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Top 25 Best Large Colleges: 2017 Rankings

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These colleges are large and in charge. Definitions of “large” colleges might change depending on who you ask, but for the purposes of this list, we’re considering any school that has 10,000 or more undergraduate students. (Note: “student enrollment” within these summaries includes both undergraduate and graduate students). Check out College Raptor’s list for the …

Top 25 Best Small Colleges: 2017 Rankings

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These schools are the very definition of small but mighty. Though small in size, each of these colleges and universities packs a big punch when it comes to academics and other factors. For the purposes of this list, we’ve defined “small” as having fewer than 2,000 undergraduate students. (Note: The information ‘Student Enrollment’ featured in …

Top 25 Best Colleges in the Southwest: 2017 Rankings

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The Southwest region of the United States is full of rich history, fascinating landscapes, and plenty of notable colleges and universities. We analyzed hundreds of colleges in the region based on various measures, including campus diversity, student outcomes, selectivity, and more. (Note: For the purposes of these rankings, we included states west of Louisiana, including Texas.) 25. …

Top 25 Best Research Universities: 2017 Rankings

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As their name would suggest, research universities focus heavily on research! While many of these academically-inclined institutions have undergraduate programs, a great emphasis is put on their graduate / doctoral programs. At research universities, students can earn their PhDs and go out into the world to change it. So we’ve come up with a list …

Top 25 Best Rural Colleges: 2017 Rankings

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Not every great college is located in the Big City. In fact, there are numerous colleges set in rural areas that are equally prestigious as their urban-dwelling counterparts. Here are College Raptor’s Top 25 Rural Colleges for 2017! 25. Asbury University Location: Wilmore, KY Student Enrollment: 1,879 College Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Asbury …

The 50 Best Colleges in the United States: 2017 Rankings

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Our Top 50 Best College award is the most-selective honor in our 2017 Best Colleges rankings. We analyzed data on each school from thousands across the country and selected the 50 best of the four-year colleges throughout the nation. This list includes schools of all sizes, with varying majors and both public and private institutions. …