The following colleges/universities have been named "cutting-edge schools" by the Kaplan guide:

Loyola Marymount University - It has been named one of the “25 cutting-edge schools with an eye toward the future” in Kaplan's 2008 edition of “You Are Here: A Guide to Over 380 Colleges & Unlimited Paths to Your Future”. Among its praised programs, the School of Film and Television is seen as a “stellar education in a highly supportive environment”. The Entrepreneurship Program in the College of Business Administration is highly regarded as one of the strongest business programs in the nation, and the Center for Service and Action is commended for its ample opportunities to serve the community through volunteer work.

Johnson & Wales University - The Providence campus has been selected as one of the 25 cutting-edge schools tied to hottest career choices by Kaplan Publishing. The University joins other leading schools like Simmons College in Boston, George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor on the list of Kaplan's 25 specially selected schools.

Northern Arizona University - The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is identified by the guidebook as "one of the 25 cutting edge schools tied to several of the 50 "hottest career choices". The department has a strong commitment to the recruitment and timely graduation of high quality students, with well-rounded and relevant curriculum and experienced faculty working at the cutting edge of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Kansas State University - It is ranked as one of the nation's “cutting-edge schools” according to the guidebook. K-State was the only school in the Big 12 to make the cut in Kaplan Publishing's You Are Here: A Guide to Over 380 Colleges and Unlimited Paths to Your Future.

University of California, Irvine - It has been listed among the top 25 cutting-edge schools with an eye toward the future. UCI was cited for its strength in biomedical engineering, earth science, environmental science and its interdisciplinary approach to learning.

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World University Ranking Tables

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World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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