Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Gally on Best Colleges List

(from Wikimedia Commons)
Gallaudet University is listed as one of the best regional universities on U.S. News &World Report's annual ranking of nearly 1,800 schools. The magazine gives it a #22 ranking for Best Colleges Regional Universities (North). Read more about Gallaudet's rankings here.

4 comments:

Elizabeth Giraldi said...

RIT was ranked 7th... why was Gallaudet was mentioned here OVER RIT when they're ranked higher than Gallaudet? What's wrong with putting down both colleges?

Deaf News Today said...

RIT gets a separate post.

Anonymous said...

RIT is 7th, yes but most of deaf people there goes to NTID and NTID is probably near the bottom of the list. Moral of the story? Gallaudet is the better choice.

Elizabeth Giraldi said...

"anonymous" - we should encourage deaf and hard of hearing people to be exposed to vareity type of colleges with resources provided for them... Gallaudet is a great university but what if that specific person is interested in Science or the technology side of education? should we tell them "gallaudet is the better choice", no... we should just let them decide for themselves... I was just wondering why Gallaudet was recongized whereas RIT wasn't. I understand your point that most deaf/HOH people go to NTID but you may not realized that many people who go to NTID completed their 2 years degree then continued their education to a 4 year degree. I was in a program where I wanted a bachelor but wanted to have some deaf classes so I took most pre-req classes at NTID and major courses at RIT. Most people don't realized that you can do this. We should be able to encourage deaf/HOH people to go to the college that is in their best interest... so this is why I felt that RIT should be mentioned (along with Gallaudet).. not JUST Gallaudet. :) Don't get me wrong, Gallaudet is a great university (i went there for a year) but it's not for everyone.