2016 College Year In Review

2016 College Year in Review

Introducing our 2016 College Year in Review!

We’ve highlighted some of the 2015-2016 college school year trends we’re seeing among our users as they explore colleges. Take a look at our new rankings to see the results:

PLUS a look at which schools moved up the most in our 2016 Best Colleges ranking compared to 2015. Scroll through to view the rankings!

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Top 10 Most Popular Colleges in 2016

These are the Niche profiles most visited during the 2015-2016 school year. Check out the favorites!

Rank College Page Views
Rank 1
Page Views 448,000
Rank 2
College Penn State
Page Views 417,000
Rank 3
Page Views 413,000
Rank 4
Page Views 385,000
Rank 5
Page Views 382,000
Rank 6
Page Views 355,000
Rank 7
Page Views 352,000
Rank 8
College UCLA
Page Views 344,000
Rank 9
Page Views 342,000
Rank 10
Page Views 334,000

 

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Top 10 Trending Colleges in 2016

These are the schools that are gaining popularity on Niche. Check out how much their profile views have increased in the 2015-2016 school year!

Rank College % Growth in Popularity
Rank 1
% Growth in Popularity 137%
Rank 2
% Growth in Popularity 111%
Rank 3
% Growth in Popularity 83%
Rank 4
% Growth in Popularity 83%
Rank 5
% Growth in Popularity 80%
Rank 6
% Growth in Popularity 80%
Rank 7
% Growth in Popularity 79%
Rank 8
% Growth in Popularity 78%
Rank 9
% Growth in Popularity 77%
Rank 10
% Growth in Popularity 75%

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Top 10 Biggest College Competitors in 2016

Like a good sibling rivalry, these are the colleges that compete for the most attention.

1. Harvard vs. Yale:
56% of students interested in one are interested in both

2. USC vs. UCLA:
49.5% of students interested in one are interested in both

3. University of Florida vs. Florida State:
48% of students interested in one are interested in both

4. University of South Florida vs. UCF:
44.5% of students interested in one are interested in both.

5. Northeastern University vs. Boston University:
43.5% of students interested in one are interested in both

6. UCSD vs. UC Davis:
43% of students interested in one are interested in both

7. UT Austin vs. Texas Christian University:
42.5% of students interested in one are interested in both

8. University of Arizona vs. ASU:
42% of students interested in one are interested in both

9. Columbia University vs. Brown University:
42% of students interested in one are interested in both

10. Cal Berkeley vs. Stanford:
40.5% of students interested in one are interested in both/

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2016 Best Colleges vs. 2015 Best Colleges

Want to know which schools out of the top 100 gained or lost spots in the ranking? Check out how your favorite college fared year over year:

Author: Alex Caffee

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

2016 College Year in Review