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Top 25 Best Colleges With Average Net Prices Under $15K | 2020 Rankings

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There’s no doubt that a lot of colleges have high price tags, but those prices are sometimes misleading. Many schools offer generous financial aid which makes the actual cost much, much less. For example, the sticker price for Soka University of America is just above $52,000. But the average institutional grant that Soka awards covers …
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Top 25 Best Colleges with the Highest Acceptance Rates | 2020 Rankings

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There’s a common misconception that a college having a high acceptance rate automatically makes it “less good.” Or that a low acceptance rate equates directly to quality. Neither is necessarily the case. There are plenty of schools with high acceptance rates that offer a fantastic, high quality education.  And that’s exactly why we’ve made this …
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Top 25 Best Colleges in the Southwest | 2020 Rankings

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When students think of the Southwest, they probably picture flat desert land. However, that’s far from the truth. The Southwest has some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes, from canyons to snowy mountains. The Southwest is also home to a large range of colleges and universities.   For the purposes of this list, we’ve included …
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Top 25 Best Colleges in the Midwest | 2020 Rankings

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The Midwest is called the heartland of America, and for good reason. Known for friendly people, sprawling farmland, growing industries, and wonderful cities, the Midwest is also home to some amazing colleges.  We’ve included the following states as part of the Midwest: Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Indiana, …
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Top 25 Best Colleges in the Northeast | 2020 Rankings

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Not only does the Northeast have a long and rich history, there are some colleges in the region that existed before the US was officially founded! Today, the Northeast is known for its prestigious and state-of-the-art colleges. We’re considering the following states as part of the Northeast: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode …
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Top 25 Best Colleges in the Northwest | 2020 Rankings

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The Northwest region has a beautifully diverse geography filled with national parks and hiking trails. A place known for innovation, nature, unique culture, and hard work, it also has a multitude of great colleges.  For the purposes of this list, we’ve included the following states as part of the Northwest region: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, …
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Top 25 Best Large Colleges in the US | 2020 Rankings

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The following 25 colleges absolutely large and in charge. Large colleges are some of the most well-known names. With so many students, you’re bound to find a spirited community and tons of opportunities both academically and socially.  For the purposes of the list, we count large colleges as having over 10,000 students enrolled—and we’re including …
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