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The 25 Most Popular Colleges for the Class of 2019

Curious to know what colleges seniors are applying to? We’ve got the scoop. Check out the favorites below to see where the Class of 2019 is most interested in going to school.

How We Calculated This Ranking

We based the level of popularity on the number of students who added the below schools to their Niche profiles. The totals here show the number of students from the high school Class of 2019 who added these schools in the past year.

Rank College Total Adds on Niche Overall Niche Grade Acceptance Rate Net Price National Niche Ranking
Rank 1
Total Adds on Niche 44,728
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 17.99%
Net Price $14,236
National Niche Ranking 29
Rank 2
Total Adds on Niche 32,629
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 16.60%
Net Price $32,932
National Niche Ranking 20
Rank 3
Total Adds on Niche 32,271
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 16.93%
Net Price $17,160
National Niche Ranking 37
Rank 4
Total Adds on Niche 30,834
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 40.37%
Net Price $16,010
National Niche Ranking 48
Rank 5
Total Adds on Niche 30,770
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 31.87%
Net Price $35,147
National Niche Ranking 57
Rank 6
Total Adds on Niche 28,834
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 35.66%
Net Price $14,770
National Niche Ranking 122
Rank 7
Total Adds on Niche 27,273
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 67.17%
Net Price $15,455
National Niche Ranking 90
Rank 8
Total Adds on Niche 25,867
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 40.65%
Net Price $13,780
National Niche Ranking 118
Rank 9
Total Adds on Niche 23,433
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 42.28%
Net Price $16,039
National Niche Ranking 110
Rank 10
Total Adds on Niche 22,853
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 45.94%
Net Price $14,761
National Niche Ranking 62
Rank 11
Total Adds on Niche 22,392
Overall Niche Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 34.64%
Net Price $14,344
National Niche Ranking 259
Rank 12
Total Adds on Niche 22,272
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 29.43%
Net Price $31,539
National Niche Ranking 66
Rank 13
Total Adds on Niche 21,189
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 51.38%
Net Price $38,596
National Niche Ranking 149
Rank 14
Total Adds on Niche 20,889
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 58.01%
Net Price $16,506
National Niche Ranking 121
Rank 15
Total Adds on Niche 20,147
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 28.59%
Net Price $16,107
National Niche Ranking 23
Rank 16
Total Adds on Niche 19,680
Overall Niche Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 71.37%
Net Price $35,054
National Niche Ranking 260
Rank 17
Total Adds on Niche 19,284
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 21.71%
Net Price $35,250
National Niche Ranking 33
Rank 18
Total Adds on Niche 19,113
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 4.81%
Net Price $16,695
National Niche Ranking 2
Rank 19
Total Adds on Niche 19,065
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 39.72%
Net Price $36,294
National Niche Ranking 158
Rank 20
College Penn State
Total Adds on Niche 18,908
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 56.40%
Net Price $25,055
National Niche Ranking 89
Rank 21
Total Adds on Niche 18,708
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 26.94%
Net Price $10,077
National Niche Ranking 44
Rank 22
Total Adds on Niche 18,377
Overall Niche Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 57.85%
Net Price $16,261
National Niche Ranking 281
Rank 23
Total Adds on Niche 18,337
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 14.09%
Net Price $30,014
National Niche Ranking 21
Rank 24
Total Adds on Niche 18,113
Overall Niche Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 58.54%
Net Price $15,571
National Niche Ranking 240
Rank 25
Total Adds on Niche 17,754
Overall Niche Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 49.99%
Net Price $15,533
National Niche Ranking 191
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Author: Ali Trachta

Ali is the Content Writer/Editor at Niche.