Sunday, September 24, 2017

Baker Among College Raptor's 2018 Hidden Gem Schools


Iowa City, IA - College Raptor, the only college planning website that helps prospective students and their families discover schools based on personalized estimates of actual college costs as well as academic and cultural fit, has published their 2018 Hidden Gems.
College Raptor’s Hidden Gems, in tandem with the Best Colleges Rankings, 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.
“We assemble these Hidden Gem lists to showcase lesser-known colleges, and to empower prospective students and parents to discover schools they might not otherwise have considered,” 
said Bill Staib, College Raptor’s CEO.
Notable in this year’s Hidden Gems lists is Wheaton College, which came in as the top Hidden Gem school in Illinois for the third year in a row. New entrants included Mount Holyoke College, which is honored as being one of the top Hidden Gems for Women pursuing a STEM degree, and Drake University, named a Midwest Hidden Gem.
While College Raptor’s Hidden Gems highlight the best schools in the country based on multiple metrics including graduation rates, diversity, financial resources, and other key factors, College Raptor recommends that Hidden Gems lists like this should only be the jumping off point for students and families. To get better rankings--rankings personalized to each student’s academic performance and their families’ economic situation--students and parents are encouraged to go to and discover colleges tailored to their individual needs.

 Kansas schools that made the 2018 list are:
  1. Benedictine College
  2. Baker University
  3. Pittsburg State University

College Raptor, the only college planning website that helps prospective students discover schools based on personalized estimates of actual college costs, has identified the best “hidden gem” schools that deserve the spotlight. Factors including the number of applications received, graduation rates, campus diversity, endowment per student, selectivity, and other metrics are all taken into consideration when we calculate our Hidden Gem rankings.

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