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Great Colleges Featured in the 2009 Weekly Spotlights

The Best Colleges May Be Ones You Haven't Heard of Yet


Top Picks: Universities | Public Universities | Liberal Arts Colleges | Engineering | Business | Women's | Most Selective | Hidden Gems

Each month I spotlight great schools that might be off the radar of college applicants. Many of these colleges were recommended by readers via email or in the College Admission Forum. Others I chose based on my own research or experiences. In the list below, you'll find links to each college's profile, blog spotlight, and discussion forum. Also be sure to check out the 2008 spotlights.

If you'd like to recommend a college for a future spotlight, you can do so here in the forum.

37. Rhodes College

Rhodes College Avenue of Oaks
Photo Courtesy of Rhodes College

36. Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University - Lucas Hall
Photo Credit: Santa Clara University

35. WPI - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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34. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY

CUNY Queens College
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33. Babson College

Babson College
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32. Occidental College

Occidental College Student Center
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31. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA)

Foliage in North Adams
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30. Stephens College

Stephens College
Photo Courtesy of Stephens College

29. Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University Football
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28. Randolph-Macon College

Randolph-Macon College
Photo Credit: Randolph-Macon College
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