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Rankings for International Students (coming soon)!
Learn how College Factual calculates your college matches.
More about our crime grades and safety ratings.
Learn about the methodology behind our diversity ranking.
Learn how we construct our rankings by religious affiliation or denomination.
What's new in our July 2013 update.
Does "Best Value" mean Cheap? And answers to other important questions.
Learn how we determine the best colleges for the money in the U.S.
What data do we include to determine the best colleges and universities in the United States?