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A space for College Raptor announcements as well as the latest trends in higher education.

“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 …

New Tool Helps Students Decipher Confusing College Financial Aid Offers

1/21/2021 Iowa City, Iowa.  New Tool Helps Students Find Their Best College Deals by Deciphering Otherwise Confusing College Financial Aid Offers Just in time for college acceptance season, College Raptor® launches a best-in-class solution to help families compare the true costs of different colleges. So you or your child got accepted into multiple colleges? Great!  …

The Latest College Raptor Scholarship Winners Announced!

Iowa City, Iowa. 12/21/20 The Latest College Raptor Scholarship Winners Announced! A round of applause for William Li and Sofia Zapata—the latest College Raptor scholarship winners! The two had the most impressive essays detailing their college search journey and were awarded the $2,500 and $1,000 awards, respectively. Learn what they had to say! $2,500 Scholarship …

College Raptor Chosen for Small Business of the Month Award

Written by America’s SBDC Iowa AMES, Iowa – America’s SBDC Iowa (SBDC) is pleased to announce that College Raptor, of Iowa City, is the winner of the organization’s statewide October Small Business of the Month Award. College Raptor and SBDC In 2015, William Staib launched College Raptor, an online tool that helps families find the …

College Raptor Celebrates 200th Campus Partnership!

10/28/2020 IOWA CITY, IA: College Raptor, a leading provider of innovative financial aid and student recruitment solutions, announced it is now partnering with over 200 colleges and universities, a significant milestone for the 6-year old Iowa company. NPC and Enrollment Services Continue to Grow The education and financial tech company, which also annually helps over …

College Raptor Announces Its Latest Scholarship Winners!

9/24/2020 — Iowa City, Iowa College Raptor Announces Its Latest Scholarship Winners! College Raptor congratulates its most recent scholarship winners. Sarah Mirsaidi Madjdabadi of San Diego was the $2,500 winner. Eden Jones, also from California, earned the $1,000 scholarship for her essay. Sarah’s winning essay focused on the pressures of choosing which schools to apply …