So Forbes Just Ranked Swarthmore Higher Than Harvard

Forbes is out with its 6th annual college rankings, which are calculated in a unique way. Rather than judge by SAT scores and selectivity, like U.S. News and World Report, Forbes has a more ROI-based metric that looks at what the schools did for students, after graduation. It measured student debt, academic success (scholarships, Ph.D.s), financial success, student satisfaction, and graduation rate. Coming in 6th, ahead of 11th place Penn–and ahead of Harvard–was Swarthmore College. (Forbes, it appears, did not factor Title IX sexual misconduct lawsuits into its rankings.) Bryn Mawr and Haverford were ranked 40th and 43rd, respsectively. Penn State came in 93rd.

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