Choosing the wrong college can be bad for mental health
Going off to college might be a source of anxiety for some students, but once a student is on campus it shouldn’t be a total drag.
But that tends to happen more frequently when a student ends up at a college where the student body is weaker academically overall than the one where the student went to high school.
We measured school academic ability using average scholastic and cognitive aptitude tests. We then examined the effects of going to a college with higher, lower, or the same average scores relative to high school on student depression and self-esteem levels.
Choosing the wrong college
Best Colleges Rankings and Lists
U.S. News provides nearly 50 different types of numerical rankings and lists to help students narrow their college search. From National Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges to A-Plus Schools for B Students, find the right one for you.
US News Best Colleges
2018 Best Colleges in America
The Best Colleges ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni. The ranking compares more than 1,000 top colleges and universities in the U.S.
Niche Best Colleges
Kiplinger's Best College Values, 2018
Kiplinger was the first to assess colleges based on a combination of a school's academic merits and the cost of attendance. To that end, they present their annual list of 300 best-value colleges and universities to help you see how your options stack up. As in recent years, they give you a combined list of colleges as well as separate lists for the best values in private universities, private liberal arts colleges and public colleges.
Kiplinger Best College
Wall Street Journal/Times
Higher Education College Rankings 2018
The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings give students and their families the information they need to help them choose where to study. Uniquely, it has at its heart the voices of more than 200,000 current American college students, collected through Times Higher Education's annual US Student Survey.
The rankings of more than 1,000 US schools, colleges and universities are made up of 15 individual performance indicators designed to answer the questions that matter the most to students and their families
America's Top Colleges List
The FORBES 10th annual Top Colleges ranking speaks directly to four important trends:
• The disproportionately high number of Ivy League and other highly selective private coastal schools at the highest rungs.
• The rise of juggernaut STEM and research-oriented universities vs. small prestigious liberal arts colleges.
• In the vast middle of this list, where the bulk of America's students study, public schools rose overall in the ranks, while their private counterparts took a small hit.
• Strong performances on the part of all the service academies.
To our way of thinking, before you become a college student, you need to think like a graduate. Our goal is to showcase the colleges and universities that deliver the best return on your education investment dollars.
Forbes Top College
Forbes: These Colleges Are Best Value For Your Money In 2018
Forbes Best Value Colleges
Top Wired Colleges
List of the Best Technical College Programs by PC Magazine, with input provided by The Princeton Review
1. Villanova University
3. Indiana University, Bloomington
4. Swarthmore College
5. Creighton University
6. University of Illinois
7. Michigan Tech University
8. University of Southern California
9. Quinnipiac University
10. The University of Oklahoma
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MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Sperling's Best Places
Going to colleges involves moving to a new community. For over thirty years Bert Sperling has been analyzing data about people and places, and rating them for major publications. Their goal is to provide you with a new level of accurate and up-to-date informatoin, in a useful and entertaining format.
Sperling's Best Places
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