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A Map of the Most Influential Colleges

A Map of the Most Influential Colleges
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Noodle Staff September 23, 2014

Check out how we compile a wide variety of data sources to help you got the fullest picture of what every college can offer.

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As we say all the time here at Noodle, there is no one-size-fits-all in education. We developed our College Report Cards so you can really think about what your needs are and compare colleges by the metrics that are most important to you.

To make this possible, Noodle aggregates a wide variety of data sources to provide the most complete portrait of every college. We aim to be neutral, choosing sources with high coverage and precision that offer raw data rather than sources that assign subjective weights to certain measures.

Here’s a look at schools across the country that lead when we aggregate:

  • Search engine popularity
  • Twitter authority
  • Number of affiliated Nobel Prize winners
  • US News rank

!Map of Influential Colleges

Noodle provides detailed information on 4,471 colleges. Here is an in-depth look at how we compile our College Report Cards.


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