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(80) Comments | Posted July 13, 2011 | 8:46 AM

Sure, we all obsess over which college has the best food or academic decathalon team, but how about considering a more basic question-- are the students here nice to each other?

Friendliness is a great quality in a student population, and something that can really affect your college experience.


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The PREPPIEST Schools Of 2011

(186) Comments | Posted July 11, 2011 | 12:58 AM

Once upon a time, the prep was a variation of a traditionalist, East Coast-born, equestrian-riding, upper class WASP that attended a northeastern private university and boarding school before that. But the elusive noun is ever-changing, and nowadays members of this subculture are more defined by their attitudes than their creeds:...

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(437) Comments | Posted July 7, 2011 | 2:26 PM

Sure, they say that the modern generation is bereft of radicals. That the youth of today are wishy-washy. We beg to differ. From ultraliberal hippie dippie environmentalists to uber-conservative religious squares, we bring you the students that are canceling school to lead pro-life marches or shutting down a speaker for...

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The 10 Most Expensive Public Business Schools For In-State Students

(7) Comments | Posted July 6, 2011 | 3:55 PM

According to an article in U.S. News and World Report, the average tuition and fees package offered to in-state students at the top 10 most expensive public business schools was $34,698 for the 2010-11 school year.

Though all ten business schools are good (all ten made it into...

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The NERDIEST Colleges

(167) Comments | Posted July 6, 2011 | 8:41 AM

What is a nerd? A person that throws himself or herself into rigorous academics, stands in the corner at parties and tries to pick up potential mates with a pocket protector? We think not. Modern nerds fit into a more important category: people that pursue what they want with all...

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Yale Gets Billions: What Can All That Money Buy?

(44) Comments | Posted July 5, 2011 | 2:43 PM

Yale announced today that it raised $3.88 billion over the course of a five-year fundraising campaign. Let's face it. $3.88 billion is A LOT OF MONEY. Yale has of course mapped out what they'll use the funds: things like extension of the school's international presence and a tuition-free...

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Kids Of Stars Attending College (2011 Edition)

(62) Comments | Posted July 1, 2011 | 6:45 AM

You can see famous people anywhere; shopping at the grocery store, having fun at an amusement park, driving on the highway (stars, they are just like us!). This year, however, you can also see them at parent's weekend at a college near you!

Check out our slide show of stars'...

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The 10 Private Colleges With The Largest Endowments

(9) Comments | Posted June 30, 2011 | 11:12 AM

On Tuesday, U.S. News and World Report published a list of the ten private
universities with the largest financial endowments in fiscal year 2009, with numbers ranging from $4 billion to $26 billion. One common theme? The recession caused everyone’s endowment to slip. Even Harvard which—at $26,035,389,000—is...

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The TRENDIEST Colleges

(163) Comments | Posted June 30, 2011 | 8:06 AM

We're not talking best. We're not talking brightest. We're talking most desired. After comparing the New York Times' list of 2010-2011 application increases,'s "Top Colleges" list (which includes student rankings of academics, the student body, nightlife and campus facilities), Princeton Review's 2010 list of the...

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2012 Republican Presidential Contenders In College: The Way They Were

(385) Comments | Posted June 29, 2011 | 8:51 AM

Judging by their college careers, the crop of potential Republican presidential contenders is a diverse group. Texas Gov. Rick Perry was a cheerleader. Rep. Michele Bachmann toiled on a kibbutz. And Jon Huntsman forewent school, at least at first, to man the keys in a rock band.

Take a...

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New Online Dating Site Designed for College Students, And College Students Only

(7) Comments | Posted June 22, 2011 | 5:11 PM

The website’s opening phrase isn’t particularly unique. “The best way to get a…” it reads in black font. Various completions of the phrase flashes across the screen in neon pink: words like “study buddy,” “adventure,” “girl friend,” “friend,” “free dinner,” “wife,” “husband,” and of course “eternal love.” Sounds like your...

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Most SUCCESSFUL People Who Never Went To College (PHOTOS)

(412) Comments | Posted April 11, 2010 | 3:21 PM

Sure, a college degree can open a number of doors for those who hold them. But throughout history, some of the most renowned entertainers and entrepreneurs have found success despite sidestepping higher education.

What do you think? To degree or not to degree?

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Where The Stars' Kids Go To College (PHOTOS)

(91) Comments | Posted April 4, 2010 | 11:42 AM

See a familiar face on campus? It might be Michael Jordan's son, Tiger Woods's niece or Stephen Spielberg's daughter. Celebrity children need educations, too, and here is where some of them go to get them.

Are you lab partners with a notable's kid? Let us know at...

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Child Prodigies: The YOUNGEST College Graduates (PHOTOS)

(134) Comments | Posted April 2, 2010 | 2:28 PM

They have multiple degrees, Nobel Prize nominations, plum teaching positions at prestigious universities -- and all before the age of 20. They're child prodigies, and their accomplishments will blow you away (and perhaps incite you to hit the books).

Let us know if we missed one! E-mail

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APRIL FOOLS, College Style: The Good, The Bad And The OUTRAGEOUS (PHOTOS)

(11) Comments | Posted April 1, 2010 | 12:54 PM

Colleges are bastions for practical jokers -- students and administrators alike -- and April 1 is the day for them to strut their stuff. Many college papers traditionally print over-the-top issues in honor of the day -- but sometimes the jokes aren't funny. Here are some campus April Fools follies...

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PHOTOS: 9 Key Points Of The Student Aid Bill

(5) Comments | Posted March 31, 2010 | 3:00 PM

The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, signed into law yesterday, will bring major reforms to America's higher education system. The law plans to drastically alter the way student loans are carried out, increase award money for needy students and extend significant financial support to community colleges.

Here are nine...

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America's CHEAPEST Colleges (PHOTOS)

(22) Comments | Posted March 31, 2010 | 10:48 AM

Despite the deluge of colleges joining the $50,000-plus tuition club, it's still possible to get an education for a reasonable price -- sometimes for free. The catch? You might have to wash dishes or milk a cow between classes to stay on your scholarship.

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The Most EXPENSIVE Colleges And Universities (PHOTOS)

(266) Comments | Posted March 29, 2010 | 7:15 PM

For a year at one of America's most expensive colleges, you could buy a luxury car. For four years, a house. Granted, each campus on's list of the most expensive schools of 2009-2010 (cost of living included) offers a plethora of dynamic opportunity, stately scenery and, one hopes,...

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Rich And Famous College REJECTS (PHOTOS)

(167) Comments | Posted March 27, 2010 | 4:08 PM

As envelopes fat and thin fill the mailboxes of hopeful college seniors around the country, it's important to remember that acceptance to a certain school does not guarantee wild wealth, international stardom, knighthood or all of the above. With some colleges accepting less than ten percent of their applicants, there...

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UPDATED: America's LARGEST Tuition Increases in PUBLIC Schools (PHOTOS)

(322) Comments | Posted March 4, 2010 | 8:37 AM

It's not the schools notorious for their high tuition rates -- George Washington University, New York University, Sarah Lawrence College -- on this list. Rather it's the large, public universities that are seeing staggering increases of up to 32 percent, adding to mounting student debt. Is the collegiate sticker shock...

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