College Raptor’s Hidden Gems began in an attempt to highlight amazing schools that are often overlooked. To that end, these designations are based on College Raptor’s overall national rankings as well as the number of applications received and number of undergraduate students attending, both of which are important factors in the selection process.
This year’s lists include Hidden Gem schools organized by state and by region. New 2018 lists are Hidden Gems for Women in STEM and Hidden Public Gems!
This year the Hidden Gems lists have come out alongside our Best Colleges Rankings, so that students and families can learn about a wide array of schools they may not have previously considered, or even heard of!