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College Consensus Releases Ranking of Best Colleges in Colorado 2018


College Consensus Releases Ranking of Best Colleges in Colorado 2018

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus (, a unique new college ranking website, has published their ranking of the Best Colleges in Colorado 2018 at

To identify the Best Colleges in Colorado for 2018, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student reviews to produce a unique consensus rating for each school. According to College Consensus founder Jeremy Alder, "Similar to what Rotten Tomatoes does for movies, College Consensus gathers the publisher rankings and student reviews from around the web and distills the results into simple, easy to understand scores so students can quickly and easily compare schools. It is the ranking of all rankings, so to speak." Learn more about the College Consensus rankings methodology at

With goal of helping prospective Colorado students evaluate their higher education options, The College Consensus has used their unique system to determine the best-ranked colleges in Colorado:

 Colorado College - Colorado Springs, CO
 University of Denver - Denver, CO 
 University of Colorado Boulder - Boulder, CO
 Colorado School of Mines - Golden, CO
 Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
 Regis University - Denver, CO
 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus - Denver, CO
 University of Colorado Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs, CO
 Colorado Mesa University - Grand Junction, CO 
 Fort Lewis College - Durango, CO 
 Western State Colorado University - Gunnison, CO 
 University of Northern Colorado - Greeley, CO 
 Metropolitan State University - Denver, CO

In the Rocky Mountains, a region made legendary in the American imagination by western stories and movies for over a century and a half, Colorado has established one of the most impressive higher education systems in the west. Colorado's best colleges and universities began with settlers bringing their dreams with them from the east, establishing schools and seminaries in a wide range of denominations and faiths, then grew with Colorado's mining, petroleum, and agriculture. Colorado has also historically been a leader in environmental science, turning their varied landscapes - from rugged mountains to prairies and deserts - to their advantage, while also emerging as a center for alternative energy and sustainability. Trade and energy made Colorado a center for business and engineering education, making institutions like Colorado State and Colorado School of Mines world-class STEM educators. In today's era, Colorado education has grown to encompass some of the world's most elite and prestigious technology programs, as Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs have emerged as hubs for entrepreneurship and innovation. Today, when education experts look to the future, they rightly look to Colorado.

According to Managing Editor Carrie Sealey-Morris, Colorado is "a little of everything - diverse in people, in geography, and in industry." That diversity has been Colorado's greatest strength: "the Native Americans who first settled the Americas, Hispanic and Latino people, and the descendants of the frontiersmen and women of many races and nationalities who braved the Great Plains, deserts, and Rocky Mountains to forge a home." From all of these people, making their way, Colorado has become "a watchword not only for natural beauty, but independence, progressiveness, hard work, and fun." All of Colorado's character is reflected in its higher education system, which brings together major public research universities, experimental liberal arts colleges, devout religious institutions, and more, all primed to meet the complex needs of Colorado's people, from careers and professions to life and family.

College Consensus is a new approach to college rankings. We combine the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student review scores from around the web to produce an aggregate College Consensus rating for each school.

Carrie Sealey-Morris
Managing Editor, College Consensus 
(512) 710-9901

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