Washington Monthly says, “Gig’em, Aggies!”

Howdy, and a great big College Station “Whoop!” to my fellow Texas Aggies out there! Congratulations on appearing on Washington Monthly magazine’s college rankings at #1! (FYI: UCLA came in at #2, Cornell at #8, the Longhorns at #19, and Harvard at #27.)

Washington Monthly takes a different take on ranking colleges than many other publications, as they explain on their website:

Unlike other college guides, such as U.S. News and World Report, this guide asks not what colleges can do for you, but what colleges are doing for the country. It’s a guide for all Americans who are concerned about our institutions of higher learning. Are our colleges making good use of our tax dollars? Are they producing graduates who can keep our nation competitive in a changing world? Are they, in short, doing well by doing good? This is the guide that tells you.

More details about their approach can be read in their introductory article, “A Different Kind of College Ranking,” in which they cut the U.S. News and World Report college ranking no slack whatsoever.

I knew my fellow Aggies and I called it “God’s other college” for good reason. ๐Ÿ™‚

4 thoughts on “Washington Monthly says, “Gig’em, Aggies!”

  1. Javier(anti- Aggie)

    And apparently they spend tax money on head football coaches to buy hidden info on their opponents( commonly referred to as cheating). Maybe Coach Fran will get a job with the Patriots after he done fine tuning at TAMU. Oh, hi Wally.

  2. While I’m not sure what you’re talking about (not a political avoidance, just a sincere statement of ignorance), I will readily admit that, if true, it wouldn’t shock me. Hey, I’m certainly not saying every aspect of TAMU or every member of its staff is perfect.

    Every university is going to have its problems and its indiscretions. Some (Texas) just have more than others (A&M). ๐Ÿ™‚

    But if focusing on things like that helps you sleep at night — hey, whatever works!

    Oh — howdy, Jav. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Hm, looks like about a thousand Aggie jokes have just become obsolete. Maybe we can petition whoever is in charge of these things to give the Aggies a better hurricane evacuation route (other than I-610 Loop, as the joke goes).

    My sincere congratulations! It would be interesting to read the review and the criteria.

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  4. As a Kansas grad, I was concerned about the Jayhawks’ trip to Aggieland last weekend.

    But the final score was 19-11 KU. Ahhhhhhh…. see you in basketball season…. :–>

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