2013 edition of its annual National Universities Rankings
, Washington Monthly
awarded the number four spot to Case Western Reserve University
. In fact, with an overall school of 93, Case shares the number three spot with Texas A&M. The Ohio State University
earned a respectable ranking of number 28 with an overall score of 70.
The ratings are unique in that they rank schools not on various academic statistics but rather on their contribution to the public good. Specifically, they look at three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).