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Texas A&M moves up in ranking for best value schools

Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:00 am

Texas A&M is moving up in the rankings, and we're not talking about football.

U.S. News & World Report released its 2014 ratings Tuesday, naming Texas A&M University to the "Top 25 Best Value Schools" among national universities. Texas A&M moved up one place from last year's ratings, to No. 18, while Rice University squeaked ahead at No. 14.

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  • obasfirst posted at 10:17 am on Mon, Sep 16, 2013.

    obasfirst Posts: 668

    I guess the keyword here is STILL

    You want A&M moving into the direction of the MIT's and Harvard's or move into the direction of the Alabama's and LSU's ?

  • obasfirst posted at 3:07 pm on Fri, Sep 13, 2013.

    obasfirst Posts: 668

    DeVry university has more than 80.000 students, so what's your point here

  • Sabio posted at 7:39 am on Thu, Sep 12, 2013.

    Sabio Posts: 1736

    fromafar can't tell the difference between a misspelling and a typo.

    Note that there was no refutation of my assertion. I'll stand by it. I'll happily trust the parents of 10,000 freshmen before I trust disgruntled faculty.

  • allknowing posted at 8:21 pm on Wed, Sep 11, 2013.

    allknowing Posts: 44

    Thanks dan for putting the naysayers (that's how they call them in the UK) to their rightful place

  • jer2 posted at 6:05 pm on Wed, Sep 11, 2013.

    jer2 Posts: 314

    Fromafar (not fromafar enough) is this the only thing you can do, attack someones spelling of judgement which by the way is correct in the UK. I guess that is all you got, attacking someones spelling when you have nothing to offer yourself except being a tin foil hat. Go back to your room.

  • jer2 posted at 11:33 am on Wed, Sep 11, 2013.

    jer2 Posts: 314

    As you know rankings fluctuate highly in college football so your comment is irrelivant, so is your consistently poor attitude toward my alma matar. Do us a favor and get out of town.

  • jer2 posted at 11:32 am on Wed, Sep 11, 2013.

    jer2 Posts: 314

    Who in their right mind would attend Rice over Princeton or Harvard if they had an equal opportunity? It's highly dependent on the major and of course bucks which A&M is still a good value and a good reputation. You're welcome to leave anytime naysayer.

  • Sabio posted at 7:20 am on Wed, Sep 11, 2013.

    Sabio Posts: 1736

    Master of disaster and ftw are welcome to leave for what they view as greener pastures.

    Meanwhile, the parents of a record 10,000 freshmen think highly enough of A&M and it's educational prowess to trust it with their children's eduction. That's despite having access to the rantings of the tin foil hat crowd that post here regularly.

    I think I'm more trusting of the judgement of the parents of those 10,000 to do what's in the best interest of their children before I'd trust the judgement of the tin foil hat mullets.

  • master of disaster posted at 6:02 am on Wed, Sep 11, 2013.

    master of disaster Posts: 541

    Meanwhile, we're ranked #69 in terms of overall best, below academic powerhouses such as Clemson. We're not even the best in the SEC, as Florida finished above us.

    I guess the Wal-Mart-ization of TAMU is well underway.

  • ftw posted at 5:28 am on Wed, Sep 11, 2013.

    ftw Posts: 1265

    There are a lot of good things happening at A&M. But it appears A&M is focused more on the price as a measure of value. Considering that Rice came in ranked higher, yet their tuition is substantially higher makes it obvious that the measure of value is not simply how much something cost.

    Who in their right mind would attend A&M over Rice if they had an equal opportunity to go to either school?