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U.S. News provides key statistics for nearly 1,800 colleges and universities.
Find out the sources used to compile our Best Colleges survey questions.
U.S. News incorporates feedback from guidance counselors into these college lists.
U.S. News ranked a total of 70 historically black colleges and universities.
Faculty and administrators at these schools commit to teaching undergrads in a high-quality manner.
Students at these schools are most likely to find undergraduates from different racial or ethnic groups.
These schools are rapidly evolving in academics, facilities and other areas.
For these schools, we looked at their Best Colleges ranks and average freshman retention rates.
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