GW drops more than 160 spots in Money magazine rankings

GW took a significant hit in this year’s Money magazine rankings, which reflects the return on investment for more than 700 universities nationwide.

The University ranked No. 376 in Money’s report, dropping more than 160 spots from last year’s 209 finish. The year before, GW ranked No. 214.

The magazine analyses colleges and universities based on quality of education – which includes the test scores of incoming freshmen, graduation rates and student to faculty ratios – as well as affordability and outcome, which examines graduates’ earnings.

Money omitted institutions with poor financial health, low graduation rates or fewer than 500 students.

GW ranked above five of its peer schools, including American, Boston, Southern Methodist and Tulane universities and the University of Miami. Vanderbilt was GW’s highest-ranking peer school, landing the 27th spot on the list. Last year, Vanderbilt was 24.

Princeton University topped this year’s list, knocking Stanford University down from the top spot to No. 10.

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