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Citizens Financial Group, Inc. to Acquire College Raptor

Expands Advice and Insight Capabilities to Help Families Plan for College IOWA CITY, Iowa & PROVIDENCE, R.I– Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire online college planning platform College Raptor, Inc. Terms were not disclosed. College Raptor, founded in 2012 and headquartered in Iowa City, is an innovative college planning …

College Raptor and Ocelot Partner to Provide Greater College Cost Transparency

Colleges and universities that use both platforms can now bring greater price transparency and educational tools to students and parents planning and paying for college. IOWA CITY, IA – College Raptor, the leading provider of Net Price Calculators (NPCs), and Ocelot, higher education’s most-deployed and fastest-growing AI-powered Student Communication Platform, announced today that they have …

College Raptor Releases 2023 Best College Rankings

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ranked No. 1; Barnard College, Vassar College, Carleton College, University of Southern California, and Colgate University Are New To ‘Top 50 Best Colleges’ List Since Last Year  New This Year: Rankings for ‘Best Religiously Affiliated Colleges,’ ‘Best Colleges for Middle-Class Affordability,’ and ‘Most Geographically Diverse Colleges’ Iowa City, IA (Aug. 1, …

Congrats to Our $1,000 Scholarship Winner! Gleda Kronen

We recently talked with Gleda Kronen, the runner up winner of the College Raptor Scholarship for $1,000! See what she had to say about herself, her college search, and the challenges she ran into: College Raptor: Tell us a little about yourself! Gleda: My name is Gleda and I’m a senior in high school who …

Chatting With $2,500 Scholarship Winner, Patrick Hillman

A big congratulations to College Raptor’s recent $2,500 scholarship winner: Patrick Hillman! We had a chat with him recently to learn more about his experience with his college search, what he looked for, and what challenges he ran into in recent months. See what he had to say. CR: Tell us a little about yourself! …

“Hidden Gem” Schools that Students Should Check Out Before Finalizing Their College Lists

9/22/2021 Iowa City, Iowa College Raptor’s 7th annual Hidden Gems highlights colleges that may not be as well known, but absolutely deserve attention and consideration. Notable high ranking gems this year include Lawrence University as the #1 Wisconsin Hidden Gem, Harvey Mudd College as the #1 Most Ethnically Diverse Hidden Gem, and Samford University as …

New All-in-One Scholarship Search Tool Makes Finding Gift Aid Simple

8/30/21 Iowa City, Iowa College Raptor® releases a comprehensive scholarship tool that finds qualifying institutional, government, and private scholarships for students.    College Raptor’s New Scholarship Search Tool Scholarships and college go hand-in-hand. However, finding scholarships you qualify for isn’t so simple. Most scholarship search sites only focus on private awards, ignoring institutional and government …

Vaccine Required or Optional? College Raptor’s 2022 Rankings Reflect New Priorities

College Raptor’s publishes its 7th annual Best Colleges rankings! Notable high ranking schools include the United States Naval Academy as the #1 Vaccine-Optional College, Princeton as the #1 Best College in the US, and CalTech as the #1 Small College.  College Raptor Releases 2022 Best College Rankings Are COVID-19 vaccinations required at your favorite college? …

Meet College Raptor’s Latest Scholarship Winners!

Iowa City, IA – 6/23/2021 Meet College Raptor’s Latest Scholarship Winners! Amanda McCard and Summer Hollingsworth are College Raptor’s two latest scholarship winners. Their winning essays detailed the challenges and successes in the college search process. These two students have stories and wisdom to share. $2,500 Scholarship Winner Amanda McCard! Connecticut native Amanda McCard found …

College Raptor Announces Two Brand New Scholarship Winners!

Iowa City, Iowa 4/1/2021 Meet College Raptor’s Two New Scholarship Winners! Out of hundreds of essay applicants, John McGowan and Tai Ngyuen were chosen as the most recent College Raptor Scholarship Winners! The two wrote moving essays about their challenges and successes in the college search process. Learn more about these impressive students below.  The …