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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 …
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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 …
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20 Pet Friendly Colleges

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Many colleges allow students to keep fish in small tanks in their dorm rooms. It’s a lot more uncommon to find a college that allows more interactive pets to live with student owners. For students who feel they need a four-legged companion while they’re away at school, these colleges are worth a look.   1. …
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Hidden Gems: The Best Colleges In Each State That Receive Fewer than 5,000 Applications Per Year

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College Raptor aims to help students find their best fit colleges, academically, culturally, and financially. While big colleges can be a great fit for some students, others do better on smaller campuses. To bring attention to small colleges around the country, we’ve developed this map highlighting the top hidden gem college in each state. In …
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Every Kind of College and University Defined

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As you explore colleges, you will learn about different types of colleges or universities. Public or private is a way colleges define themselves. Two-year or four-year colleges are also types of colleges. However, there are other terms colleges will use to define their institution. The types of colleges (or universities) are unique and offers great …
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5 Tips on Working with Your School Counselor on Your College Search

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According to the the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the national student-to-counselor ratio, is 478 to 1, nearly double the number recommended by the American School Counselor Association. Some states, like Minnesota have a ratio of nearly 800 students for every school counselor, giving it the second highest ratio in the nation, behind California.  …
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How To: Build Your College List

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Starting to build your college list can be confusing. Some students start by putting down the names of colleges they know. Others ask for suggestions from people they trust. However, without knowing much about the colleges, those might not be the best way to build your college list. College is a huge investment in time …
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