Most Popular Schools by State

Most Popular Colleges in Each State

Based on data from 630,000 high school seniors’ profiles on Niche, we compiled a ranking of the schools gaining popularity among this year’s graduating class, with separate results for each state. The results above show the number of students from the Class of 2016 who expressed interest in these schools.

What about the overall most popular colleges? Check out our 2016 Most Popular Colleges in America list.

State College Students Interested
State AK
Students Interested 477
State AL
Students Interested 8,960
State AR
Students Interested 4,795
State AZ
College Arizona State
Students Interested 11,803
State CA
College UCLA
Students Interested 30,518
State CO
Students Interested 8,250
State CT
College Yale University
Students Interested 15,561
State DE
Students Interested 4,888
State FL
Students Interested 19,076
State GA
Students Interested 13,621
State HI
College Hawaii at Manoa
Students Interested 2,403
State IA
Students Interested 4,579
State ID
Students Interested 2,303
State IL
Students Interested 11,836
State IN
Students Interested 7,813
State KS
Students Interested 4,250
State KY
Students Interested 5,688
State LA
College LSU
Students Interested 6,834
State MA
Students Interested 16,644
State MD
College Johns Hopkins
Students Interested 9,178
State ME
College Bowdoin College
Students Interested 2,712
State MI
College Michigan
Students Interested 12,613
State MN
College Minnesota
Students Interested 5,769
State MO
College Wash U
Students Interested 6,458
State MS
Students Interested 4,459
State MT
College Montana State
Students Interested 2,079
State NC
College Duke University
Students Interested 15,685
State ND
College North Dakota
Students Interested 1,050
State NE
Students Interested 2,823
State NH
Students Interested 4,361
State NJ
Students Interested 10,361
State NM
College New Mexico
Students Interested 2,062
State NV
College Nevada - Reno
Students Interested 3,505
State NY
Students Interested 22,663
State OH
College Ohio State
Students Interested 13,947
State OK
College Oklahoma
Students Interested 8,569
State OR
College Oregon State
Students Interested 7,050
State PA
College Penn
Students Interested 16,099
State RI
Students Interested 10,214
State SC
College South Carolina
Students Interested 9,284
State SD
Students Interested 973
State TN
College Vanderbilt
Students Interested 16,355
State TX
College UT - Austin
Students Interested 27,974
State UT
Students Interested 4,374
State VA
Students Interested 9,449
State VT
Students Interested 3,179
State WA
Students Interested 11,199
State WI
College Wisconsin
Students Interested 11,770
State WV
College WVU
Students Interested 3,933
State WY
Students Interested 1,329
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Author: Alex Caffee

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

Most Popular Colleges in Each State