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What is ROTC?: A 2-Minute Guide

ROTC is a military program that is available at over 1,700 colleges and universities in the United States. Participants in ROTC may be eligible for a scholarship that covers the cost of their tuition and college expenses. Participants in the program must commit to serving after graduation for a set number of years. There are …
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A Quick Guide to Free Community Colleges

In certain states, yes, community colleges can be entirely free! Not all states offer these types of programs, however, and many of them have restrictions on eligibility. But if you qualify, you could very well receive a free ride to community college! Keep reading to learn more about which states have programs, who qualifies, and …
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Your Guide to National Student Employment Week

The National Student Employment Week takes place on April 9-15, 2023, always falling on the second full week of April every year. College Raptor is here to show student staff members just how impactful they can be on their college campus and that their outstanding work is appreciated throughout the academic year. Student employees are …
Transferring colleges can be stressful. Here are some myths that we can disprove
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5 Reasons Students Transfer Colleges?

While many college students start and graduate from the same college or university, this isn’t the case for all! Some students have reasons to transfer colleges at certain points in their education. Some factors, like, they may find the college isn’t for them, their finances or changed, or transferring was always a part of their …
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10 Interesting Celebrity SAT Scores

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is a standardized test that high school students must take before applying to colleges. It’s hosted by the College Board and thousands of students take it each year before attending a community college or university. Have you ever wondered about famous people’s SAT scores? In a way, they’re just like …
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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 …
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 …