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Colgate University
A- 8.2
Florida Atlantic University
A- 8.1
Texas A & M University College Station
A- 8.1
Philander Smith College
A- 8.1
Baylor University
A- 8.1
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
A- 8.1
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
B+ 7.9
Ohio State University
B+ 7.9
Harvard University
B+ 7.9
Bob Jones University
B+ 7.8
University of Arizona
B+ 7.8
Texas Tech University
B+ 7.7
University of Notre Dame
B+ 7.7
Michigan State University
B+ 7.6
Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach
B+ 7.6
Sewanee The University of the South
B+ 7.5
College of William and Mary
B+ 7.5
Wayne State University
B+ 7.5
Grand Valley State University
B+ 7.5
Florida International University
B+ 7.4
Creighton University
B+ 7.4
Philadelphia University
B 7.3
University of Connecticut
B 7.3
Ohio University
B 7.2
Emory University
B 7.2
University of Rochester
B 7.2
Green Mountain College
B 7.0
Sarah Lawrence College
B 6.9
Arcadia University
B 6.9
Duke University
B 6.9
Stanford University
B 6.9
College of Charleston
B 6.9
Christopher Newport University
B 6.9
University of Mississippi
B 6.8
Marquette University
B 6.8
Marist College
B 6.8
Wingate University
B 6.7
The College of New Jersey
B 6.7
Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus
B 6.7
University of Miami
B 6.7
Grove City College
B 6.7
East Carolina University
B 6.7
Augustana College
B 6.7
The University of Alabama
B 6.6
Whitman College  
B 6.6
Furman University
B 6.6
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B 6.6
Gettysburg College
B 6.6
Occidental College
B 6.6
Boston University
B 6.6



    Student Surveys are filtered of duplicate and “invalid” surveys prior to ranking.  Invalid surveys are those that are not self-consistent, reflecting a corrupting effect on the data, either accidental or with intent.  We have found that certain inclined students survey their “competing” schools, giving artificially bad (or good of their own school) reviews.  While we do not wish to point any fingers, we have been able to link up several groupings of falsified data with admissions staff at some universities. 
    5,000 valid surveys were analyzed statistically, and a gaussian matrix was created to model the survey patterns within and between surveys. 
We can now identify those surveys that: vary too little, vary too much, have fields that do not covary properly, or are inconsistent.  (i.e.  rating the university as an A for friendliness, but then complaining either about the people or the social life).  In addition, a rule-base system was created to identify duplicates and model trends of surveys from the same machine. 
This allows us to be able to identify if a person is falsifying many surveys.  FFT analysis is employed to determine the “data content” of each survey as well, providing more information for modeling. 
    The resulting filter, correlation matrix, and survey model is applied uniformly to all surveys.  Out of 7,500 undergraduate student surveys, 483 surveys were rendered invalid.  Inspection of the invalid surveys revealed a failure rate of 5%.  (24 of the 483 surveys were actually “good",2.5).

How is rank computed?

    The generic quick answer is that it is the average of student opinion ratings minus “variability of score”.  The “variability of score” is larger for low numbers of surveys, meaning that that school's ranking position is less trustably high or low.  Strict statistical variance is not instructive here because 'variance' is computed within a group of surveys — with only 1 survey, there is no variance.

The 'Variability' function decreases exponentially with the size of the sample set, applied equally to all institutions, making it an acceptably fair accounting form.  After 5 surveys, the variability of score drops to less than .3; after 10 surveys, it is less than .1.  After 20 surveys, there no significant variability in position.  Essentially, each school's score converges to a position as the number of surveys increases.

More specifically, Rank is computed by multiplying the importance of each variable selected by that variable and adding together.  The average of all matching surveys for a particular school is then taken.  From this, a 'variability' is computed — this is based upon the number of surveys.  If there is only 1 survey, and it ranks a school at a 10, then 1 more survey could come in, ranking a '0', which would give the school average a 5 (10/(1+1) = 5).  This is the lowest that the school 'could' be — given 1 more survey.  So this 'variability' is subtracted from the overall score, reducing it.  In this manner, schools that have more surveys have a more believable average than school with only 1 survey. 

Actual Equation:
score = average(importances[]*preferences[]) - (10*(sum(importances[])))/(#svys + 1)


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