Campus News

Survey: College rankings influence two-thirds of high school seniors

While college rankings may have traditionally been thought to matter more to parents than students, a new student survey by the Art & Science Group suggests that college rankings matter to prospective students.

Of the 846 high school seniors polled in the survey, 66 percent said they considered college rankings in their choices about college applications. The poll found that students with SAT scores 1300 and higher were even more likely (85 percent) to take rankings into account.

The poll also found the U.S. News & World Report college rankings were the most influential among top college rankings.