Pomona College Students Don’t Like Forbes’ No.1 Ranking of Their School

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Some students don’t know how to enjoy top status:

A cohort of angry students at the small, private liberal arts college in Claremont, Calif., demanded administrators remove from their website a news release touting the recognition, decrying the promotion as pushing “stress, anxiety and unhealthy competition among students.”

In late July, Forbes ranked Pomona College as the No. 1 university in the nation. Its list isbased on “student-consumer value over marketing prestige.” Soon after its release, campus officials touted the ranking on their website homepage.

But some students said they felt the award should have been ignored completely.