Parents and Colleges

The online publication "Parents and Colleges" was created by college admissions professionals to help parents navigate the college consideration process to choose the institutions that best fit their students' needs. The website highlights a list of colleges that offer value, excellence, and engagement that parents and students look for. Some of the highly ranked colleges include:

- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) was rated third of America's Best Colleges in the category of "Top 10 Best College Eats." The Best College Eats ranking highlights the variety of dining options Virginia Tech Dining Services has to offer.

- "Parents and Colleges" has named the University of Minnesota, Morris as a Top 10 Best Value Public University for an outstanding academic record, automatic academic scholarships for first-year students, one of the smallest federal debt loads in the Midwest, charging the same low rate to in-state and out-of-state students, 90 % of students receiving financial aid, and being a national leader in sustainability initiatives and research.

- Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering leads the way in offering its students ample financial aid according to Parents & Colleges recent report: America's Best Colleges 2010. Olin College is ranked No. 1 in the Top Ten Financial Aid Providers category and is cited for putting an exceptional education within reach of all admitted students through generous scholarship opportunities and family-friendly financial aid policies and practices.

- Cornell University was ranked 4th nationally in the online Parents and Colleges resource as one of the "Top 10 Best College Eats" for 2010. In addition, the Princeton Review ranked Cornell 5th in the category of "Best Campus Food."

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