Niche Takes the Stress Out of Choosing a College with 2020 Rankings

More than half of high school seniors in the U.S. use Niche to find the best college fit for them

August 19, 2019 – PITTSBURGH – Niche, the leading platform for choosing the perfect school, college or neighborhood for you, released its 2020 College Rankings, which help high school students and parents understand what it’s really like at thousands of U.S. colleges.

Unlike traditional college rankings, which rely almost exclusively on test scores and academic performance, Niche’s rankings provide a real-life view of what it’s like to attend a specific school. The platform combines rigorous analysis of U.S. Department of Education data, user input—reviews from current students, alumni, and parents—and a multifaceted analysis of factors for all aspects of college life, including academics, campus, dorm life, professors, and value for the financial investment.

Niche’s 2020 Best Colleges includes updated data and reviews for 4,133 colleges nationwide. As in past years, it includes rankings like best public universities, best liberal arts colleges, and best value colleges, as well as rankings of the best colleges by state and major.

2020 Best Colleges in America:

1.      Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2.       Stanford University

3.       Yale University

4.       Harvard University

5.       Princeton University

“Navigating the college admissions process is daunting for both students and their families,” said Luke Skurman, CEO at Niche. “I started Niche because of my own challenges deciding on the best place for me because other sources available don’t really help most families and students understand the rich and complex landscape of higher education. Our goal with our 2020 College Rankings is to cut through the confusion of the process, and serve as the ultimate guide to help students discover what campus life is really like.”

To see a full list of the 2020 Best Colleges rankings, visit:

About Niche

Niche is the site that gives you the information you need to choose the perfect school, college or neighborhood for you. We provide facts, ratings and user reviews about what it’s really like to attend a given school or college, or live in a specific city, town or neighborhood. Niche helps find where you belong. To learn more visit: 

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