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How to Research College

Popular College Searches by Peterson's Visitors

All kinds of visitors come to, looking for all kinds of different information. The most popular college searches conducted by these visitors are: New England College, Rolling Admissions, and Online Colleges.

By Peterson's Staff updated on May 07, 2013

College Research and Geographic Diversity

In today's admission environment, it's more important than ever to develop a diverse application group.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

College Research: Geographic Impact at Public and Private Schools

When you're looking into colleges and universities, you'll want to make sure that you factor geography into your decisions. The geographic location of the university has an impact, just as your own geographic home will have an impact. To find out more, read this article.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 28, 2013

College Research Benefits from a Focus on Balance

Researching colleges should never be a matter of a single factor, a single characteristic. You'll want to balance all the different factors, to compare different colleges to each other, to take in the whole picture. To find out just how to do all that, read on.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 28, 2013

Colleges Near You

Great Colleges for Food

It may not be the primary overriding concern of college, but it's always worth it to to find out whether or not a college you're looking at has good food. Here's a list of some of the colleges with the best food in the country.

By Brendan Conway updated on January 23, 2013

Ask the Experts: How to Research College

Read actual questions from students about how to research college and see answers and advice from college planning and admissions experts.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 23, 2013
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  • Type Private
  • Setting Small
  • Size 4,389 students
  • In-State $29,976
  • Out-of-State $29,976
  • Acceptance Not Reported
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  • Type Public
  • Setting Urban
  • Size 12,366 students
  • In-State $11,966
  • Out-of-State $28,390
  • Acceptance Moderately Difficult
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Villanova University
Villanova, PA
  • Type Private
  • Setting Suburban
  • Size 7,042 students
  • In-State $45,376
  • Out-of-State $45,376
  • Acceptance Very Difficult
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