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Hidden Gems in the Southeast | 2020 Rankings

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The Southeast portion of the US is known for a great many things—history, great food, and hospitality among them. But what doesn’t get quite as much attention are the great schools in the Southeast. So we wanted to highlight those schools that might be overlooked at first glance, but deserve recognition.  For the purposes of …
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Hidden Gems in the Southwest | 2020 Rankings

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You’ll find diverse landscapes, interesting weather, wild history, and plenty of tourist destinations in the Southwest part of the United States. Know what else you’ll find if you look hard enough? Great colleges. Let’s put the spotlight on some Southwest schools you may not have heard of, but definitely should know about! For the purposes …
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Hidden Gems for Nursing | 2020 Rankings

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Did you know that nursing is one of the fastest growing careers out there? In fact, by 2026 the career is estimated to employ nearly 1.7 million nurses! It’s certainly a noble career path, so it’s no surprise that it’s a very popular college major. There are many colleges with amazing nursing programs, but we …
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Hidden Gems for Teaching | 2020 Rankings

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Education activist Malala Yousafzai said, “Let us remember: One book, one pen, and one teacher can change the world.” If that’s the case, what can over 1.5 million teachers change? That’s how many elementary school teachers are expected to be employed in 2026. Not to mention the 1.1 million secondary, or 259,000 post-secondary school teachers. …
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Hidden Gems in the US | 2020 Rankings

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Ever heard the phrase ‘Great things can come in small packages’? Colleges don’t have to be massive or well-known to be special. That’s why we wanted to highlight the hidden gems in the US.  College Raptor is dedicated to helping students find colleges that fit them financially, socially, and academically–which means looking at more than …
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Hidden Gems with the Lowest Average Federal Student Loan Debt | 2020 Rankings

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No one will deny that college is expensive. College Raptor is dedicated to showing students and their families affordable college options. As part of that mission, we wanted to highlight schools where students had the lowest average of federal student loan debt!  In this list, we’ve ranked schools by the lowest average federal student loan …
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Hidden Gems in the City | 2020 Rankings

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Sometimes the very best things are hidden away in plain sight. That sentiment applies to certain colleges as well. While many students are drawn to attend schools in larger cities, it is great to have a smaller community to call home. And that’s why we wanted to highlight some truly special schools that are located …
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Top 25 Best Colleges With Average Net Prices Under $15K | 2020 Rankings

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There’s no doubt that a lot of colleges have high price tags, but those prices are sometimes misleading. Many schools offer generous financial aid which makes the actual cost much, much less. For example, the sticker price for Soka University of America is just above $52,000. But the average institutional grant that Soka awards covers …
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Top 25 Best Colleges with the Highest Acceptance Rates | 2020 Rankings

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There’s a common misconception that a college having a high acceptance rate automatically makes it “less good.” Or that a low acceptance rate equates directly to quality. Neither is necessarily the case. There are plenty of schools with high acceptance rates that offer a fantastic, high quality education.  And that’s exactly why we’ve made this …
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