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The Princeton Review online has a list of the 331 best colleges, with information about each, and you can apply online. They also have information on business schools, grad schools, law schools, medical schools, and more. Princeton Review has now merged (and combined resources) with their former competitor Embark.com. You can search their site for school or other info with the form below.

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TIME Magazine, July 1, 1946, p. 65:

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    Cecil John Rhodes believed in a master race. He got mad whenever he thought about how pudding-headed George III and his pig-headed advisers had split that race. The money Rhodes made digging diamonds and empire building in South Africa he left for Oxford-- to unite Britain and the U.S. (Germany was added, as an afterthought) as the leaders of a world at peace. He thought Rhodes scholarships would turn the trick in a century or two.

    The first Rhodes scholars were named in 1903. There have been 2,215 since, about half of them from the U.S.*...

    ...Rhodes expected his beneficiaries to study hard, and they do; 81.5% of the U.S. scholars since 1931** have been "Firsts" or "Seconds" at Oxford. Rhodes also wanted the chosen ones to play hard. Though nobody gets a Rhodes just because he is an athlete, or loses one because he is not, 85% compete on Oxford college teams.

    Above all, Rhodes wanted his scholars to be leaders-- men who in later life would "esteem the performance of public duties as their highest aim."... Some 35% are in education, 21% in law, 13% in business, 5% in medicine, 5% in journalism and radio. Present trends: toward government service and journalism, away from law and the ministry.

    Among the 200 Rhodes scholars who rate Who's Who in America: Henry Holt & Co.'s President Joseph Brandt, ex-OWI Director Elmer Davis, FCCommissioner Clifford J. Durr, Arkansas Senator J. William Fulbright, Author Christopher Morley.

*Rhodes allotted two scholarships to each state. Some biographers claim that Rhodes thought there were only 13 states.

**Before 1918, appointments were handed out by states. Now the best candidates are chosen from six-state districts, a violation of Rhodes's will which has improved the caliber of scholars.
 

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