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College Raptor's 2016 Top 50 Best Colleges
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College Raptor’s 2016 Best Colleges Rankings

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 …
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The 25 Best Suburban Colleges – 2016 University Rankings

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 …
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The 25 Best Private Colleges – 2016 University Rankings

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 …
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Top 25 Best Urban Colleges 2016 Rankings

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 …
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2016 Rankings: The 25 Best Public Colleges

In the U.S., we have some of the finest public universities in the world. Although the greatest public colleges can sometimes be overshadowed by the ranks of the Ivy League or other great private colleges, the nation’s best public universities offer top-caliber educations, while also often enrolling tens of thousands of students. In this ranking, we …
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The 25 Best Research Universities – 2016 University Rankings

Research universities do much of the nation’s most important research and development for a wide array of areas. From developing new pharmaceuticals and nanotechnology to helping us understand the origin of our species and our universe. Not all students at these colleges will study science–or do research–but, research universities, in general, tend to share common …
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The 25 Best Liberal Arts Colleges – 2016 University Rankings

Liberal arts colleges offer some of the most unique experiences for students. These schools often emphasize well-rounded educations in a diverse range of topics (although not without direction, as most liberal arts schools offer many of the same undergraduate majors found at research universities). They’re also incredibly unique in and of themselves. Liberal arts colleges …