August 26, 2018
College Discovery Site Highlights Schools That Fly Under the Radar
College Raptor, a leading mobile-first college planning platform that helps families discover colleges based on academic and cultural fit, as well as personalized estimates of actual cost, has published their Hidden Gems selections for 2019.
With over 4,500 colleges and universities in the US, College Raptor’s annual Hidden Gems lists, an extension to the company’s Best Colleges Rankings, were created to help showcase incredible schools that often fall under the general public’s radar. This year’s lists include hidden gems organized by region, and new for 2019, Hidden Gems for Women in Engineering, Hidden Gems for Biology, Hidden Gems for Psychology, and Most Athletic Hidden Gems. All honors have been given to schools based on College Raptor’s overall national rankings in addition to important college selection factors such as undergraduate student population and number of applications received.
“College Raptor helps students find colleges they may not have even been thinking about — colleges that are great fits,” said Bill Staib, CEO of College Raptor. “That’s why we love putting out Hidden Gems lists each year. Finding hidden gems for students is core to how we help students discover great college choices and we think we do it better than anyone.”
As in past years, College Raptor has recognized Hidden Gems in each state. Notable achievements: Topping the chart in Illinois for the fourth consecutive year is Wheaton College. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York received high honors for being featured on three separate lists. Newcomers for 2019 include Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C. and Mills College in California.
College Raptor produces its Hidden Gems Rankings to highlight an institution’s overall health and quality based on multiple metrics including graduation rates, diversity, financial resources, and other key factors. However, rankings are only one of the many factors to consider when determining a college selection. Students and parents are encouraged to use a more personal approach at https://www.collegeraptor.com which uses artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to generate individual match scores based on personal preferences, academic scores, and families’ financial situation at any US institution.
View the complete College Raptor 2019 Hidden Gems at https://www.collegeraptor.com/hidden-gems-2019/.
And view the College Raptor 2019 Best College Rankings at https://www.collegeraptor.com/best-colleges/.
About College Raptor, Inc.
College Raptor builds mobile-first products to help students, parents, counselors, and colleges resolve some of the most significant challenges in college planning. It is the only college service to harness artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that enable students and families to discover quality, affordable college options based on personalized estimates of financial aid, scholarships, academic match, and acceptance chances at every four-year college in the country. In many cases, College Raptor uses an institution’s exact merit- and need-based criteria to provide financial aid amounts that are 100% accurate. As a result, students and their families find cost-effective, academically-appropriate college options that result in improved college completion rates and student success. For more information about College Raptor, visit https://www.CollegeRaptor.com.