A year ago, in a column in this space [“Singing the Praises of Guidance Counselors”], I asked you to help me compile a list of colleges and universities that deserve bigger reputations. I called them the hidden gems, the lesser known jewels, the wallflower colleges that students fall in love with only after they get to know them. I hoped that readers would send the column to high school counselors or teachers they knew and ask them to send me names of colleges that their graduates rave about. Below is the result of your efforts. Based on this very informal and unscientific survey I have put together a list of 100 schools that deserve more attention than they are getting. […]