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6 Bedding Sets Perfect for College Dorms

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When it comes to dorm living, you often have to supply your own bedding. However, getting your own sheets is a great opportunity to let your style and personality shine through. You’ll be living in your dorm room for at least a semester, if not longer. It’s worth taking the time to look for a …
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Hidden Gems in the Northwest | 2020 Rankings

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Ah, the Northwest. Known for innovative ideas, beautiful landscapes, diverse geography, and interesting culture. Another thing to add to that list: great schools of all sizes. While many of the Northwest schools have recognizable names, there are many good Northwest schools that aren’t quite as well known. That’s why we wanted to highlight some! For …
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Hidden Gems in the Northeast | 2020 Rankings

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The Northeast region of the United States is known as a powerhouse for amazing colleges. But under the shadow of so many historic and big name schools, some fall by the wayside. So we wanted to highlight some incredible Hidden Gem colleges located in the Northeast. For the purposes of this list, we’ve included the …
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Hidden Gems in the Midwest | 2020 Rankings

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Like the schools featured here, the Midwest is an often overlooked region of the United States. Much more than flyover country, the Midwest is home to bustling industry, vital farms, friendly people, and some of the best colleges.  For the purposes of this list, we’ve included the following states as part of the Midwest region: …
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Hidden Gems in the Southeast | 2020 Rankings

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The Southeast portion of the US is known for a great many things—history, great food, and hospitality among them. But what doesn’t get quite as much attention are the great schools in the Southeast. So we wanted to highlight those schools that might be overlooked at first glance, but deserve recognition.  For the purposes of …
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Hidden Gems in the Southwest | 2020 Rankings

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You’ll find diverse landscapes, interesting weather, wild history, and plenty of tourist destinations in the Southwest part of the United States. Know what else you’ll find if you look hard enough? Great colleges. Let’s put the spotlight on some Southwest schools you may not have heard of, but definitely should know about! For the purposes …
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Hidden Gems for Nursing | 2020 Rankings

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Did you know that nursing is one of the fastest growing careers out there? In fact, by 2026 the career is estimated to employ nearly 1.7 million nurses! It’s certainly a noble career path, so it’s no surprise that it’s a very popular college major. There are many colleges with amazing nursing programs, but we …
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Hidden Gems for Teaching | 2020 Rankings

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Education activist Malala Yousafzai said, “Let us remember: One book, one pen, and one teacher can change the world.” If that’s the case, what can over 1.5 million teachers change? That’s how many elementary school teachers are expected to be employed in 2026. Not to mention the 1.1 million secondary, or 259,000 post-secondary school teachers. …
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Hidden Gems in the US | 2020 Rankings

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Ever heard the phrase ‘Great things can come in small packages’? Colleges don’t have to be massive or well-known to be special. That’s why we wanted to highlight the hidden gems in the US.  College Raptor is dedicated to helping students find colleges that fit them financially, socially, and academically–which means looking at more than …
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Hidden Gems with the Lowest Average Federal Student Loan Debt | 2020 Rankings

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No one will deny that college is expensive. College Raptor is dedicated to showing students and their families affordable college options. As part of that mission, we wanted to highlight schools where students had the lowest average of federal student loan debt!  In this list, we’ve ranked schools by the lowest average federal student loan …
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