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Academics is primarily about what a student learns in the classroom, but it is also what a student learns while working in a laboratory or talking with peers on campus. Our ratings include not just the classroom prowess of a college but also the crucial education gained outside the classroom. We consider admissions statistics, professor data, and success metrics alongside student life factors to assemble a comprehensive evaluation of academics.

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