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Don’t screw around with U.S. News & World Report! That’s the message today from the popular college ranking service, which has decided to drop George Washington University from its list this year after the university admitted last week it had inflated the number of freshmen who ranked at the top of their high school classes.
GWU will be unranked in the 2013 college rankings, and could return in 2014 if the data it provides U.S. News can be verified. This year, the school was ranked 51st.
On the plus side, GWU is probably the best unranked school. On the downside, though, they’re in pretty rough company. As student newspaper the Hatchet notes:
Other universities unranked this year include University of Phoenix Online, Alliant International University and California Institute of Integral Studies.
Not exactly company GWU wants to keep, especially if it’s going to keep charging $45,000 a year.