High school graduates say rankings influence their PSE application decisions

October 15, 2013

66% of PSE applicants report university rankings influence their application decisions, according to a survey of 846 PSE-bound high school seniors in the US. Students with the highest SAT scores --1300 and above -- were more likely to have considered the rankings in their application decisions (85%) than students with SAT scores of less than 1300. The study also showed that students were most influenced by the US News and World Report rankings at 58%, followed by the Princeton Review at 21%. Survey