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hidden gems 2022

Hidden Gem Colleges for Healthcare Majors | 2022 Rankings

Those working in healthcare fields are true heroes in the best of times. During the pandemic, however, they are true beacons of hope, health, and compassion. We wanted to salute our brave and dedicated healthcare workers and cheer on those studying to join them. This Hidden Gem list features the best colleges for healthcare majors. …
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Hidden Gem Colleges That Don’t Require Test Scores | 2022 Rankings

There is an ongoing trend of more colleges dropping their ACT / SAT requirements. Though the decline started before the pandemic, the COVID-19 challenges have caused more schools to go test-optional. These colleges prefer a more holistic approach to reviewing the college applications of potential students. All that said, we wanted to highlight some colleges …
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Hidden Gem Colleges in the Southwest US | 2022 Rankings

Desert, sprawling cities, canyons, mountains, and more make up the rugged landscape of the Southwest. Many of the colleges in the area are as excellent as the geography is dynamic. We wanted to highlight some of the lesser-known Southwest colleges that deserve attention. To qualify as a Hidden Gem, a school must meet the following …
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Hidden Gem Colleges in the Plains Region | 2022 Rankings

America’s heartland is vast, fertile, and filled with a variety of industries. Additionally, it’s home to a bunch of amazing colleges. While some of those colleges are certainly household names, some aren’t quite as well known – though they should be! We wanted to feature some of the best colleges in the Plains region that …
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Hidden Gems Colleges in the Southeast | 2022 Rankings

What do you think about when you hear “the Southeast?” Many think about southern hospitality, comfort food, warm weather, and history. You should add amazing colleges to that list. While there are powerhouse colleges in the Southeast, there are also a bunch of great schools that fly a more under the radar. That’s why we …