FAQ: How We Ranked the Schools

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This year, 145 programs were eligible for ranking, including all but four of the schools from our 2012 ranking, plus seven new schools that met our requirements for accreditation, SAT and ACT test scores, and other factors. During the ranking process, we eliminated 21 schools that failed to meet some of our basic data-gathering requirements: either too few students responded to the survey of student satisfaction, or too few corporate recruiters weighed in, or both.

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