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The 25 Most Popular Colleges for the Class of 2020

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 2020 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 2020 who added these schools in the past year.

Rank College Adds on Niche Niche Overall Grade Acceptance Rate Net Price Niche National Ranking
Rank 1
Adds on Niche 44500
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 16%
Net Price $14,760
Niche National Ranking 26
Rank 2
Adds on Niche 32769
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 36%
Net Price $14,356
Niche National Ranking 51
Rank 3
Adds on Niche 32262
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 17%
Net Price $18,178
Niche National Ranking 41
Rank 4
Adds on Niche 32224
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 28%
Net Price $36,256
Niche National Ranking 46
Rank 5
Adds on Niche 31816
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 17%
Net Price $32,892
Niche National Ranking 19
Rank 6
Adds on Niche 28967
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 71%
Net Price $19,554
Niche National Ranking 95
Rank 7
Adds on Niche 28954
Niche Overall Grade A
Acceptance Rate 34%
Net Price $14,616
Niche National Ranking 116
Rank 8
Adds on Niche 27493
Niche Overall Grade A
Acceptance Rate 37%
Net Price $13,944
Niche National Ranking 111
Rank 9
Adds on Niche 24811
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 42%
Net Price $15,283
Niche National Ranking 59
Rank 10
Adds on Niche 24024
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 25%
Net Price $33,728
Niche National Ranking 60
Rank 11
Adds on Niche 23622
Niche Overall Grade A
Acceptance Rate 43%
Net Price $16,446
Niche National Ranking 114
Rank 12
Adds on Niche 22943
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 35%
Net Price $13,363
Niche National Ranking 230
Rank 13
Adds on Niche 22493
Niche Overall Grade A
Acceptance Rate 49%
Net Price $16,450
Niche National Ranking 110
Rank 14
Adds on Niche 21855
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 27%
Net Price $16,408
Niche National Ranking 23
Rank 15
College Penn State
Adds on Niche 20525
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 50%
Net Price $25,346
Niche National Ranking 93
Rank 16
Adds on Niche 20192
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 50%
Net Price $15,341
Niche National Ranking 186
Rank 17
Adds on Niche 20097
Niche Overall Grade A
Acceptance Rate 50%
Net Price $38,592
Niche National Ranking 139
Rank 18
Adds on Niche 20036
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 22%
Net Price $29,817
Niche National Ranking 28
Rank 19
Adds on Niche 19410
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 61%
Net Price $15,664
Niche National Ranking 209
Rank 20
Adds on Niche 19324
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 66%
Net Price $35,270
Niche National Ranking 183
Rank 21
Adds on Niche 18995
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 24%
Net Price $11,100
Niche National Ranking 43
Rank 22
Adds on Niche 18770
Niche Overall Grade A
Acceptance Rate 39%
Net Price $37,745
Niche National Ranking 147
Rank 23
Adds on Niche 18723
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 5%
Net Price $16,562
Niche National Ranking 2
Rank 24
Adds on Niche 18375
Niche Overall Grade A
Acceptance Rate 72%
Net Price $16,684
Niche National Ranking 109
Rank 25
Adds on Niche 18206
Niche Overall Grade A
Acceptance Rate 84%
Net Price $12,947
Niche National Ranking 155
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Author: Ali Trachta

Ali is the former Content Writer/Editor at Niche. She's a content strategist and award-winning writer, as well as a former editor at LA Weekly and NEXTpittsburgh. As a mom of one who's lived and worked all across the country, she's glad to have once again found her niche in her hometown of Pittsburgh.