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College Raptor has a New Menu Layout!

Our website recently underwent some structural changes in order to make navigation easier for all you users! Here is a quick update of what got changed, our new menu layout, and what helpful tools and articles you’ll find in each category. Find Colleges Find colleges is one of our menu layout changes. Anything and everything …
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Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates Went to College

Talk of the 2016 election is everywhere. There is a myriad of subjects and issues on the table that has 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 …
Here's where 20 more women in power went to college
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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 with more women in power and where they went to college! This time around, every single woman we feature spoke at the first-ever United States of Women …
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How Teaching the Fine Arts in School Benefits Students

There has long been an ongoing debate about the validity of fine arts education within schools. Some think that they are frivolous in comparison to the Common Core and STEM-focused subjects, others argue the fine arts are intrinsically valuable to both education and life. The fact of the matter—and yes, we can indeed say fact …
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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 fun facts about colleges, colleges histories, and college graduates in the United States you probably didn’t know: Fun Facts About Colleges! The name “Alumni” comes from the Latin “Alumnus” which …
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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 …