Penn State Berks named 2018 Hidden Gem by College Raptor

Penn State Berks

Penn State Berks was named to College Raptor’s 2018 Hidden Gems.

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READING, Pa. — Penn State Berks has been named to College Raptor’s 2018 Hidden Gems, a list of 25 colleges across the United States that College Raptor considers "the best public colleges that are diamonds in the rough."

According to the rankings methodology, factors including the number of applications received, graduation rates, campus diversity, endowment per student, selectivity and other metrics are all taken into consideration when calculating the list.

Penn State Berks was ranked No. 20 in the list, which also included Penn State Behrend and Penn State Harrisburg.

College Raptor is a service that helps high school families to find college matches, discover colleges that may offer them the best financial aid and simplify the college search process. College matches are based on GPA, majors, location, culture and test scores.