This is a quick overview of what Academic Influence has to offer!
We measure influence to identify the people and schools that have made the biggest impact on the world. Influential schools tend to produce the key scientists, scholars, and educators as well as the most CEOs, Presidents, and Supreme Court Justices. And those people shape the world we live in.
A lot of the value of your education comes not just from the education but through the power of influence networks you join when you choose a school. Academic Influence uses machine learning to measure the influence of people and institutions.
The easiest way to get started with Academic Influence is to jump right in and try it. So let’s ask a couple of questions.
To answer this, we type the name of each school into the search box in the navigation header of the site . Once you find the correct school, you can go to its page to see its InfluenceRanking which was determined by our machine learning algorithm that we call the InfluenceRanking Engine.
As you can see below, our algorithm answers this question definitively: University of Michigan is more influential than Ohio State University. And both are less influential than Harvard which is the #1 most influential school.
University of Michigan: #16 global / #9 USA
Ohio State University: #83 global / #30 USA
To answer this, we can use the Academic Influence’s InfluenceRanking Engine by simply typing each of their names into the search box in the navigation header of the site .
The results: Freud’s InfluenceRank is #9 out of all people in academic history. Marx is #4. So Marx is slightly more influential than Freud. However, both are a lot more influential than say philosopher of mind Jaegwon Kim at #2,484 or even C.S. Lewis at #397.
Karl Marx: #4 Most Influential Person
Sigmund Freud: #9 Most Influential Person
So that’s the easiest way to get started with our tools. We encourage you to explore and have fun. And in the meantime, also please check out many of the great rankings we’ve built using our InfluenceRanking Engine.
We’ve developed a number of tools for you to use to make your college search experience easier. Some of the highlights include:
With this tool you can compare the relative influence strength of different schools. You can even evaluate over different time periods.
With this tool you can see the most influential people in history or over different periods of time. Maybe you want to see the most influential people when Einstein or Julius Caesar were alive. Our tool can give you that information.
This innovative tool allows you to focus in on the best colleges for you to apply to. It is surprisingly accurate and will save you valuable time not applying to schools that would be a bad fit. It separates the schools into three categories:
One thing that sets AcademicInfluence.com apart from other school rankings is that we have developed machine learning that ranks schools based on the influence of their faculty within Academia. By choosing a college or University with a high influence rank, you stand to gain access not only to a great education but also to an influential network of people.
One of the fun things you can do at AcademicInfluence.com is to use our famous people ranking tool. This allows you to see how the people that matter in your chosen field rank relative to each other.
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