GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

 It is currently 17 Nov 2018, 07:18

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

## Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in November
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
Open Detailed Calendar
• ### FREE Quant Workshop by e-GMAT!

November 18, 2018

November 18, 2018

07:00 AM PST

09:00 AM PST

Get personalized insights on how to achieve your Target Quant Score. November 18th, 7 AM PST
• ### How to QUICKLY Solve GMAT Questions - GMAT Club Chat

November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018

09:00 AM PST

10:00 AM PST

The reward for signing up with the registration form and attending the chat is: 6 free examPAL quizzes to practice your new skills after the chat.

# Counselor: Every year a popular newsmagazine publishes a list of Unite

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Board of Directors
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3306
Counselor: Every year a popular newsmagazine publishes a list of Unite  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

Updated on: 05 Nov 2018, 03:44
3
Top Contributor
1
00:00

Difficulty:

15% (low)

Question Stats:

77% (01:10) correct 23% (01:23) wrong based on 141 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Counselor: Every year a popular newsmagazine publishes a list of United States colleges, ranking them according to an overall numerical score that is a composite of ratings according to several criteria. However, the overall scores generally should not be used by students as the basis for deciding to which colleges to apply.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to justify the counselor's recommendation?

(A) The vast majority of people who purchase the magazine in which the list appears are not college-bound students.

(B) Colleges that are ranked highest in the magazine's list use this fact in advertisements aimed at attracting students.

(C) The rankings seldom change from one year to the next.

(D) The significance that particular criteria have for any two students is likely to differ according to the students' differing needs.

(E) Some college students who are pleased with their schools considered the magazine's rankings before deciding which college to attend.

_________________

Originally posted by carcass on 06 Dec 2017, 03:06.
Last edited by Bunuel on 05 Nov 2018, 03:44, edited 1 time in total.
Renamed the topic and edited the question.
Director
Joined: 09 Mar 2017
Posts: 516
Location: India
Concentration: Marketing, Organizational Behavior
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: Counselor: Every year a popular newsmagazine publishes a list of Unite  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Dec 2017, 03:26
1
(D) The significance that particular criteria have for any two students is likely to differ according to the students' differing needs.

D gives the students an important reason why they must not choose college relying entirely on the ranking.
_________________

------------------------------
"Trust the timing of your life"
Hit Kudus if this has helped you get closer to your goal, and also to assist others save time. Tq

Manager
Joined: 13 Jun 2012
Posts: 202
Location: United States
WE: Supply Chain Management (Computer Hardware)
Re: Counselor: Every year a popular newsmagazine publishes a list of Unite  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Dec 2017, 09:19
1
Going with D

The significance that particular criteria have for any two students is likely to differ according to the students' differing needs.

The criteria to select a school as the best depends on something. The significance of that criteria may vary from students to students. So, the magazine should not be used to select a school.
Manager
Joined: 17 Aug 2015
Posts: 105
GMAT 1: 650 Q49 V29
Re: Counselor: Every year a popular newsmagazine publishes a list of Unite  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Dec 2017, 19:15
It is not the general ranking by the magazine which can be applicable to every student but every student has different assessment which can not be done buy the magazine accurately

Sent from my iPhone using GMAT Club Forum
Manager
Joined: 07 Sep 2013
Posts: 63
Re: Counselor: Every year a popular newsmagazine publishes a list of Unite  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Dec 2017, 19:52
Can someone elaborate more on D and why not C.

I see no connection between differing needs of students and ranking of colleges in option D.

Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
Manager
Joined: 13 Jun 2012
Posts: 202
Location: United States
WE: Supply Chain Management (Computer Hardware)
Re: Counselor: Every year a popular newsmagazine publishes a list of Unite  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Dec 2017, 07:30
1
alokgupta1009 wrote:
Can someone elaborate more on D and why not C.

I see no connection between differing needs of students and ranking of colleges in option D.

Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using GMAT Club Forum mobile app

In D we have

The significance that particular criteria have for any two students is likely to differ according to the students' differing needs.

The criteria to select a school as the best depends on something. The significance of that criteria may vary from students to students. So, the magazine should not be used to select a school.

Take for example, you want to do your MBA in Finance and I want to do in Strategy. The best Bschool for Finance is probably GSB while that for strategy is Haas. So the criteria for us to select is different. Now Times of India rates Harvard as the best. But its is not necessarily so for both of us

In C, we have The rankings seldom change from one year to the next.

This doesn't show why students should't not consider rating system.
Re: Counselor: Every year a popular newsmagazine publishes a list of Unite &nbs [#permalink] 07 Dec 2017, 07:30
Display posts from previous: Sort by