What Makes a "Crummy" College? This came up in another thread as a side comment, and I felt the subject is important enough to need its own discussion. With that said: What exactly consitutes a "Crummy" College? Why do we rank things as "crummy" colleges? What could a student do at a "crummy" college to make themselves stand-out and take advantage of the "crummy" college to get a better than expected education? ....Yeah, that should be enough questions to get a good discussion out of this.