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The 10 Most Popular Colleges

First Posted: 01/24/11 09:24 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:25 PM ET

If college was a popularity contest, America's service academies would win. According to U.S. News and World Report, the U.S. Naval Academy is the nation's most popular school, and the U.S. Military Academy is at its heels.

To determine the most popular colleges, U.S. News looked at the fall 2009 yield rates, or percent of those accepted who enroll, of the liberal arts colleges and national universities included in their overall rankings.

Below, check out the top ten most popular schools and their yield rates. U.S. News has the top 20 liberal arts colleges and national universities.

Do you spot your school? Let us know in the comments section.

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