2017 Most Popular Colleges

Top 25 Most Popular Colleges for the Class of 2017

Want to know what the most popular colleges are among this year’s high school seniors? Hint: almost 30% of the colleges are from a very “Golden” state.

Scroll below for the Class of 2017’s Most Popular Majors!

Rank School Name # of Students Interested
Rank 1
School Name Stanford University
# of Students Interested 37,592
Rank 2
# of Students Interested 35,157
Rank 3
# of Students Interested 32,564
Rank 4
# of Students Interested 27,220
Rank 5
School Name New York University
# of Students Interested 26,449
Rank 6
School Name Harvard University
# of Students Interested 25,423
Rank 7
School Name Duke University
# of Students Interested 24,001
Rank 8
# of Students Interested 23,228
Rank 9
School Name Yale University
# of Students Interested 23,018
Rank 10
School Name Vanderbilt University
# of Students Interested 22,611
Rank 11
# of Students Interested 22,418
Rank 12
School Name University of Florida
# of Students Interested 21,010
Rank 13
# of Students Interested 20,309
Rank 14
School Name Columbia University
# of Students Interested 20,263
Rank 15
School Name Texas Tech University
# of Students Interested 19,796
Rank 16
School Name Texas A&M University
# of Students Interested 19,780
Rank 17
# of Students Interested 18,244
Rank 18
School Name Cornell University
# of Students Interested 18,085
Rank 19
School Name Boston University
# of Students Interested 18,056
Rank 20
# of Students Interested 17,101
Rank 21
# of Students Interested 16,990
Rank 22
# of Students Interested 16,179
Rank 23
# of Students Interested 16,084
Rank 24
School Name Rice University
# of Students Interested 15,762
Rank 25
School Name Penn State
# of Students Interested 15,446
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 2017 who added these schools in the past year.

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The Class of 2017’s Most Popular Majors

2017 most popular majors

Rank Major Name # of Students Interested
Rank 1
Major Name Business/Management
# of Students Interested 80,508
Rank 2
Major Name Biology
# of Students Interested 61,860
Rank 3
Major Name Engineering
# of Students Interested 59,730
Rank 4
Major Name Nursing
# of Students Interested 53,734
Rank 5
Major Name Psychology
# of Students Interested 39,846
Rank 6
Major Name Education
# of Students Interested 36,317
Rank 7
Major Name Criminal Justice
# of Students Interested 26,144
Rank 8
Major Name Rehabilitation and Therapy
# of Students Interested 24,385
Rank 9
Major Name Computer Science
# of Students Interested 16,767
Rank 10
Major Name Communications/Journalism
# of Students Interested 16,704
Rank 11
Major Name Design
# of Students Interested 15,146
Rank 12
Major Name Finance/Accounting
# of Students Interested 14,487
Rank 13
Major Name Legal Studies
# of Students Interested 13,868
Rank 14
Major Name Film, Video, and Photography
# of Students Interested 12,860
Rank 15
Major Name Music
# of Students Interested 11,759
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Author: Alex Caffee

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

Top 25 Most Popular Colleges for the Class of 2017