Princeton’s U.S. News No. 1 ranking is an excellent achievement (On the Campus, October issue). Not so excellent is the 2022-23 College Free Speech Ranking from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). Here, Princeton ranks No. 169 out of about 200 colleges. “The Overall Score combines seven unique dimensions to identify the top-ranked college campuses for student free speech and open inquiry,” FIRE explains. The No. 169 ranking speaks for itself.
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