US News and World Report's 2009 college rankings are out and RPI is ranked #41 among "national universities." It's the only school in the Capital Region to make the list. Among liberal arts colleges, Union ranked #42, Skidmore #47 and Siena #118. UAlbany was listed in "tier 3" among national universities. (Thanks, Fred!)


RPI was the only school in the "college" category.

For liberal arts schools (which are their own category), Union came in at #42; Skidmore at #47.


Interesting...yet, I find those listings pretty arbitrary and useless...considering Union, Skidmore and RPI cost an arm, a leg and a kidney...I would take the UAlbany education and half the debt any time....

...and in today's world, where a graduate degree is pretty much required, where you went to undergrad (read - where you went to sleep, drink, party, socialize, etc.) seems less important than ever.

@Amelia: I think I got my money's worth at RPI. Got a high paying job right out of school. Also, when I say "my" moneys worth, I really mean the people who's family could afford full sticker price, who paid for my financial aid.

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