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Are rankings an important factor when shortlisting universities in the USA?

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    University of Wisconsin La Crosse (United States)

    University of Wisconsin La Crosse (United States)

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    Rankings are one criteria that you can use to evaluate universities in the U.S., they do give you a chance to look at the university's strengths and areas of recognition. However, keep in mind that ultimately you want to find a university that is a good fit for you. So in addition to looking at rankings, be sure to explore the academic programs, the cost, the scholarships, the location and other characteristics of the universities you're interested in.

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