College rankings are only one of the many problematic lists generated each year by private companies. Ranking colleges and universities is just as subjective as ranking movies, music, etc. When using a college rankings guide, remember to ask yourself one simple question: Do these rankings reflect my own interests?
To help clear up the confusion surrounding college rankings, NACAC has compiled a number of helpful resources you can use to rank your own college list. Use the information on this site as a kind of "Cliff Notes" to the rankings published annually by U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, and many other private companies.