Online service Klout, whose algorithm “measures influence across the social web,” has released an updated version of their college rankings.
The service last ranked the schools in January of this year, when Stanford, Syracuse and Harvard were in the top three spots, with Klout scores of 70, 64 and 64, respectively. This time around, Texas A&M, which wasn’t even featured in the last ranking, jumps to the top, coming in with a rating of 73. Close behind are UW-Madison (71) and Harvard (69).
According to a press release, both UW-Madison and the University of Oklahoma (4th place with a score of 67) are “rising stars… who have steadily worked their way up the ranks.”
Granted, only schools that login to Klout can be evaluated and get a score, but the tool is gaining traction among many avid social media users.
1. Texas A&M University – 73
2. University of Wisconsin-Madison – 71
3. Harvard University – 69
4. University of Oklahoma – 67
5. Stanford University – 67
6. Indiana University- Bloomington – 66
7. Syracuse University – 66
8. UC Berkeley – 65
9. Louisiana State University – 65
10. Marquette University – 65
Each school’s individual Klout page is linked here, on the original post on the company blog.
What do you think – does your school have Klout or are the rankings of little importance?