<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent Education Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//education http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//education <![CDATA[The Best Scaffolding]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-scaffolding/ranker-shopping
List of the best scaffolding. When you’re working on a more complicated home improvement project than just hanging up a few pictures with a hammer, nail, and little step ladder, you may need some more drastic tools at your disposal. While a step ladder is perfect for many smaller projects, something you’re in need of a more heavy duty helper, such as scaffolding. The best scaffolding can hold up your weight, as well as the weight of your tools. Going up a regular ladder with a bunch of tools in hand is a challenging venture, not to mention dangerous. Scaffolding not only has the ladders you need to reach those high up spaces, it also has a safe resting place for your tools, such as a few cans of paint, a tool box, or whatever else you need to bring with you to an extraordinary height. It’s the easiest way to finish a home improvement project without ever having to worry about your safety.
 

Quit asking yourself, “What is the best scaffolding?” This list has more than enough options for every sort of project.

The Best Scaffolding, education, products, Shopping,

Pro-Series GSSI Multi Purpose Scaffolding
Access light fixtures and hard to reach places on a construction project with the Pro-Series 6-Feet Multipurpose Scaffolding. It features steel construction with a powder-coated finish for extra protection and weather resistance. Easily move from room to room, for painting, patching, wallpapering and hanging drywall with four 5 inch swivel locking casters.
Xtend & Climb IMAC Mini Scaffold Step Ladder
This Metaltech mini folding aluminum scaffold features a substantial 600-lb. capacity, yet is lightweight and easy to transport and handle. It folds down to only 6in.D when not in use, greatly simplifying storage. Contains two sets of blue antislip platforms for a multi-level working area. Rugged aircraft-grade aluminum alloy construction with 4in.
UST Rolling Scaffolding
This rolling scaffold has locking wheels and two adjustable-height step boards. Hardware Type: Scaffold unit, Capacity (lbs.): 550, Dimensions W x D x H (in.): 43 x 20 x 60, Material Type: 1in. tube frame, Color: Yellow (frame), black (platform), Platform Size W x D (in.): 44 x 8 (2), Caster Type: Locking rubber wheels, Caster Size (in.
Louisville Ladder L-3041-03 Fiberglass Mini Working Platform

Pro-Series TOWERINT Two Story Interior Rolling Scaffold Tower
With the Pro-Series Two Story Rolling Scaffold Tower you can access light fixtures to change light bulbs or clean tall windows in the great room. This Scaffold Tower allows you to easily access hard to reach places to install acoustical or ceiling tiles, perform electrical work or complete HVAC installation.
Xtend & Climb MAXI Round Aluminum Scaffold
MAXI Features: -Portable scaffolding.-Multi-purpose locking casters.-Multi-level working area.-Compact storage.-Handy for all jobs big or small.-Non-skid adjustable planks.-Non-skid adjustable planks.-Used in many ways: Multi-level scaffold, push cart and work table.-Capacity: 700 lbs. Construction: -Aluminium frame construction.
Buffalo Tools GSORSET Outrigger for GSSI Base Scaffolding Unit
The Pro-Series 4 Piece Set 18 in. Scaffolding Outriggers attach to the Pro-Series 6 Foot Multi Use Scaffolding Unit (GSSI) to keep to keep the unit stable when double stacked. Extends total width of scaffolding by 36 in. Ideal for home improvement projects like painting, patching drywall or cleaning windows.
Pro-Series GSSI2PC Multi Purpose Scaffold
Access light fixtures and hard to reach places on a construction project with the Pro-Series 2 Piece 6-Feet Multipurpose Scaffolding Set . It features steel construction with a powder-coated finish for extra protection and weather resistance. Easily move from room to room, for painting, patching, wallpapering and hanging drywall with four 5 inch swivel locking casters.
Metaltech Mini Folding Steel Scaffold
This Metaltech mini folding steel scaffold has a 500-lb. capacity, making it an excellent choice for interior projects. It folds down to a compact 4.5in.D, making it easy to store. The scaffold is designed for indoor use and provides 2 black antislip platforms for a multi-level working area. Yellow poly thermosetting powder-coat finish provides added durability.
Buffalo Tools TOWEROUT Two Story Rolling Scaffold Tower
Homeowners and contractors alike will appreciate the Rolling Two Story Scaffold Tower. Easily and safely get over 12 feet off the ground for painting, cleaning windows, maintaining roofs or cleaning gutters. Use for installing siding, laying brick, overhead door installation, or even sign installation.

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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:36:04 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-scaffolding/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[53 Celebrities with Honorary Degrees from Harvard]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-with-honorary-degrees-from-harvard/celebrity-lists
This list contains information about celebrities who have received honorary degrees from Harvard University, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Harvard University was established in 1636 and is one of the most prestigious universities in the United States. Several famous actors, musicians, authors, and politicians have been awarded honorary degrees from Harvard, which are awarded annually.

Who is the most famous person with an honorary degree from Harvard? Oprah Winfrey tops this list. The talk show queen received an honorary degree from Harvard University in 2013. She also delivered a commencement speech to the graduating class.

J. K. Rowling received an honorary degree from Harvard University in 2008. She delivered the commencement address at the ceremony as well. Al Gore received an honorary degree from Harvard University in 1994. The former U.S. Vice President previously graduated cum laude from the prestigious university. Many former U.S. Presidents have received honorary Harvard degrees as well.

What do you think are the qualifications for earning an honorary degree? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
53 Celebrities with Honorary Degrees from Harvard,

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein received an honorary degree from Harvard University in 1935.
Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin received an honorary degree from Harvard University in 2014. The Queen of Soul also performed "The Star Spangled Banner" at the commencement ceremony.

Bill Gates
Bill Gates received an honorary degree from Harvard University in 2007. He previously dropped out of the university to focus on his company, Microsoft.
George H. W. Bush
George H. W. Bush was awarded an honorary doctorate of law from Harvard University in 2014. The former U.S. President is a graduate of Yale University.
John Lithgow
John Lithgow received an honorary degree from Harvard University in 2005. He previously graduated from the university magna cum laude in 1967.
J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling received an honorary degree from Harvard University in 2008. She delivered the commencement address at the ceremony.
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep was awarded an honorary degree from Harvard University in 2010. The Oscar winner graduated from Yale University in the early 1970s.
Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg received an honorary doctorate of law from Harvard University in 2014. The former New York City mayor is an alum of Harvard Business School.
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela received an honorary degree from Harvard University in 1998.
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey received an honorary degree from Harvard University in 2013. She also delivered a commencement speech to the graduating class.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:59:42 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-with-honorary-degrees-from-harvard/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[53 Hilarious Test Answers From Kids]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/funny-kids-test-answers/robert-wabash
Kids these days: can't live with 'em, can't teach 'em anything because the Internet shows them that they can be a smartass instead of submitting real quiz answers. Tests were once about studying, knowing the most, reveling in the honest hard work of memorizing the basics of being a person in American society. Getting stuff wrong meant feeling SHAME. But these days all kids care about is submitting creative test answers that will make their Gen Y teachers laugh, making sure everyone is having a "good time." 

Back in the day, each and every one of these damn kids would have been slapped on the wrist for writing down sassy words and drawing goofy pictures instead of, you know, actually finishing their tests. From hilarious teacher reviews to funny kids test answers that make you wish you were that clever when you were little, these are the best and funniest test answers provided by clever children who didn't care about their grades as much as they did about getting a laugh. 

Sometimes, their grades reflected their lack of effort - but unfortunately, a lot of the time, you can see that the teacher actually kind of appreciated a kid giving a smartass test answer, even if it wasted everyone's time. What is the lesson here? Nothing matters as long as you are kind of funny and can answer any test questions you are handed no matter how little you know about the correct answer.

No matter where the world is going (downhill) with all this, these are the funniest kids test answers that will are sure to make you smile. 
53 Hilarious Test Answers From Kids,

Suck It Up, Kids

Historical Accuracy

Guide Davey Bones!

Accurate.

I Mean, They Probably Do...

Saturyonce

Oh, Miranda

Warren's Future

A Valuable Lesson

Math Problems


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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 04:41:17 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/funny-kids-test-answers/robert-wabash
<![CDATA[Real Life 101: Classes That Should Be Offered (But Aren't)]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/real-life-college-courses-wish-list/don-davis
All that time (and money) spent earning your college degree... wouldn't it have been great if even some of those classes were useful for handling everyday life stuff? This is a list of the things you wish you could've learned in a college class but couldn't since the course never existed. You had to eventually figure out on your own how to do these real-life, everyday things you wish someone had taught you about.

In fact, it's possible you still don't know how to do many of these things - and while you spent lots of money learning about English literature in the 1600s, probably know Socrates' birthday by heart, and can likely recall some data from the periodic table you had to memorize for a chemistry class at some point, you still don't know how to change a tire, manage your bank account, or file your taxes. Despite earning that degree, after graduation, many students are left clueless as to how they can handle some of the basic fundamentals in everyday life.

Sure, some of these college classes we wish existed were offered in some iteration if you majored in a related field - 'How to Invest' or 'How to Save Money' were likely covered in a Business degree. The classes on this list are what you wish had been part of your general education requirements but weren't since most colleges don't offer a course in how to avoid identity theft, how to apply for a loan, how to take care of a pet or how to get a boyfriend or girlfriend. Even though you spent a lot of money on a fancy college degree, there are still plenty of real-life things you don't know how to do that you wish you could've learned about in college.

This is a list of the classes that colleges should offer but don't... the stuff we really need to know how to do in everyday life. Vote up the classes that don't exist that you wish you could've enrolled in during college.

Real Life 101: Classes That Should Be Offered (But Aren't),

Taking Care of Your Car 101
Changing a tire, changing oil, fixing a flat tire, regular maintenance, etc.
Investing 101
Stocks, bonds, CDs, mutual funds, investing for the future, IRAs, pensions...wha!?
Handyman 101
Fix a leaky faucet, a broken window, a creaky door, general household repairs.
Filing Your Taxes 101
What the heck is a W-4? How do you file your taxes and get the biggest tax refund? What should I claim? How do I fill out all these papers? When starting at a new job do you select 0 or 1 or more for your dependents?

Handling Life's Emergencies 101
Basic first aid, how to act in a crisis, how to respond to a life-threatening situation of any type, emergency or natural disaster, what to do if you're in a bad situation such as a car accident, who can you turn to for help, etc.
Managing Your Credit 101
How is a credit score determined, what happens if I make late payments, when does my credit score actually matter, how do I monitor my credit score, how do I improve my credit score, FICO scores...wha!?
Saving Money 101
"Why save money when you can spend it?" said the broke guy.

Managing Your Personal Finances 101
How to create a personal budget, how bank accounts work, avoiding overdraft fees, how to balance a checkbook (for those who still have them).
Self Control 101
Too much of anything: eating, drinking, partying, sex, oversharing, spending...if only you learned a better way to control yourself.
Searching for a Job 101
How to craft the perfect resume, where to begin searching for a job, how to land a job interview, what to expect on a job interview, how to negotiate salary, the things you should and shouldn't say in a job interview, interview etiquette, etc.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:49:57 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/real-life-college-courses-wish-list/don-davis
<![CDATA[20 Celebrities Who Were Homecoming Queen]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-were-homecoming-queen/celebrity-lists
List of celebrities who were Homecoming queen ranked by fame and popularity. Homecoming queen is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a popular high school student. Typically girls in their junior or senior year can be considered for homecoming queen and they are usually involved in several extracurricular activities. It's no surprise that many celebrities have been crowned homecoming queen.

Who is the most famous woman to be declared homecoming queen? Halle Berry tops our list. The Catwoman star was the first African American homecoming queen at Bedford High School. She was also the first African American woman to win an Academy Award for best actress for her performance in Monster's Ball. Berry was also a beauty queen. She won Miss Teen All American and Miss Ohio and she came in second place in the 1986 Miss USA competition.

Singer Jessica Simpson was voted homecoming queen twice, as was Twilight star Dakota Fanning. Oscar winner Meryl Streep was very popular in high school and was crowned homecoming queen of Bernards High School. Streep has went on to become the actor most nominated for Academy Awards, as she has been up for an Oscar 17 times.

What do you think of all the famous women who have been homecoming queens? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
20 Celebrities Who Were Homecoming Queen,

Dakota Fanning
Twilight actress Dakota Fanning was voted homecoming queen twice by her high school classmates.

Debra Messing
"Will and Grace" actress Debra Messing was a homecoming queen.

Halle Berry
Halle Berry was the first African American homecoming queen at Bedford High School.  She was also the first African American woman to win an Academy Award for best actress for her performance in Monster's Ball.

Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson was voted homecoming queen, not once, but twice during her time at J.J. Pierce High School.

Meg Ryan
When Harry Met Sally star Meg Ryan was elected homecoming queen at Bishop Hartley High School.

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep was crowned homecoming queen at Bernards High School.

Paula Abdul
Paula Abdul was head cheerleader and homecoming queen at her high school.

Rashida Jones
"Parks and Recreation" actress Rashida Jones was crowned homecoming queen at Buckley School.

Renée Zellweger
Chicago star Renee Zellweger was on the homecoming court and voted "Dream Date" by her classmates.

Sheryl Crow
Musician Sheryl Crow was homecoming queen, a majorette, and a track star during her time in high school.


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Wed, 06 Nov 2013 10:04:50 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-were-homecoming-queen/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[The Best Documentaries About Education]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-documentaries-about-education/ranker-film
This list has been ranked by the community to determine the best documentaries about education. This list includes popular and recognizable titles, along with a lot of independent documentary films about education to be voted on, with videos. What is the best documentary about education? This list will let you know!

With every vote, the order of the list will change to see which documentary about education comes out on top. If you do not see your favorite on the list, add it along with the existing titles so that others may vote on it as well. This list currently includes titles such as, Race to Nowhere about over-scheduled students who are pressured to succeed, and Waiting for Superman about public education and how it affects children.
 
Documentaries are nonfiction and made with the intention of displaying reality for historical purposes and to educate viewers. Most documentaries are driven by independent filmmakers and those passionate about the topics they are portraying.

Vote up your favorite documentaries about education below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
The Best Documentaries About Education,

I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School

Mad Hot Ballroom

Spellbound

Please Vote for Me

The Cartel

The Lottery

Race to Nowhere

Waiting for "Superman"

American Teacher

Unfinished Spaces


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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 04:35:33 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-documentaries-about-education/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Best History Podcasts That Make Learning Fun]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-history-podcasts/reference

List of the best history podcasts on the iTunes marketplace, voted on by history buffs like yourself. There are a variety of good history podcasts that are currently available for download, covering events like World War I, World War II, The Roman Empire and much more. If history was never your favorite subject in school, don't worry- these podcasts shed an extremely interesting light on events that you might have found boring as a child. Popular history podcasts include "Stuff You Missed In History Class" with Tracy Wilson and Holley Frey, and PBS's "The War". Vote for your favorite history podcasts, and add one to the list if it's missing. Don't have iTunes? Don't worry- many of these are available online if you seek them out.


The Best History Podcasts That Make Learning Fun,

Revolutions
By Mike Duncan
The History of England

History Extra podcast

The History of Rome

In Our Time With Melvyn Bragg

The History of Byzantium

The Podcast History Of Our World

Stuff You Missed in History Class

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

The China History Podcast


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Tue, 04 Nov 2014 07:44:50 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-history-podcasts/reference
<![CDATA[The Most Beautiful College Campuses]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-beautiful-college-campuses/web-infoguy
This list of the most beautiful college campuses in the U.S. shows why the nicest college campuses are not just great places to earn a degree, but are also great to visit. It's true that beauty's in the eye of the beholder but these university campuses are undeniably gorgeous. The best college campuses earn their title due to a variety of factors, but the schools on this list have received recognition for being about the prettiest college campuses, from all across America.

From the stunning views to the surrounding beaches, these colleges are top on aesthetics and natural beauty. Many are located in some of the coolest college towns in America, too. Vote for the college campuses that you think are the prettiest, vote down any that you don't like and feel free to add any stunning campuses that are missing. You can also re-rank this list of the most beautiful college campuses any way you want.

What makes a college campus great? Certainly, looks are really important. The top "dream" colleges like Stanford, Harvard and Yale are known for their stunningly beautiful, vast, green campuses. Universities take great pride in the way their campuses look - giving a strong first impression to potential new students and providing a lush, beautiful home for hard-working students during the year.

Want to check out some more great college lists? Check out these lists of colleges with the best on-campus housing and college sports programs.
The Most Beautiful College Campuses,

Colgate University

Cornell University

Dominican University

Kenyon College

Macalester College

Pepperdine University

Princeton University

St. Olaf College

University of Notre Dame

University of Washington


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Wed, 04 Nov 2009 14:50:24 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/most-beautiful-college-campuses/web-infoguy
<![CDATA[The Best Colleges for Computer Science]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-colleges-for-computer-science/college-info
List of the best colleges for computer science. If you are a young student looking for a college program in CS, then these schools should be high up on your "to-apply" list. Computer science geeks can peruse these rankings, not to mention vote on these very rankings (or in other words, "re-ranking" them), and find their favorite or most fitting. Make sure to check out these computer science colleges in detail; that is the only way you can find out the requirements to even apply or have your application considered.

What are the best schools for CS majors? Computer science majors will be facing tough and readied competition, so enrollment is no easy task. However, along the lines of "Nice Work If You Can Get It," any solitary school on this list of top colleges would be a "Nice College If You Can Get In." Want to be a computer scientist one day? Then learn about the curriculums at these computer science colleges.

The Best Colleges for Computer Science,

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
Stanford University
Stanford, California
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing


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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:24:07 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-colleges-for-computer-science/college-info
<![CDATA[The Best Colleges for Business]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-colleges-for-business/college-info
List of the best colleges for business. These are b-schools for A-students. Each of the absolute best business colleges are ranked here and ready to be re-ranked by you -- which is, after all, how a good business should work. Some children grow up wanting to be in the NBA while others grow up wanting to have an MBA. These universities are for the latter type of human being. Business school is a full-time job in itself, even when you are an undergrad seeking a bachelor's degree. And that very business degree can bring you from collegiate student to million-dollar mogul with luck and a good education (but good luck getting into one of these!). Make sure to read which larger universities on this list are the hosts of the specific b-school. For instance, Boston U. is the university while The School of Management is the business college. BU's School of Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, just like the rest of these top-notch colleges for the next generation of businessmen and women. Here is the greatest list of top undergrad schools for business majors that will stop you from wondering "what are the best business colleges out there?" In fact, the only question left will be "How can I get enrolled?"
The Best Colleges for Business,

Columbia Business School
New York, New York
Fuqua School of Business
Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

 
Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
New York University Stern School of Business
New York, New York
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Tepper School of Business
Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Minnesota, Morris

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:48:18 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-colleges-for-business/college-info
<![CDATA[The Top 200 Universities 2014 - US News ]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-200-universities-2014-us-news-list/college-info
List of the top 200 national universities 2014, according to the list published by the US News & World Report. This list includes every best university in America according to their rankings of the National Universities category. These schools offer undergraduate majors as well as graduate programs for master's and Ph.D. degrees. In 2014, U.S. News ranked Princeton University as the best national college in the country, followed by Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and Stanford.

The best schools in the US in 2014 are those rich with diverse programs and student bodies, dedicated faculty, and pleasant learning environments. In theory, these greatest American universities provide top notch education to students currently in college, including those new freshmen who will graduate with the class of 2017. High school juniors and seniors looking to apply to colleges in the coming months may look at this list of the top 200 national universities 2014 for ideas for reach schools, or if they excel, schools like Princeton, Harvard, and Columbia may be among their dream colleges.
The Top 200 Universities 2014 - US News ,

California Institute of Technology

Columbia University

Duke University

Harvard University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Princeton University

Stanford University

University of Chicago

University of Pennsylvania

Yale University


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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 06:14:13 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/top-200-universities-2014-us-news-list/college-info
<![CDATA[The Cheapest Colleges in the South]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-cheapest-colleges-in-the-south/web-infoguy
List of the most affordable universities in the South based on in-state tuition. If you're going to one of these colleges from outside it's state of location you'll definitely find yourself paying more in tuition. With all the tuition boosts within our education system it's not easy finding the perfect affordable college, but hopefully this list can point you in the right direction.
The Cheapest Colleges in the South,

Berea College
$910
Chipola College
$2,890 in-state tuition
$8,035 out-of-state tuition
Daytona State College
$2,877 in-state tuition
$10,767 out-of-state tuition
Edison Community College
$2,682 in-state tuition
$9,579 out-of-state tuition
Florida Community College at Jacksonville
$2,708 in-state tuition
$9,492 out-of-state tuition
Indian River State College
$2,760 in-state tuition
$10,530 out-of-state tuition
Macon State College
$2,776 in-state tuition
$10,258 out-of-state tuition
Miami Dade College
$2,847 in-state tuition
$10,371 out-of-state tuition
St. Petersburg College
$2,822 in-state tuition
$10,248 out-of-state tuition
Northwest Florida State College
$2,539 in-state tuition
$8,782 out-of-state tuition

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Tue, 07 Aug 2012 06:50:26 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-cheapest-colleges-in-the-south/web-infoguy
<![CDATA[US News' Best Colleges: 2009]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/us-news_-best-colleges-2009/web-infoguy
US News says, "Schools in the National Universities category, such as Yale and UCLA, offer a full range of undergraduate majors, master's, and doctoral degrees. These colleges also are committed to producing groundbreaking research." The best colleges of 2009 are a prestigious bunch. For the full article and photo gallery go to: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/college/national-search/
US News' Best Colleges: 2009,

California Institute of Technology

Columbia University

Duke University

Harvard University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Princeton University

Stanford University

University of Chicago

University of Pennsylvania

Yale University


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Sun, 01 Nov 2009 20:02:58 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/us-news_-best-colleges-2009/web-infoguy
<![CDATA[The Best YouTube Education Channels Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-education-channels-youtube/youtuber
Whether you are 9 or 99, YouTube is a great place to further your education and learn new things about science, technology, math, and languages. These YouTube education channels are smart, interesting, and entertaining, so it won't feel like you're stuck in a classroom. Good education videos are so unique because each uploader really takes the time to put passion and knowledge into each one, so that their viewers will have fun while learning. 

For kids, "Super Simple Songs" and "KidsTV123" offer great educational videos. Adults, however, will probably enjoy the "TEDx Talks" channel, which allows viewers to hear experts discuss different, interesting topics. 
 
Add your favorite YouTuber to the list if they're missing, and make sure to vote for your favorites below! 
The Best YouTube Education Channels Ever,

Busy Beavers

Khan Academy

APPUSERIES

CrashCourse

Mother Goose Club

KidsTV123

LittleBabyBum

Muffin Songs

CGP Grey

Super Simple Songs


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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:26:13 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-education-channels-youtube/youtuber
<![CDATA[The Best Jobs for College Students]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-jobs-for-college-students/kristin-wong
List of the best jobs for college students looking to make some money while balancing a full courseload. These part-time jobs for college kids include many off-campus that would also be suitable jobs for high school students. However, on-campus jobs may be more desirable, both because they are more flexible and because they look great on resumes. This list has been ranked by students who have learned how to make money in college and who know the best places to work for college kids. Vote for the positions you think are best to move them to the top of the list.


The Best Jobs for College Students,

Career-Oriented Intern

Bartender

Receptionist

Teacher's Assistant (TA)

Research Assistant

Theater / Event Worker

Lab Assistant

Tutor

Library Worker

Campus Tour Guide


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Wed, 11 Jul 2012 05:37:09 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-jobs-for-college-students/kristin-wong
<![CDATA[The Best School Supply Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/school-supplies/werner-brandes

It's that time of year again! Time to stock up on school supplies & school accessories and head back to school. That hellishly depressing (or glorious, depending on whether or not you own any small children) period when the youngest, most naïve humans in our society are rounded up and forced brutishly into exile inside huge prison-like edifices where they are forced, for hours upon hours each day, to learn math.

On the brighter side of things, this is usually a pretty good time to go drop some cash on a swaggy new backpack and some art supplies, which you (or your children) will then use to painstakingly cling to sanity during the coming months of darkness. But what are the most popular brands of school supplies? Which school supplies are the best? Look at all the different types of adhesives! That backpack has kittens on it!


The Best School Supply Brands,

Elmer's Products

Sharpie

Mead

Five Star

Crayola LLC

Paper Mate

Ticonderoga

Expo

Bic

Scotch


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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:02:34 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/school-supplies/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-who-went-to-prep-school/celebrity-lists
Many of the most powerful people in the world went to prep school. The children of wealthy parents - often "old money" and prep school alumni themselves - are often given the best opportunities in life, starting with top drawer education. This list of celebrities who went to prep school includes many of the more privileged actors, musicians, athletes, and politicians in the public sphere. 

What imagery does the term "prep school" bring to mind? These famous prep school alumni are sure to have worn trad uniforms in their days - khaki, OCBDs, and penny loafers. Far from the preppy fashionistas that flood the Internet these days, these celebrities are the real deal, with authentic battle scars and stories to prove it. After graduation, many have gone on to study at prestigious universities and, well, become famous.

Often private, exclusive, and expensive, college preparatory schools are designed to ready students for university & adult life. Students are shaped into well-rounded adults through challenging academics, competitive team and solo sports, and enriching extracurriculars like clubs and musical pursuits. 
300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School,

Ana Gasteyer

Benicio del Toro

Christian Slater

Claire Danes

Clancy Brown

James Cromwell

Jessica Biel

Marlon Brando

Mindy Kaling

Whitney Cummings


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Mon, 19 May 2014 11:18:55 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-who-went-to-prep-school/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[The Best Boarding Schools in the U.S.]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-boarding-schools-in-the-us/school-buddy
The absolute best boarding schools in the U.S., ranked by the community's votes. This list has the most popular boarding schools in the United States, and includes related images and location information as well. Choosing a school is one of the most important choices a parent can make for their children. What are the most famous boarding schools in the U.S.?
 
This list features the absolute best boarding schools in the United States. The schools are listed based on the number of votes cast for each institution and your votes can help determine the ranking. Included among these best American boarding schools are Blair Academy, Miss Porter’s School, The Cambridge School of Weston, Georgetown Preparatory School, Pomfret School, Kent School, St. Alban’s School, The Williston Northampton School, and Brooks School.

Cast your votes for the best U.S. boarding schools or add the schools you think are great, as long as they are in the United States and not already on the list.
The Best Boarding Schools in the U.S.,

Blair Academy
Blairstown, NJ
Choate Rosemary Hall

Dana Hall School
Wellesley, MA
Deerfield Academy
Deerfield, MA
Groton School
Groton, MA
Kent School
Kent, CT
Miss Porter's School
Farmington, CT
Westminster School

The Lawrenceville School
Lawrenceville, NJ
Loomis Chaffee
Windsor, CT

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:16:12 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-boarding-schools-in-the-us/school-buddy
<![CDATA[Universities With the Best College Sports Programs]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/universities-with-the-best-college-sports-programs
College sports programs are a large source of pride among American universities. What are the colleges with the best sports programs& It's time for the fans to decide!

Whether it's basketball, football, or even baseball season, universities and alumni want to be the best athletic program, period. What university has the best sports program& Here are the colleges with the greatest all around sports programs in the country. If you don't vote for your top athletic college, you are letting down your favorite athletes and your classmates. Don't be a cause of shame for your alma mater!

Notice your favorite school missing from the ranks& Add a contributing list to give a vote with some heft. You can also use the voting buttons to say whether you think a college should have been included or not.
Universities With the Best College Sports Programs,

Michigan State University

Ohio State University

Stanford University

University of Alabama

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Michigan

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Notre Dame

University of Texas at Austin

University of Florida


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Mon, 03 Jan 2011 16:35:16 PST http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/universities-with-the-best-college-sports-programs
<![CDATA[Who Will Win the 2016 College Football Playoffs?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/who-will-win-2016-college-football-playoffs/ranker-college-football

This New Year's Eve, the 2016 College Football Playoffs kicks off with Alabama, Washington, Clemson, and Ohio State competing for the chance to play in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship on January 9. Hosted at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, the championship game will be played between the winners of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and the Playstation Fiesta Bowl. 

After the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide and the No.4 Washington Huskies play in the Peach Bowl, the No. 2 Clemson Tigers will take on the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes in the Fiesta Bowl. The two winning teams will then compete for the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy, which is currently held by Alabama and Ohio State the year before. 

Vote for the school you think will win the 2016 College Football Playoffs, and be sure to also vote for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl winner and the Playstation Fiesta Bowl winner. Don't miss the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship on January 9 at 8 pm ET on ESPN!


Who Will Win the 2016 College Football Playoffs?,

Clemson University

Ohio State University

University of Alabama

University of Washington


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<![CDATA[The Greatest Back to School Celebration Photos by Parents]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/parent-back-to-school-celebration-photos/nathandavidson

Back to school is a special time for parents. All parents. For the kids, it's the absolute worst time of year. Fortunately, a new funny photo tradition by parents all across the country has begun to help ease the pain of those poor, suffering kids who have to go back to school. And more importantly, it shows all parents that you're not alone. Every parent is full of glee on the first day of school. You aren't a soulless monster for wanting your kids out of the house. These pictures represent America's best and brightest photos of parents celebrating their kids going back to school. These images are sure to brighten your day, especially if you're an adult.


The Greatest Back to School Celebration Photos by Parents,

Take Five

All Aboard!

World's Best Dad

Might as Well Jump!

Kindergarten Cop

Home Alone

School Daze

Back in Business

Too Cool for School

The Fall Mom


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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:00:55 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/parent-back-to-school-celebration-photos/nathandavidson
<![CDATA[Hottest College List: 24 Hottest Universities In The US]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-college-list-25-hottest-universities-in-the-us/college-info
24 Hottest Colleges In America. This hottest college list is a collection of the universities that everyone's talking and buzzing about. The hottest universities include old colleges and some lesser-known ones - not just the obvious choices. The hot colleges were chosen by Newsweek and Kaplan Study Guides - see the description for what they awarded each college for. These are the sexiest colleges in America!
Hottest College List: 24 Hottest Universities In The US,

Georgetown University
Hottest Big-City School
Harvard University
Hottest for Rejecting You
Johns Hopkins University
Hottest for Pre-Meds
Princeton University
Hottest for Liberal Arts
Tulane University
Hottest on The Rebound
University of California
Hottest Mega-University
University of Richmond
Hottest for International Studies
University of Texas at Austin
Hottest for Saving America’s Schools
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Hottest Big State School
University of Florida
Hottest for Sports Fans

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Wed, 07 Jul 2010 18:40:53 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-college-list-25-hottest-universities-in-the-us/college-info
<![CDATA[The Cheapest Colleges in California]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-cheapest-colleges-in-california/web-infoguy
List of the most affordable universities in California based on in-state tuition. Looking for a cheap college that will still teach you everything you need to know? Look no further than this list of the cheapest colleges in CA. Tuition at these California schools is much lower than expensive schools like Stanford University or USC. Many of the schools on the list are public, state-run institutions. But just remember: that means that if you're coming to one of these colleges from outside of California, you'll definitely find yourself paying more in tuition. With all the tuition boosts within our education system it's not easy finding the perfect affordable college, but hopefully this list can point you in the right direction. And you'll still get to enjoy that gorgeous California weather, while getting an excellent education!

The Cheapest Colleges in California,

California Maritime Academy
$5,294 in-state tuition
$16,454 out-of-state tuition
California State University, Bakersfield
$5,314 in-state tuition
$16,474 out-of-state tuition
California State University, Channel Islands
$5,070 in-state tuition
$16,230 out-of-state tuition
California State University, East Bay
$4,872 in-state tuition
$16,905 out-of-state tuition
California State University, Fullerton
$4,884 in-state tuition
$16,044 out-of-state tuition
California State University, Long Beach
$4,606 in-state tuition
$16,624 out-of-state tuition
California State University, Los Angeles
$5,506 in-state tuition
$14,434 out-of-state tuition
California State University, Northridge
$5,076 in-state tuition
$21,312 out-of-state tuition
California State University, Sacramento
$5,404 in-state tuition
$16,564 out-of-state tuition
University of the West
$4,270

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Wed, 08 Aug 2012 06:50:47 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-cheapest-colleges-in-california/web-infoguy
<![CDATA[The Best Grad Schools for Architecture]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-grad-schools-for-architecture/college-info
List of the best grad schools for architecture. These colleges and universities offer the best post-grad architectural programs in the universe (which is a pretty well-designed place). The next Gaudi will come from the lecture halls of one of the best architecture grad schools -- and it will make all those student loans worth it. This list of top graduate programs for architects should attract all those interested in interior design, landscaping, and construction management. Students will also have to prepare to sleep about one hour each night, as their lives will be spent in the studios on campus -- constructing models and drawing sketches. Grad school is a necessity for the aspiring architect so that you can legally design homes with knowledge of construction. Eventually students can graduate from one of these architectural programs and join an architecture firm or gather their own roster of clients. Maybe it will be you designing P-Diddy's next mansion, but Mr. Diddy/Daddy will likely want to see a resume before he lets you plan his billion-dollar home. And when he sees that resume, a master's degree in architecture from one of these top schools for architects will go a long way for your career.List of the best grad schools for architecture. These colleges and universities offer the best post-grad architectural programs in the universe (which is a pretty well-designed place). The next Gaudi will come from the lecture halls of one of the best architecture grad schools -- and it will make all those student loans worth it. This list of top graduate programs for architects should attract all those interested in interior design, landscaping, and construction management. Students will also have to prepare to sleep about one hour each night, as their lives will be spent in the studios on campus -- constructing models and drawing sketches. Grad school is a necessity for the aspiring architect so that you can legally design homes with knowledge of construction. Eventually students can graduate from one of these architectural programs and join an architecture firm or gather their own roster of clients. Maybe it will be you designing P-Diddy's next mansion, but Mr. Diddy/Daddy will likely want to see a resume before he lets you plan his billion-dollar home. And when he sees that resume, a master's degree in architecture from one of these top schools for architects will go a long way for your career.
The Best Grad Schools for Architecture,

Columbia University
New York, New York
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut

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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:41:29 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-grad-schools-for-architecture/college-info
<![CDATA[99 Celebrities Who Went to Ivy League Schools]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-went-to-ivy-league-schools/celebrity-lists
Celebrities who went to Ivy League schools are those smarty pants actors, musicians, and other famous people in the entertainment industry who at one point in their careers attended one of the most prestigious universities in the country. All of these stars scored big for their work in Hollywood but judging by their schooling, they would have likely been successful in other fields as well.

Perhaps the most prestigious of them all, Harvard University, was once home to many of our favorite current actors and TV stars such as Conan O' Brien, Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, and Jack Lemmon. Yale University is no different with numerous famous alumni such as Meryl Streep, Edward Norton, James Franco, Claire Danes, Jodie Foster, Leiv Screiber, Paul Newman, and Anderson Cooper.

Hundreds of famous people have attended other Ivy League schools too, like Brown University, which was attended by Emma Watson, John Krasinski, and Julie Bowed, or Columbia University, once a place where Kathryn Bigelow, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christopher Reeve and Casey Affleck formerly studied. To round out the eight Ivy League schools, Cornell University has its share of stars, like Bill Nye, Bill Maher, and Jane Lynch, as does Dartmouth College, with alumni such as Mindy Kaling, Aisha Tyler, and Mr. Rogers, Princeton University, formerly home to Brooke Shields, David Duchovny and Ethan Cohen, and the University of Pennsylvania, with esteemed former attendees such as John Legend, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Trump, and Candice Bergen.

So while these celebrities who attended Ivy League schools might seen like some of your typical Hollywood airheads, all have high quality educations to fall back on should that whole TV, movies, or music thing not work out. Not a bad plan B at all!
99 Celebrities Who Went to Ivy League Schools,

Claire Danes

Conan O'Brien

Edward Norton

Emma Watson

Jake Gyllenhaal

John Krasinski

Matt Damon

Meryl Streep

Natalie Portman

Rashida Jones


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Thu, 27 Jun 2013 04:10:40 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-went-to-ivy-league-schools/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[24 Reasons USC Is Better Than UCLA]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/reasons-usc-is-better-than-ucla/danielle-dauenhauer
Saying that USC is better than UCLA is like saying the sky is blue - most people will accept this as fact while a select few will try and tell you that sometimes it's cloudy so you're wrong. THOSE people are Bruins, and they are salty they are not Trojans.

The USC-UCLA rivalry is one of the oldest, most storied rivalries in college sports (one of the biggest rivalries in ANY sports, for that matter) and those in the middle of it will never hesitate to tell you which side they support. As a Trojan, I will give the evilest eye to even my closet friends when they utter any matter of sympathetic words about that crappy state school on the other side of town. As a love letter to USC, I have created this list of reasons USC is superior to UCLA.

From bars to sports to famous alumni, there's no shortage of reasons to point out that the rivalry between USC and UCLA heavily favors USC as the better school. Trojans are powerful awesome, as you will soon learn reading this list of reasons USC is greater than UCLA. You can feel free to vote for the most apparent reasons Trojans are better than Bruins, or you can just nod and agree with all these reasons UCLA sucks.
24 Reasons USC Is Better Than UCLA,

With regards to their mascot, they apparently believe quantity trumps quality.
The UCLA History Project details how Joe and Josephine, the Bruin mascots, evolved from a tradition of having live bears perform at home football games to entertain the crowd. Fitting seeing as their football program often bears an uncanny resemblance to a circus.
It is impossible to stumble from campus housing to a football game.
Unless, of course, you want to take the 405 to the 10 to the 110 to the Rose Bowl on foot. In which case, game on.
Their mascot is a bear? That's so every team in the UC system.

Okay, not every school, but both Cal and UC Riverside have bears for mascots making the Bruin as unoriginal as every director who comes out of their film school.


You want to get a drink in the area around UCLA? Better put on your anti-scumbag jacket.
According to Complex.com, 5 of the 25 Douchiest Bars in all of Los Angeles are located within spitting distance of the UCLA campus.
The Heisman trophy. Singular.
UCLA's only Heisman was produced in 1967 by Gary Beban, according to Heisman.com. He played with the Washington Redskins until 1970 and then became a real estate agent. USC's Heisman winners may be (alleged) murderers and lovers of the Kardashians, but at least there's been more than one.
Without the USC film school, there would be no Star Wars.
Legit. Without the professors of USC to guide him, George Lucas might have started in chronological order with Epidode 1 (The Phantom Menace, aka The One with Jar Jar Binks). You're welcome, world.
USC is UCLA's only rival.
Probably because they're so close we can't ignore them completely. Everyone else in the country, however, understands they are a non-threat.
The only way UCLA could win a conference title in football was for the division to split into two during a time of USC bowl sanctions.
And they still finished that season with a losing record (6-8). CollegeFootballPoll.com records the Bruins' last division title win as happening in 1998.
U$C
My keyboard doesn't even have a cents symbol to replace UCLA's "C" with. That's how little it cares about UCLA.
20 years.
That's the head start USC athletes had on UCLA when tallying the gold medal streak at the Summer Olympic games. Yahoo Sports reports the USC streak is now at 100 years.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:54:33 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/reasons-usc-is-better-than-ucla/danielle-dauenhauer
<![CDATA[50+ Famous People Who Were Bullied]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-who-were-bullied/celebrity-lists

Here's a list of famous people who were bullied, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Bullying is a problem that has been around forever, but seems to get worse every year. Many celebrities have triumphed over their bullies by having successful careers. If you are being bullied, just remember that high school is just a moment in time and life gets better.

Who is the most famous person who was bullied? Jessica Alba tops our list of celebrity survivors of bullying. Although she may be one of Hollywood's most sought after actresses today, growing up Jessica Alba faced some pretty tough bullying. The Sin City star was picked on for being awkward and having bucked teeth. Other beautiful actresses who were bullied in school include, Megan Fox, Mila Kunis, Emma Watson and Sandra Bullock.

Famous men have been the victims of bullying as well. Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were both bullied as children. Comedians Howard Stern and Chris Rock developed a sense of humor to keep their bullies at bay and Chester Bennington and Fred Durst joined bands. Filmmaker Steven Spielberg used his experience with bullying as inspiration for creating stories and films about outsiders.

What do you think is the solution to the problem of bullying? Featuring male and female actors, singers, and more, this list also features celebs fighting against bullying and leading anti-bullying campaigns to help kids. Share your thoughts in the comments section.


50+ Famous People Who Were Bullied,

Christian Bale
Christian Bale started acting at 13. His fellow classmates used this as a reason to bully and beat up the actor who went on to play Batman.

(Source)

Chris Rock
Chris Rock developed his humor and wit as a response to bullies.

(Source)

Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence said that her bullying became so bad that she switched schools to get away from some mean girls.

(Source)

Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba may be a successful, beautiful actress, but the Sin City star was bullied in high school. Alba said she got picked on because she was an awkward child with buck teeth and a Texas accent.

(Source)

Megan Fox
Megan Fox said that she felt that high school would never be over as she faced constant bullying at school.

(Source)

Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis was bullied in school because of her "funny face." The Black Swan star says that kids would make fun of her big eyes and lips.

(Source)

Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus was bullied by a group of girls who called themselves the Anti-Miley Club.

(Source)

Rihanna
Rihanna says that she was teased in school for her skin color and her breasts.  The pop star says she is grateful for these struggles because they made her stronger.

(Source)

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift says that her junior high bullies gave her the inspiration to start writing songs.

(Source)

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise struggled with reading, which made him an easy target for bullies.

(Source)


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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:10:21 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-who-were-bullied/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[The Best Colleges for Computer Engineering]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-colleges-for-computer-engineering/college-info
List of the best colleges for computer engineering. Calling all engineers with a particular interest in computational functions! These schools are the cream of the crop when it comes to computer engineering majors. Computer engineers are some of the most well-studied individuals in modern society, and universities like the ones listed on this page will be incredibly helpful in advancing those very studies.

What are the best schools for computer engineers? People have ranked these schools in order of excellence when it comes to computer engineering, but you can feel free to re-rank them according to your personal opinion. For students interested in computers as well as engineer studies, these colleges are the perfect combinations for you. People who graduate from these schools are not only likely to get jobs, but are likely to get high-paying jobs, as information technology is a field that will only be growing in the coming years. You can be a part of this movement by applying to one of these computer engineering colleges.

The Best Colleges for Computer Engineering,

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Georgia Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Stanford University
Stanford, California
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
Purdue University College of Engineering
West Lafayette, Indiana

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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:22:14 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-colleges-for-computer-engineering/college-info
<![CDATA[Some Cool Map Projections and What You Might Use Them For]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/map-projections/amylindorff
What is a map projection? Oh boy, get ready to learn! Map projections are the ways humans attempt to portray the curved earth's surface on a flat piece of paper or computer screen. Because the surface of the earth isn't flat, there is inevitably distortion in whatever way a cartographer (map maker) chooses to show the planet. Unfortunately, you just have to deal with it and choose the projection with least amount of distortion for your purposes when you create a map.

There are many map projection types, and they all have special uses for which they are best suited. There's the Mercator projection, which most likely hung in your elementary school classroom. It shows North and South America on one side, and Africa, Europe, and Asia on the other, and then Australia is off to the side, and the whole bottom is just Antarctica in a white stripe. There's the Albers projection, which is great for showing area, but boy do the shapes of all the countries look weird. There's also the Gall-Peters projection, which any geography buff or geographer will tell you ruffled everyone's feathers in the '80s.

If you make your own map or make a map online, you will probably be just fine. Plus, what are you mapping, anyway? Did you know any person's cell phone will show them how to get to your house? Technology! However, even in this modern age, it is good to be aware different map projections so that you know what you are looking at. And also so you know that Greenland really isn't that big. Sorry to burst your bubble.

Read on to learn more about the best map projection, how to make a map, and maybe even map making in general. Maybe you will impress a potential new romantic partner at a party with this information. You are most welcome!
Some Cool Map Projections and What You Might Use Them For,

Mercator Projection

Good for: When you are sailing a ship or are in elementary school.

Bad for: Understanding how big Greenland and Antarctica are.


Gall-Peters Projection

Good for: More accurately displaying the sizes of countries.

Bad for: Keeping everyone calm in the 1980s.


Robinson Projection

Good for: Showing the entire world all at once.

Bad for: Not stretching and distorting the poles to infinity.


Cassini Projection

Good for: Preserving distances perpendicular to the central meridian.

Bad for: Learning the shapes of Central and South American countries.


Gall Stereographic Projection

Good for: Balancing distortion of shape, distance, and size.

Bad for: Getting anything right.


AuthaGraph World Map

Good for: Winning prestigious Japanese design awards, minimizing size distortion, and "faithfully [representing] all oceans [and] continents, including the neglected Antarctica.”

Bad for: Hardly anything, what a good map.


Albers Projection

Good for: Limiting distortion between the standard parallels.

Bad for: Minimizing distortion of shape and scale. Looking anything like a globe at all.


Hobo-Dyer Projection

Good for: When you are like, "I want an equal-area map, but really wish the back side of it had the same map, printed upside down for a fresh, new take on things."

Bad for: Seeing Greenland at all.


Lambert Cylindrical Equal-Area Projection

Good for: Not distorting the equator. Being very wide.

Bad for: Locating that place in Canada where Ice Road Truckers is filmed.


Sinusoidal Projection

Good for: Having a constant scale along the central meridian and constant east-west scale.

Bad for: Being round. People who are scared of sine waves.



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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:07:39 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/map-projections/amylindorff
<![CDATA[54 Funny School Sign Mistakes That'll Make You Smile]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/funny-school-signs/robert-wabash
Funny school signs are often the product of a lonely, bored, yet snarky groundskeeper, a student that was forced to do the signs because they already suck at learning, or a very drunk teacher doing the first or last thing they have to for the day. At least that's the way it went at my schools. School signs are the lowest, most niche kind of advertising that boil down to "the people driving on this street." Kind of like billboards, but they are only relevant to people going INTO the school. So, of course, there's very-little-to-no gatekeeping or care that goes into writing them. This makes sense.

But, given that they are ostensibly written and approved by authority figures, the idea that any of the signs wouldn't be perfect is always cause for laughter. Because f*ck authority. 

But also, here are some hilariously unintentional typos in school signs: from people messing around during the summer months, to people who clearly had a spelling issue, to those who clearly just did not give a care. 

These are the best funny school signs in one place for you to vote on. Which ones are the funniest school billboards? Which ones would you be ashamed of being in your school, and which ones do you wish you could re-create at your school?  

Here are the greatest school billboard signs.
54 Funny School Sign Mistakes That'll Make You Smile,

Since English Class Wasn't Cutting It

Worst Finals Ever

Parents Night

Every Single Day

I'm Now Looking Forward to Parent Night

This Way to Education

When Things Get Real

No Students, Just Petri Dishes and Concerned Adults

A Job Well Done!

A Leader to Bone Marrow


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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:52:45 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/funny-school-signs/robert-wabash
<![CDATA[The Best Water Polo Goals]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-water-polo-goals/ranker-shopping
List of the best water polo goals, as ranked by water polo players. Water polo is such an exciting sport. Keeping score is a thrill, but having the top ranked water polo goals is important. This is especially important during a match that determines which team advances. If you're going to play water polo it's essential to have a good goal. So what do the best water polo goals offer?

The top rated water polo goals are durable and can be used match after match. They feature high quality mesh netting that is difficult to rip or tear. Water polo goals may be stationary or inflatable. Goals that are inflatable are more likely to move around during play and may not be as accurate as those that are constructed of plastic. Luckily, most inflatable sets are created for children and not for competitive matches. The major of water polo goals are a standard white color. Prices vary based upon use. Those made for children and recreational goal use are relatively inexpensive. If you're shopping for professional water polo goals you can expect to spend quite a bit more.

Continue reading this list to see some of the best water polo goals.

The Best Water Polo Goals,

PVC Water Polo Goal
Durable 2" PVC pipe construction Tough nylon netting Easy assembly 3'H x 10'L x 3' deep - includes ball
Floating Super Water Polo Game
Floating Super Water Polo Game
Coop Water Polo Set
The Water Polo Set is a perfect to way to spend a warm summer day in the pool. Play as a team or one on one, either way you will not disappointed with this durable PVC constructed, heavyduty stitched water polo set. It was last for years. Folds easily for storage during the fall and winter months. Includes two goals for either end of the pool and a neoprene ball.
Mikasa Shotmaker Rebounder
The ShotMaker is the ultimate tool to develop your shooting and receiving skills. The adjustable arm which changes the angle allows the ShotMaker to be used in or out of the water. Get more repetitions in 15 minutes than in an entire practice.
Inflatable Water Polo Goal
Made of the strongest marine thermoplastic Polymer Nylon for long lasting durability and endurance. Dimensions when fully inflated: 3m x 90cm (tall) Quick 2 action manual pump Lane Line Connectors Works inside and outside of the edge of the pool. OPT Goal is the only inflatable airgoal for waterpolo that has a true bar in effect when the balls strike the post.
Splash N Score Volleyball and Water Polo Combo by Wham-O
Splash N' Score by Wham-O is a complete volleyball and water polo set for your pool or lake. The volleyball net is 65" x 13" and includes eight foam tubes to keep it afloat. The water polo nets measure 23" x 17" each. This set also includes an official size vinyl sports ball and inflating pump with needle.
Kap7 Inflatable Junior Water Polo Goal: Water Polo Goals
When you need a quick goal, turn to the Kap7™ Inflatable Junior Water Polo Goal. - Inflates in less than 4 minutes. - Fits in a duffle bag when deflated. - Stands up to heavy play. - Easily portable. - Meets the latest European Safety Standards. - 82" W x 35"H. - Heavy-duty reinforced seam-welded 32oz PVC.
DECATHLON Easy-to-carry Floating Water Polo Goal 8182606
Playing family aquatic team sports. Water Polo goal for children and parents. Adjust depth. Easy and fun water polo.

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<![CDATA[20 Famous People With Master's Degrees]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-with-masters-degrees/celebrity-lists
Several famous actors, actresses, athletes, and musicians have furthered their education by earning Master's Degrees. Some of these celebrities earned Masters of Fine Arts while others pursued scientific degrees. This list of famous people with Master's Degrees has been loosely ranked by fame and popularity. 

Who is the most famous person with a Masters Degree? James Franco tops our list. The Spring Breakers actor earned his M.F.A. from Columbia University in New York. He is also studying for a Ph.D. in English at Yale University. Ashley Judd earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government in 2010.

Adult film star Ron Jeremy has a Master's Degree in Special Education from Queens College in New York. Singer Art Garfunkel earned a M.A. in mathematics from Columbia University in 1967.

Are you surprised that so many famous people have Master's Degrees? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
20 Famous People With Master's Degrees,

Angela Bassett
Actress Angela Bassett earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama in 1983.
Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd earned a Master's Degree in public administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government in 2010.
Bill Cosby
Comedian Bill Cosby earned a Master's Degree from the University of Massachusetts in 1972. He also has honorary degrees from several prestigious universities.
Brian May
Queen guitarist Brian May has a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Imperial College.
Christy Turlington Burns
Supermodel Christy Turlington earned a Master's Degree in Public Health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
David Duchovny
"The X-Filesactor David Duchovny received a Master's of Arts in Fine Literature from Yale University. He began work on a Ph.D., but never finished it.

Dolph Lundgren
The Punisher actor Dolph Lundgren earned a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney in 1982. He was later awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to MIT.
James Franco
James Franco earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University in New York.
Ron Jeremy
Adult film star Ron Jeremy has a Master's Degree in Special Education from Queens College in New York.
Sigourney Weaver
Alien actress Sigourney Weaver earned a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in 1974.

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<![CDATA[Brands That All College Freshmen Should Know About]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/must-haves-for-college-freshmen/ericascheidt

College. A mythical land where the Natty Ice flows, underwear runs are mandatory, and the party rages all day, every day. All right, maybe not exactly. More like: College. A very real, very stressful, very fun, very life-changing time, where you learn an immense amount about yourself as you navigate the waters of adulthood. While college can bring the best of times, it can also be a stressful and confusing time for most; that's why it's important to be as prepared as humanly possible! This list ranks the essential brands all college freshman should be aware of and use extensively.

University life and higher education will definitely throw you some curveballs throughout your four years, but it's best to start your higher learning off on the right path, beginning with your freshman year. Whether it's making your dorm space more livable (and trust us when we say, dorm living sucks) by snapping up the most affordable and adorable room essentials, keeping track of your stress and health through fun and easy to use apps, or flashing your student I.D. to get some insanely awesome discounts, these must have brands will make the college transition as smooth as possible. Unless you were foolish enough to sign up for an 8 am lecture. You're on your own there.

So strap on your beer goggles, tie up your toga, and prepare yourself for some sleepless nights. These must have college brands will help you make sure that those magical four years are the best!


Brands That All College Freshmen Should Know About,

Amazon.com
Buying textbooks from the campus bookstore is a ripoff. Use Amazon instead!
Costco
Costco = God's gift/sample paradise
Netflix
Why not watch every season of Breaking Bad before tackling that term paper?
SparkNotes
Avoid tearing out your hair and use SparkNotes to figure what the The Bard was going on about. 
Apple
Writing papers on a Mac just feels more efficient.
Target
Cheap, durable, and stylish, dorm essentials will keep you afloat your freshman year.
Groupon
The majority of your time in college, you will be broke. Save money on fun activities and restaurants with Groupon. 
Rate My Professor
Use Rate My Professor to check out reviews from past students. 
Trojan Condoms
Safe is sexy, kids!
Nissin Top Ramen
Healthy? No. Made with real food? Maybe! Cheap, easy to make, and a college staple? Yes.

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<![CDATA[The Best Countries for Education]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-countries-for-education/ranker-travel

List of the Best Countries for Education in order of best to worst. What makes a country the best at education? Is it good international test scores and high graduation rates? Or does it basically boil down to which nation's school system gets the most funding? We need the help of Ranker voters to help weigh in on all of the factors and determine the best country for education.
 

In a 2012 study by Pearson education firm, Finland landed on top of their list of countries with great school systems. The Pearson study noted that having a culture supportive to education is one of the most important factors in somewhere being a good place for higher learning. Different teaching methods are used in schools across the globe, but if a society deems education important those countries offer better environments for education. Great teachers who know how to relate knowledge in many ways are also at the utmost importance when determining the best country for education.
 

Which country will top our list of the best for education? Decide which factors matter most to you and vote for the nation that you believe should be number one on Ranker's list of the best countries for schooling.


The Best Countries for Education,

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Denmark

Finland

Germany

Luxembourg

Netherlands

Republic of Ireland

Sweden


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Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:34:16 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-countries-for-education/ranker-travel
<![CDATA[The Best Colleges for History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-colleges-for-history/college-info
List of the best colleges for history. This list of schools has been ranked in order of how strong and successful their history programs are for students. History majors will get a chance to create history of their own if they get accepted into one of these top colleges, as they will learn all about the world as it has been, so they can make the world as it should be. What is also perfect for history majors is that these schools' campuses are so rich with history, as well as the cities in which they are located, that a history buff can learn about the past just by walking around there. These colleges with great history programs will lead graduates to become the next great historical non-fiction writers who will illuminate the coolest parts of our nation's past and our world's past. If your obsession is America's founding or our ancient beginnings, enroll in one of these top history colleges today.
The Best Colleges for History,

Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
Columbia University
New York, New York
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
University of Minnesota, Morris

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut

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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:31:32 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-colleges-for-history/college-info
<![CDATA[The Top US Masters Programs in Public Policy]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-us-masters-programs-in-public-policy/college-info
This is a list of the best colleges for a Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.), which is a professional degree that provides training in policy analysis and program evaluation at public policy schools. The MPP program also places a focus on the systematic analysis of issues related to public policy and the decision processes associated with them. Arizona State University tops this list of the largest public policy program in the US.
The Top US Masters Programs in Public Policy,

Arizona State University

Brigham Young University

George Mason University

Georgia State University

Harvard University

Indiana University

Rutgers University

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Maryland, College Park


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Thu, 01 Jul 2010 16:56:47 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/top-us-masters-programs-in-public-policy/college-info
<![CDATA[The 30 Best Design Schools in the World]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-30-design-programs-in-the-world/college-info
The best design programs in the world include some of the top schools to study design. This list highlights the growing role they play in supplying creative managers to corporate and nonprofit organizations.

What are the top design schools worldwide& Whether you're looking for rankings of the best art design programs to study or just the greatest graphic, spacial, or interior design schools in general, this list of programs will likely point you in the direction of a program for design majors that best fits your career aspirations in the booming industry.
The 30 Best Design Schools in the World,

Art Center College of Design
Programs: Master's in Industrial Design/MBA
California College of the Arts
Program: MBA in Design Strategy
Carnegie Mellon University
Program: Masters in Product Development
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Parsons The New School for Design

Pratt Institute
Program: Master's of Professional Studies in Design Management
Rochester Institute of Technology

Royal College of Art
Program: Dual degree Innovation Design Engineering
Stanford University
Program: Joint Program in Design and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design
University of Cincinnati
Program: Master's in Design

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Thu, 01 Jul 2010 17:19:13 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-30-design-programs-in-the-world/college-info
<![CDATA[The Best Movies About Ivy League Schools]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-about-ivy-league-schools/ranker-film
College days are some of the best (and worst) times of our lives. There’s nothing more exciting than making it out of high school alive, moving out of the parent’s house, drinking at parties all night, and you know, going to class (most of the time). Ivy League schools are the most prestigious in America, and while many students dream about attending, few are accepted each year. What are the best movies about Ivy League schools? Vote up the best films below and see where your favorites rank!
 
The movies on this list have been ranked as the all time best movies about Ivy League schools. Many of the movies featured here were filmed on location at one of the Ivies. There are a variety of genres represented, so there's sure to be an option for whatever you're feeling like watching.
 
This list features the best movies about Ivy League schools including, The Social Network, Legally Blonde, The Skulls, and Good Will Hunting. Vote up the best movies about the Ivy League below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
The Best Movies About Ivy League Schools,

Accepted

A Beautiful Mind

Good Will Hunting

Legally Blonde

National Lampoon's Animal House

School Ties

The Paper Chase

The Skulls

With Honors

The Social Network


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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:13:53 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-about-ivy-league-schools/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Best Colleges for Finance]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-colleges-for-finance/college-info
List of the best colleges for finance. The best schools with programs and degrees in finance have been ranked here on this page. Feel free to vote on, or re-rank, these colleges and form your own list of the cream of the crop. Usually when you hear "college" and "finance" in the same sentence, it is about the finances you will need to manage to afford going to school. But with a degree in finance, those loans might very soon pay off. These academic degrees are awarded to students who work hard at colleges like these, which hopefully lead to an entry-level position at an accounting firm or a bank. These finance schools shell out today's hottest financial advisors, credit analysts, loan officers, and investment bankers. A good finance major at one of these top schools will learn and master the worlds of commercial banking, money managing, and insurance at a time when the whole world could use some more education on the subjects.
The Best Colleges for Finance,

Columbia University
New York, New York
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Indiana University Bloomington
Bloomington, Indiana
New York University
New York, New York
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California
University of Oregon

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Villanova University
Villanova, Pennsylvania
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:29:10 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-colleges-for-finance/college-info
<![CDATA[The Top Pediatrics Universities In The US]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-pediatrics-universities-in-the-us/college-info
Pediatricians are physicians who specialize in treating illness and disease in children and adolescents. Here are the top medical schools for pediatrics in the United States. Harvard University currently tops as the best pediatrics medical school. These are the top universities for pediatricians. If you want to be a doctor who practices in pediatrics, this list will be of great use to you. These colleges and universities are top notch, or at least the best American schools in that area of study.

What are the top pediatric universities in the U.S.? Take a look at this list for some guidance and you'll discover what schools may be the best for you.
The Top Pediatrics Universities In The US,

Baylor College of Medicine

Duke University

Harvard University

Johns Hopkins University

Stanford University

University of California, San Francisco

University of Cincinnati

University of Colorado at Denver

University of Pennsylvania

University of Washington


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Wed, 07 Jul 2010 19:46:46 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/top-pediatrics-universities-in-the-us/college-info
<![CDATA[The Top Geriatrics Universities in the US]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-geriatrics-universities-in-the-us/college-info
A list of the best geriatric universities in the United States. These are the 2011 top geriatric colleges in the U.S. The best ranked medical school for geriatrics in 2011 is Mount Sinai School of Medicine, which has a total medical school enrollment of 542. If you're interested in becoming a geriatric doctor, which entrails training long-term care and the rehabilitation for elderly patients, than one of these geriatric universities should be on your mind.
The Top Geriatrics Universities in the US,

Duke University

Harvard University

Johns Hopkins University

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, San Francisco

University of Michigan

University of Pittsburgh

University of Washington

Yale University


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Wed, 07 Jul 2010 19:49:44 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/top-geriatrics-universities-in-the-us/college-info
<![CDATA[The Top 10 US Colleges With Innovative College Programs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-10-us-colleges-with-innovative-college-programs/college-info
Have you ever been frustrated about what you want to study in college? What major to choose? It can be a frustrating and stressful process. How about taking on one of these innovative college programs. Take a step from the ordinary programs and be innovative. The Top 10 US colleges that offer innovative college programs are listed here. These colleges are committed to start a new wave by providing radically creative educational programs and thereby, opportunities for better careers. These American colleges & universities are toppers when it comes to cutting-edge science and new engineering programs. The following challenging and unique college programs might become a rave in the coming years, forecast educational experts. The information about all the latest college programs including new engineering programs is seen in the discussion column.
The Top 10 US Colleges With Innovative College Programs,

Art Center College of Design
Program: Transportation Design
Carnegie Mellon University
Program: Robotics
Florida State University Panama City
Program: Underwater Crime Scene Investigation
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Program: Engineering(completely project-based curriculum. Less of academics and more of hand-on learning)
Louisiana State University
Program: Disaster Science and Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Program: Aeronautics and Astronautics
Ohio State University
Program: Security and Intelligence
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
Program: Green Interior Design
Tufts University
Program: Engineering Psychology
University of California, Irvine
Program: Game Culture and Technology

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<![CDATA[14 Famous People Who Have PhDs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-with-phds/celebrity-lists
Several famous actors, politicians, athletes, and musicians have furthered their education by earning doctorates and Ph.D.s. Some of these celebrities earned Ph.D.s in the arts, while others pursued scientific degrees. One famous comedic actress has a Ph.D. in neuroscience. This list of famous people with Ph.D.s is loosely ranked by fame and popularity. 

Who is the most famous person with a Ph.D.? Martin Luther King, Jr. tops our list. The civil rights activist earned a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Boston University in 1955. His dissertation was entitled "A Comparison of the Conceptions of God in the Thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Nelson Wieman."

"The Big Bang Theoryactress Mayim Bialik earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. She wrote the book, Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way in 2012.

Are you surprised that so many celebrities have earned Ph.D.s? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
14 Famous People Who Have PhDs,

Brian May
In 2007, more than 30 years after he started his studies, Queen guitarist Brian May earned a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Imperial College. He also served as Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University from 2008 to 2013.

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Condoleezza Rice
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice earned a Ph.D. in political science from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981.

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Dexter Holland
The Offspring singer Dexter Holland has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Southern California. He has co-authored a paper called "Identification of Human MicroRNA-Like Sequences Embedded within the Protein-Encoding Genes of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus."

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Frank Ryan
Frank Beall Ryan is the only person with a Ph.D. in Mathematics to ever play in the NFL. After he was recruited by college coaches across the country, he declared a major in Physics at Rice University, becoming the first member of his family not to go to Yale. He later chose education over professional football - but was then allowed to enroll at both UCLA and UC Berkeley so he could complete his degree. Ryan played 11 seasons in the NFL - for the Los Angeles Rams, the Cleveland Browns, and the Washington Redskins. He later worked for the government, served as athletic director and math lecturer at Yale, and served on a number of business advisory boards. 

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Greg Graffin
Bad Religion musician Greg Graffin has a Ph.D. in zoology from Cornell University. The title of his dissertation was "Evolution, Monism, Atheism, and the Naturalist World-View: Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology." Graffin has since taught science and evolution classes at both Cornell and UCLA.

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Hunter S. Thompson
Author and Gonzo journalism founder Hunter S. Thompson had a Ph.D. in Journalism from Columbia University.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. earned a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Boston University in 1955.

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Mayim Bialik
"The Big Bang Theoryactress Mayim Bialik earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA in 2008. Her dissertation was called "Hypothalamic regulation in relation to maladaptive, obsessive-compulsive, affiliative, and satiety behaviors in Prader-Willi syndrome."

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Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin earned a Doctoral Degree in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1989.

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Vitali Klitschko
Professional boxer Vitali Klitschko has a Ph.D. in Sports Science from Kiev University. His doctoral thesis was about talent and sponsorship in sports.

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<![CDATA[The Best Banks for Students]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bank-for-students/business-and-company-info

Students have a ton of options when it comes to opening a student account. For college students, there are many options available with no fee until graduation. Important criteria for choosing the best bank for college students include branch locations, ATM fees, and online services. The best student accounts for high school students are probably located close to home, and many banks offer free or discounted student accounts to those students who open an account at the same bank as their parents. Top choices for student checking accounts offer free check printing, low or no ATM fees, and free online services. The best student debit cards offer free use with no monthly fees.

 

Many banks and credit unions offer discounted checking fees and higher interest rates for combined student checking and savings accounts.Premium interest rates for student savings accounts help the budget go further, and encourage students to save more and earn more interest. Who doesn’t like free money? The best student accounts offer the most convenient features on fee-free student checking and savings. Online banks and many brick and mortar banks offer low fees for student accounts that are managed completely online. If you’re away at school and don’t have a car, the best choice for college checking and savings may be an online only account. Free student accounts have come a long way, and now offer best banking services for students at little to no cost.  

Where have you found the best student accounts? Vote on the list below! If your favorite bank for students isn't on our list, feel free to add it. 


The Best Banks for Students,

BB&T

Fifth Third Bank

HSBC

Santander Bank

SunTrust Banks

TCF Bank

USAA

Webster Bank

Wells Fargo

U.S. Bank


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Thu, 29 Aug 2013 07:49:45 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bank-for-students/business-and-company-info
<![CDATA[The Best Bank for Recent College Grads]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bank-for-recent-college-grads/business-and-company-info

As a recent graduate, you’ve got enough on your plate with moving expenses, apartment deposits, setting up utilities, finding a job, and starting to pay off your student loans. The last thing you need is a hassle from your bank. This list is made up of the top money-saving banks and credit unions that can help you stretch your budget. Bank accounts for college students often terminate benefits when you graduate, so it’s a good time to shop the best bank account features to save you time and money. These free checking and savings accounts offer some helpful perks, like discounts for setting up auto-debit, electronic payment for your student loan payments, and speedy payment features like direct deposit. 

In addition to saving you money, these top ranked banks and credit unions can save new graduates time and stress. Some of the banks are brick and mortar, but many are online banks, which means you can do your banking 24/7, from anywhere in the world. Photo check deposit and free check image storage will keep you from drowning in paper, and will also save you a trip to the bank. Set up electronic bill pay for free, and eliminate one more hassle. The best banks for recent college grads are geared toward an online lifestyle, and help you manage your finances on your own terms. With linked free checking and savings accounts, you can skip overdraft fees in case you ever make a mistake. More importantly, these top banks help you keep track of everything, so mistakes don’t happen.   

Be sure to vote for the best banks for recent college grads, and feel free to add any additional banks to the list that we may have missed! 


The Best Bank for Recent College Grads,

Capital One

Chase

East West Bank

EverBank

First Internet Bank of Indiana

Navy Federal Credit Union

Rabobank

USAA

Wells Fargo

U.S. Bank


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Thu, 29 Aug 2013 08:00:48 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bank-for-recent-college-grads/business-and-company-info
<![CDATA[Senior Pranks That Went WAY Too Far]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/senior-pranks-that-went-way-too-far/rydavis
High school senior pranks are a rite of passage for graduating students. Most seniors stay innocent, opting to fill up a classroom with balloons, throw some confetti around, or fork the football field. But other students get a little ahead of themselves and manage to let things get out of hand. Some notorious senior pranks have resulted in obscene vandalism, arson, arrests, and even animal cruelty. These are the pranks that get kids banned from walking at graduation. Some of them were so bad, the pranksters had to face major criminal charges. The right senior prank can live in high school infamy forever. But the wrong senior prank could land you in the slammer. 

These teens couldn't resist the temptation to to escalate a fun prank to a potentially dangerous next level. Killing animals and destroying school property won't be taken lightly by school officials... or the police. And considering most seniors are of legal age, the consequences won't be merciful. If these kids were worried about missing grad night, maybe they should have been more concerned about getting a felony on their record right before going off to college.

Here you'll find some of the worst senior pranks gone awry. These students managed to take their silly high school shenanigans from zero to sixty, and it landed them in handcuffs, in jail, or in some deep, deep trouble. Here are the senior pranks that went WAY too far.
Senior Pranks That Went WAY Too Far,

Police Use Pepper Spray to Break Up Prank-Turned-Brawl
Police responded to Baldwin High School after a fight of about 50 students broke out. When police arrived, they found thousands of crickets and smoke bombs released on the campus. Authorities believed the prank is what led to the fight, and police were forced to use pepper spray in order to stop the students from going at it. If that's not a sight to see, what is?
Football Player Faces 70 Criminal Charges After Exposing His Penis in Yearbook
Hunter Osborn, an Arizona high school student, was charged with 69 counts of indecent exposure and one count of distributing harmful items to minors. What could possibly rack up so many criminal charges? Well, for Osborn's senior prank, he decided he would expose his dick in the high school's football team yearbook photo. The picture made it in the yearbook and was sent to 3,400 students.The unlucky guy was charged for each person who was present at the time of the photo.
Student Gives Laxative-Laced Brownies to Medically Vulnerable Teacher
A teacher at Blue Valley High School in Kansas was the victim of a major senior prank gone wrong. After seniors baked brownies laced with laxatives, they intended to share them with only the junior students at their high school. However, after one student unknowingly gave teacher Neerav Shah one of the brownies, things went haywire. Shah, who suffers from several medical problems including seizures and strokes, could have been severely sickened by the brownies. Lucky for him, Shah survived the the laxative attack and received apologies from the students involved.
Masked Seniors Attack Students with Fire Crackers and Cherry Bombs
McCluer High School seniors took a prank too far when they unleashed an unpredictable hell on their schoolmates. Masked seniors proceeded to bombard students with firecrackers, cherry bombs, smoke bombs, and water guns filled with bleach and urine. Screams erupted from the campus as soon as the assailants attacked. Some kids were injured with the firecrackers that were directly chucked into the back of their heads.
Students Vandalize the Sh*t Out of School While Security Watches
Students at Sequoyah High in Tennessee walked into their school after hours as security guards looked on (one even unlocked the doors for the kids). From there, over 100 students obliterated their high school, trashing everything in sight. Kids urinated on the walls, slicked baby oil and marbles all over the floors, dropped goldfish into toilets, and even plopped a dead possum on the the floor. Security guards who enabled the mayhem were swiftly fired and the high school principal was placed on leave following investigation. Over 100 students were banned from attending graduation and three teachers even filed compensation claims after slipping and falling in the aftermath. 
Student Releases 72,000 Lady Bugs into High School
Six Maryland students got in major trouble after police responded to a break in at their Chopticon High School. After ordering 72,000 lady bugs online, the six teens forced their way into their school, setting off an alarm. They proceeded to release the lady bugs into the halls, causing quite a mess as the insects fluttered about. Only one student was banned from walking at graduation, but the rest are facing criminal charges. It took seven employees over four hours to clean up all the lady bugs...well, most of them at least. The janitorial services admitted there are likely thousands around that they couldn't find.
Students Dismember Cow Across School Campus
Two Connecticut high school students were arrested for a senior prank that involved dismembering a baby cow and scattering its parts throughout their campus. Police discovered countless pieces of the calf throughout various areas around the school, including its head in the basketball hoop and legs above ceiling tiles. After the authorities searched the kids' cars, they found a machete and charged them possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle. After further research, police concluded the cow had already been struck dead by a car days before, but that the teens involved cut the animal up into pieces. Despite the fact the kids didn't actually kill the cow, that is still pretty psychopathic behavior. In a disturbingly ironic twist, the cafeteria was serving roast beef for lunch that day.
Senior Prank Ruins Political Election
San Jose high school students were accused of stealing over 100 campaign signs as an odd form of senior prank. Although the crime sounds like youthful innocence, the politicians involved were far from amused. Authorities and politicians asserted that the kids' prank could have seriously affected election results. "I want these kids to understand you could really affect the outcome of an election by taking away this volume of signs," one politician said. The signs, found all over campus, as well as some other damage caused by the pranks, cost the school upwards of $2,600. How the prank related to the school is beyond me, but the students are clearly gearing up for a lifetime of political activism.
Two Teens Put Alarm Clocks in Empty Lockers, Trigger Bomb Scares
Two North Carolina students thought it'd be funny to put a bunch of alarm clocks in all of their high school's unused lockers. The clocks were set to go off every few minutes. The two students involved were sure this would be a nice, funny, innocent prank. What they failed to realize was that ticking and time bombs often go hand-in-hand, especially in an era of heightened fear about attacks on high schools. The bomb squad was called, students were evacuated, and dogs were brought in to sniff the "bomb" out. The two girls were subsequently booked with felony hoax charges and taken into custody.
Chicken Poop Prank Gets High School Band Director Suspended
An Alabama high school band director was swiftly put on leave after she posted a Facebook rant b*tching about her students' senior prank. According to band director Cindy Stephens, the prank involved chicken sh*t smeared all over the campus property. Stephens was involved in the clean up and wasn't too happy about her predicament. She took to Facebook to denounce the prank. But unfortunately for her, she also wrote that she hopes her students end up "in jail" as someone's b*tch. School officials found the post and subsequently put Stephens on leave.

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Wed, 18 May 2016 10:44:26 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/senior-pranks-that-went-way-too-far/rydavis
<![CDATA[The Best Countries for Study Abroad]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-countries-for-study-abroad/ranker-travel
List of the Best Countries to Study Abroad ranked from best to worst. Almost every college and university has programs that allow their students to study abroad. How do these young scholars decide which nation will provide them with quality education and a great adventure? Vote on this list of the best countries to study abroad and share your wisdom with all adventurous undergrads.
 
There are many factors to consider when deciding which country to spend a semester in while you study abroad. If your a foodie, Italy is your best bet to immerse yourself in decadent cuisine. France offers beautiful scenery, vast culture and rigorous curriculums, providing students studying abroad with an unforgettable experience.

For a semester abroad that is inexpensive, check out what the various African countries have to offer. Kenya and Tanzania both offer students a quality education mixed with rich cultural diversity and amazing opportunities to observe wildlife, while remaining easy on the pocket book. Mexico also provides studious travelers with wonderful educational opportunities for a fair price. Another bonus to heading south of the border is that for many students home is only a few hours away.

Which country will land in the top spot on this list of the best countries to study abroad? Time will tell, but be sure to vote to make sure that your favorite spot is featured high on the list.
The Best Countries for Study Abroad,

Australia

Canada

England

Finland

Germany

Netherlands

Scotland

Sweden

Switzerland

United States of America


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Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:38:28 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-countries-for-study-abroad/ranker-travel
<![CDATA[The Best Novels About Prep School]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-novels-about-prep-school/ranker-books
List of the Best Novels About Prep School. Nothing quite captures the zeitgeist like privileged teen angst, as displayed in the best novels about prep school. From The Catcher in the Rye’s Holden Caulfield to Hogwarts’ Harry Potter, the best boarding school fiction isn’t just the stuff of dark hallways and confused sexuality; it’s the stuff of legend.

English professors might scoff at a few of these selections. However, this list of the best novels about prep school is comprised of volumes that have consistently gained the reader stamp of approval, whether over several decades (Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), or spanning centuries (Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol).

The best novels about prep school share a few common themes: a general search for meaning, good versus evil, suicide and suicidal thoughts, lost love, unrequited love, and waning youth. The protagonists from these academies might be students (Gene Forrester, in John Knowles’ A Separate Peace) or teachers (Mr. Chipping, in James Hilton’s Goodbye, Mr. Chips), but often their struggles mirror each other.

While the best boarding school books primarily feature characters from advantaged backgrounds, the painful, isolating, thrilling and confounding experiences of adolescence resonate across generations, socioeconomic status, gender identities -- muggle or magical-born. That’s why this definitive list of the best novels about prep school speaks to so many readers.

The Best Novels About Prep School,

Prep

A Prayer for Owen Meany

A Separate Peace

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Jane Eyre

The Catcher in the Rye

The Chocolate War

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The World According to Garp

Winter Light


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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 17:18:48 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-novels-about-prep-school/ranker-books
<![CDATA[25 Funny First Day of School Pictures]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/funny-first-day-of-school-pictures/ashley-reign

Remember those yearly back to school pictures your mom would always make you pose for every year on the first day of a new grade? While enduring first day of school pictures may be a long, proud tradition among kids everywhere, that doesn't mean they always turn out exactly as planned. Here you'll see a list of hysterical back to school images that defy traditional expectations. 

The funny school kid pictures you'll see here feature kids who aren't exactly enthusiastic about their first day back in the classroom as well as parents who can't wait to drop them off there. So whether you're not exactly thrilled about your own impending first day at school or are a parent who vows that summer can't end soon enough, you'll find yourself in excellent company among the crowd you'll meet below. 

Consult this list to think of hilarious ideas to pep up your yearly back to school photo session or to feel better about the one you've just been forced to endure. If you need more photos like this in your life, check out this list of kids before and after their first day of school


25 Funny First Day of School Pictures,

Can You Guess Who's the Most Excited For School to Start?

One More Summer Down

Guessing Mom and Dad Will Be Okay with Not Having Them Around As Much

"Good Luck, Cupcake!"

Enthusiasm: Not Always Contagious, Actually

The Inspiration Is Weak With This One

The Party Don't Start 'Til This Guy Walks In

Abandon All Hope, All Ye Who Enter Homeroom

How Poetic Is the Reluctantly Abandoned Light Saber at His Feet?

"They'll Never Take Me Alive!"


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Thu, 01 Sep 2016 10:11:07 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/funny-first-day-of-school-pictures/ashley-reign
<![CDATA[28 Rappers with Degrees]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rappers-with-degrees/ranker-hip-hop
From the East Coast to the West Coast, and from the Dirty South to the city of Paris, famous rappers all over the world have received college degrees. Some of these hip-hop stars earned their degrees after attending four years of college, while others were presented with honorary degrees for their contributions to the arts.

Who is the most famous rapper with a degree? Lil Wayne tops our list. In 2008, Lil Wayne received an honorary degree from the University of Houston. LL Cool J received an honorary degree from Northeastern University in 2014. At the time, he said, "For them to recognize my body of work and my contributions to the world of art is an amazing feeling." Common attended Florida A&M University for two years in the 1990s. He was later awarded an honorary degree from the institution.

M.I.A. has a degree in fine art, film, and video from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Lil Jon spent two years studying at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia before going on to finish college at Ohio State University in 1993.

Are you surprised that so many rappers have degrees? Take a look at this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.
28 Rappers with Degrees,

Common
Common attended Florida A&M University for two years in the 1990s. He was later awarded an honorary degree from the institution.
Donald Glover
Donald Glover, AKA Childish Gambino, graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2006.
Lil Wayne
In 2008, Lil Wayne received an honorary degree from the University of Houston.
Ice Cube
Ice Cube earned a two-year degree from the Phoenix Institute of Technology in 1988.
Kanye West
Kanye West received an honorary doctorate degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 
LL Cool J
LL Cool J received an honorary degree from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in 2014. At the time, he said, "For them to rec­og­nize my body of work and my con­tri­bu­tions to the world of art is an amazing feeling."
Mos Def
Mos Def reportedly graduated from NYU.
M.I.A.
M.I.A. has a degree in fine art, film, and video from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
Talib Kweli
Talib Kweli studied experimental theater at New York University.
Pitbull
"Timber" rapper, Pitbull, received an honorary degree from Doral College in 2014.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:22:39 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/rappers-with-degrees/ranker-hip-hop
<![CDATA[Amazing People You Might Not Have Known Were Homeschooled]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/amazing-people-you-might-not-have-known-were-homeschooled/bhenry
If you are a homeschooler or a parent of homeschoolers, you should know that you’re in good company. Famous homeschooled students throughout history have left their mark on the world in various fields, from art to science to politics to sports. Here’s a look at some amazing people who have been homeschooled:
Amazing People You Might Not Have Known Were Homeschooled,

Agatha Christie
Mystery writer Agatha Christie taught herself to read by the age of four. Impressed with her obvious intelligence, Christie’s father began teaching her mathematics via story problems and her family played trivia games to teach her facts about the world. She picked up French without formal training by listening to her French nanny. Agatha used her diverse home school education to create enduring mystery stories. Her books are known and read the world over.
Mark Twain
Novelist and humorist Mark Twain was home schooled, and the experience left such a good impression on him that when it came time to educate his own daughters, he also chose to home school them. Homeschooling gave the young Twain an independent spirit that he would use in his later work.
Sandra Day O'Connor
Sandra Day O’Connor was born on a rural farm in Arizona which made formal education difficult. As a result, she was taught by her mother at home. She learned to read early, took long walks in which she learned about nature, and gained experience from her everyday life. These experiences formed the foundation for a life spent in public service—she was the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court and helped decide important legal questions as a member of the court for more than 20 years.
Thomas Jefferson
Many of America’s founding fathers, including Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, James Madison, and, of course, Thomas Jefferson were home schooled. Jefferson learned how to think critically and analyze arguments at home by reading classical Latin and Greek philosophers. Jefferson built on his home school education when he attended college, and the ideas he learned at home were vital when he was called upon to draft the Declaration of Independence.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart had obvious musical talent from a very young age. His father Leopold, who was also a famous musician and composer, demanded a lot from the young Mozart and made sure that his education was top-notch. Mozart traveled around the concert halls of Europe, learning from his father and other great composers. His homeschooling even allowed him the opportunity to play before kings and queens. This early education gave Mozart the experience and training he needed to compose some of the greatest musical works of all time.
Wright brothers
The Wright brothers showed an interest in technology very early on in life. They were always tinkering with things and performing experiments. Homeschooling allowed them to pursue these interests and gain a deep understanding of the way things were put together. Both brothers were highly intellectual, but neither completed high school—Orville, in fact, took a series of advanced college prep courses rather than the prescribed curriculum. Their educational experiences at home almost certainly laid the foundation for their first successful flight.

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Wed, 01 Aug 2012 06:09:57 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/amazing-people-you-might-not-have-known-were-homeschooled/bhenry
<![CDATA[Quinnipiac University Voter Poll- Worst U.S. Presidents 2006]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/quinnipiac-university-voter-poll-worst-u-s-presidents-2006/web-infoguy
The results of Quinnipiac University's poll of who the nation considers the worst president ever, as of 2006. Presidents get a lot of criticism for their decisions because they're never able to please everybody. However, these presidents have been rated as the worst American presidents by voters themselves. For full article and photo gallery, go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_rankings_of_United_States_Presidents. I wonder if any of these presidents would do anything differently now that they've finished their term.
Quinnipiac University Voter Poll- Worst U.S. Presidents 2006,

Bill Clinton

George H. W. Bush

George W. Bush

Gerald Ford

Harry S. Truman

Jimmy Carter

John F. Kennedy

Lyndon B. Johnson

Richard Nixon

Ronald Reagan


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Wed, 04 Nov 2009 18:37:53 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/quinnipiac-university-voter-poll-worst-u-s-presidents-2006/web-infoguy
<![CDATA[The Best Colleges for Aerospace Engineering]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-colleges-for-aerospace-engineering/college-info
List of the best colleges for aerospace engineering. Thanks to these rankings, no rising freshman will ever have to wonder "what are the best aerospace engineering colleges?" Here they are! This list of the top schools for aeronautical engineers can provide NASA's next leaders with all their collegiate options. Building missiles, aircrafts, and spacecrafts should be left to a select few, and these top quality engineering schools offer the best education in aeronautics. Are you looking for the number one college for studying aerospace? Do you have an opinion on what that number one aeronautical engineering school actually is? This is the place for you to check our rankings and rank them to your liking. Every university and educational institution on this page is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Not every school, or even every engineering school, can boast that board's rating -- so you know these institutes are legit. If you are ready to explore "the next frontier," or help the human race do so, these schools will excite any and every aspiring engineer. Aerospace engineering departments are hard to come by, let alone the highest-ranked ones in existence, but the professors at these colleges and universities have hands-on experience for students to see that the sky really is the limit.
The Best Colleges for Aerospace Engineering,

California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York
Stanford University
Stanford, California
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Virginia
Purdue University College of Engineering
West Lafayette, Indiana

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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:39:55 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-colleges-for-aerospace-engineering/college-info
<![CDATA[Athletes Who Went to Ivy League Schools]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/athletes-who-went-to-ivy-league-schools/people-in-sports
Which of the most popular athletes went to Ivy League schools? Several famous hockey players, NFL stars, and Olympians attended Ivy League schools. Some of these athletes went to college before starting their professional careers, while others waited until after they had retired.

Who is the most famous athlete who attended an Ivy League school? Jeremy Lin tops our list. NBA player Jeremy Lin graduated from Harvard University in 2010. MLB player Sandy Koufax went to Columbia University while he was playing for the Dodgers. MLB player Brad Ausmus played in the minor leagues while attending Dartmouth. Football legend John Heisman played football for Brown and the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his law degree in 1892. NFL player Ed Marinaro set 16 NCAA records while attending Cornell University.

Several famous female athletes also attended Ivy League universities. Olympian Alicia Sacramone attended Brown University. Olympian Sarah Hughes graduated from Yale in 2009. Hockey player Rebecca Johnston attended Cornell University. Olympian Cristina Teuscher graduated from Columbia University in 2000.

Do you think that attending a prestigious school helped these athletes to succeed in their chosen professions? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Athletes Who Went to Ivy League Schools,

Alicia Sacramone
Olympian Alicia Sacramone attended Brown University.
Brad Ausmus
MLB player Brad Ausmus played in the minor leagues while attending Dartmouth.
Chris Young
Chris Young played baseball and basketball for Princeton.
Craig Breslow
MLB player Craig Breslow was captain of the Yale Bulldogs baseball team.
George Parros
NHL player George Parros was named team captain during his senior year at Princeton.
Matt Birk
NFL player Matt Birk graduated from Harvard in 1998 with a degree in economics.
Ryan Fitzpatrick
NFL player Ryan Fitzpatrick studied economics at Harvard.
Sandy Koufax
MLB player Sandy Koufax went to Columbia University while he was playing for the Dodgers.
Sarah Hughes
Olympian Sarah Hughes graduated from Yale in 2009.
Jeremy Lin
NBA player Jeremy Lin graduated from Harvard University in 2010.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:39:02 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/athletes-who-went-to-ivy-league-schools/people-in-sports
<![CDATA[The Best Songs About Education]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/songs-about-education/ranker-music
We all enjoy learning new things, so why not rank the best songs about education for this list? Education songs come in many forms. Some of the best songs about education criticize the current school system, but other good education songs are about the good times had with friends in school. Many of these songs mention the word education in their titles and others reference school in their lyrics.

Pink Floyd's “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2” is by far one of the best songs about education. They liken traditional teaching to “thought control” in this iconic song.

The Jackson 5 teach listeners about the ABCs and 123s of love on their hit, “ABC,” and Alice Cooper celebrates the end of the curriculum with his single, “School's Out.”Nada Surf gives a lesson on being cool with their 1996 tune, “Popular.” Pearl Jam also has several songs about education. Their tracks “Jeremy” and “Education” appear on this list of the top education songs.

Which song about education do you think is the best? Vote it up to No. 1 and share your thoughts in the comments section.
The Best Songs About Education,

Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2

Hot for Teacher

School's Out

Popular

The Headmaster Ritual

Rock 'n' Roll High School

Education

ABC

Adult Education

Charlie Brown


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Tue, 05 May 2015 09:57:18 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/songs-about-education/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Premium Android Apps]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-premium-android-apps/ranker-shopping
List of the most expensive android apps available on the market. The Android Market was opened in 2008, a mere day after Google released the initial version of its mobile operating system. Since then Google has rebranded the Android Market, Google Play. In June 2012, Google announced that it currently had 600,000+ apps in the Google Play marketplace, just under Apple’s reported total of 650,000 in their App Store. The company also announced that over 20 billion android apps have been downloaded.

If you were looking for a list of most expensive apps for android, the first thing you should recognize is that unlike the Apple App Store’s maximum price point of $999.99, Google only allows developers to charge at most $200 for their android apps.If you use an android, most expensive apps will probably be of no use for you. (Who needs a $130 I’m Rich!! app?) On this list, vote on the most useful, expensive android app that just may be worth the money.

The Best Premium Android Apps,

Human Anatomy Atlas

Life Application Study Bible

Word of Promise® NKJV Complete

Armor for AndroidTM Antivirus

Merriam-Webster's Third New International

Borrowers At Risk

Webster's New World College Dictionary and Roget's A-Z Thesaurus

F1 2013 Timing App CP

PowerSefer

AUD Test Bank


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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 02:50:34 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-premium-android-apps/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Ranked Law Schools in 2010]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-ranked-law-schools-in-2010/college-info
Here is a list of the top law schools in America in 2010 according to US News' college rankings. These colleges are committed to producing the best lawyers in America. This list also includes the 2009-2010 tuition fees in the discussion column. Yale, Harvard, and Stanford University are currently the best ranked law schools.
The Best Ranked Law Schools in 2010,

Columbia University
Full-time: $48,004 per year
Harvard University
Full-time: $43,900 per year
New York University
Full-time: $44,820 per year
Stanford University
Full-time: $44,121 per year
University of California, Berkeley

University of Chicago
Full-time: $44,757 per year
University of Pennsylvania
Full-time: $46,514 per year
Yale University
Full-time: $48,340 per year
University of Michigan--Ann Arbor

University of California--Berkeley


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Mon, 28 Jun 2010 00:32:59 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-ranked-law-schools-in-2010/college-info
<![CDATA[13 Easy Science Projects Using Household Items]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/13-easy-science-projects-you-can-do-with-household-items/kelly-hadwin
Science projects for kids that can be done with materials found in the home give you a great outlet for children to have fun and learn at the same time (while at home!). Many of these cool science projects for the home make great rainy day activities and will get kids interested in science and learning while having fun. Sometimes parents worry that entertaining their kids can be expensive, but with a little creativity they will find that there are actually lots of fun things to build with household items, and cool experiments that are entirely DIY.

Parents are always wondering what to do with their kids to keep them occupied, so here is a list that is both fun and educational. The best part is . . . all of these things are made of everyday objects that can be found in your home! Not only are you entertaining your kids, but you're educating them. These experiments teach physics, Bernoulli's Principle, and magnetism. Be warned: some of this stuff takes time and a lot of patience, but all of them are completely worth it!.
13 Easy Science Projects Using Household Items,

Elephant Toothpaste
Warning: This one can get messy

What You Need:
 

-Carbonated drink bottle
-Hydrogen peroxide 6%
-Liquid dish soap 
-Food coloring
-Yeast (about 1 TBSP)
-High-sided baking tray
-A funnel

What You Do:
 

Dissolve 1 tablespoon of yeast in about 2 tablespoons of warm (but not hot) water; put the drink bottle into the baking tray. Add a few drops of coloring to the hydrogen peroxide, Pour 5 oz of hydrogen peroxide into the bottle (using the funnel), and add a squirt of dish soap. Pour your yeast mixture into the bottle – quickly take the funnel out!

The Science:
 

If left alone, hydrogen peroxide naturally breaks down into water and oxygen. The yeast acts as a catalyst, speeding up the breakdown of hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen. The bottle will feel warm to touch as the reaction releases heat – it is exothermic.
Make Your Own Lava Lamp
What You Need:
 

-Transparent jar with an airtight lid (jam jar or similar)
-Water
-Vegetable Oil
-Food Coloring
-Salt
-Torch
-Glitter (optional)

What You Do:
 

Fill the jar to around the 3/4 mark with water. Then add food coloring of your choice (a drop at a time) until you have your desired color. Add glitter (if you want). Fill your jar almost to the top with oil and leave for 15 minutes to settle. Then add teaspoons of salt – you will start to see a lava-lamp effect. Shine a flashlight through the jar and the effect is complete! When the salt dissolves, the oil will return to the surface. Add more salt to see the effect again.


The Science:
il is less dense than water, and so rests on top. When you add salt, it sticks to the oil; because salt is more dense than water, it sinks - when enough salt attaches to a blob of oil, the whole blob sinks. When the salt dissolves in the water, the oil's low density causes it to rise up again.
Find Your Dominant Eye
What You Need:
 

-A4 Card
-Scissors

What You Do:
 

Fold the card in half lengthways, then again width-ways. Snip the corner and unfold – you should now have a small hole in the center of the card. Hold the card out at arm's length. Look through the hole while focussing on something in the middle or far distance – a tree or lamp-post will do. Slowly bring the card towards the tip of your nose – make sure you are looking at your focus object with both eyes open. As you bring the card to your nose, a friend will be able to tell you which eye is dominant, even though you think you are looking through the hole with both eyes.

The Science:
 

Just as we all have a dominant hand or foot, we also have a dominant eye. You feel like you are using both eyes, even though one eye is doing most of the work – it is an illusion created by our brain.
Hollow Mask Illusion
What You Need:
 

-A simple, plastic mask
-A steady hand

What You Do:
 

Take a simple costume mask, present the 'inside' of the mask to your audience. Slowly move the mask around in front of friends/family. The mask will seem to turn itself inside out!

The Science:
With a lack of visual stimuli, the human brain is unable to make sense of the image. As the human brain is programmed to recognize human faces, when the 'inside' of the mask is presented to a viewer, the brain recognizes basic features (mouth, eyes, forehead, nostrils) and 'edits' the image to turn it into a face.
Fun With Physics
What You Need:
 

For Experiment 1:
-Empty Jam Jar
-Rice
-Pencil

Experiment 2:
-Balloon or comb
-Faucet

Experiment 3:
-Tennisball
-Basketball

What You Do:
 

Experiment 1:

Sticky Rice: Get a clean jam jar. Fill to the top with rice. Hold the jar firmly with one hand, push a pencil right to the bottom. Pull the pencil up slowly but not all the way out. Then push it back down again. If the rice level starts to drop, top off the rice. Eventually, the rice will compact around your pencil, and you will be able to lift the whole jar with the pencil. When this happens, the friction between the pencil and rice is so great that you cannot easily pull the pencil out!

The Science:
 

Every time you plunge the pencil into the rice, you are compressing the grains and making them pack more tightly together. The air gaps decrease in size and the rice grains rub against each other more. They can't move as freely and start to arrange in a pattern that doesn't change. The rice you could previously pour like a liquid becomes solid.
 
With more grains of rice pressing onto the pencil, and each one of those more tightly packed in, the friction between the pencil and the rice increases. If the friction force between the rice and pencil equals the combined weight force of the rice and the container, then the balance of forces means the pencil is held in place. For the jar to lift as well, friction between its inside walls and the rice must also increase. This proves that the rice has moved and compacted, even where it wasn't disturbed it with the pencil.


Experiment 2:

Bend water with static electricity: Blow up a balloon or use a comb and rub it against your head to build up a static charge. Do this for several minutes to really get a decent charge. Then, turn a tap on: it should be on enough for a steady but slow stream of water to come out, not just drips. Bring the balloon close to the stream of water and observe what happens!

The Science:
When two objects are rubbed against each other, some of the electrons from one object jump to the other. The object that gains electrons becomes more negatively charged; the one that loses electrons becomes more positively charged. The opposite charges attract each other where you can actually see it.

Experiment 3:

Super bouncing: Do this outdoors with a lot of space. Grab a tennis ball. Drop it on the ground and see how high it bounces. Now grab a basketball. Drop it on the ground and see how high it bounces. Now put the tennis ball on top of the basketball; support the basketball with one hand and the tennis ball with the other. Drop your two balls at exactly the same time.

The Science:
When you drop the two balls together, they will separate just a little bit. The basketball will hit the ground first, and will rebound. As it is on the way up, it hits the tennis ball, which is still on its way down. So you have a head-on collision, between balls of very different masses. When this happens, a lot of the energy of the basketball gets transferred to the tennis ball, so watch out as the tennis will end up bouncing very high.
Self Inflating Balloon
What You Need:
 

-A used, washed carbonated drink bottle (lid not required)
-Latex balloon (thinner is better)
-Elastic band
-Measuring jug
-Yeast
-Sugar
-Water

What You Do:
 

Place 2 teaspoons of yeast, 1 teaspoon of sugar and one cup of water into the bottle. Put the balloon over the top of the bottle and secure with the elastic band. Walk away... but keep a close watch on it.

The Science:
 

Yeast is actually a micro-organism, which will "eat" the sugar and respire. A product of respiration is carbon dioxide, which slowly fills up the balloon.
Rainbow Glass
What You Need:
 

-5 glasses
-Sugar
-Water
-Food coloring
-Tablespoon
-Patience and a steady hand

What You Do:
 

Line up the glasses and put three tablespoons of water into the first four glasses. Add one tablespoon of sugar to Glass #1, two to Glass #2, three to Glass #3, four to Glass #4. Stir thoroughly to dissolve the sugar. Now add a different color of food coloring to each glass. Pour 1/4 of Glass #4's contents into Glass #5.

This gets a bit tricky, and you'll need some practice. You must pour the next layer (Glass #3) so gently that it doesn't mix with the first layer. You can put a teaspoon just above the first layer and pour the mixture gently over the back of the spoon to minimize splash. The more slowly you do this, the better the results. When you have filled the glass to about the same width as the last layer, repeat with Glass #2, and then with Glass #1.

The Science:
 

The different amounts of sugar in water create different densities of water. As you are layering them with the heaviest at the bottom, the different layers will 'sit' on top of each other. Eventually, due to particle dynamics, the layers will mix. The greater the difference in density, the longer the effect lasts. Unlike water and oil, however, once you mix the layers, they will not settle back.
Hypercooling
What You Need:
 

-A metal bucket
-32 oz. of table salt
-6 16oz bottled water
-2 bags of crushed ice and water
-Thermometer (optional)
-Patience

What You Do:
 

-Take three to six (sealed) plastic bottles of mineral water.

-Place them in your bucket and pour in a bag of ice; add water so that the ice becomes slushy.

-The lids of your water bottles should be sticking out the top of the ice/water mixture so you can handle them without freezing your fingers. Make sure they are evenly spaced in the bucket.

-Pour in the salt, use 26 oz of salt if you only use three bottles and 32 oz for six bottles.

-If you have a thermometer, place it in the bucket.

-Wait 35-45 minutes, but keep checking on the bottles, turn them gently to insure that they cool evenly.

-When time is up, you'll see a thin layer of ice on the outside of your metal bucket.

-Take the bottle out and turn the bottle on its side. Swing it lightly back and then BANG it against a wall. Watch as the water slowly changes color and turns to ice.

Alternate Ending:

Take a glass bowl and place a few ice cubes inside. Gently open the lid of your super cooled bottle of water. Slowly pour it onto the ice in the bowl. The liquid water should turn to ice as soon as it makes contact with ice cubes in the bowl. This means that you should be able to produce a tower of ice as you keep pouring.

The Science:
 

-When the bottles are super cooled, they are ready for a freezing catalyst. One theory is that the banging creates microscopic air bubbles near the surface in the bottles, and these bubbles act as the impurity/nucleation site.

-Pouring liquid water that lands as solid ice – this works because of the ice cubes already in the bowl. One of the best nucleation sites that you can use to form ice crystals, is other ice crystals.
Floating a Paper Ball
What You Need:
 

-Hairdryer
-Ping-pong ball

What You Do:
 

Turn the hairdryer to a cool setting, draw a dot on the ping pong ball. Place the ball in the air-stream, tilt the hairdryer, and watch the ball defy gravity!

The Science:
 

When held at the vertical, the airstream is holding the ball in midair. Logic would dictate that if you moved the airstream away, the ball would fall to the ground. Instead, the ball remains in the airstream... all thanks to Bernoulli's Principle. This states that a stream of moving air is at a lower pressure than the surrounding, still air. As the ball starts to drift out of the airstream created by the hairdryer, the higher air pressure of the room 'pushes' the ball back.
Tornado In A Bottle
What You Need:
 

-Plastic bottles (both the same size)
-Water
-Food coloring
-Styrofoam balls (optional)
-Duct tape
-Small washer

What You Do:
 

Fill one of the bottles with water and add some food coloring and small styrofoam balls to simulate debris. Put the small washer on the top of the filled bottle. It should rest nicely on the very top without falling in. Carefully place the second bottle upside-down on top. Use the duct tape to stick the two bottles together – make sure this connection is air-tight. (Take your time with this section – you want the tops of the two bottles to be flush against each other) Turn your bottles over and tightly swirl the top bottle (while supporting the middle) to start a vortex.

The Science:
 

Swirling the water in the bottle while pouring it out causes the formation of a vortex. The vortex looks like a tornado in the bottle. The formation of the vortex makes it easier for air to come into the bottle and allows the water to pour out faster. If you look carefully, you will be able to see the hole in the middle of the vortex that allows the air to come up inside the bottle. If you do not swirl the water and just allow it to flow out on its own, then the air and water have to essentially take turns passing through the mouth of the bottle, thus the glugging sound.

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Mon, 05 Mar 2012 08:16:48 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/13-easy-science-projects-you-can-do-with-household-items/kelly-hadwin
<![CDATA[America's Best Small Public Colleges]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/america-and-_39_s-best-small-public-colleges/admiralcrunch
More and more parents hope to find the attention a small college can give to an undergraduate student at a public school price.   Here is a list of highly regarded public colleges and universities. (It may be incomplete.)

 To be on this list, undergraduate population should currently be under 10,000. (College of Charleston would have been on it, but is slightly over.)  This list may not be complete. 

(Note: This list was recalculated 09/2013 based on the same formula I've used on other college ratings lists.)

Here are the factors used in scoring: % of freshman retention, graduation rate, % of classes with fewer than 20 students, % of classes with more than 50 students, and % of alumni donations.

 I’m not a professional statistician or education expert, so this system is not perfect.  However, experts say these  metrics are strong indicators of student happiness, the happiness of graduates with their experience, the seriousness your student's classmates will take his or her education, and the school's dedication to providing personal attention to your student.  

 A sample score: Fauxville State University: Freshmen Retention: 75%, Graduation Rate: 50%, Classes 20 & under: 33%, Classes 50 & over: 24%, freshmen in the top 10% of their graduating class 20%, and alumni giving: 10%.  

 Fauxville State’s score would be 75 + 50 + 33 – 24 + 20 + 10 = 164.  A perfect score would be 500.  This list includes schools that scored 170 or above
 
 Where schools earned a tie score, the school with the higher percentage of students who graduated in the top tenth of their high school class will be listed first.
 


Since the National military academies are unlikely to be typical of what someone interested in a small college experience would look for, they aren't on this list.  But be aware that they are ranked among the top liberal arts schools in the country, public or private.

Special mention also goes to the Macaulay Honors College in New York City.  Since, for now, it's entirely integrated into the other eight city universities, it's not clear how similar it is to a small college experience.  There's also not much information yet available at the newest small state university in California, UC/Merced. 

Most, if not all, of these selections are listed in Forbes Best Values in Public Education.

If you are familiar with US News' rankings, you know there are flaws that make comparisons difficult.  But often a school ranked below 50 on the list of National Liberal Art colleges will have a more impressive "brag sheet" than schools ranked much higher on regional lists. 

Feel free to leave a comment if there are other schools you feel should be considered for inclusion. 

America's Best Small Public Colleges,

College of William and Mary
Score: 329 Williamsburg, Virginia -  One of the oldest colleges in the nation.  Currently ranked 33rd in National Research University

Colorado School of Mines
Score 252, One of the top institutes training engineers to manage resource acquisition including mines and petroleum extraction methods, safety, and environmental concerns.   Currently ranked 77th in National Universities

New College of Florida
Score: 300 Considered the top public liberal arts college in the country.  Currently ranked 87th in National Liberal Arts colleges.

Ramapo College
Score: 234, Mahwah, New Jersey - Ranked #26 of Regional Master's Universities - North

State University of New York at Geneseo
Score 258, The honors college for New York State's university system.  Currently ranked 15th in Regional Master's Universities- North. 

St. Mary's College of Maryland
Score 277,  Because of the name and the great facilities, many people don't realize this is a public college. (It's actually the honors public college for Maryland.  New York's is SUNY Geneseo.).   It's rank is currently tied with the New College of Florida at 87th in National Liberal Arts Colleges. 

The College of New Jersey
Score: 282, Ewing, New Jersey - Currently ranked #6 of Regional Master's Universities - North, this is a school that maintains the increasingly rare philosophy that a state school primarily serve the students of that state.  So it can be a much tougher admit for out-of-state students. 

Truman State University
Score 232, Kirksville, Missouri, Currently ranked 10th in Masters Universities, Midwest

University of Mary Washington
Score 244, Fredericksburg, VA - Currently ranked 16th in Regional Masters Universities, South

University of Minnesota, Morris
Score 248, Currently ranked #165th in National Liberal Arts Colleges


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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 18:29:57 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/america-and-_39_s-best-small-public-colleges/admiralcrunch
<![CDATA[Celebrities Who Went to Elementary School Together]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-went-to-elementary-school-together/celebrity-lists
Elementary school is a time to learn, grow, and make new friends. But for these future famous people, those years may have also been a time to network. A number of notable actors, actresses, and musicians actually attended the same grade schools. Some of these celebrities who went to school together became fast friends, while others weren't very close. One famous pair of grade school friends even went on to win an Oscar together.

That particular pair tops this list of famous people who went to elementary school together. Acclaimed actors and executives Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been friends since the third grade. They attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School together long before they won Oscars for co-writing Good Will Hunting.

You may be surprised to discover that the connection between Gwyneth Paltrow and Maya Rudolph goes back a generation. Their fathers were best friends from college and the future actresses went to grade school together. Paltrow even shared their 5th-grade class picture from the Crossroads School when she hosted Saturday Night Live.

Before they were household names, these celebrities were just kids on the playground. Read on to discover what other famous people attended grade school together.

Celebrities Who Went to Elementary School Together,

Adam Levine
Of his lifelong friendship with Adam Levine, Johah Hill said, "Our dads met in the principal's office in junior high. We were in carpool, we lived at each other's houses."
Andy Samberg
Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-stars Andy Samberg and Chelsea Peretti go way back. The comedians went to grade school together and even carpooled to their 6th-grade graduation – as seen in the photo above.

Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow and Maya Rudolph's fathers were best friends from college and the future actresses went to grade school together. Paltrow even shared their 5th-grade class picture from the Crossroads School when she hosted Saturday Night Live.

Matthew Perry

Though these two don't really have a lot in common now, actor Matthew Perry and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did when they were kids. These two attended the same elementary school in Canada, and Perry revealed he once beat up the future world leader. 

According to Perry, Trudeau was a natural athlete which made Perry insanely jealous. He and a group of his friends ganged up on Trudeau and beat him up. Perry jokingly told Jimmy Kimmel he likes to think that maybe he had something to do with Trudeau becoming Prime Minister. 


Matt Damon
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been friends since the third grade. The actors and executives attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School together long before they won Oscars for co-writing Good Will Hunting.

Rick Moranis
Rick Moranis has spoken about going to grade school with Rush frontman Geddy Lee in interviews. "Geddy Lee and I went to the same grade school," he said. "He moved away when we were still young but I remember him like I do all my friends from back then."
Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling and Justin Timberlake aren't just friends from grade school, they're practically brothers. They worked together on The Mickey Mouse Club, went to school together, and lived together. Timberlake's mom even let Gosling stay with them in the U.S. while Gosling's mom worked back in Canada.

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga and Nicky Hilton went to the Pre-K – Grade 12 school Convent of the Sacred Heart in New York at the same time. Nicky's sister Paris Hilton also attended the school, but she is a few years older.


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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 03:30:40 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-went-to-elementary-school-together/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[The Best Ways to Study]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-ways-to-study/dani-porter

Few things are more stressful in the life of a student than studying for a big test, exam, or presentation. This list of the best ways to study has been ranked by the community to determine what are the best ways to study for a test. This list includes top studying solutions like making flashcards, joining a study group, creating a study calendar, and studying in small increments. You're sure to find a successful study method on this list, no matter what kind of learner you are.

Keeping grades up and effectively studying for a test can be difficult, but there are many ways to study effectively. Finding a fruitful means of study can mean the difference between the grade you want and a grade you, well... don't. Everyone’s brain works differently, so study techniques that work for some, might not work for others. It’s important to figure out what kind of learner you are.

It is important to be able to fully understand how your brain absorbs information and whether you are visual or auditory learner. As you progress in school, studying will get easier because you will become more accustomed to your preferred style and what works best for you. Whether you're looking to simply make a small adjustment in your study habits or a complete overhaul, you can find some of the best ways to study on this list.

Vote up the best study solutions on this list, which will help you to navigate the avenues of study and find the methods that work best for your learning style and the particular subject you reviewing.


The Best Ways to Study,

Study in Small Chunks of Time
It takes time for your memory to establish connections. By taking breaks in between studying, you give your brain time to process the information you need to learn.
Rewrite Your Notes
Similar to flashcards, the repetition of rewriting of your notes helps ingrain the information.
Avoid Social Networks
Turn off all distractions and time-sucks such as Facebook while you study. Information will not form as memories in your brain if you are constantly interrupting your studying.
Study Group
Study with a group to help broaden the techniques and type of information you review.
Create a Study Schedule
You can't learn everything in one sitting, so don't even try. Create a clear schedule of what you will study when and be sure to include time for review.
Mnemonic Devices
Create acronyms or other associations in your mind between the new information you are learning and things you already know to ease recall.
Create Flashcards
Through repetition, flashcards help with memorization.
Summarize
After reading a section of material, summarize it in writing to most effectively create a memory and clarify key points.
Review the Toughest Material Before Bed
Sleeping on information will allow you to sit with it more.
Create Images
Some people are visual learners, and creating an image to better explain the material you're reviewing may be most helpful.

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Mon, 12 May 2014 09:44:26 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-ways-to-study/dani-porter
<![CDATA[80 Great Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/great-jobs-that-don_t-require-a-college-degree/american-jobs
List of great jobs that don't require a college degree--the best jobs without a degree. If you are just starting out in your career, are looking for the right career path and are considering skipping college and just jumping in to the work force, that may not be a bad idea. According to the the U.S. Department of Labor, 2 out of every 3 jobs only require on-the-job training. Taking into account the debt that you may acquire after paying for college tuition and the four years of your life that you will be delaying gainful employment, it may be a good idea to bypass college and work on landing one of these highest paying jobs without a degree. 

If you are more established in your career and are looking for a change and want a top paying job, but never earned your Bachelor's Degree, you can use this list a resource to discover the great, fun, high paying jobs that only require experience and specialty training. Some of the best jobs in America don't require a BA or a BS.

The high paying jobs on this list are not necessarily easy--most of them still require specialty skills, but if you are smart and start at the bottom and work your way up you can land a great job without going to college. Consider this: if you start working right after you finish High School, you will already have four years of work experience under your belt by the time your peers graduate college. If you get focused early and decide what career path will land you one of these top paying jobs, you can get ahead and avoid debt.

*Salary information for this list is based on figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2013
80 Great Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree,

Artist
Average Income: $58,840
Bartender

Farmer
Average Income: $58,845
Firefighter
Average Income: $50,000
Web Designer
Average Income: $55,000
Web Developer
Average Income: $76,000
Writer

Actor

Criminal Investigator and Special Agent
Average Income: $53,990
Police Identification and Records Officer
Average Income: $53,990

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Fri, 07 Jun 2013 10:58:54 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/great-jobs-that-don_t-require-a-college-degree/american-jobs
<![CDATA[The Best Medical Schools in the US]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-medical-schools
Top medical schools in the United States, as determined by the Ranker community. Starting a career in medicine as a doctor, surgeon, nurse or hospital administrator begins with a solid education and that's exactly what the best medical schools in the world provide for thousands of students each year. While U.S. News and World Report ranks Harvard University as their number one medical school, this list ranks the best medical schools by votes. Add which colleges and universities you think offer the best medical programs by adding your list below!

Just as the same colleges routinely rank above and beyond others in general college rankings and for having the best law schools, those universities also come in atop the list of the best medical schools. Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University come in as just a few of the best medical schools in the United States.

What are the best medical schools in the US? For everyone who grew up wanting nothing more than to be that top doctor or surgeon, these schools (and tens of thousands of dollars for tuition) can help you make that dream come true.
The Best Medical Schools in the US,

Columbia University

Duke University School of Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Stanford University School of Medicine

University of California, San Francisco

University of Michigan

University of Pennsylvania

Washington University in St. Louis

Yale University


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Wed, 14 Sep 2011 02:58:07 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-medical-schools
<![CDATA[20 People Share Their Creepiest Classmate Stories]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/creepy-classmate-stories/lea-rose-emery

Given that it is possibly the easiest way to survive adolescence, "being normal" prevents many from making that plunge into social exclusion. But while this deters most from becoming pariahs, someone's got to fill the role. You know, the one who ate glue, the one who 'lost' pets, who collected classmates' hair, all for the entertainment, and disbelief, of you, your classmates, and even your teachers

One of those places where people want to share all of those horror stories is Reddit, the perfect corner of the Internet for everything too weird to go anywhere else. From simply cringe-inducing behavior to actual murderers and sex offenders, the tales here depict classmates you'll be thankful won't be at your next reunion.


20 People Share Their Creepiest Classmate Stories,

The Classic Creeper

The kid with a rat tail haircut and a knife collection he would bring to school.


The Straight-Up Murderer

I went to school with Jean Pierre Orlewicz. He's creepy because of this.

He was arrested on November 12th, 2007, and charged with the November 7th murder and decapitation of Daniel Sorensen, 26, in the Detroit suburb of Canton, Michigan. Sorensen's torso was found on the side of a road. His hands and feet had been burned with a blowtorch and his head was found nearly 15 miles away. He had been stabbed 12 times.

Orlewicz was charged with premeditated murder, felony murder, and mutilation of a corpse. Prosecutors referred to the case as a 'thrill' killing, due to its gruesomeness and the apparent lack of serious motive.

He was creepy before this, but this was the icing on the cake.


The Pubescent Predator

Kieran was that kid in my middle school, around the time where everyone was discovering their raging hormones, and sexual humor became everyday thing for us. Kieran took it too far, however, and was forever talking about sex and wishing he could f*ck everything that moved.

He even confessed that he fantasized about rape because "she'd enjoy it too, even if she pretended not to." Creepy, creepy kid.

Well, at one point Kieran wasn't in class for three days in a row, so we all started to wonder what happened to him. Turns out he had been masturbating under a table to dirty drawings he had done, been caught, and sent to the principal's office.

On the way there, he saw a younger girl walking back from the bathroom and forced her to follow him into the boy's room where he tried to rape her. Fortunately for her, an older kid was using the stall next to theirs and stopped everything and screamed for the security and teachers. Last I heard, Kieran's doing hard time for a long list of violent and sexual crimes.


Fifth-Grade Fecal Gymnast

This boy in 5th grade pooped in class at his desk, rolled the log down his leg, and kicked it over to under a girl's desk.


Leo Loves Hair

'Creepy Leo': 6 ft. something, crazy eyes. Generally just acted and said weird sh*t all the time.

One day in chem lab he came up really close behind me (mind you I'm 5'4" and had super long hair) and said in a low voice, "Can I have one of your hairs?" with this demented, weird look. I was very creeped out but I gave him one to make him go away, which he then lit in the Bunsen burner. Wtf.


The Wolf Pack Gone Wrong

Not an individual, but a group of kids at my high school would wear tails and pretend they were wolves. They all had their own wolf name, wore contacts that made their eyes look like wolves, and would meet in the woods when there was a full moon to howl at it. Well, for three weeks straight, a member of this group killed themselves every Wednesday. It was strange to say the least.


A Knife And Butter

I knew a kid who brought a bowie knife to school every day tucked into his hoodie sleeve, ate nothing but full sticks of butter and cans of Campbell's soup (which he opened with his knife), and always talked about who he was going to kill. I ended up making friends with him, partly because I felt bad for him, and partly because I didn't want to die if he decided to shoot up the school.


Something Smells Off

This is in Grade 11. This weird kid that wore Hawaiian shirts every day. Long greasy hair, obnoxious, talks like he's super smart (Spoiler: he wasn't), and was just all around weird.

In day one of Law class, he's leaning on his desk, smelling the girl sitting in front of him. She goes to the washroom, and he grabs her pencil case, and smarts sniffing it. She walks back while he's in the middle of this. She switched to a different class the same day.


The Fleshlight Gentleman

There was kid who would do all sorts of strange sh*t. He once brought a condom into the Latin class I had with him, and he blew it up like a balloon. A bit later, he excused himself to the bathroom. He came back with a piss-filled-condom-balloon, which he sling across the room into the trash; thankfully he was a good shot because it popped, filling the trash with his piss.

Another time he came into school with one of those body pillows that have weird anime girls on them, which he would hump in the locker bay. He took it to all his classes, and sat it down next to him.

The third incident happened several years later, and I can't even begin to comprehend how he managed it, but he snuck 69 volleyballs, all with dildos attached to them, into a basketball game. All hell broke loose. There were dildos on the court, balls flying everywhere, and the band couldn't play because of how hard they were laughing. It was truly the most hilarious thing I have experienced.

The weirdest part? He wasn't a strange kid; he was very nice, social, captain of the track team, knew everybody. He did the impossible, combining the tropes of strange antisocial freak with the teenage heartthrob's life. He and I have since become incredibly close friends, and he still does shit like this all the time.

He would also drink soda out of a fleshlight. I don't even know.


The Creative Writer

A friend found a flash drive full of erotic stories featuring girls in our school, moms, and community members written by a classmate. Total, there were about 40 stories, all about seven-to-eight pages long, single-spaced.

Luckily for us, the friend who found the stories had the foresight to print one out before handing in the mammoth work of erotic 'literature.' The story opened with the narrator cleaning the pool of our female gym teacher while she tanned naked. The story progressed pretty predictably for about three pages and then took the WTF turn of the century. The narrative skips forward several months and we find the teacher pregnant with twin love children. Miscarriage ensues, and there were several pages dedicated to describing the emotional pain, before the big finish of the narrator and teacher creating new love children.



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<![CDATA[The Best Colleges for Graphic Design]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-colleges-for-graphic-design/college-info
List of the best colleges for graphic design. The most respected schools for graphic design majors are ranked here and are ready to be re-ranked by you. Graphic designers not only need the best art schools to study their craft, but specific programs in graphic designing are vital for their future. Students who want to be the next designer at Gap in San Francisco first need to study at one of the best graphic design schools in the nation. These schools, those that are listed on this page, achieve excellence in education and will help students achieve excellence upon graduation. A degree in graphic design from one of these universities yields a promising path for someone who one day wishes to have clients of their own. These colleges are only open to those with the keenest of eyes, the best of grades, and a ton of talent, who will leave campus as the world's next great graphic designer.
The Best Colleges for Graphic Design,

Art Center College of Design
Pasadena, California
California College of the Arts
San Francisco, California
Columbus College of Art and Design

National Institute of Design
India
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Parsons The New School for Design
New York, New York
Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, Rhode Island
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
University of the Arts London
London, UK

College for Creative Studies


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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:31:09 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-colleges-for-graphic-design/college-info
<![CDATA[The Best Colleges for Architecture]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-colleges-for-architecture/college-info
List of the best colleges for architecture. Are you the next Frank Lloyd Wright? Will you be designing the next great museum -- or will there one day be a museum dedicated to your designs? An education at one of these architecture schools might be your ticket. These are the best architecture colleges, ranked on this page in accordance with the best architectural programs for undergrads. Before you get your Master's degree and intern at some swanky architecture firm, students better major as undergraduate collegiate at one of these schools. If you are approaching your senior year of high school, your mind might be on your senior year of college -- in which case, you're asking "what are the best architecture schools I can apply to?" There's no cost -- oh wait, there is an application fee -- to fill out that Common App for the best colleges for architects. Go to USC and explore the SoCal architectural design of the urban world. Or attend Notre Dame and sketch the gorgeous cathedrals and landscaping of rural Indiana. What is so awesome about these architectural colleges is that undergrads will not only be able to study in the classroom, but also walking around the campus should provide an education in itself. Each of these universities are located in some of the greatest cities in the worlds.
The Best Colleges for Architecture,

California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, California
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, Florida
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Southern California Institute of Architecture
Los Angeles, California
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Virginia
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Anant National University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India


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<![CDATA[Tripod's List: World's Colleges With Spookiest Tunnels]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/tripod_s-list-world_s-colleges-with-spookiest-tunnels/web-infoguy
A list of colleges and universities in the world with spookiest and scariest tunnels. Underground tunnels seem to be very common among college campuses and leave it to the students to explore them. These are the college tunnels that should be given a second thought before venturing though because they're both scary and creepy. For the full article go to: http://tunnels.tripod.com/tinfo.html. I hope you're not scared of the dark!
Tripod's List: World's Colleges With Spookiest Tunnels,

Louisiana State University

Oregon Institute of Technology

Pennsylvania State University

University of Evansville

University of Michigan

University of Notre Dame

University of Queensland

Wake Forest University

West Virginia University Institute of Technology

University Of Arkansas, Fayetteville


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<![CDATA[Black Enterprise's Top 50 Colleges For African-Americans]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/black-enterprise_s-top-50-colleges-for-african-americans/web-infoguy
Black Enterprise Magazine says, "[We have] ranked the top 50 colleges and universities where African-American students are most likely to succeed. The ranking considers factors such as black population (at least 3%), academic strengths, social environment, and graduation rates." For the full article go to: http://www.blackenterprise.com/diversity/top-colleges. This is an interesting social study as well as academic survey that every African American should consider before applying to college.

What are the best colleges for African Americans? Many of the universities and colleges on this list are among the best colleges for African American males, and females as well. These schools are outstanding for any people looking into higher education and African American students should be looking at these schools if they're looking for a strong collegiate experience. Take a look here and see for yourself.
Black Enterprise's Top 50 Colleges For African-Americans,

Amherst College

Fisk University

Georgetown University

Hampton University

Harvard University

Howard University

Morehouse College

Spelman College

Stanford University

Swarthmore College


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Wed, 04 Nov 2009 14:50:24 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/black-enterprise_s-top-50-colleges-for-african-americans/web-infoguy
<![CDATA[The Cheapest Colleges in the Midwest]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/cheapest-colleges-in-the-midwest/web-infoguy
List of the most affordable universities in the Midwest based on in-state tuition. If you're going to one of these colleges from outside of its state, you'll definitely find yourself paying more in tuition. With all the tuition boosts within our education system it's not easy finding the perfect affordable college, but hopefully this list can point you in the right direction. 

What are the cheapest colleges in the Midwest? This list includes both public and private colleges in the Midwest. If you live in the middle of the country, then this list is a useful tool if you're looking to go to a university, but can't afford the hefty price tag. Your quest to find affordable colleges in the Midwest just got a whole lot simpler.

The Cheapest Colleges in the Midwest,

Bismarck State College
$3,356 in-state tuition
$7,851 out-of-state tuition
Central State University
$4,236 in-state tuition
$10,976 out-of-state tuition
Chadron State College
$5,330 in-state tuition
$9,386 out-of-state tuition
Emporia State University
$3,614 in-state tuition
$13,324 out-of-state tuition
Fort Hays State University
$3,942 in-state tuition
$12,339 out-of-state tuition
Harris-Stowe State University
$4,336 in-state tuition
$8,154 out-of-state tuition
Missouri Southern State University
$4,816 in-state tuition
$9,106 out-of-state tuition
Pittsburg State University
$5,162 in-state tuition
$14,166 out-of-state tuition
Vincennes University
$4,491 in-state tuition
$10,908 out-of-state tuition
Wayne State College
$5,318 in-state tuition
$9,375 out-of-state tuition

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Tue, 19 Jun 2012 06:29:19 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/cheapest-colleges-in-the-midwest/web-infoguy
<![CDATA[The Qualities of a Good Teacher]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/qualities-of-a-good-teacher/lauren-slocum

Teaching is among the most rewarding and selfless careers out there. Every moment inside a classroom gives a teacher an opportunity to affect childrens' lives by spreading the gift of knowledge. But being a good teacher is no easy feat; the job involves more than just creating lesson plans and dishing out homework assignments. If you're interested in pursuing a teaching career, check out this list of the best qualities in a teacher to see how well you match up.
 

To be a great teacher, you should genuinely enjoy helping humanity. You need to be committed to the idea that education is one of the highest powers and privileges for children and this passion should extend outside of the classroom into your daily and personal life. If you have a background in Philanthropy, have the qualities of a great leader, and are passionate about education, you’d probably be a great teacher!
 

Along with being exceptionally nurturing, the best teachers are also passionate about the subjects they teach. Can you remember your favorite teachers? Everyone has one or two of them who really touched our lives - be it their personalities, their passion, or their particular teaching styles, they played a big role in the student or professional you’ve become. And we’re willing to bet that the reason they left such a lasting impression on you can be found somewhere in this list.
 

So, do you have a relentless passion for education? Do you find yourself revisiting listings for teacher jobs? If you’re considering pursuing a career as a primary school teacher, check out this list of characteristics that we think define a great teacher. If you feel like this list basically defines your personality, it just might be time for you to dive into your career as one of the most timeless and commendable roles on the planet.

The Qualities of a Good Teacher,

Kind

Respectful

Respectable

Open Minded

Confident

Patient

Wise

Engaging

Dedicated

Passion for the Subject


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<![CDATA[The Top US Medical Schools With Rural Medicine Programs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-us-medical-schools-with-rural-medicine-programs/college-info
Rural Medicine is a specialty focused on serving in rural areas, where poor populations are severely underserved. Medical students in this program have opportunities to learn and work in the rural setting. University of Washington currently tops this list as the college with the best Rural Medicine program.
The Top US Medical Schools With Rural Medicine Programs,

East Tennessee State University

Oregon Health & Science University

University of Minnesota

University of New Mexico

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Dakota

University of South Dakota

University of Vermont

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin-Madison


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Wed, 07 Jul 2010 19:41:02 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/top-us-medical-schools-with-rural-medicine-programs/college-info
<![CDATA[The Best Boarding Schools in New England]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-boarding-schools-in-new-england/school-buddy
The absolute best boarding schools in New England, ranked by the community's votes. This list has the most popular boarding schools in New England, and includes related images and location information. Choosing a school for one's child is one of the most important choices a parent can make. What are the most famous boarding schools in New England?
 
This list features the absolute best boarding schools in New England. The schools are listed based on the number of votes cast for each institution and your votes can affect the order as well. Included below are schools such as Tabor Academy, Northfield Mount Hermon, Suffield Academy, Milton Academy, Noble and Greenough, and Deerfield Academy.

Cast your votes for the best New England boarding schools or add the boarding schools you think are the best, as long as they are located in the New England region of the United States and aren't already on the list.
The Best Boarding Schools in New England,

Brewster Academy
Wolfeboro, NH
Brooks School

Choate Rosemary Hall
Wallingford, CT
Groton School
Groton, MA
Middlesex School
Concord, MA
Miss Porter's School
Farmington, CT
Phillips Exeter Academy
Exeter, NH
St. Paul's School
Concord, NH
The Loomis Chaffee School
Windsor, CT
Phillips Academy Andover
Andover, MA

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:16:12 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-boarding-schools-in-new-england/school-buddy
<![CDATA[The Best Colleges for Engineering]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-colleges-for-engineering/college-info
List of the best colleges for engineering. For aspiring engineering students, these schools have the top programs in the field. Applying your practical knowledge of science and economics to build structures and systems is the fastest way to success -- and the fastest way to get there is by attending one of these universities. All of the schools on this list are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., an organization that accredits higher ed programs in engineering and engineering technology. These schools are top-notch and they are ranked here for you to vote on or re-rank to your liking. That way, you aspiring engineers can make your own list of the schools you want to apply to for the fall semester. You can't go wrong at one of these engineering colleges, as they provide you with the skills and research necessary to one day be a world-class engineer.
The Best Colleges for Engineering,

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Purdue University
West Lafayette , Indiana
Stanford University
Stanford, California
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
Georgia Institute of Technology College of Engineering
Atlanta, Georgia
University of Michigan--Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:27:49 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-colleges-for-engineering/college-info
<![CDATA[10 LGBT Prom Controversies from Around the US]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/10-lgbt-prom-controversies-from-around-the-us/ballerina-tatyana
The fact that any of these became national "controversies" is absolutely ridiculous, and it's outright discrimination. From the heart-breaking, to the inspiring, these are ten LGBT prom controversies that made national headlines. These were people trying to live their lives, and it made national headlines. These LGBT prom controversies tell the tales of students all around the United States who stood up against their high school administrators to demand equal rights at the American high school tradition known as Prom. Though not all were successful in their fight, each brought progress and positive awareness to the LGBT community they were representing, while facing some kind of hardship.

Certainly a topic discussed each spring as high school students purchase expensive prom dresses, rent tuxedos and get all prettied up for their proms, the argument between LGBT students seeking to bring their same-sex partner to prom and the high school officials who seek to denied that access has been going on for decades. One of the first cases happened well before current high school seniors and juniors were even born.

In 1980, a legal precedent was set in Rhode Island when Fricke v. Lynch ruled that gay student Aaron Fricke was be allowed to bring his boyfriend to prom against the desires of Cumberland High School Principal Richard Lynch. Attend they did but that ruling surely didn't stop many other schools from trying the same thing decades later.

Perhaps the most-publicized incident came in 2010 when the Itawamba County Agricultural High School in Mississippi canceled prom completely after losing a bid to deny lesbian student Constance McMillen from wearing a tux to the dance. It got worse when parents scheduled two other proms, one for only the "normal" kids and a second for McMillen and those unwanted. McMillen may not have attended the big prom but won in the end when she settled out of court with the school district and gained the attention of the world with her fight.

Each of these students served as positive representatives of the LGBT community when they stood up for what they believed in, even when their position wasn't shared by educators and other parents. And for all the bad press that came from these incidents, there have been just as many positive outcomes with legal precedents, non-profit organizations and LGBT awareness all resulting from the efforts of these brave students. That sure beats ugly prom dresses and cheesy prom themes any day.
10 LGBT Prom Controversies from Around the US,

IL Lesbian Not Permitted to Wear Tuxedo to Prom
After Proviso East High School Principal Milton Patch told lesbian student Belinda Sanchez that she was not permitted to wear a tuxedo to the 2011 prom as she wished, the ACLU got involved in this Chicago-area case. Thought the school district later allowed Sanchez to wear the tux, they also claimed that the decision was made before the ACLU intervened, not after.
NC School Changes Policy to Allow Same-Sex Prom Dates
In a case of one teen having a really awesome mom, Starmount High School in Booneville, NC, originally denied a request to a student named Chase who sought to bring his boyfriend Jordan Nixon to his 2010 prom. Jordan's mother Leesa stepped in, saying she would take action and expose the school's discrimination. The school responded by changing the language in their official policy to allow each student to bring a "guest," not necessarily a "date." At least it was a step in the right direction...

Too bad other parents at the southern high school were not as accepting. They went as far as to threaten to organize a second "invitation only" prom for "straight kids" so they would be exposed to the "sickness" of homosexuality, all the while preaching Bible quotes and asserting what is "right." Some people, man.
Catholic School Boy Allowed to Bring Boyfriend to Prom
Canadian 17-year-old student Marc Hall filed suit against the Durham Catholic School Board in 2002 after his request to bring his boyfriend, 21-year-old Jean-Paul Dumond, to the prom was denied by Monsignor John Pereyma Catholic Secondary School on grounds that homosexuality is not in line with the Roman Catholic teachings of the school. A judge disagreed and granted an injunction, both allowing Hall and Dumond to attend prom - which they did - and preventing the school from canceling the prom altogether. During the heated controversy, school board member Stan Karwowski resigend after it was revealed that he sent emails in which he called Hall a "faggot." The story was the inspiration for the 2005 film Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story.
Male Student Disqualified After Winning Prom Queen Title
In April 2012, McClintock High School in Tempe, AZ, made news after disqualifying a student who had campaigned for - and had won, solely from write-in votes - Prom Queen. River Flanary, a 17-year-old straight male, had sought to win the title and even wear a dress to the event to make a statement in support of the LGBT community at his school, in an effort to stand up "for those who maybe weren't bold enough to stand up before, and maybe putting that courage in their hearts a little."

Despite winning the majority vote, Flanary was denied the title by school officials. At last report, he still planned to wear his custom-made dress to the prom.
GA Teen Kicked Out of Home in Wake of Gay Prom Date Drama
Derrick Martin, a senior at Bleckley County High School in Georgia, faced a different type of resistance after seeking approval to bring his boyfriend to the prom in 2010. The school principal first said he did not think the small town of Cochran was "ready for that kind of change," but as the school only had restrictions against attendees over age 21, they eventually allowed his request. However, after Martin's victory hit the press, his family kicked him out of their home due to the heavy media attention brought on by the incident. Martin used struggle as motivation to do good and started Project LifeVest to help LGBTQ youths facing adversity.
Gay Prom Date Leads to Landmark Court Case
In one of the earliest cases of its kind, Paul Guilbert was denied a request to take his boyfriend, Brown University senior Ed Miskevich, to the 1979 junior prom at Cumberland High School in Rhode Island. One year later, another gay student, Aaron Fricke, was denied a similar request by Principal Richard Lynch. Fricke v. Lynch, the landmark case heard by the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, ruled against Lynch and allowed Fricke and his boyfriend to attend the prom. The case is now cited as a precedent that establishes legal right for students to bring same-sex partners to school events.
GA Student Body President Stripped of Title After LGBT Controversy
Reuben Lack, a senior at Alpharetta High School in Georgia, was stripped of his title as Student Body President in April 2012 after he introduced a resolution to change the titles of Prom King and Queen in favor of more gender-neutral titles for the Prom Court. He sought the legislation in an effort to make the prom more friendly for LGBT students. Lack took the issue of his dismissal all the way to the Eighth Circuit Court where a judge ruled in favor of the school, stating that he would have been dismissed anyway due to other office violations (i.e. he was a bit of a punk).
FL Boy Suspended After Elected Prom Queen Runner-Up
In 2010, Flanagan High School senior Oscar Bonilla donned a dress and attempted to run for Prom Queen at his school in Pembroke Pines, FL. Before he could make it to the event, however, Bonilla was suspended for two days, allegedly for parking in an improper location and ignoring orders to move his car. The suspension prohibited him from attending the event, but even in absence, Bonilla still managed to be elected runner-up Prom Queen.
Girl Denied Permission to Bring Girlfriend, Wear Tux to Prom
In 2010, 18-year-old Constance McMillen requested to wear a tuxedo to accompany her girlfriend at the Itawamba County Agricultural High School prom outside Jackson, MS. After denying the student's request and another from the ACLU, the Itawamba County School District decided to cancel the prom completely, citing "recent distractions," but insinuating that it was all McMillen's fault. The school district then asked parents to organize a private prom, which they did - but did not invite McMillen. Later, a federal judge ruled that the school district violated her First Amendment rights. The district and McMillen settled out of court.
Utah LGBT Students Denied Participation in School Promenade
In 2004, Murray High School in Murray, UT, sought to ban gay and lesbian students from participating in the promenade of their prom, even under increasing media attention. After a threatening letter from the ACLU, the school reversed its decision, allowing LGBT couples to participate, including 17-year-old student Heather Johnston, who enjoyed the night with her girlfriend.

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<![CDATA[The Deadliest School Shootings in U.S. History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/deadliest-school-shootings-100215/loganrapp
Schools in America have been no stranger to violence. Despite these places being a place of learning, lone or paired shooters have turned many of the nation's learning institutions into deadly crime scenes. To really show the scope of how this violence has affected campuses across the country, this list compiles the worst school shootings in US history

From the Columbine High School shooting, to Virginia Tech, and the UCC shooting in Oregon, school safety has become a serious concern among Americans. This list of school shootings shows just how pervasive gun violence has affected elementary schools, high schools, universities and vocational schools. When looking at school shooting statistics, it should also be helpful to actually look at and read harrowing accounts of school violence. 

So look through this school shooting today list and learn details of these senseless acts. Then afterward, go through some of our less depressing and horrifying lists to make your day a little bit better. 
The Deadliest School Shootings in U.S. History,

Umpqua Community College Shooting - 2015
Death toll: 10
Injured: 9 

Chris Harper-Mercer, 26, fatally shot nine people before being killed by police at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. According to law enforcement sources, he had anti-religion, anti-government and white supremacist leanings.
University of Iowa - 1991
Death toll: 6
Injured: 1
 
Gang Lu, a 28-year-old former graduate student and doctorate recipient, shot students and faculty during a research meeting at the university before committing suicide. He was considered to be abusive and aggressive toward people whenever challenged.
Red Lake - 2005
Death toll: 10
Injured: 7 

Jeffrey Weise, 16, killed his grandfather and a companion before going to Red Lake High School in Minnesota, opening fire on students. After an exchange of gunfire with police, he retreated to a vacant classroom and committed suicide. Weise had depression and behavioral issues in the years after, which may have led to the shooting. 
CSU Fullerton - 1976
Death toll: 7
Injured: 2 

Edward Charles Allaway, a custodian for CSU Fullerton, had a history of violence. In June, 1976 he opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle in the library on campus. Afterward, he fled to Anaheim, CA calling police to say, "I went berserk at Cal State Fullerton, and I committed some terrible act. I’d appreciate it if you people would come down and pick me up. I’m unarmed, and I’m giving myself up to you."

After his arrest, he was declared legally insane.
Virginia Tech - 2007
Death toll: 33
Injured: 25 

Sueng-Hui Cho, a senior at Virginia Tech, had been diagnosed with severe anxiety disorder, even so far as having a Virginia special justice order him to seek treatment. But because he was not institutionalized, he was able to purchase firearms. Virginia Tech was unable to know about any of this due to medical privacy laws. Cho committed two separate shootings, even going so far as to pause after the first, change his clothes, and then continue his rampage. Cho then committed suicide. 
Oikos University - 2012
Death toll: 7
Injured: 3 

This tragedy occurred when One L. Goh, a 43-year old former student at this Korean Christian college in Oakland, CA, walked into a class, ordered classmates to line up, and proceeded to execute them with a pistol. He then fled the scene, and was later arrested by police. It is believed that he was angered at being expelled from Oikos and had intended to find a specific administrator, but when he couldn't, he targeted victims at random.
Sandy Hook - 2012
Death toll: 28
Injured: 2 

After shooting and killing his mother in their home, 20-year-old Adam Lanza proceeded to go to Sandy Hook Elementary School, firing on the students and faculty within. So far, evidence has shown that Lanza was obsessed with mass shootings, but authorities have not found evidence to suggest why he went to Sandy Hook specifically. 

This incident was the deadliest mass shooting at a high school or grade school in U.S. history. 
UT Austin - 1966
Death toll: 17
Injured: 31

Charles Whitman, 25, was an engineering student and former U.S. Marine studying at the University of Texas - Austin. After being honorably discharged for gambling while in the Corps, he killed his wife and mother, then proceeded to climb atop an observation deck at his school and fire on students during a 96-minute rampage until he was shot dead by police
Columbine High School - 1999
Death toll: 15
Injured: 21

Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, calling themselves the Trench Coat Mafia, fired upon their fellow students at Columbine High School, as well as using firebomb attacks to distract firefighters. It's largely thought that Harris and Klebold were targets for bullying, leading to the massacre. Both Harris and Klebold committed suicide in the attack.
Cleveland School - 1989
Death toll: 6
Wounded: 29
 
Patrick Purdy, after a long criminal history, attacked predominantly South Asian and Vietnamese refugee students at Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, CA. Purdy descended upon the school, firing 106 rounds in three minutes. He killed 5 children and wounded 29 others, including one teacher.

He was identified as a misanthrope and reportedly hated Asian immigrants. He had carved the words "freedom", "victory", "Earthman", and "Hezbollah" on his rifle, and his flak jacket read "PLO", "Libya", and "death to the Great Satin" [sic].

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<![CDATA[Online Yearbooks]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/online-yearbooks/school-buddy
Top online yearbooks and student social networks on the Web, including niche social communities as well as those organized by high school or university, language, nationality or specialty interest. This list contains social networks and online communities relating specifically to education, high school and real-world student groups and clubs.

A social network is defined as an online service, platform or website which is focused largely around uniting individuals and allowing them to communicate and interact. Facebook currently is the world's largest and most popular social networking platform, having supplanted previous champions such as MySpace and Friendster.

This list gathers together major players in the school-based social networking field. It is an open list, so if you have a favorite yearbook-themed social network that isn't featured, enter it below to make sure it's included on the list.
Online Yearbooks,

Alumniconnections.com

Batchmates.com

Classmates.com

us.yoshioris.com

uwalumni.com

alumni.ucla.edu

alumni.cornell.edu

wvu-eers.org

uiaa.com

alumni.columbia.edu


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Sat, 07 Apr 2012 15:49:17 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/online-yearbooks/school-buddy
<![CDATA[The Most Expensive Colleges]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-expensive-colleges/web-infoguy
Most expensive colleges and most expensive universities, including top in America and the 10 top colleges that cost the most. Data according to http://www.forbes.com/2009/02/03/most-expensive-colleges-business-0203_colleges_slide_2.html?thisSpeed=15000. Going to college is always a huge expense but these universities have the highest tuition and education costs in the U.S.

Check out more lists like Best Food Cities in America, Cheapest Colleges in America

The Most Expensive Colleges,

Bates College

Connecticut College

Georgetown University

George Washington University

Johns Hopkins University

Middlebury College

New York University

Sarah Lawrence College

Scripps College

Skidmore College


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<![CDATA[Famous Boarding School Alumni]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-boarding-school-alumni-v1/celebrity-lists
List of famous people who went to boarding school, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. For hundreds of years, rich and powerful families have maintained a tradition of sending their sons and daughters to expensive boarding schools around the world. For the rest of the world, the idea of a boarding school include vague images of dorms, gold-buttoned navy blazers, and burgundy striped ties à la Dead Poets Society. For graduates of these competitive institutions, however, memories include rigorous academics, team sports, and, OK fine, beautiful autumn leaves crunched by Bass Weejuns. Or stomping through heavy snow in Bean boots and Norwegian sweaters. Or going to class.

Some of the most prestigious boarding schools in New England are members of the Ten Schools Admissions Organization (TSAO), including Phillips Exeter and Phillips Academy (Andover), Choate Rosemary Hall, Deerfield Academy, and The Hotchkiss School. Several leading men and women in entertainment and politics have attended these famous schools, as well as others across New England, the Southeast, the Midwest, and the United Kingdom. A few notable boarding school alumni include actors Michael Douglas, Paul Giamatti, Allison Janney, and Judd Nelson. This list also includes a handful of the most famous Presidents and other politicians who are boarding school grads.
Famous Boarding School Alumni,

George W. Bush

James Spader

Jamie Lee Curtis

Joe Perry

John F. Kennedy

Laura Linney

Matthew Fox

Michael Douglas

Paul Giamatti

Uma Thurman


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<![CDATA[12 Tame Outfits That Got Kids in Trouble at School]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/outfits-that-got-kids-in-trouble-at-school/lauren-slocum

As sad as it is, gone are the days when Kelly Kapowski could show up to homeroom wearing a bandeau top and high waisted jean shorts. Now, the debate for school uniforms revolves around gang affiliation and sexual exploitation (basically, you’re either accused of being a banger or a slut). Because spaghetti straps and multi-colored beads have become such a scandalous, sensitive topic, we decided to investigate the validity of school uniform policies and take a look at some of the most outrageous dress code violations we could find.

Dress code policy has been a huge debate in school systems for decades, and when it comes down to it, both sides of the coin are equally as valid as they are incredulous.
Girls are targeted for showing their shoulders and wearing skirts that hover just above their knees, while males are hounded for their hairstyles or repping their favorite sports teams.

 

All fashion statements aside, we know that schools are responsible for keeping a safe, peaceful environment for students. But as American Citizens under the First Amendment, students have the inherent right to express themselves freely… and herein lies the issue. By requiring school uniforms or creating a strict dress code, schools are not only taking away freedom of speech and expression, they’re arguably stifling creativity and stunting self-awareness by marginalizing the youths of today.
 

There are tons of arguments that can be made in support of strict dress codes and against them, and we’re open to all opinions! But here, we’ve created a list of the most ridiculous dress code violators we could find. Vote up the students you think were the most wrongly accused!

12 Tame Outfits That Got Kids in Trouble at School,

Student Forced to Call Her Parents for a Change of Clothing
This 14 year old was sent to the office because her skirt was half an inch too short. Her father captured this lovely moment (where she’s seen waiting in the school office for a change of clothing), shared it with the world, and since, she’s gotten some validation about her outfit’s absolute appropriateness.

Source: Huffington Post

Student Sent Home for Wearing Spandex and a Long-Sleeved Baseball Tee
Macy Edgerly was sent home for wearing spandex pants and a long baseball tee that landed a few inches above her knees. When she arrived home, her sister posted a picture of the forbidden outfit to Facebook, where it was shared nearly 100K times! The alleged crime was most likely the spandex that Macy donned, but what about baseball players wearing spandex to their games? Or football players? Or wrestling unitards, for goodness sake?

Source: IJReview

Student's Skirt Length Earned Her a Free Ticket to the "Shame Suit"
During her first week at a new high school school, Miranda Larkin was sited for a dress code violation and forced to wear a “shame suit” of over-sized red sweat pants and a bright yellow shirt that read, “Dress Code Violation” across the front (anyone else notice that the font on the yellow shirt resembles the font commonly used on prison jumpsuits?). The dress code at Miranda’s new school required skirts be no more than three inches above the knee, and Miranda’s skirt hovered almost four inches above her knee instead.
 

Source: The Washington Post
Eighth Grader Suspended for Supporting the Troops
Alan Holmes, an eighth grader at Dexter McCarty Middle School in Oregon, was sent home for wearing a shirt that featured a gun as part of its design. The rifle image was part of a statement supporting the US military. Holmes's older brother served in Iraq.

Despite the positive message, school officials decided that any image of a gun was inappropriate at school. Especially following the mass shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon earlier in the month. The school district put out a statement saying, "while the district’s dress code does not allow clothing with images of weapons, in light of this situation, we will take a closer look at our policy."

Source: Willamette Week


Student Spent Prom in a Coat Because of Her "Inappropriate" Dress
Gabi Finlayson spent her prom night wearing a winter coat after being asked to “cover up” by one of the chaperones. Her dress met the dress code criteria of having two inch straps and covering the skin on her shoulders, but because the fabric covering the shoulders was sheer lace, it was deemed unacceptable.

Source: Huffington Post

Male Student Sent Home for Wearing a Skirt
Warren Evans, a high school student in Maryland, was suspended from school for wearing the outfit pictured above. Fellow students from his high school claimed that females often wear skirts of the same length and do not get suspended. Evans argues that he was targeted not for the length of his skirt, but because he was a boy dressing up in female clothing. The school gave no comment on the matter, claiming that dress code rules apply to all students and that there was no gender discrimination involved in their decision.

Source: NBC News Washington

High Schooler Sent Home for Exposed Collar Bones
Kentucky student Stephanie Hughes was was sent home from Woodford County High School for her exposed collar bones in this ensemble. Administrators said the outfit was inappropriate and “may distract their male classmates."

Hughes's mom took to Facebook to vent about the school's decision. “This is ridiculous! Parents are being called away from their important jobs and students are missing important class time because they are showing their collarbones!” They started a Change.org petition to get the school's dress code changed.

Source: Refinery29


Student Suspended for Wearing a Purple Rosary
A 13 year old from Schenectady, NY was “repeatedly suspended” for wearing a purple rosary to school. Raymond Hosier says the rosary had belonged to his late brother, who died holding the rosary in a biking accident. Hosier and his mother filed suit against Oneida Middle School for taking away his right to freedom of speech and religious freedom. The school dress code does state that beads cannot be worn outside of students’ shirts (due to possible gang affiliation), but Hosier argues his beads are religious, in memory of a family member, and that purple is not a gang color.

Source: ABC News

Suspended for Long-Sleeved, Floor-Length Prom Dress

Three days after prom, Alexis Muller-Wigfall was suspended for wearing a dress that violated prom dress code (stating that all body parts, “breasts, upper thighs, crotch, buttocks, etc.” must be covered). Muller-Wigfall wore a dress handmade by her mother. The dress was a satin red, full-length gown with long sleeves. While the chest-cut does bear some cleavage, Muller-Wigfall’s mother argues that her daughter was targeted because of her size, not because of the dress itself. Muller-Wigfall’s suspension was revoked, but the issue still raises a question about size discrimination.

Had a more petite girl with smaller breasts (and less cleavage) been wearing the dress, would she have been targeted the same way?

Source: PIX 11

Student Suspended for Growing His Hair out for Locks of Love
After finding out a family friend had been diagnosed with cancer, J.T. Gaskins, a high school student from Michigan, attempted to grow his hair out to the 10-inch length necessary for donating to Locks of Love. J.T. himself is a cancer survivor, who, at eight weeks old, was diagnosed with leukemia and battled the cancer for four years. J.T. is currently cancer free, but his gesture was in support of all those currently battling the disease and also in celebration of his own life.

He was suspended from school for growing his hair past his shoulders, an stated dress code violation, and was offered a compromise of “using gel” to slick his hair back out of his face, but J.T. didn’t take that deal and was therefore suspended.

Source: USA Today


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<![CDATA[The Best Colleges for Acting]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-colleges-for-acting/college-info
List of the best colleges for acting. Were you a theater geek in middle school and high school? Now go somewhere where the only geek is the one who isn't obsessed with Broadway musicals. This list of the best acting colleges is complete with the finest acting academies and number one conservatories in the world. No undergrads should apply or study without consulting this very list of top schools for theatre majors. Before you go out to shine in Hollywood, you need to learn the tools necessary. These universities for acting students could not be more prestigious or worthy of your application. Drama nerds can get up on the stages of their campus and perform not only for their peers but also for the city their college inhabits. What are the best schools for acting? These are! One of these theater schools will be perfect for aspiring film and television actors and actresses. Just remember how Bradley Cooper once sat in the audience as a student at The Actor's Studio only to one day end up on the stage facing an audience of students. Nobody can prep you better for NY Broadway or the LA Freeway like the acting professors at these drama schools.List of the best colleges for acting. Were you a theater geek in middle school and high school? Now go somewhere where the only geek is the one who isn't obsessed with Broadway musicals. This list of the best acting colleges is complete with the finest acting academies and number one conservatories in the world. No undergrads should apply or study without consulting this very list of top schools for theatre majors. Before you go out to shine in Hollywood, you need to learn the tools necessary. These universities for acting students could not be more prestigious or worthy of your application. Drama nerds can get up on the stages of their campus and perform not only for their peers but also for the city their college inhabits. What are the best schools for acting? These are! One of these theater schools will be perfect for aspiring film and television actors and actresses. Just remember how Bradley Cooper once sat in the audience as a student at The Actor's Studio only to one day end up on the stage facing an audience of students. Nobody can prep you better for NY Broadway or the LA Freeway like the acting professors at these drama schools.
The Best Colleges for Acting,

California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, California
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
DePaul University
Chicago, Illinois
Juilliard School
New York, New York
New York University

Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Pace University

Tisch School of the Arts
New York, New York
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut

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<![CDATA[The Top US Undergraduate Acting Programs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-us-undergraduate-acting-programs/college-info
Here is a list of the best undergraduate acting schools in the United States. These schools are located all over the United States and offer different types of comprehensive study in the theatre arts.
The Top US Undergraduate Acting Programs,

California Institute of the Arts

Carnegie Mellon University

Juilliard School

New York University

Northwestern University

North Carolina School of the Arts

Rutgers University

State University of New York at Purchase

University of California, San Diego

Yale University


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Wed, 07 Jul 2010 20:14:12 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/top-us-undergraduate-acting-programs/college-info
<![CDATA[50+ Celebrities Who Went to Yale]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-went-to-yale/celebrity-lists
This list contains information about celebrities who went to Yale University, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, musicians, and politicians attended Yale University. Some of these celebrities received degrees from the Ivy League school, while others dropped out to focus on their careers. Several U.S. Presidents attended Yale University including a father and son.

Who is the most famous person who attended Yale? Meryl Streep tops this list. Streep earned an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama in the 1970s. Jennifer Connelly studied English at Yale from 1988-1989. She later finished out her college education by studying drama at Stanford University

Several famous men also went to Yale. George H. W. Bush graduated from Yale with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics in 1948. While there, he was a member of the Skull and Bones secret society. Bush's son, George W. Bush, also attended Yale.

Do you think that attending Yale helped these celebrities succeed in their careers? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
50+ Celebrities Who Went to Yale,

Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett earned a B.A. degree in African-American studies from Yale in 1980. She went on to receive her M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama.
Claire Danes
Claire Danes studied psychology at Yale University for two years before dropping out to focus on her acting career.
David Alan Grier
David Alan Grier earned an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama in 1981.
Elia Kazan
In the early 1930s, Elia Kazan spent two years studying at the Yale University School of Drama.
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly studied English at Yale from 1988-1989. She later finished out her college education by studying drama at Stanford University.
Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster earned a Bachelor's degree in literature from Yale University in 1985.
Kathryn Hahn
Kathryn Hahn studied acting at the Yale School of Drama where she played Sally Bowles in a production of Cabaret.
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep earned an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama in the 1970s.
Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti earned a Bachelor's degree in English from Yale University in 1989. He went on to receive an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama. While attending Yale, Giamatti was a member of the Skull and Bones secret society.
Paul Newman
Paul Newman studied acting at the Yale School of Drama for one year before leaving to study with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio.

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<![CDATA[The Hottest Female Geniuses]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-female-geniuses/mark
A list of the world's sexy lady geniuses, ranked by hotness. OK, maybe they're not all 'geniuses' by your fancy standards (probably an IQ of 140+), but every woman on this list is a hell of a lot smarter than I am - which, admittedly, isn't saying much. Many of these gals are even members of the high IQ society Mensa International, including porn actress Asia Carrera and respected actress Geena Davis. "IQ tests don't mean anything," you say? "Which IQ test did they take, exactly?" you demand to know? I don't have the answers - but when researching, I did see a comment on one article that suggested it was possible to study for an IQ test. I don't think that guy had ever taken one. Anyway, other ladies on this list are just some of the smartest female celebrities, proving so by being multilingual, earning degrees from top universities, and/or studying and working in all sorts of complicated academic fields. These hot female geniuses are not only some of the best looking women on earth, but they have the brains to match.

While many on this list of the smartest famous women won't surprise you - like obviously Jennifer Connelly is a whiz; just look at her perceptive eyes - a few of the brilliant beauties on this list may come as a shock. For example, blonde bombshell Jayne Mansfield was known for her knockout body and sultry pout, but underneath all that platinum hair, she was reportedly one of few female celebrities with a genius-level IQ. Likewise, controversial-but-enduring entertainer Madonna's IQ reportedly hovers well above average, and sexy Sharon Stone's is even higher. And, of course, my girlfriend Natalie Portman had a 4.0 GPA, went to Harvard, and can tell me she loves me in 5 languages. But you already knew that, didn't you? She's perfect.

This list includes celebrities who went to Ivy League schools and famous female alumni of other top colleges, as well as several of the smartest porn stars and smartest actresses. Vote up the sexiest smart women to move them forward in this slideshow, and you know what? Don't vote down anyone. That's rude. These ladies never did anything to you.

Check out these pics of hot smart girls. These sexy smart girls are basically rocket scientists-ish. And not only that, they are some of the most attractive female celebrities.


The Hottest Female Geniuses,

Cindy Crawford
Valedictorian of her high school class. Studied chemical engineering at Northwestern University.

Reported IQ of 154
Danica McKellar
Graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a degree in mathematics. Has published 4 bestselling math books designed to inspire confidence in middle school-aged female students. Has the same Erdős–Bacon number as Carl Sagan (6).

Reported IQ of 154
Elizabeth Banks
Graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. Member of the Massachusetts Junior Classical League.
Emma Watson
Studied at Brown University and Worcester College, Oxford University. Had eight A* grades at GCSE and two As.

Reported IQ of 138
Famke Janssen
Studied economics at University of Amsterdam before attending Columbia University. In addition to her native Dutch, speaks English and French. 
Jennifer Connelly
Studied at Yale and Stanford. Fluent in French and Italian.

Kate Beckinsale
Won the W.H. Smith Young Writer's comptetition twice in her teens for short stories and poems. Studied French and Russian literature at New College Oxford. Fluent in French, Russian, and German.

Reported IQ of 152
Natalie Portman
Semi-finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search competition in high school. Studied neuroscience and psychology at Harvard University. Attended graduate school at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Fluent in Hebrew; has studied Japanese, Arabic, French, and German. Has the same Erdős–Bacon number as Carl Sagan (6).

Reported IQ of 140
Shakira
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. In addition to native Spanish, speaks English, French, Italian, and Catalan.

Reported IQ of 140
Laura Shields
Member of Mensa. Has a Master's degree in chemical engineering from Leeds University.

Reported IQ of 158

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<![CDATA[26 Famous People Who Were Valedictorians]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-who-were-valedictorians/celebrity-lists
Which famous people were the valedictorians in their class? This list includes the most famous valedictorians to date, with everyone from the politically influential Hillary Rodham Clinton, to the Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster, to the late night talk show host Conan O'Brien, and supermodel Cindy Crawford. Some of these smart celebs went on to attend Ivy League schools as well.

A valedictorian is the highest ranking student in his or her class, whether it's in high school or college. The student's overall grade point average determines whether he or she ranks as No. 1 in the senior class, but extracurricular activities such as sports, school clubs and volunteer work are also taken into consideration. It is common for the class valedictorian to deliver a moving and memorable graduation speech to the entire class and audience at the commencement ceremony. In fact, the widely used term valedictorian is derived from the Latin phrase "vale dicer," which loosely translates to "to say farewell." 

Check out the list below of famous valedictorians past and present. And to get even more school spirit, check out these hilarious celebrity yearbook photos and this list of famous people who were in marching bands.
26 Famous People Who Were Valedictorians,

Cindy Crawford
DeKalb High School, Class of 1984
Conan O'Brien
Brookline High School, Class of 1981
David Duchovny
Collegiate School for Boys, Class of 1978
Dr. Seuss
Springfield Central high school, Class of 1921
Hillary Clinton
Wellesley College, Class of 1969
Jodie Foster
Lycee Francais de Los Angeles, Class of 1980
Kevin Spacey
Chatsworth High School
(Co-Valedictorian with Mare Winningham)
Natalie Portman
Syosset High School, Class of 1999
Sonia Sotomayor
Blessed Sacrament School, Class of 1968
"Weird Al" Yankovic
Lynwood High School

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<![CDATA[51 Celebrities Who Were In National Honor Society]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-in-national-honor-society/celebrity-lists
This list contains information about celebrities who were in the National Honor Society, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, musicians, athletes, and politicians were members of the National Honor Society during high school. Some of these celebrities attended schools in New Jersey, while others got educated in Illinois.

Who is the most famous person who was in the National Honor Society? Cindy Crawford tops our list. The supermodel was a member of the National Honor Society when she attended DeKalb High School in Illinois. Tina Fey was a member of the National Honor Society when she attended Upper Darby High School in Pennsylvania, and Carrie Underwood was a member of the National Honor Society when she attended Checotah High School in Oklahoma.

Several famous men were also in the National Honor Society. “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart was a member of the National Honor Society when he attended Lawrenceville High School in New Jersey. Former President Gerald Ford was a member of the National Honor Society when he attended Grand Rapids South High School in Michigan.

Do you think that being in the National Honor Society helped prepare these celebrities for success? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
51 Celebrities Who Were In National Honor Society,

Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood was a member of the National Honor Society when she attended Checotah High School in Oklahoma.
Christine Taylor
Christine Taylor was a member of the National Honor Society when she attended Allentown Catholic High School in Pennsylvania.
Cindy Crawford
Supermodel Cindy Crawford was a member of the National Honor Society when she attended DeKalb High School in Illinois.
Diane Sawyer
Diane Sawyer was a member of the National Honor Society when she attended Seneca High School in Kentucky.
Gerald Ford
Gerald Ford was a member of the National Honor Society when he attended Grand Rapids South High School in Michigan.
Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart was a member of the National Honor Society when he attended Lawrenceville High School in New Jersey.
Katie Couric
Katie Couric was a member of the National Honor Society when she attended Yorktown High School in Virginia.
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep was a member of the National Honor Society when she attended Bernards High School in New Jersey.
Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow was a member of the National Honor Society when she attended Kennett High School in Missouri.
Tina Fey
Tina Fey was a member of the National Honor Society when she attended Upper Darby High School in Pennsylvania.

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<![CDATA[The Top US High Schools With Most African-American Students]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-us-high-schools-with-most-african-american-students/school-buddy
As ranked by U.S. News and World Report, these fine educational institutions are the top U.S. high schools with the most African-American students. They are not the schools in the United States with the highest percentage of African-American students, rather the schools on the U.S. News and World Report list of the top 100 high schools in America with the highest African-American student population.

With 47.1% of its 310 students of African-American ethnicity, the Metro Academic and Classical High School in St. Louis, Missouri, ranks at the top of this list. Among the top 100 schools in the country, the high school comes in at #92 based on ratings for college readiness and test scores.

As the list continues, schools from many other states, such as Kansas, Ohio, Tennessee, Florida, Texas and California, are also represented. Even one of the top schools in America comes in on the list, The School for the Talented and Gifted (TAG Magnet) in Dallas, Texas. Though only serving 209 students, 23% of which are of African-American ethnicity, the school ranks fifth in the country among all other high schools.

U.S. News and World Report is a leader in ranking schools on all levels from high schools to colleges and beyond. Among their other lists of school rankings include the best schools by other ethnicities such as the top U.S. high schools with the most Asian-American students and the best American high schools with the most hispanic students.
The Top US High Schools With Most African-American Students,

DeBakey High School for Health Professions

John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School

Julia R. Masterman School

Martin Luther King Magnet at Pearl High School

Metro Academic and Classical High School

Paxon School for Advanced Studies

Suncoast Community High School

Walnut Hills High School

Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School

Sumner Academy of Arts and Science


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<![CDATA[The Best Colleges for Interior Design]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-colleges-for-interior-design/college-info
List of the best colleges for interior design. It's no doubt that the best designers of tomorrow need the best education today. That is why this page ranks every top interior design college that any collegiate dreamer could ever dream of. Interior design schools, or more accurately, interior design programs at these schools, will prepare you for the real world of working with clientele and their demands. Communication skills at these schools will be fostered and improved, as will understanding of every component of the design process. As you work towards your degree, you will be creating models and even getting hands-on experience in designing parts of communities, private homes, and businesses. Interior design students at these high rated colleges will also get the chance to use the best visual design technology programs that are currently being used in the marketplace -- just as they will be studying interior design trends of the current market.
The Best Colleges for Interior Design,

College for Creative Studies
The College for Creative Studies nurtures the creativity that is vital to the enrichment of modern culture. The College educates visual artists and designers, knowledgeable in varied fields, who will be leaders in creative professions that shape society and advance economic growth. The College fosters students' resolve to pursue excellence, act ethically, embrace their responsibilities as citizens of diverse local and global communities, and learn throughout their lives. The College engages in community service by offering opportunities for artistic development and opening career pathways to talented individuals of all ages.
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Parsons The New School for Design

Pratt Institute
Brooklyn, New York
Ringling School of Art and Design

Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, Georgia
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
Faculty of Fine Arts,helwan University,cairo
faculty of fine arts,helwan university,zamalek,cairo
decor department,interior design section 

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<![CDATA[Horror Stories About the Worst Teachers of 2017]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-teachers-2017/ranker-news

If you think you've had the worst teachers in school, this list of bad teachers in 2017 will surely change your mind. This year's worst teachers made headlines because of unorthodox teaching methods, child abuse, and just purely evil crimes. While some of these cruel educators were stopped right away, others were caught many years into their careers, leaving a trail of young victims.  

Teachers punishing students is an everyday occurrence in schools, but sometimes, the teacher takes it too far. To make matters worse, students don't even tell their parents about what happened due to trauma or fear of more punishments. Reasons like these are why so many horrible teachers, professors, and even principals never pay for their crimes.

This list of the worst teachers of 2017 should make you feel grateful that you weren't a student in their class. If you know of any other teacher horror stories, let us know in the comments.   


Horror Stories About the Worst Teachers of 2017,

Substitute Who Slept with Student Arrested Days After His Child's Birth

A substitute teacher and part-time football coach in Nevada was arrested after he had inappropriate sexual conduct with a student just days after his wife gave birth to their daughter. A news crew happened to be at the birth - their daughter was the first baby in Las Vegas of the new year.

"To be honest, I'm not really surprised because, when I first say him I didn't even know he was a football coach," one student told a local TV station. "I thought he was a student." 


Teacher and His Wife Sexually Abuse Student

An Indian teacher and his wife were arrested for sexually abusing a minor girl in their custody for six months. According to local news reports, the girl was staying with the family so she could receive a better education.

Anwar Hussain Hajarat Ali Nadaf, 40, and his wife Ruksana, 29, were charged in January 2017. 

The girl lived with the Nadaf family for six months while she attended the school Nadaf where taught. Her family - an impoverished family living in a small village - paid the Nadaf's to keep the girl. 


Elementary School Teacher Caught Distributing Child Porn

A Wyoming elementary school teacher is accused of distributing more than 80 child pornography files. Matt Brandon Bell, a sixth grade teacher, was sending images of young girls through his Gmail account. State law enforcement officials got a tip about Bell, and traced at least one pornographic image to him.

They also found a trove of child pornography on hard drives inside his house. He said he was not producing the videos and never touched his students. 


Assistant Elementary Teacher Throws Rager House Party for Teens

It's one thing to be a "cool teacher," it's a whole other when you throw a 150-plus person rager in your backyard for a group of teens. 

Camilla Barney chose the later, and was arrested after deputies busted the party on January 1. According to an arrest report, Barney, 38, had more than 100 minors in her house who were drinking and smoking marijuana. When officers asked who was in charge, Barney came out of her bedroom.

Barney worked as a teaching assistant at Argyle Elementary School near Jacksonville, FL, but was reassigned to a position where "she has no contact with students," according to the district. 


Business Teacher Embezzles Money from the Student Yearbook

A New York business teacher and yearbook advisor was arrested after he embezzled money from the yearbook's budget. Thomas Coons, 57, stole $3,000 from the club. 

The district said he was on administrative leave and would seek restitution for the theft. You'd think a business teacher would know the ethical (and legal) implications of embezzlement, but apparently not. 


Teachers Play "F*ck, Marry, Kill" Using Their Students's Names

Almost everyone knows the timeless game "F*ck, Marry, Kill" where you choose three people and decide which of them you would have sex with, who you would marry, and who you would kill. And while the game is fun to play, it's not so fun when adults are ranking children - specifically if those children are students and the adults are their teachers. 

But that's exactly what happened in Bangor, MI. Several teachers and school officials were reportedly sitting at a local pub after school playing the game using their students as the examples. They were caught on video by someone also in the bar. 

A lawyer for the school district said two of the teachers involved were suspended and one resigned. 


Former Teacher Who Solicited Sexy Pics Arrested After Blackmailing Scheme

In a story that has two twists - former Florida middle school teacher Andrew Montalvo, 31, was arrested for soliciting sexy photos from a former 16-year-old student. But this isn't your run-of-the-mill nude photo scandal. 

Montalvo was only caught after the 16-year-old was arrested in an unrelated burglary charge. She and an unknown conspirator contacted Montalvo while they were in jail as part of a blackmail scheme.

According to media reports, she threatened to tell police about the pictures unless he paid her $2,000. Upon their release, he met with the two, paid them, and hoped it would all go away. Except it didn't: police intercepted the blackmailing plot and arrested Montalvo. He told investigators he didn't know how old the girl was, which seemed hard to believe since he was her teacher two years prior. 



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<![CDATA[Helpful Mnemonic Devices That Everyone Should Know]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/mnemonic-devices/jacob-shelton
Whether you know it or not, at least one mnemonic device is likely a part of your every day life. Maybe you're using these learning and memory techniques to remember the colors of the rainbow, or maybe you're using one to remember which way to turn a screw - either way, you're knee deep in mnemonic devices. While most mnemonic devices are acronyms or sayings, any learning techniques that aid information retention and improve memory can be considered mnemonic device material. So if you have to throw a coffee cup against your bedroom wall to remember that Brazil leads the world in coffee production, then you've created a mnemonic device! Good for you.

Whether you're trying to figure out the names of the strings on a guitar or the names of the Great Lakes, there's a mnemonic device for that. This list is full of easy memory tricks like these and even more mnemonic device examples. From figuring out hot to increase memory or even just how to study (or maybe remember all the guys who've played the Doctor in chronological order), these handy mnemonics will definitely help you out.

Check out this list and vote up the most helpful mnemonic devices, comment on the acronyms that you think are terrible, and feel free to add a few good useful mnemonic devices that you always rely on, if they aren't already included.

Helpful Mnemonic Devices That Everyone Should Know,

King Henry Died Unusually Drinking Chocolate Milk.
We rarely use the metric system in the US, but that doesn't mean we can't know its units of measurement in descending order of magnitude.

King Henry Died Unusually Drinking Chocolate Milk
Kilo, Hecto, Deca, Unit, Deci, Centi, Milli

Lazy Cats Don't Move
To help recall the major Roman numerals, just remember - "lazy cats don't move."

50 = L
100 = C
500 = D
1,000 = M


Knuckle Months
Not only is "Knuckle Months" an excellent name for a power violence band, but it's an easy way to know how many days there are in a given month.

Count the months on your knuckles and the grooves between each knuckle (leaving out your thumb knuckle). Every month that lands on a knuckle has 31 days and every month that lands on a groove between knuckles is 30 days (or 28 for February).

Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge
The notes on the lines of the treble clef ascend as follows: EGBDF. The letters can stand for different words ("every good boy does fine," "every good boy deserves fudge," "even great bugs die flying," to name a few) or they can be used in the mantra "EGBDF, these are the lines on the treble clef." It's up to you - life is full of options.

PEMDAS
PEMDAS is a helpful reminder of the mathematical order of operations. It stands for:

Parentheses
Exponents
Multiplication and Division (left-to-right)
Addition and Subtraction (left-to-right)

Now get out there and do math or whatever.
 
 





Righty Tighty Lefty Loosey
Ah yes, the secret code that allows anyone to tighten or loosen a screw, jar lid, or nuts and bolts.

Your Left Hand Is the One That Makes an L
This mnemonic device is self explanatory. If you can't tell your left from right, the index finger and thumb on your left hand make an L, while the index finger and thumb on your right hand form an intricate web of lies.

Roy G. Biv
Roy G. Biv is an acronym for the sequence of hues commonly described as making up a rainbow:

Red
Orange
Yellow
Green
Blue
Indigo
Violet

We're not sure how it applies to a double rainbow. Maybe that would be RROOYYGGBBIIVV?

Never Eat Soggy Waffles
"Never eat soggy waffles" will both remind you that picking a brunch place is serious business and the order of the cardinal directions (moving clockwise).

North
East
South
West
HOMES
To memorize the Great Lakes of North America, combine the first letters of each lake to form the word HOMES.

Huron
Ontario
Michigan
Erie
Superior



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<![CDATA[The Best Colleges for Accounting]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-colleges-for-accounting/college-info
List of the best colleges for accounting. As Leopold Bloom once sang, "I spend my life accounting with figures and such." If this sounds like the life for you, then make sure to check out this list of the best accounting colleges ever. This list of top schools for accountants can help narrow down your college search to only the cream of the collegiate crop. That's right; every highest-ranked accounting school is accounted for -- you can bet on it. Just like aspiring Hollywood agents might want to work at one of "The Big Four" (ICM, CAA, WME, UTA), aspiring accountants might dream of working at the equally ruthless "Big Four" of audit firms (PwC, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG). Or, as with the case of those budding entertainment reps, an accounting student might want to end up working for a more boutique auditing firm. After studying as an undergraduate at one of these number one accounting colleges, you will be ready to help manage money and pretty soon investors will be investing time in hearing your allocation advice. Succeeding in finance requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree -- at least to be a Certified Public Accountant -- so your bookkeeping education must be taken seriously. Be the world's best cash flow forecaster by browsing the world's best accounting schools.
The Best Colleges for Accounting,

Columbia University
New York, New York
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
New York University
New York, New York
Stanford University
Stanford, California
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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<![CDATA[The Best Prep Schools in the U.S.]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-prep-schools-in-the-us/school-buddy
The absolute best college prep schools in the United States, ranked by the community's votes. This list has the most popular prep schools located in America, and includes related images and location information. Choosing a school for one's child is one of the most important choices a parent can make. What are the most famous prep schools in the U.S.?
 
This list features the absolute best prep schools in the United States. The schools are listed Based on the number of votes cast for each institution and your votes can help determine the order. Included are schools such as Roxbury Latin School, Brearley School, Trinity School, Horace Mann School, Winsor School, The College Preparatory School, Collegiate School, Spence School, Harvard Westlake School, Dalton School, Regis High School, Chapin School and Princeton Day School.

Cast your votes for the American prep schools you think are best, or add the schools you think are great if they aren't already on the list.
The Best Prep Schools in the U.S.,

The College Preparatory School
Oakland, CA
Trinity College
New York, NY
St. John's School
Houston, TX
Hopkins School
New Haven, CT
Saint Ann’s School
New York, NY
Roxbury Latin School
Boston, MA
Germantown Friends School
Philadelphia, PA
Branson School
Ross, CA
Winsor School
Boston, MA
Haverford School
Haverford, PA

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<![CDATA[The Best Language to Learn]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-language-to-learn/jennifer-lee
List of the best language to learn, ranked by those in the know. Taking on the task of learning a foreign language can be daunting, but some of the most common languages might be easier to learn than others. Have you wondered, "Which language should I learn?" This list can help you determine the most useful language to learn. Which one do you think is the most useful/helpful? Be sure to vote for your favorites, and add any languages to the list that you believe would be great to learn, too.

Vote: The Best Honeymoon Destinations

If you've ever wanted to learn a second language, consider trying to learn one of the more popular ones first. What foreign language should I learn? Want to speak the language of love? Time to learn French! Spanish can be extremely useful, as can Japanese (though the latter is decidedly more difficult to learn to speak and/or write).

Whether using the best language learning software or a language immersion course, learning some languages can be more challenging than others. Arabic, for example, might be more challenging for a native English-speaker than, say, Italian, but it's also among the more popular studied foreign languages worldwide. And while Mandarin Chinese might seem really difficult to learn, it's spoken by more people across the world than any other language.

Rank: The Most Beautiful Natural Wonders in the World

Expanding your knowledge of languages can definitely help to give you an edge in job searching. Some employers desperately need bilingual employees. Studying a foreign language can really pay off in the long run. Knowing more than one foreign language can also be extremely useful!
The Best Language to Learn,

Arabic Language

Chinese language

English Language

French Language

German Language

Italian Language

Japanese Language

Russian Language

Spanish Language

Portuguese Language


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<![CDATA[School Cafeteria Horror Stories]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/school-cafeteria-horror-stories/jacob-shelton
There are a lot of great things about being an adult: you don’t have a bedtime, you can watch R-rated movies whenever you want, and you don’t have to eat lunch in a school cafeteria. It’s been a while since we’ve had to eat in a school lunchroom, but the nightmares of square pizza and mystery meat hamburgers still haunt us. The only food that we actually remember enjoying is the Friday afternoon ice cream, and according to the FDA, even that was tainted. We should have known it was too good to be true. If you want to ruin your appetite or just take in the ineptitude of the modern school system, this list of school cafeteria horror stories will knock your socks off.

Mystery meat, expired milk, creepy lunchroom workers, we’ve got ‘em all on this list. From the seemingly innocuous fact that you now need a doctor’s note to take your lunch to school, to the all out horrifying facts of what is actually in your kids lunch, this list is a trip down nightmare lane. Come to think of it, this list might actually be an excellent reason to start homeschooling your kids.

After you drop off your tray of pink slime with the lunch monitor, vote on which of these public school facts are the worst, and feel free to leave a comment about your own cafeteria experiences. Whether you found bugs in a corn dog, or if your principal pantsed you in front of the entire senior class, we want to know about it!

School Cafeteria Horror Stories,

Isn't 25 Ingredients Too Many?
Though we're not all chefs, or scientists (or even chef scientists), most people can probably agree that the food the world's children are eating should have pronounceable ingredients. What do you think?

Kids Fight the Real Enemy: Michelle Obama
In a move that EVERYONE should have seen coming, teens have been tweeting #thanksmichelleobama along with photos of their super gross cafeteria food.
Pink Slime
Pink slime, or, as it's less commonly known, "nutritionally questionable ground beef filler treated with ammonia," has been gracing school cafeteria lunches for decades. It disappeared for a while thanks to parent groups across the nation, but it's coming back in a big way.

Now with Wood Pulp, for Extra Creaminess!
Wood pulp, or powdered cellulose, is used to make inexpensive, low grade ice cream seem more creamy. It's also used to prevent some shredded cheese from clumping.
They're Not Just Cooking Lunch
In 2012, Wadesboro Police arrested an Anson County High School cafeteria worker for possessing materials used to cook meth. Real life Breaking Bad isn't as cool as you'd think.
We All Know What "Pests" Is Code For
In Dayton, OH, several high school cafeteria kitchens were found to contain rat droppings, and while they have supposedly rectified the issue, you can never be too sure.
It's Almost Impossible to Shut Down a School Cafeteria
Even though school cafeterias are under the jurisdiction of their local health department it's super hard to shut them down, even if they are rife with critical violations.
Fourth Grader Exposes NYC School Lunch Program
In 2013, a NYC fourth grader named Zachary filmed a documentary about the discrepancies found between the listings for his school lunches, and what he was actually served. The end product is not only shocking, but also pretty funny.
The Expiration Date Strikes Back
22 kids fell ill in San Diego after drinking an expired beverage that "may have been milk." The fact that people in charge of the school didn't know which expired beverage they were serving is not only gross, but it's just a mockery of bureaucratic oversight - at least know which one of your food items is making kids sick! 
There's No Sexier Place on Earth Than a School Cafeteria
In 2013, two teens in Georgia were caught "performing a sex act" in the middle of a crowded cafeteria. Everyone was outraged, especially all the kids who were out sick that day. 

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<![CDATA[Forbes Best Business Schools 2009]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/forbes-best-business-schools-2009/college-info
A list of the best business schools in the United States with school rankings by Forbes. When selecting a business school one wants the top MBA program for their degree, especially if one has aced their GMAT. The right college or university can lead the way to a rewarding career as a corporate executive or management, perhaps even of one's own company. With an MBA degree from one of the schools on this list of business schools, one could be the head of a megacorp in no time. Good luck.
Forbes Best Business Schools 2009,

Columbia Business School

Darden Graduate School of Business Administration

Harvard Business School

Kellogg School of Management

Stanford Graduate School of Business

S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management

Tuck School of Business

Yale School of Management

The Wharton School

University of Chicago Booth School of Business


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<![CDATA[The Best All Boys Prep Schools]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-all-boys-prep-schools/school-buddy
The absolute best boys prep schools in the world, ranked by the community's votes. This list has the most popular boys prep schools, and includes related images and location information. Choosing a school for your son is one of the most important decisions you'll make as a parent, as you want to be sure he gets the best education possible. What are the most famous boys prep schools in the world?
 
This list features the absolute best boys prep schools worldwide. The schools are listed based on the votes cast by the community and your votes will help determine the order. Schools on the list include Roxbury Latin School, Avon Old Farms School, Woodcote House School, Choate Rosemary Hall, Collegiate School, Delbarton School, and Seton Hall Preparatory School.

Cast your votes for the all boys prep schools you think are the best in the world, or add another best boys prep school if it isn't already on the list.
The Best All Boys Prep Schools,

Eton College
Windsor, UK
Georgetown Preparatory School
North Bethesda, MD
Marine Military Academy
Harlingen, TX
Woodberry Forest School
Woodberry Forest, VA
Rondebosch Boys' Preparatory School
Cape Town, South Africa
Roxbury Latin School
Boston, MA
Brunswick School
Greenwich, CT
Avon Old Farms School
Avon, CT
Haverford School
Haverford, PA
Salisbury School
Salisbury, CT

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<![CDATA[The Best Language Software]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-language-software/jennifer-lee
The best language software titles can help users learn new foreign languages for a job, prior to a trip to a foreign country or just to increase their language skills. With a wide range of language software available, whether someone wants to learn English, add Spanish to their vocabulary or brush up on their Russian, or speak any language in between, these best language learning programs can help.

For someone looking to learn a new language, finding a language software title that teaches that specific language is the first task. Many of these best language software have dozens of language versions with options to learn every language from American English to Vietnamese. For most however, each language software must be purchased separately.

Speaking of pricing, the cost of these language software options varies widely as well. Some options, like Babbel, charges a monthly fee for its online learning program. Others charge by disc or level, such as Fluenz, which charges by disc, and the popular Rosetta Stone, which charges by level, meaning multiple purchases may be required as a user advances through higher fluencies of the language. There are, however, many free options to learn languages, like Duolingo, which offers a free iPhone app to learn French, German, Portuguese and Spanish.

In the end, choosing the best language software is often a matter of selecting a program with which you can learn best. Some may prefer the online language courses offered by Rocket Language while others might learn better with a mobile app, like that offered by Living Language. Those who are not technologically inclined may be more drawn to less-interactive titles, such as the audio program offered by Pimsleur.

Whichever language software you choose, selecting the best language learning software is only a small part of learning a new tongue. It also takes a lot of time, some dedication and plenty of practice to learn a new language. Want to start simply? Check out the easiest foreign languages to learn.
The Best Language Software,

Paul Pimsleur

babbel

Rocketlanguages.com

Transparent Language

Tell Me More

Living Language

Duolingo

Fluenz

Hello-Hello World

Mango Passport


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<![CDATA[11 Ridiculous & Useless School Supplies for Spoiled Kids]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-useless-school-supplies-for-spoiled-kids/pt_tesla
Here are the most useless school supplies spoiled students everywhere will be trying to manip**ate their parents to buy this year. From Juicy Couture and Louis Vuitton hot items to Matrix inspired backpacks we have it all.
11 Ridiculous & Useless School Supplies for Spoiled Kids,

Burberry Notebook Case
$380 bucks can buy a lot of things, including this notebook case. Seems a bit much, right?
Juicy Couture Notebook
This handy dandy notebook kit come with a plastic bag, some paper, 3 folders, an eraser and 3 pencils with rhinestone toppers! Only $38.00 for $3.00 worth of school supplies. Is there really anything left to say about this one? Of course there is. Teaching children to pay $38.00 for label is how children grow up to be adults with thousands of dollars of credit card debt.
Chanel Notebook Cover
Nothing screams unnecessary school item like a $950 Chanel black quilted lambskin leather notebook cover! Does any school item need to cost that much? Seriously?
Juicy Couture Binder
Every budding pop-princess wanna be is clamoring for this $48.00 Juicy Binder. Really a $48.00 binder versus $2.50 at Wallmart? Here's a good tip on binders, last year's binder+duck tape=savings of $48.00 and a quick lesson on fiscal responsibility.
Louis Vuitton Backpack
For the low price of $2,200, this snazzy backpack can be yours. I mean, it's not like if you walk around with a LV backpack is going to bring attention at school, right? Between jealous classmates and dismissive teachers, it's likely few will jump in when the student is inevitably jumped for this backpack.
Louis Vuitton Pencil
Nothing says learning like a $185.00 LV pencil . Every time a parent drops the equivalent of small car payment on a pencil America dies just a little.
Chanel Pencil Case and Ruler
For $199, you can be the owner of three brand new Chanel pencils and a ruler! Or for about one percent of that, you can own a non-Chanel version of that.
Juicy Couture Lunch Bags
For $48, you get three Juicy Couture lunch bags. Granted, this may be a bit more environmentally friendly than the old brown paper bags your mom packed your lunch in back in the day, but these bags sure aren't financially friendly especially when you take into account the potential problems that could happen (leaks, residue etc) with these bags.
Christian Dior Ballpoint Pen
At a time when you buy a batch of pens for under $10, paying $350 for a Dior ballpoint pen seems like a lot, right? Unless your budding student becomes the founder of the next big technology or is a future finance wizard, it probably isn't wise to plunk down this much dinero for a pen.
Burberry Pencil Case
When it's time to pull out your pencil, nothing screams style quite like having a Burberry pencil case. While many of the students may be envious of the look and brand name, what they won't like is spending the $150 on something so useless.

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<![CDATA[Being a College Student Is...]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/advice-for-students/ellie1
Being a student isn't always as easy as it sounds. Sure, there are the parties, the booze, the moving away from home and living without your parents - but there's also a whole lot of stress, worry, studying, and exams. It's an experience everyone lives differently, affected by location, campus size, their major. There is no one word to sum up being a student, as there are so many different ways to look at it, but this list attempts to cover every element. 

What is it like being a student? This collection of descriptions has it covered, with everything from how being a student is an investment in your future, to how sometimes it can nevertheless be dull. There are opportunities everywhere you turn in student life, if only you can be bothered to take them, and sometimes you meet friends who will stay with you for life. Keep an eye out for that one word you feel describes what being a student is really like. 

Think there is some advice for students missing? Then add it to the list! Be sure to vote on the words you think perfectly sum up student life, and downvote the ones you don't agree with. 
Being a College Student Is...,

An Investment In Your Future
Bettering yourself for the adult world and getting the job you dreamed of.
Frustrating
With a more independent learning style, not being helped through everything can be hard.
Difficult
You will be pushed to the limit in class and sometimes struggle to stay on top of the work.
Having Opportunity
Internships, experience, volunteering - endless opportunities.
Rewarding
It's all worth it when you come out with a degree.
Expensive
Living on a budget is not easy - and student living isn't cheap!
Demanding
When You Know That After You Finished The One Thing Put Highest on The Study To-do List There Are Ten More Things Left.
Challenging
Pushing the boundaries of what you know with increasingly difficult theories.
Exhausting
Day after day of 9 am lectures can really get to you.
Stressful
A particularly bad symptom during exam season.

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<![CDATA[The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/life-skills-you-learn-from-sports/pedro-cerrano
List of life skills you learn from playing sports--excellent reasons to play sports that extend beyond the obvious physical benefits. Many parents who are trying to decide if they should let their kids play sports focus too much on the challenges and downsides of sports, rather than the many benefits of playing sports. It is true that young people are already very busy, but the benefit of playing on a team is that it actually helps with time management skills. Typically, the busier you are, the more you get done. 

So, why play sports? Should kids play sports when they are young? Are there benefits to playing sports? Any person who played organized sports growing up will tell you that playing on a team can teach you more about leadership, discipline, teamwork and perseverance than you could ever hope to learn inside of a classroom.

The best sports to play are team sports that teach kids to deal with disappointment and how to work long and hard at something in which they hope to improve. Sports help young people in many ways. There are proven academic, career and social benefits of sports. This list includes the practical skills you learn from sports. Vote on the ones you agree with and add any that you think should be on the list. If you are in doubt, you'll probably want to avoid this list of the most boring sports to play so you don't get discouraged. 


The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports,

Responsibility

Confidence

Coordination

Teamwork

Discipline

Communication Skills

Competitiveness

Reliability

Sportsmanship

Cooperation


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<![CDATA[Celebrities Who Went to Catholic School]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-went-to-catholic-school/celebrity-lists
You might expect Hollywood A-listers to attend ritzy private academies, but you would be surprised how many famous actors, musicians, politicians, and athletes actually attended Catholic school. Some of these famous Catholic school alumni have lapsed on their faith while other celebrity Catholic school students still religiously attend church to this day.

What stars number among celebrities who went to Catholic school? Reality television darling Kim Kardashian went to the all-girl Catholic Marymount High School. On the east coast, Paris Hilton and Lady Gaga attended New York's Convent of the Sacred Hearts and Jennifer Lopez went to Holy Family in the Bronx. A few celebs even have funny stories about their school days – Shakira, for instance, wasn't allowed to participate in the choir at her Catholic school because the director thought she sounded "like a goat."

Several famous men also went to Catholic school. Barack Obama attended Santo Fransiskus Asisi Catholic School for first through third grade and John C. Reilly went to Brother Rice High School in Chicago.

Whether their choice of school was based on personal faith or stellar curriculum, these famous people all share a common educational background. Keep scrolling to see who else appears on this list.

Celebrities Who Went to Catholic School,

Barack Obama
Barack Obama attended Santo Fransiskus Asisi Catholic School for first through third grade.

George Clooney
George Clooney was an altar boy during his Catholic school days.

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez went to Holy Family in the Bronx.

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian went to the all-girl Catholic Marymount High School.

Madonna
Madonna went to a Catholic high school.

Salma Hayek
Although she no longer identifies with the religion, Salma Hayek went to a Catholic boarding school.

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise attended St. Francis Seminary School in Cincinnati.

Will Smith
Will Smith grew up Baptist, but he attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in elementary school.

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga attended New York's Convent of the Sacred Heart.

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber graduated from of St. Michael Catholic Secondary School in Stratford, Ontario.


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