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TheBestSchools.org Releases Its Ranking of Best Colleges for Undergraduates

PELLA, IOWA (Oct. 2, 2017) — TheBestSchools.org, a leading online publication for ranking schools and degree programs, has now published its ranking of “The 50 Best Undergraduate Colleges in the United States for 2017–18.”

In this ranking, TheBestSchools.org focuses on those schools whose main degree is a bachelor’s or even an associate degree. Our criteria for ranking include (1) record of achievement, (2) diversity of study, (3) freedom of inquiry and expression, (4) academic rigor, and (5) low cost and minimal debt. In addition, beyond the usual academic benchmarks, this ranking underscores the prospects for personal enrichment and advancement that await students after graduation.

“With so many colleges and universities focused on research, grant money, sports programs, alumni, graduate studies, and more,” says Dan Edelen, director of marketing services for TheBestSchools.org, “undergraduate students may feel like an afterthought. By spotlighting those colleges that devote the majority of their energy and effort to making life better for undergrads, TheBestSchools.org offers prospective students a better perspective on which colleges and universities put freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors first.”

The fifty top schools for undergraduates, listed alphabetically:

Through “The 50 Best Undergraduate Colleges in the United States for 2017–18,” TheBestSchools.org is pleased to offer a different consideration for what makes a college or university great, one that seeks the very best for undergraduates.

TheBestSchools.org is a leader in school rankings — K–12, college, postgraduate, online, and on-campus — providing millions of prospective students with the information they need to find the right school for them. TheBestSchools.org is an independent educational website whose staff and advisory board believe learning transforms lives for the better and should be a lifelong pursuit.

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