10 Most and Least Popular Universities in USA

US News have come out with another report – Most Popular Universities in USA.

What is Popular School – According¬† to USA News – Best indicators of a school’s popularity among students is the school’s yield–the percentage of applicants accepted by a college who end up enrolling at that institution in the fall. The figures in these tables are from the fall 2009. The table highlights the most popular national universities, which are research-oriented institutions that offer degrees of all levels.

SchoolStudents AcceptedFirst Year EnrollmentYield
Brigham Young University–Provo7049542176.9%
Harvard University2175166376.5%
Stanford University2426169469.8%
Georgia Southern University5154353968.7%
University of Nebraska–Lincoln5943398667.1%
University of Alaska–Fairbanks1507100866.9%
Yale University1958130766.8%
Idaho State University2856190666.7%
University of North Dakota3003199266.3%
Massachusetts Institute of Technology1676107264.0%
Yeshiva University126980963.8%
SchoolStudents AcceptedFirst Year EnrollmentYield
Hofstra University11801156813.3%
Seton Hall University8602113913.2%
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey–Newark743091412.3%
Drexel University21729234610.8%
University of Bridgeport45104409.8%

Also Top 20 Part Colleges in USA. Click here to see the full list of popular schools.


  1. durga on February 17, 2011 at 3:26 AM

    what are the universities that provide MS in cell biology program

  2. Maizbeen on February 4, 2011 at 8:21 AM

    Hi, I am maizbeen, i want to know that i had apply foe student visa as on 7/12/2010. Please can u advise me that what all requirement is need to get through Visa. Please mail for the same on my above email address. i Had done my BSc in Computer science and one year of diploma in IT after my higher education school.

    Please advice..

  3. Satish Bhandare on February 3, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Hi This is Satish From India.
    I have completed M.sc in Microbiology. I am trying for the Ph.D in Immunology,
    Or Microbiology Or virology with scholership but still i am not grtting any response from anywhere
    and nobody taking me in front. so i dnt understand what should i do? Pls help me
    Or send me any info so that i will go further. thank you.

    • Banwari on February 3, 2011 at 7:00 PM

      Hello satish,

      I think you have to clear your status, i mean have you applied or not and what kind of problem you are facing.


      • Satish Bhandare on February 4, 2011 at 6:10 AM

        Hello sir,

        As i mentioned above, I am a microbiologist.I tried lot mean i

        sent a request to many people for my project in Immunology that is " use of

        immunomodulator in immunodefeciency disease" . Actully i am looking for the

        guide for my project still i am not getting it. yet i dont have any info abt where

        i would apply, which are those institute which will be suitable for my project?

        can i get the scholership for my project? In short i want a giude will help to do

        my project and show me the direction. ( yet i havent apply anywhere)

  4. mustapha abdul latif on February 3, 2011 at 8:52 AM


    I am mustapha from Ghana.

    I hold HND in Accounting.Please I advise on whether am qualified for a masters program in business finance.And how I can be assisted to secure student visa to pursue the course.Thank you

  5. shrikrishna upadhyay on February 3, 2011 at 7:28 AM

    what are the best schools for robotics and embedded?

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