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Top 25 Most Popular Colleges for the Class of 2018

Want to know what the most popular colleges are among this year’s high school seniors? Check out the favorites below, and be sure to view the Class of 2018’s Most Popular Majors, too!

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 2018 who added these schools in the past year.

Rank College Name # of Students Interested
Rank 1
# of Students Interested 44,854
Rank 2
# of Students Interested 33,110
Rank 3
# of Students Interested 31,541
Rank 4
# of Students Interested 30,863
Rank 5
# of Students Interested 29,577
Rank 6
College Name Texas A&M University
# of Students Interested 28,205
Rank 7
College Name New York University
# of Students Interested 27,916
Rank 8
# of Students Interested 27,062
Rank 9
# of Students Interested 26,750
Rank 10
# of Students Interested 25,679
Rank 11
# of Students Interested 22,867
Rank 12
College Name University of Florida
# of Students Interested 22,861
Rank 13
# of Students Interested 21,245
Rank 14
College Name Baylor University
# of Students Interested 21,125
Rank 15
College Name Boston University
# of Students Interested 20,504
Rank 16
College Name University of Houston
# of Students Interested 20,118
Rank 17
College Name Stanford University
# of Students Interested 19,946
Rank 18
# of Students Interested 19,909
Rank 19
# of Students Interested 19,747
Rank 20
# of Students Interested 19,258
Rank 21
College Name Texas State University
# of Students Interested 19,125
Rank 22
# of Students Interested 19,049
Rank 23
# of Students Interested 18,968
Rank 24
College Name Cornell University
# of Students Interested 18,439
Rank 25
College Name Penn State
# of Students Interested 18,360
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The Class of 2018’s Most Popular Majors

list of college majors

Rank Major Name # of Students Interested
Rank 1
Major Name Biology
# of Students Interested 80,652
Rank 2
Major Name Business/Management
# of Students Interested 71,539
Rank 3
Major Name Nursing
# of Students Interested 61,202
Rank 4
Major Name Engineering
# of Students Interested 60,798
Rank 5
Major Name Education
# of Students Interested 35,306
Rank 6
Major Name Psychology
# of Students Interested 34,962
Rank 7
Major Name Health Professions
# of Students Interested 28,389
Rank 8
Major Name Criminal Justice
# of Students Interested 26,014
Rank 9
Major Name Computer Science
# of Students Interested 21,656
Rank 10
# of Students Interested 21,576
Rank 11
# of Students Interested 14,125
Rank 12
Major Name Finance/Accounting
# of Students Interested 13,677
Rank 13
Major Name Design
# of Students Interested 12,561
Rank 14
Major Name Veterinary Studies
# of Students Interested 12,188
Rank 15
Major Name Legal Studies
# of Students Interested 11,218
Rank 16
# of Students Interested 10,899
Rank 17
Major Name Political Science
# of Students Interested 10,781
Rank 18
Major Name Humanities
# of Students Interested 10,742
Rank 19
Major Name English
# of Students Interested 9,357
Rank 20
Major Name Music
# of Students Interested 9,019
Rank 21
# of Students Interested 8,440
Rank 22
# of Students Interested 7,536
Rank 23
Major Name Dental
# of Students Interested 7,359
Rank 24
Major Name Visual Arts
# of Students Interested 6,847
Rank 25
Major Name Performing Arts
# of Students Interested 6,732
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Author: Alex Caffee

Marketing and Business Analyst at Niche. Dessert aficionado. Found my Niche in Pittsburgh, PA!