Famous Alumni Get Animated Over University Rankings

Famous Alumni Get Animated Over University Rankings

Alumni around the world have reason to be excited when college rankings are announced. U-M consistently ranks at the top, just as we should. Here at the Alumni Association, we know you get just as excited as we do about great rankings. And we’re willing to bet these famous alumni are just the same way.

 No. 5 Best Value Public College

Princeton Review

James Earl Jones, ’55. HLHD’71, is totes excited.

The Princeton Review used 30 data points to compile their list, covering academics, costs, and financial aid.

No. 12 Best Institution for Undergraduate Teaching

U.S. News and World Report

Non-grad alumni Derek Jeter loves it. @yankeesgifs

All the schools on these lists are ones that received the most votes from top college administrators for paying a particular focus on undergraduate teaching.

No. 1 Top Graduate Entrepreneurship Program 

Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine

Tom Brady, ’99, is getting pumped. via distractify.com

The survey asked school administrators 60 questions covering everything from their schools’ levels of commitment to entrepreneurship to the number of alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors.

No. 18 Top 400 Universities 

Times Higher Education 

Glee Star Darren Criss, ’09, is….gleeful. via fanpop.com

The top universities rankings employ 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available.

No. 10 Business School 


Fist-pump like Jim Harbaugh, ’86. via thescore

Salaries five years out of school were down from two years ago for all but two schools in the top 10, with only Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and Michigan’s Ross School of Business bucking the trend.

No. 22 Institution World Wide 

QS World Rankings

Michael Phelps, x’09, is sharing in the excitement. via brightestyoungthings.com

QS is one of the three most influential and widely observed international university rankings, consisting of academic peer review among other methodologies. 

No. 1 U.S. Public University

QS World Rankings

Lucy Liu, ’90, feels just as good as we do right now. via gifhunterress

Just an every day thing for Michigan.

Which famous alumni would you have liked to seen react? Let us know in the comments. 

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