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Various publications rank colleges on an annual basis. In fact, a recent study by researchers at Barnard College and New York University found that published college rankings measurably impact where students may apply.
When deciding where you want to apply, published lists can help narrow down your options but should not be the only factor in the decision making process. You should also consider what is important to you. You may want to ask yourself:

  • What setting is best for you to learn?
  • Are you looking to attend a smaller or larger college?
  • Does a college offer the courses of study that you are interested in?
  • How important are school-affiliated clubs and organizations?

    College-ranking lists, as well as your own criteria can help you determine what schools you want to visit and eventually apply to.

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