Narrowing Your Choices

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.

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A+ Schools for B Students

These schools have strong U.S. News rankings and welcome B-average students with a strong desire to achieve.

Up-and-Coming Schools

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College Road Trips

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