What would it really take to be in the U.S. News top 20? And can anyone really change in the 'beauty pageant' of the reputational survey?
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor reported an acceptance rate of 27.4 percent. It was really 89.1 percent.
York College of Pennsylvania is latest to admit that it wasn't submitting correct numbers. In this case, "special admits" were left out of the calculation.
After string of reports of colleges submitting false data for rankings, U.S. News may ask each campus to have a senior campus official -- someone at or near presidential level -- affirm the accuracy of data.
Bucknell becomes fifth college in a year to admit it gave out false data. Experts see recent scandals pointing to broader problems related to rankings and reputations.
Tulane sent U.S. News incorrect information about the university's business school.
George Washington U. admits that it has been submitting incorrect information on class rank for a decade.
New law school study raises questions about whether money spent on marketing has any influence on U.S. News rankings.
Emory investigation finds that staff and administrators intentionally misreported admissions data for at least 10 years and that individuals with knowledge of the data fraud did not speak up.
Presidents and admissions directors are trying to figure out who is asking a new round of questions -- and why.