Regarding “Howard U. falls to 142nd in U.S. News rankings” [news, Sept. 10]:
The U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of national universities is not very useful. Nonetheless, it gets attention year after year. I didn’t graduate from a “top tier” schools. (In fact, I was politely declined admission to one highly ranked school, whose sports teams I still root against.) Despite the absence of a degree from a U.S. News top-ranked school, I’m gainfully employed, and I can take care of myself. I have three great children now and a wonderful spouse. In short, I’m doing just fine.