The Alumni Factor “A Revolution in College Rankings” Schools Producing Happiest Grads

Author: George S. McQuade III
Published: September 11, 2012 at 10:30 am

Imagine measuring a college success by measuring the success of its Alumni. Were students developed intellectually, or did they make lifelong friends? Are they happy now? That’s what The Alumni Factors wants you to know.

New findings and rankings by The Alumni Factor are sure to raise a few eyebrows at the universities that are spending millions of dollars on marketing and recruitment, only to learn their rankings are as high as the competition. Among the 177 top schools, the top school listed in California, as far as happiness, success and career preparation, might surprise you:

Listed colleges include: California Institute of Technology, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Loyola Marymount University, Occidental College, Pepperdine University, Pitzer College, Pomona College, San Diego State University, Santa Clara University, Scripps College, Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Davis, University of California-Irvine, University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), University of California-Riverside, University of California-San Diego, and lastly University of California-Santa Barbara and University of Southern California (USC).

The Alumni Factor video exclaims, “Research was conducted over two years, The Alumni Factor compiled graduate outcomes and rank 177 schools on financial success, overall happiness, career preparation and more. Don’t feel bad if your school wasn’t mentioned or called." This writer, who attended Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, didn’t find his school known for Journalism, the arts and outdoor sculpture, either. W.W.U. not only offers “faculty led study tours internationally,” but it now it competes with UW for Pre-Med, Pre-Law, and other pre-professional programs like Behavioral Neuroscience.

“Collaborative rather than cut-throat describes the Western culture.” The WWU website also said there are, “high expectations, academic commitment, quality advising, and strong faculty support that result in high acceptance rates into medical school, law school, and other selective graduate programs.” That might make a few parents happy, too.

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