“The lagging nature of the data is why methodology changes were made this edition relating to COVID-19, even as campus operations have since returned mostly to normal,” the website reads. “This is particularly evident in our revamped treatment of standardized test data.”
Three Boston College graduate schools rose in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 graduate university rankings while two others dropped from their previous spots.
Forbes also placed BC at No. 37 for private colleges, and No. 26 for colleges in the Northeast, excluding it from the top 25 after its return to this margin in 2019.
The 2019 U.S. News college rankings, released Monday, placed Boston College at No. 38, tied with The College of William and Mary and the University of California Davis. This represents a drop from last year’s rankings, which had BC and William and Mary tied at 32. BC received an overall score of 68/100.
Boston College ranked 50th in the Forbes “America’s Top Colleges” list this year, falling only one spot from the previous edition. BC suffered a 27-place drop in last year’s Forbes rankings, moving from No. 22 to No. 49. Each year, Forbes also releases the methodology and logic behind the rankings. In 2018, rankings were weighted…
BC was ranked ahead of Georgetown University (No. 12), Boston University (No. 13), and University of California, Berkeley (No. 16).
Boston College Graduate Schools, including the School of Social Work and the Boston College Law School, maintained their high position in the U.S. News and World Report ranking.