university ranking and acceptances
Hello. How do I find out the rankings of the schools I am applying to and how shall I determine my chances of getting admission?
How long does university of illinois at urbana champaign take to respond? The program has no deadline and I have submitted my application in february 2015.
- anonymous alum There are many rankings made by different institutions and each one takes different criteria to build them. Moreover, in graduate school, what is ranked is the department, not the university. Finally, acceptance chances depend on many factors. As an example, MIT is ranked higher than CalTech in most engineering disciplines, but since Caltech is such a small college, they accept less students, so MIT is ranked higher and has a higher admission rate.
- Eric Allen expert Agree with @osj8 Rankings are made based on lots of different criteria - you need to know what you're looking for. Are you going for a PhD, directly into a company, etc. Find out where they are placing their grads and that will be as important (if not more) than ranking. Rankings include Bloomberg Businessweek, U.S. News, Barrons, FT.com, etc. Lots of rankings out there, but for the MS/PhD track, make sure you will be researching under a professor that you like or you could be in for a long haul. I hope that helps!