Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates Went to College

Talk of the 2016 election is everywhere. There are a myriad of subjects and issues on the table that have everyone talking, but here at College Raptor we have a special interest in education—particularly, higher education. We already have a post about the Republican and Democratic nominees’ stances on different topics relating to education, so …

2016 Presidential Candidates’ Stances on Education in America

With Election Day swiftly approaching, some of us are anxiously waiting to vote for our preferred candidate while others may still be undecided as to who they are going to vote for. Here at College Raptor, education is certainly a priority. Whether you are a parent, professor, student, or simply passionate about education, it is …

Where Powerful Women Went to College (Part 2!)

Not too long ago we presented an infographic all about powerful US women and where they went to college. Now we’re back with part two of the series! This time around, every single one of the ladies we feature was a speaker at the first ever United State of Women summit that took place earlier …

Fun Facts about Colleges in America!

I’m the type of person that loves to learn new things, and when it comes to weird facts, you can consider me obsessed. Here are some facts you probably didn’t know about colleges, colleges histories, and college graduates in the United States: The name “Alumni” comes from the Latin “Alumnus” which means “foster son.” Source. “Alma …

Introducing Roxie the College Raptor!

She is the icon and mascot of College Raptor, but few know much about this little velociraptor beyond her striking image of a dinosaur wearing a graduation cap and sunglasses.  Introducing Roxie the Raptor! She’s a clever girl who spends her time hunting down the best college matches for the users of our site. She …

Where 6 Famous Olympians Went to College!

With the 2016 Olympics going on, you might have been hearing that some of the younger competitors are still in school. Lily King, for example, currently swims for Indiana University. Many famous Olympic athletes have gone through–and graduated from– collegiate sport programs. Here is a list of five American athletes that have competed after graduating …

The Oldest and Newest Universities in the U.S.

If someone asks you to name 10 universities in the United States, you would probably be able to. But what if they ask you about the oldest and the newest ones? Here are the first founded universities in the country and the ones that can be considered “babies” to help you answer that question. Oldest …

Colleges That Don’t Require the SAT or ACT

There are approximately 3,000 bachelor degree granting institutions in the United States. Approximately 28% of those schools do not require you to take a standardized test for admission. Wait, what? You read that correctly. More than 850 accredited, degree granting institutions don’t require your test scores. That sounds pretty good, right? Before you scoff at …