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Wesley College Named 2018 Top “Hidden Gem” College in Delaware and Northeast

Posted September 22nd, 2017 at 2:39pm

College Raptor Hidden US Gem 2018 logoCollege matching platform, College Raptor Inc., has named Wesley College the highest-ranking hidden gem institution in the state of Delaware as well as a hidden Northeast gem. Hidden gems are defined as high-caliber colleges and universities, which receive fewer than 5,000 applicants per year but have fewer than 7,000 undergraduate students enrolled.

“We are pleased to be selected yet again as a “Hidden Gem,” said Wesley College President Robert E. Clark II. “This is a wonderful acknowledgment of the dedicated faculty and staff that support student success year in and year out.”

The top hidden gem in each state was determined by analyzing colleges based on their enrollment and application data submitted to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Each institution also received an “Overall Ranking” of quality based on academic and outcome data, including graduation rate, selectivity, student-to-faculty ratio and other factors.

Wesley College was one of 50 institutions recognized across the country as a hidden gem institution in Delaware and one of 13 institutions ranked as a hidden Northeast gem.

The announcement is meant to call attention to institutions that may have been overlooked by students but stands out in terms of academic rigor and student success.

To learn more about College Raptor Inc. and the hidden gem selection process, please visit: https://www.collegeraptor.com/find-colleges/articles/hidden-gems-2018/hidden-u-s-gems-2018/