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Ratings and Methodology

LendEDU’s editorial ratings help consumers understand how certain companies compare to others in their respective industries.

We do not publish favorable or unfavorable reviews or ratings at the direction of any company. Instead, our full-time editorial staff is tasked with rating companies and providing accurate and fact-based analyses. Our editorial staff and contractors then use these ratings to create content and determine which companies are the best for different financial situations.

Here is a description of our numerical ratings:

  • 5 stars = Excellent selection
  • 4 stars = Above average selection
  • 3 stars = Average selection
  • 2 stars = Below average selection
  • 1 star = Poor selection