Saturday, June 29, 2013

US News Rankings v. the Miss America Contest

Which contest has the better rankings system? They look pretty similar to me. But I'm not sure which law schools look best in evening wear.

Scoring for Miss America Finals (see here)
Composite Score - 30% (Top 16)
Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit - 20% (Top 16)
Evening Wear - 20% (Top 10)
Talent - 30%  (Top 8)
On-Stage Question (Top 8)
Final Ballot – Each judge ranks the Top 5 contestants in the order he/she believes they should each finish.  The outcome of the pageant is based solely on the point totals resulting from the final ballot.

Scoring for US News Law School Rankings (see here)
25.00% - Peer Assessment Score
15.00% - Assessment Score by Lawyers/Judges
14.00% - Employment Rate 9 mos. After Graduation
12.50% - Median LSAT Scores
10.00% - Median UGPA
9.75% - Average instruction, library, and supporting services
4.00% - Employment Rate at Graduation
3.00% - Student/Faculty Ratio
2.50% - Acceptance Rate
2.00% - Bar Passage Rate
1.50% - Financial Aid
.75% - Library Resources
   

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