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College Rankings 2008

 

 

First Internet-based College and University Rankings


Austin, Texas, USA.   September 19, 2008.   In an exclusive TrendTopper MediaBuzz analysis of the nation’s colleges and universities, the Global Language Monitor  (www.LangaugeMonitor.com) has ranked the nation’s colleges and universities  according their appearance on the Internet, throughout the Blogosphere, as well in the global print and electronic media.   The rankings include Social Media.

There are only three types of intellectual property in the US, and one of them is the trademark (or brand) which are intended to represent all the perceived attributes of a service - and institutions of higher education are no different,” said Paul JJ Payack, President and Chief Word Analyst at GLM.  “Prospective students, alumni, employers, and the world at large believe that students who are graduated from such institutions will carry on the all the hallmarks of that particular school.  Our TrendTopper analysis is a way of seeing the schools through the eyes of the world at large.”   

The schools were also ranked according to ‘media momentum’ defined as having the largest change in media citations over the last year.  

GLM used its proprietary Predictive Quantities Indicator (PQI) software for the TrendTopper Media Buzz Analysis.  GLM used the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s classifications to distinguish between Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges.  The schools were ranked according to their positions in early September, a mid-year snapshot, and used the last day of 2007 as the base.

Top Colleges:

Colorado bests Williams; Richmond, Middlebury, Wellesley follow

Bucknell, Amherst, Oberlin, Vassar, and Pomona in Top Ten

 

Top Colleges

1

 Colorado College 

2

 Williams College

3

 Richmond

4

 Middlebury College

5

 Wellesley College

6

 Bucknell University

7

 Amherst College

8

 Oberlin College

9

 Vassar College

10

 Pomona College

11

 Hamilton College 

12

 Union College

13

 Swarthmore College

14

 Colgate University

15

 Bard College

16

 Carleton College

17

 Bowdoin College

18

 Connecticut College

19

 Colby College

20

 US Naval Academy

21

 Barnard College

22

US Military Academy

23

 Bates College

24

 Bryn Mawr College 

25

 Skidmore College

26

 Gettysburg College

27

 Davidson College

28

 Mount Holyoke

29

 Furman University

30

 Lafayette College

 

 

College Momentum

Hamilton bests Pomona College; Skidmore, Bard, and Gettysburg follow

Sewanee, Furman, Colby, Connecticut College, and Colgate in Top Ten

 

Top Colleges, Momentum

1

 Hamilton College 

2

 Pomona College

3

 Skidmore College

4

 Bard College

5

 Gettysburg College

6

 Sewanee

7

 Furman University

8

 Colby College

9

 Connecticut College

10

 Colgate University

11

 Middlebury College

12

 Claremont-McKenna

13

 Carleton College

14

 Whitman College

15

 Trinity College

16

 Richmond

17

 Colorado College 

18

 Bates College

19

 Wesleyan University 

20

 Harvey Mudd

 

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