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2011-08-17 06:40:00

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News University Directory, the premier education portal for connecting prospective students to traditional universities and accredited online degree programs, today announced the launch of a Resource Center designed to help new and returning students navigate the complicated process of choosing the right college and degree program. Since its inception, U.S. News University Directory has been committed to providing students critical...

2011-08-15 11:43:00

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GetEducated.com, http://www.geteducated.com, an online education research group that publishes online college rankings based on college affordability and credibility, has released their list of the Best Online Colleges for an online management degree that ranks high in quality yet low in consumer cost. The Get Educated online college rankings are based on a survey of higher education costs at 61 regionally accredited universities that...

2011-08-09 07:10:00

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Best Colleges has published its first annual ranking of the 50 best colleges and universities in the United States. Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey tops the list. The full 2011-2012 ranking can be viewed at http://www.thebestcolleges.org/rankings/top-50. Attempting to provide a college ranking that exceeds all others in focusing on what really matters to prospective students and their parents, "The Best Colleges Top 50 Colleges...

2011-08-01 11:45:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a survey by The Princeton Review that asked 122,000 students at 376 top colleges to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences, the best professors are at Wellesley College (MA). Florida Southern College (FL) has the most beautiful campus. Wheaton College (IL) serves the best campus food, and Bryn Mawr College (PA) has the best dorms. However, the college at which students reported the most satisfaction...

2011-07-11 10:43:00

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GetEducated.com, a consumer group that publishes rankings and reviews of the top online colleges, based on higher education costs and credibility, has released their list of the Best Online Colleges for online psychology degrees or degrees in allied human service or social service fields. The Get Educated online college affordability rankings are based on a survey of higher education costs at 48 regionally accredited universities that...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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