A yelp for doctoral programs?

I stumbled on this interesting write up.

What if graduate-school applicants could get that kind of student-centered information in one place, on one website? That information is as important to students — probably more important — than how many citations the faculty have earned for their research publications

The pertinent highlights:

  • Inside the walls of colleges and universities, the real economy is based on prestige, not dollars
  • The prestige economy that surrounds doctoral programs is almost entirely defined by research
  • Ranking graduate programs solely according to their research output — even if that were being done fairly and accurately — would be like ranking cars solely by their engines
  • Our graduate schools need to be assessed by more student-centered measures
  • What if graduate-school applicants could get that kind of student-centered information in one place, on one website? That information is as important to students — probably more important — than how many citations the faculty have earned for their research publications

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