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The 25 Best Large Colleges – 2016 University Rankings

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Many students are looking for a college experience with a huge campus with thousands of students, football games, and 300-person lectures. Not only do big colleges have more students, but they are often known (whether true or not) for providing bigger opportunities and more freedom to students. If you’re looking for a college where you’ll be surrounded by tens …

The 25 Best Colleges in the West – 2016 University Rankings

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The west coast of the U.S. is known for many things. Aside from In-N-Out, another one of those things is certainly a plethora of outstanding colleges and universities–both public and private. From the extensive, and highly-regarded University of California system to Stanford, Reed, Pomona, and Pitzer, there is no lack of educational opportunity in this section …

The 25 Best Medium-Sized Universities in the US 2016

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Somewhere between the huge classes found at large colleges and the intimate, sometimes-quaint feeling of a small college, there are the schools that offer a bit of both worlds. Many students seek out medium-sized colleges as a way to feel like they’re moving on from high school, without feeling totally overwhelmed by a 40,000 person …

College Rankings Assets – Badges & Press Release Templates

On this page, you will find marketing and media assets to be used by colleges recognized in the official College Raptor rankings. College Raptor Rankings badges Please feel free to download and display these badges on your college website or other marketing materials. If you need assistance or larger versions of these badges, please contact …

5 Things Most College Rankings Won’t Tell You

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As students begin to search for a college, one of the first places many look at are college academic rankings–which schools are the best? Rankings can definitely be useful (we have our own, in case you missed them), but they also offer a lot of limitations. After all, it’s impossible to rank something that’s as …

Regional Gems: Midwest

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The Midwest is full of big universities–it’s home to the Big 10 after all! And while these schools are great for some students, they aren’t right for everyone. Some are better fit for smaller colleges, of which they may not even be aware. To shed light on small but deserving colleges around the country, we continue …

Regional Gems: West & South

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At College Raptor, we help students find colleges that fit them financially, socially, and academically–which means looking at more than just big-name universities. That’s why we’re drawing attention to smaller colleges across the nation which deserve consideration but may be initially overlooked because of their size. As a continuation of our series on hidden gem …

Regional Gems: Northeast

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Many people automatically associate education in the Northeast with the Ivy League. But students desiring a world-class education don’t have to focus on those 8 schools. There are many great, smaller colleges in the Northeast where undergraduates can receive a valuable and meaningful education. To bring attention to these smaller and perhaps lesser-known colleges, College …