For fun I looked at UGA's self-identified peer institutions, the ones we view much like ourselves, to see whether those schools also list us as their peers. See the table below. Only one school UGA lists as its peer -- LSU -- returns the favor by viewing UGA as its peer. Is it me, or is that kinda embarrassing? Even worse, far more of our "peer" schools list UF (5) than UGA (1). Hell, two of them list Tech.
|UGA Peer Schools||Lists UGA?|
|North Carolina State||No|
I suspect there's a fun story in this somewhere, but then again I often think there is a story in the odd data I uncover. A number of other schools do list UGA as their peer (Tennessee, Mississippi State, etc.), but it's interesting (and, perhaps, humbling) that only one of our peers thinks enough of us to list us as their peer.