2019 Niche College Applicant Survey of Student Confidence and Concerns

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This was the 4th year in which Niche has surveyed students between May 16 and June 30 to learn more about their search and decisions. This year’s survey was responded to by 16,981 students who had made their enrollment decision before June 30, 2019. This year’s result also identified a modal student. Rather than report on an average student we looked at the modal student, the student that you’re actually most likely to run into on a campus.

You will also find:

  • Feedback about visits, applications, acceptances, and enrollment
  • Issues faced by students
  • What students look for in a school
  • Student satisfaction
  • Student borrowing trends
  • Student confidence
  • Social media usage
  • Effect of the “Varsity Blues” scandal on student perceptions

Segmented Analyses


Will Patch

In addition to the Enrollment Insights blog, webinars, and podcast; Will is a frequent conference speaker and podcast guest. He has presented at NACAC, AACRAO-SEM, Indiana ACAC, CASE V, EduWeb, and EMA. Will's work has been featured in Forbes, Inside Higher Ed, CNBC, CNN, the LA Times, and The New York Times among other outlets.

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