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The 25 Best Rural Colleges – 2016 University Rankings

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For many students, their ideal college campus is away from the city. Whether they feel at home in a more rural setting, or they’re looking to escape the hustle-and-bustle, there’s a certain serenity that comes with attending a college isolated from the major metropolitan areas. In this ranking, we looked at the best colleges which …

2016 Rankings: The 25 Best Public Colleges

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In the U.S., we have some of the finest public universities in the world. Although the greatest public colleges can sometimes be overshadowed by the ranks of the Ivy League or other great private colleges, the nation’s best public universities offer top-caliber educations, while also often enrolling tens of thousands of students. In this ranking, we …

The 25 Best Research Universities – 2016 University Rankings

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Research universities do much of the nation’s most important research and development for a wide array of areas. From developing new pharmaceuticals and nanotechnology to helping us understand the origin of our species and our universe. Not all students at these colleges will study science–or do research–but, research universities, in general, tend to share common …

The 25 Best Liberal Arts Colleges – 2016 University Rankings

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Liberal arts colleges offer some of the most unique experiences for students. These schools often emphasize well-rounded educations in a diverse range of topics (although not without direction, as most liberal arts schools offer many of the same undergraduate majors found at research universities). They’re also incredibly unique in and of themselves. Liberal arts colleges …

The 25 Best College Rankings 2016 in the Southeast

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Steeped in much tradition, the Southeast is a place of diverse culture and history. And, so, too, are the colleges in this region. From the massive public universities that comprise the SEC and its storied sports sagas to new and cutting-edge liberal arts colleges with emphasis on science and discovery–there are great schools all around …

The 25 Best Colleges in the Southwest – 2016 University Rankings

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The Southwest is an incredibly diverse region of the U.S., featuring arid deserts, rolling plains, and also mountainous forests. Much the same, the colleges from this area are also diverse–from giant state universities that stand for educational excellence to small, private liberal arts colleges. We analyzed hundreds of colleges in the region based on various measures, …

The 25 Best Colleges in the Northeast – US College Rankings 2016

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The Northeast is home to some of the most historic and well-respected institutions of higher learning in the country, as well as around the world. From the well-known Ivy League schools such as Harvard and Yale to the possibly lesser-known (but still incredibly selective and rigorous) colleges like Brandeis University and Vassar College, this section …

The 25 Best Small Colleges – 2016 University Rankings

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Small colleges can be great for students who are looking for a more personal feel around campus. Not only are you likely to get more one-on-one time with your professors, but you could easily know just about everyone on campus. In our Best Small Colleges rankings, we looked at colleges of all types that enroll fewer …