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Big Schools & Small Class Sizes 2016

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When students are choosing which college to attend each year, there are two statistics that generally end up playing a pretty big role: How big is the school and how big are the classes? Most students have some idea of the size of campus they’re looking for–either the large, university experience at a big state …

Smart Choices 2016: The 43 Colleges Where Students Are Most Likely to Get Accepted, Stay Enrolled, and Graduate in 4 Years

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Each year, colleges and universities from around the country are recognized as being “the best”. Based on statistics like retention rates, graduation rates, selectivity, and other metrics, those colleges which are deemed top in the nation represent the dream of many students. But it’s no secret that these schools are also an elite club. At …

Top Ranked Universities and Colleges in California

Anchored by the flagship University of California system, the state of California is rich in colleges of all types and sizes. From those right in the heart of Los Angeles and San Francisco, to remote campuses just minutes from the beach, the state has a lot of options to choose from. It’s home to some …

Why the Ivy League Isn’t Right for Everyone (From an Ivy League Student)

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One very thoughtful high school senior has been solicited for his college admissions advice almost endlessly after being accepted to an Ivy League college early action. Emil Friedman writes articulately about some of what is so incredibly flawed about the way students and parents view our broken college admissions system. Mr. Friedman talks about the misplaced …

College Raptor’s 2016 Best Colleges Rankings

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The 2016 College Raptor Best Colleges rankings are intended to be just that—a ranking of the best colleges in the nation. Beyond that, we’ve divided this recognition into many segments, allowing prospective students and parents to more easily find schools that fit with what they’re looking for—whether it’s a top-notch college with a lot of …

The 25 Best Suburban Colleges – 2016 University Rankings

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Between the fast-paced urban campus and the isolated rural campus is another type of campus: Suburban campus. For many students, these colleges and universities truly offer the best of both worlds. They often have access to major metropolitan areas, plenty of close shopping and dining, and nearby cultural attractions–all without having to fight traffic or …

The 25 Best Private Colleges – 2016 University Rankings

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There are many myths out there about private colleges–that they’re overpriced, or stuffy, or only for rich kids. But, those are just common misconceptions. Private colleges and universities across the country offer top-notch educations in a wide variety of subjects, and for a wide variety of students. In fact, many of the nation’s best private colleges …

Top 25 Best Urban Colleges 2016 Rankings

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Looking to go to class amidst the urban sprawl? Here are the colleges for you. Each of these colleges and universities is located in a major metropolitan area, with some even being dispersed right among the downtown. Students seek out best urban college campuses for a number of reasons, but often it’s the campus proximity …