December 3, 2012
High-School Class Rank, a Slippery Metric, Loses Its Appeal for Colleges
Jordan Capizola, The GW Hatchet
As campus scandals go these days, l'Affaire de Class Rank at George Washington University was mild. No police were called, no subpoenas were issued. And the president kept his job.
Still, the tale of fudged figures underscores a broader theme: Admissions data suggest decimal-point precision they don't always deliver.
In November the university announced