So the new rankings from U.S. News and World Report came out a week and a half ago, and shame of shames, we dropped down one spot to number 24 (tied with UCLA). Blame it on ’09 😉 Last year, we were ranked with Georgetown at no.23. We again tied with UCLA for second place in ranking the top public universities, with Berkeley maintaining its position at the top. It seems that the school is putting it down to our ability to attain financial resources, which counts for ten percent of the overall ranking. Being a state institution, the funds are not coming in like they should.
However, we’ve also graced the list of GQ’s inaugural list of America’s 25 Douchiest Colleges. It was a close call guys, but we just made it at number 25
Home of: The Blue-Blazer Douche
Affectations: The side part; the insistence on referring to your school as “the University,” our third president as “Mr. Jefferson,” the quad as “the lawn,” and the Civil War as the “War Between the States.”
Overheard in the bleachers: “Well, at least our football players actually go to class and—hey, Dylan, this mint julep is outstanding.”
In ten years, will be: A member of an exclusive country club. Maybe a philandering public official. Not unlikely a lobbyist for a tobacco company. Possibly all three.
Honorable-mention blue-blazer institutions: Duke, William & Mary, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, Sewanee.
Brown, Duke and Princeton respectively received the gold, silver and bronze in this ranking. As in, we can be douchy, but I didn’t think we were that bad. If it means I’ll be a member of an exclusive country club, why not? What do y’all think?
See the rest of the list here
sources: uvatoday; GQ; fanpop