According to Forbes Magazine, Gavin Newsom's alma mater is a better place for higher education than UC Berkeley. NBC Bay Area notes: "Santa Clara University received its highest-ever ranking from Forbes's 2011 list of the best colleges in America, jumping nearly 60 places from the 2010 list to No. 67 -- three spots ahead of the University of California, Berkeley."
Not one to take it lying down, the fine folks at The Daily Clog (a UCB blog brought to you by The Daily Californian), who have the greatest photo to accompany their post, had this to say:
Really? You’re kidding, right?
Forbes rankings are prepared by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, a D.C. think-tank that focuses on five areas to arrive to its conclusions: Post-graduate success, student satisfactions, debt loads and default rates, four-year graduation rates and competitive awards.
Seriously, who graduates in four years anymore?
Stanford, for what it's worth, ranked sixth overall, Saint Mary's came in 172nd, the totally rad UC Santa Cruz is No. 186, and San Jose State plummeted to No. 470 from 437th on last year's list.