The tale of George Washington University and the loss of its U.S. News ranking is, on one level, simple, says the Washington Post. The university systematically overstated the credentials of its incoming freshmen for several years. It disclosed that problem last week. U.S. News, as a result, removed GWU Wednesday from its list of top national universities. GWU had been in a three-way tie for 51st with Boston and Tulane universities. Now it is unranked. But there are complexities. Take a close look at the statistic GWU misreported: the percentage of incoming freshmen who were in...

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