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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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Top 25 Best Colleges in the Southwest | 2020 Rankings

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When students think of the Southwest, they probably picture flat desert land. However, that’s far from the truth. The Southwest has some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes, from canyons to snowy mountains. The Southwest is also home to a large range of colleges and universities.   For the purposes of this list, we’ve included …
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Top 25 Best Colleges in the Midwest | 2020 Rankings

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The Midwest is called the heartland of America, and for good reason. Known for friendly people, sprawling farmland, growing industries, and wonderful cities, the Midwest is also home to some amazing colleges.  We’ve included the following states as part of the Midwest: Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Indiana, …
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