With more than 1,600 colleges and universities in the U.S. ranked annually by U.S. News, picking the right school for you can be a daunting task. But with rankings, reviews, and guides, U.S. News will help you get started.
Narrowing Your Choices
Coming up with a short list begins with some introspection.
Don't apply to a college simply because your love interest, friends, or parents say you should.
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Figure out what kind of student you are before you try to compile a list of potential schools.
These schools have strong U.S. News rankings and welcome B-average students with a strong desire to achieve.
These schools are making substantial improvements in quality, even if they haven’t yet cracked the competition in the U.S. News rankings.
U.S. News traveled to every corner of the country to tour schools so you don't have to. Check out what we found at these 48 popular colleges and universities.