Think you know every college out there? Think again. Here are some diamonds in the rough from The Prairie State

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  • Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington, IL): Great science programs, a warm and friendly student body, and terrific theater arts make Illinois Wesleyan one of the Midwest's most popular up-and-coming universities.
  • Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, IL): With Chicago accessible via a 45-minute train ride and a location in one of northern Illinois' great upscale towns, Lake Forest is a hidden midwestern gem offering a strong liberal arts education.
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