New Space Race Leaderboards!

Posted by Brian Chu on October 22, 2012

Hey Space Racers!

It’s been a week since the Great Space Race began, and we’ve been amazed at the response we’ve gotten from all over the world! We’ve heard all kinds of stories: from professors posting the rankings in their classrooms to students starting Facebook events to rally their school.

Today, we’re excited to tell you that the competition just got even hotter. We’ve added new leaderboards so you can see how your school stacks up against your fiercest competition. Whether it’s the Pac-12, the Southeastern Conference or the Big Ten, now you can always have an eye on your biggest rival. Check it out:

We’ve also created new country-specific leaderboards, so you can view top schools by geography. Click on the flag next to any school to see the national ranking:

You’ll still earn points the same way, but we hope these new groupings will help ignite your school spirit. If you see a school that’s missing from an existing leaderboard or have suggestions for a new one, let us know at For other questions, check out our help center.

So, go invite your classmates and professors to dominate your leaderboard and get more free space for your school!

25 Comments to New Space Race Leaderboards!

October 22, 2012

What’s the point of inviting others when my school has already reached 25GB? Is there any reward for highest ranking schools?

October 22, 2012

Will joining the space race affect the free space we already have when the program ends and free users lose their “Space Race free space”?

Andy Bell
October 22, 2012

Another fun leaderboard to have would be ratio of Dropbox signups to enrolled students. That way smaller schools would have a shot at a nice leaderboard spot too!

Sheila V.
October 22, 2012

Not at all! You’ll keep the space you had before and any space you’ve earned through referrals!

October 22, 2012

for the school’s pride…

October 22, 2012


October 22, 2012

The country-specific leaderboards addition is awesome ! Is is possible to also add a leaderboard RSS feed ?

Gustav Dahl
October 23, 2012

I accidentally created a NEW DROPBOX ACCOUNT when I signed up with my university e-mail. I wasn’t logged in with my normal Dropbox, and now I have two accounts instead of one. Is it possible to transfer the new space to my original Dropbox account?

October 23, 2012

The Leaderboard has a “See more…” link at the bottom, but since it’s only an image I can’t click on it. Where can I see the rest?

October 24, 2012

The links on closed shared folders have to be fixed ASAP! I have dropbox folder with some classmates and some of them used your Links to share on an open page. This has lead to problems. So how can I control the sharing of our material. You need to come up with a way for the owner to see the links others are creating, deleting them and blocking this option. My material is now being spread around school with people I don´t know passing judgement and copying my assignments. This has made me lose trust in your system. Badly executed add-on in my opinion!

October 24, 2012

MIT has 4,000 undergrads and 4,000 grads… they got 15,000 new referrals. Go figure ;)

October 24, 2012

Not likely that you’ll get to 25gb… just saying.

October 25, 2012

I really love Dropbox.
I’m so happy when i earn new memory extension.


October 26, 2012

So, that many people do not even attend/teach/are affiliated with MIT?

October 26, 2012

im new to this. who can help? sry to botter

October 27, 2012

I have seen that MIT students are using automated processes to increase their score, did you know?

October 27, 2012

Yup! :D

October 28, 2012

ramsacked, you must understand that it is entirely impossible for this to happen, Dropbox or not. If your material can appear on other computer’s screen, it can be copied and spread around easily.

October 28, 2012

Everyone including all Dropboxers knew that. They just ain’t gonna work on this.

October 28, 2012

From Terms and Conditions: The twenty “Eligible Participants” with the most Participation Points at the end of the Sign-Up Period will receive a one year free trial to a Dropbox Pro 100 account (includes 100 GB of storage space).

Otavio Dias
October 31, 2012

pid: 2093
ppid: 161
uid: 501
user_info: (‘OD4′, ‘********’, 501, 20, ‘OD4′, ‘/Users/OD4′, ‘/bin/bash’)
effective_user_info: (‘OD4′, ‘********’, 501, 20, ‘OD4′, ‘/Users/OD4′, ‘/bin/bash’)
euid: 501
gid: 20
egid: 20
group_info: (‘staff’, ‘*’, 20, ['root'])
effective_group_info: (‘staff’, ‘*’, 20, ['root'])
appdata: u’/Users/OD4/.dropbox’
mode=040700 uid=501 gid=20
parent mode=040755 uid=501 gid=20
dropbox_path: u’/Users/OD4/Dropbox’
mode=040700 uid=501 gid=20
parent mode=040755 uid=501 gid=20
HOME: /Users/OD4
tempdir: ‘/var/folders/th/3k8rttwx681c5tf_7kw7vzyr0000gn/T’
mode=040700 uid=501 gid=20
parent mode=040755 uid=501 gid=20
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “core/authenticate.pyc”, line 742, in authentication_thread
File “core/authenticate.pyc”, line 276, in finish_dropbox_boot
File “Resources/”, line 825, in start
File “core/sync_engine.pyc”, line 2574, in start
File “core/sync_engine.pyc”, line 2561, in _start
File “core/file_cache.pyc”, line 3138, in refilter_queues_unlocked
File “core/file_cache.pyc”, line 3155, in __refilter_queues_internal
File “core/file_cache.pyc”, line 163, in unmarshal
KeyError: ‘parent’

October 31, 2012

I have this error on my mac. Can’t run the app.
Please help!

November 5, 2012

just delete the account you have with university email and add it to other email dropbox account… might work cheers

November 23, 2012

After verification I cant seem to progress on getting the space race space, it tells me this. “You are almost there! We see that you installed Dropbox, but it looks like you are using the same computer as other Space Racers. Install Dropbox on another computer to claim your 8 GB for two years!” What should I do?

December 11, 2012

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