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These rankings are based solely on the peer judgments of deans and senior faculty.
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Students at these schools are most likely to find peers from different racial or ethnic groups.
Here are answers to common questions regarding financial aid and best value schools.
Learn the methodology used in the 2012 Best Colleges rankings.
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Faculty and administrators at these schools commit to teaching undergrads in a high-quality manner.
This highlights schools that are rapidly evolving but aren't always quickly noticeable.
Business school deans and faculty were surveyed for this ranking in spring 2011.
U.S. News incorporates feedback from guidance counselors into these lists.