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A New Ranking of American Colleges on Laissez-Faire Principles, 1999-2000

About the Ranking.

This site hosts one file, the subjective ranking of American undergraduate colleges done by newengland, an anonymous internet personality.

This is a great resource for college bound high schoolers who may not be aware of the (supposed) hierarchy in American education. Many of us feel we had no clue when we were young.

From the ranking's introduction:

The Laissez-Faire Ranking identifies quality with selectivity. It takes the historical and etymological view that a college is a "chosen company" and attempts to rank colleges by the membership they attract. It lets the best applicants point to the best colleges. Bright kids pay attention to selectivity when they look at colleges because they want to go where their peers are going. With their matriculation, they help compose a superior community, thereby confirming received opinion.

Again, the ranking is the creation of an anonymous poster named newengland. He hangs out on the Usenet newsgroup soc.college.admissions if you ever want to get in touch with him.

Click here to read on!

Read the Laissez-Faire Guide!

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This site is maintained by Jeremy Fox. He didn't write the guide. If you have a problem with broken links or anything like that, email him. Otherwise, post your questions on soc.college.admissions.

Email the site maintainer, not the author of the ranking.