Top Private US Universities 2013
This post adds more detail to Top US Colleges and Universities by TrendTopper MediaBuzz Spring 2013.
Austin, Texas, February 11, 2013 – For the second year in a row, MIT topped Harvard for the top ranking of American universities according to the TrendTopper MediaBuzz ranking of American colleges and universities by the Global Language Monitor. This is the second time that a technical institute has topped the rankings.
In the Private University category, MIT and Harvard were followed by Columbia University; Stanford University; Yale; the University of Chicago (which slipped four spots); Cornell;
Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania; and NYU. There are 130 private universities in the category.
The University of California, Berkeley took top public university honors making a huge move back into the Top Ten. Some 13 of the Top 25 are now public universities. The University of Minnesota gained 15 spots up to No. 20, while Wisconsin and Michigan dropped 11 and 12 spots respectively.”Higher Education 2013 TrendTopper MediaBuzz Rankings” to order the the full report covering more than 400 schools. The report features analysis of college and university brand equity, the first brand affiliation measurements of MOOCs, fallout from scandals, rankings momentum and rankings velocity, and top schools by class.
The following lists the Top Private Universities for 2013:
Private Rank, Overall Rank 2013, Institution, 2012 Overall Rank
|Private Rank||Overall 2013||Top Private||2012|
|1||1||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||1|
|6||7||University of Chicago||3|
|9||11||University of Pennsylvania||12|
|10||15||New York University||20|
|11||22||Johns Hopkins University||24|
|14||27||University of Phoenix||38|
|15||30||University of Southern California||32|
|19||38||George Washington University||30|
|20||42||University of Notre Dame||53|
|21||45||University of Miami||37|
|22||47||Washington University in St. Louis||66|
|24||51||Carnegie Mellon University||45|
|25||53||California Institute of Technology||41|
|28||62||University of Rochester||51|
|32||76||Case Western Reserve University||67|
|34||79||Loyola University Maryland||154|
|35||80||Loyola University, Chicago||90|
|41||87||Southern Methodist University||87|
|44||92||University of Denver||94|
|45||94||Wake Forest University||76|
|46||96||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute||97|
|48||98||Rochester Inst. of Technology||108|
|50||103||Santa Clara University||103|
|52||105||University of San Francisco||175|
|53||106||Brigham Young University—Provo||63|
|56||112||Texas Christian University||98|
|57||113||University of San Diego||113|
|59||115||St. Mary’s College of California||112|
|60||117||Catholic University of America||116|
|62||119||Illinois Institute of Technology||123|
|63||120||University of Dayton||100|
|64||123||St Louis University||118|
|66||125||University of the Pacific||136|
|68||129||Loyola University New Orleans||134|
|69||133||St. Joseph’s University||132|
|72||138||Loyola Marymount University||153|
|76||145||University of Tulsa||152|
|78||147||St. Catherine University||121|
|80||149||New Jersey Institute of Technology||157|
|87||157||Embry-Riddle Aeronautical U.||163|
|88||158||Xavier University of Louisiana||181|
|89||160||Stevens Institute of Technology||148|
|94||167||Worcester Polytechnic Institute||120|
|95||169||St. Mary’s University of San Antonio||188|
|97||171||Abilene Christian University||170|
|101||175||St Johns University NY||143|
|103||180||University of Dallas||185|
|104||181||University of Scranton||179|
|105||183||College of Charleston||190|
|108||187||Oral Roberts University||187|
|112||192||Roger Williams University||95|
|114||194||Sacred Heart University||183|
|115||195||University of Redlands||156|
|116||197||Western Governors University||184|
|118||199||John Carroll University||164|
|119||200||University of Portland||195|
|122||203||Baldwin – Wallace College||199|
|123||204||University of Mary Hardin-Baylor||191|
|124||207||St Edward’s University||197|
|125||208||Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology||159|
|128||212||St. Bonaventure University||206|
The full rankings of over 400 schools are available in the “Higher Education 2013 TrendTopper MediaBuzz Rankings”.
This is the second major ranking to be released since the Penn State scandal. In the previous TTMB rankings 3.42% of citations had some association with the scandal. In this survey, scandal-related citations crept up to 6.8%. Penn State’s ranking had been on an upswing since since the success of their identity campaign in 2010. Since peaking in the Top 20 in 2011, Penn State fell to No. 51 in the immediate aftermath of the scandal in 2012. Penn State’s has now recovered to its current position at No. 39, which suggests that its reputation is still suffering the effects of the Sandusky scandal.
Emory in the university rankings and Claremont McKenna in the college rankings each had SAT misrepresentations made public since the last survey. Both fell in the rankings. Emory fell from No. 59 to No. 71. Claremont McKenna fell more dramatically from No. 33 to No. 75 in the College Rankings. Of course, it is open to question whether or not their drops were a direct result of their reported improprieties.
Click on this link “Higher Education 2013 TrendTopper MediaBuzz Rankings” to order the the full report covering more than 400 schools. The report features analysis of college and university brand equity, the first brand affiliation measurements of MOOCs, fallout from scandals, rankings momentum and rankings velocity, and top schools by class.
About TrendTopper MediaBuzz
GLM created the TrendTopper MediaBuzz analysis as a way of seeing the schools through the eyes of the world at large. In the rapidly changing communications and media environment of the early 21st Century, you cannot rely on telephone surveys, at-home interviews, newspaper clippings or television mentions in order to measure the value of a brand. Today the methodology must encompass the Twitters and YouTubes of the world as well as the tens of millions of blogs, the billions of web pages, as well as the top global print and electronic media.
This enormous sample simply cannot be tampered with because no single institution has the ability to influence, let alone corrupt, data streaming from hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of points of origin. TrendTopper MediaBuzz utilizes a mathematical model that “normalizes” the data and allows us to make statistically-significant comparisons among the various measurements. The end result is a non-biased analytical tool that will allow you to gauge the relative values differing institutions are assigned by consumers, as well as measures of how that value changes over time.
The Top Colleges and Universities were also ranked by “Media Momentum”, defined as its largest change in Media Buzz from the end of the last survey and the largest change in media citations in the previous nine months. The study is longitudinal in nature with the latest analysis completed January 8, 2012.
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