Stony Brook University
14 State University of New York--University at Buffalo
15 New Jersey Institute of Technology
16 University of Maryland-College Park
17 University of San Francisco
18 University of South Florida
19 Randolph-Macon Woman's College
20 Manhattanville College

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Bruce Parker | August 28, 2006 11:27 PM

UHM I am teaching somewhere around six courses. I think this is true.... so tired.. :)