The Most Desirable Universities, According To Hinge

06/16/2015 12:42 pm ET | Updated Jun 16, 2015
Meriel Jane Waissman

The dating app Hinge has figured out which universities are the "most desirable."

Like the similar dating app Tinder, Hinge allows you to find eligible bachelors and bachelorettes who happen to be close enough vicinity, except Hinge requires potential matches to have mutual Facebook friends. For this reason, Hinge boasts a higher romance and retention rate than Tinder, TechCrunch reported in 2013.

Compiling internal data, Hinge created a list of the most desirable universities of in the United States. Their criteria for desirability emphasizes attractiveness and academic ranking, by comparing "high swipe-right rates" to the classifications of the U.S. News & World Report.

Here are the 18 Most Desirable Universities of 2015 in the list below:

  • 1. Vanderbilt University
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2. Wake Forest University
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 3. Southern Methodist University
    Dallas, Texas
  • 4. Duke University
    Durham, North Carolina
  • 5. University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, Virgina
  • 6. Tulane University
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    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 7. University of Miami
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • 8. University of Wisconsin-Madison
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    Madison, Wisconsin
  • 9. Clemson University
    Clemson, South Carolina
  • 10. Boston College
    Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
  • 11. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 12. Lehigh University
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 13. Princeton University
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    Princeton, New Jersey
  • 14. Texas Christian University
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • 15. Dartmouth College
    Hanover, New Hampshire
  • 16. University of California at Santa Barbara,_Santa_Barbara#/media/File:View_of_UCSB_courtyard.jpg
    Santa Barbara, California
  • 17. University of Southern California
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    Los Angeles, California
  • 18. Georgetown University
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    Washington, D.C.
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