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The 15 Most Popular Colleges: US News List

First Posted: 01/25/2012 11:57 am   Updated: 01/25/2012 12:25 pm

Life is not a popularity contest. However, sometimes, popularity can be a good metric with which to look at colleges.

US News and World Report recently named the most popular colleges. Harvard topped the list with Brigham Young University coming in second.

But how do you measure popularity, you ask?

The Report has more:

One of the 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 2010 entering class and show the students that were accepted, the students that enrolled, and the admit yield.

Check out our slide show of the most popular colleges. Then tell us, what is your definition of popularity? Weigh in below!

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