Annapolis Group Challenges 'U.S. News' Rankings

Christopher B. Nelson, president of St. John's College, in Annapolis, Md., says there is "real evil" in U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of colleges. So he was pleased last week when he and his colleagues at other private colleges resolved to do something about it.

At the annual meeting of the Annapolis Group, which represents 124 liberal-arts colleges, members agreed to develop a Web-based information system that would provide families with "easily accessible,