Ehrenberg also said he found evidence that colleges manipulate the data they report to U.S. News.
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U.S. News & World Report uses its own formula to rate more than 1,400 four-year institutions. The magazine sorts schools into several categories. The scoring system produces ties.
Best Public and Private National Universities, 2002
1. Princeton University
2. Harvard University
5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
FOR THE RECORD
Los Angeles Times Saturday September 8, 2001 Home Edition Part A Part A Page 2 A2 Desk 2 inches; 36 words Type of Material: Correction
College rankings--A chart that accompanied an article Friday on annual college rankings by U.S. News & World Report should have included UC Santa Barbara in a list of the year's best public national universities. UCSB ranked 15th, according to the magazine.
University of Pa.
8. Duke University
9. Columbia University
University of Chicago
20. UC Berkeley
31. UC San Diego
41. UC Davis
Best Public National Universities, 2002
1. UC Berkeley
2. University of Virginia
3. University of Michigan-
5. University of North
6. College of William and Mary
7. UC San Diego
8. University of Wisconsin-Madison
9. University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
10. Georgia Institute of Technology
28. UC Riverside
UC Santa Cruz
Source: U.S. News & World Report