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Colleges Resist the Pull of Published Rankings

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Colleges Resist the Pull of Published Rankings

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Colleges Resist the Pull of Published Rankings

Colleges Resist the Pull of Published Rankings

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The search for the right college often starts with the rankings. But some schools now say they want no part of one of the most popular lists of top campuses. Should high school seniors use rankings when deciding where to apply for college?

Guests:

Kate Will, president of Gettysburg College and chair of the Annapolis Group

Joyce E. Smith, CEO of the National Association for College Admission Counseling

Fran Landau, counselor at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Md.