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Hidden Gems Colleges: An Interview with Bill Staib

Every year, College Raptor releases a list of “Hidden Gems” College Rankings (in addition to the “Best Colleges” Rankings. We had some time to chat with College Raptor’s President and CEO William Staib about: Why College Raptor is important to him personally What “Hidden Gems” Colleges are How College Raptor users can use these lists …
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Have a Bad Professor? Tips to Get You Through the Semester

Throughout college, you won’t always have the best professors each semester and in every class. If you’re stuck with a bad professor, or specifically a mean professor, it can cause a lot of stress. What qualifies someone as a bad professor though? Well, it can be different for each student and each professor. Their teaching …
The Secrets of Top Students schoolwork book (2)
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How to Catch up on School Work: Easy Steps to Catch You up!

All college students have been there. It’s most likely close to midterms and you feel like you’re drowning in homework, assignments, projects, and papers. Whether it’s your freshman or senior year, this happens to everyone. Catching up on your schoolwork can feel impossible, but we assure you it’s not! The first step is to recognize …
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Black Friday deals for Students (And Cyber Monday!)

As the holidays are approaching, one of our favorite yearly events is happening – Black Friday Sales and Cyber Monday! If you’re new to Black Friday or Cyber Monday, on Thanksgiving weekend stores have great sales, so you can shop for your holiday gifts and home essentials at lower prices. At no extra cost to …
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Technology Trends in Higher Education

The advancement of technology in the higher education landscape has paved the way for student-centered learning. The latest technology is only getting better! The difference in quality of education we receive now versus 25 years ago is mind-boggling, so let’s give special thanks to technology. Even looking back at the past 10 years, we’ll see …
A Carnegie Classification is mainly used for educational and research purposes in order to identify groups of comparable institutions.
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Carnegie Classifications: What Do They Mean?

Have you ever seen the phrase “Carnegie Classification” while searching for colleges and wondering what that actually means? You’re definitely not alone! Here’s the rundown on everything you need to know about Carnegie Classifications, what they mean for you, and how colleges and universities use them. What Are Carnegie Classifications? The phrase “Carnegie Classification” refers …
One of MIT's Halloween traditions is the pumpkin drop.
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15 Fun Halloween Costumes for College Students

It’s officially spooky season, so it’s time to start thinking about your Halloween costume. As a college student, Halloween is one of the biggest events of the year (cue the infamous Mean Girls quote). As we get closer to the holiday, your local costume stores may be running out of supplies so deciding on your …
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A Quick Guide to MicroMasters Programs

If you’re thinking about continuing your education and going after a Master’s, it may be worth your time (and money) to consider a MicroMasters Program instead. Here’s everything you need to know about these programs, how you can find them, and other must-know details. What is a MicroMasters Program? A MicroMasters program is a program …
Colleges for nontraditional students.
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Great Colleges for Nontraditional Students

Are you planning on going back to college well after you graduated high school? It’s never too late! There are plenty of amazing colleges for nontraditional students out there. We cover some things you need to know about going to college as an older student and a few of the best colleges for nontraditional students …