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US News and World Report Rankings: Best Liberal Arts Colleges 2016

Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, College Rankings

best liberal arts colleges

If you’re just beginning the college search, you might be feeling slightly overwhelmed by your choices. One place to start is the US News and World Report’s annual college rankings. Check out what liberal arts colleges placed in the top 25 for 2016.

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10 Colleges That Offer the Most Financial Aid to International Students

Posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2013 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, College Rankings, International Students, Money, Paying for College

According to a US News and World Report, these 10 colleges go above and beyond in offering financial aid to international students.

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Top 10 US States for International Students

Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, College Rankings, International Students

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

The amount of international students in the US has increased 7.2 percent since last year, according to the 2013 Open Doors Report from the Institute of International Education.

New international student enrollment also had a very large jump from the previous year; 250,920 international students enrolled at a US institution for the first time in fall 2012. This is a 9.8 percent increase from the previous year’s enrollment of 228,467.

However, international students are not equally dispersed across the United States.

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Top 10 College Language Programs

Posted on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 under Choosing a College, College Rankings

Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence

College language programs are becoming more extensive all over the US. While most liberal arts schools will offer at least a few popular languages, some colleges invest heavily in expanding their language program, reasoning that language skills will prove invaluable to their graduates.

ULS has compiled 10 of the best college language programs out there. Take a look and see if you agree.

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College Rankings Just Aren’t as Important as You Think

Posted on Monday, March 19th, 2012 under Choosing a College, College Rankings

how important are college rankings

Many students apply only to the schools with the best college rankings, but what happens when the scores those rankings are partly based on are embellished?

Scandals involving colleges that fudged their SAT scores just to rank better should serve as a reminder not to judge schools purely based on college rankings. Instead, other traits should be taken into consideration, too.

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Top 25 Universities for Hirable Graduates

Posted on Friday, November 19th, 2010 under Choosing a College, College Rankings, Jobs

two boys studying on campus quad

It’s the question on everyone’s lips when they graduate college: “How hirable am I?”

Now students have an answer — and it may not be what they expected!

A recent study reveals the schools that produce the most hirable graduates. Find out which schools made the cut and how they were chosen!

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2011 US News & World Report College Rankings: The Top 25 Schools in the Country

Posted on Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 under College Rankings

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Which schools top the charts in the US, and why?

Every year, the US News and World Report’s college rankings try to determine which schools are the best, based on graduation rates, test scores and opinions of college presidents.

Want to know which schools made the grade? Here’s the list of the top 25 colleges in the country according to the US News and World Report.

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The Top 20 Party Schools of 2011

Posted on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 under Choosing a College, College Rankings

bottle of Bulmers pear cider on student desk

Have you been anxiously awaiting the Princeton Review’s list of the top 20 party schools of 2011? Well, it’s finally out! Check out which schools made the notorious list and see if your college is on it.

Also, find out how the list is determined and what it means to attend a school ranked for the best party scene. It may not be what you expected!

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College Rankings: How Useful Are They?

Posted on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 under Choosing a College, College Rankings

college rankings pros and cons

America, as a nation, loves to rank things — and college rankings are no exception.

And why not? There is a certain security that comes with making a decision based on what someone else has deemed “the best.” This is particularly true when it comes to choices as grandiose as where to get a college education!

But how useful are college rankings, really? Take the time to dissect how rankings work before trusting them blindly to make important decisions.

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Smart Spending with Best Value Colleges

Posted on Friday, January 15th, 2010 under College Rankings, Paying for College

Dollar bill

These colleges aren’t the cheapest, but they are the best value.

So says the Princeton Review and USA today, which recently released a list of the top 100 best value colleges for 2010. The list features 50 private and 50 public schools, and we’ve got the top 10 in each category.

The criteria included 30 factors in three areas: academics, costs of attendance, and financial aid. Did your college make the cut?

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Top 25 Best College Neighbors

Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2009 under Choosing a College, College Rankings

Is your college a good neighbor?

College towns are often dominated by the campus, with students making up a large part of the city’s vibe. But college neighbors can contribute a lot more to its nearby cities than that.

Take a recent list of the top 25 college neighbors: schools across the country that make an effort to help their communities.

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What Are the Public Ivies?

Posted on Friday, October 16th, 2009 under Choosing a College, College Rankings

Ivy League

You’ve heard of the Ivy League. But have you heard of the Public Ivy League?

Public Ivies are public universities that have many of the benefits that make the private Ivy League schools so famous – stellar academics, famous faculty, dynamic students and top-notch facilities. Get all this and more for a nice price if you’re an in-state student. So find the Public Ivy nearest you …

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US News and World Report College Rankings for 2016

Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 under Choosing a College, College Rankings

Columbia University quad full of students

What is the #1 college in the US? US News and World Report’s college rankings try to determine the top colleges in the country every year, based on factors like average class size, graduation rate, and national reputation.

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College Graduate Salaries by Major

Posted on Friday, August 7th, 2009 under College Rankings, Jobs, Money

Man on a Job Interview

Starting salaries for new college graduates vary by thousands of dollars depending on your field and major.

Where do you fit in?

What type of salary can you expect from your first job out of college?

Learn what a typical starting salary is in many different fields, from computer science to psychology to art.

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Princeton Review College Rankings Released

Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 under Choosing a College, College Rankings

What’s the top party school? Which college has the most conservative students? The most liberal? Find out what schools made the cut in these three rankings (and 59 others) in the Princeton Review’s annual college rankings.

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