2019 US Niche College Applicant Survey of American Student Confidence & Concerns

January 15, 2020

Will Patch

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This was the 4th year in which Niche has surveyed students between May 16 and June 30 to learn more about their search and decisions. This year’s survey was responded to by 16,981 students who had made their enrollment decision before June 30, 2019. This year’s result also identified a modal student. Rather than report on an average student we looked at the modal student, the student that you’re actually most likely to run into on a campus.

You will also find:

  • Feedback about visits, applications, acceptances, and enrollment
  • Issues faced by students
  • What students look for in a school
  • Student satisfaction
  • Student borrowing trends
  • Student confidence
  • Social media usage
  • Effect of the “Varsity Blues” scandal on student perceptions

Download Report PDF

Explore the Results in Tableau


Segmented Analyses

Will Patch

Will Patch is the Enrollment Marketing Leader at Niche and helps clients with their enrollment strategies and digital outreach. He also shares insights and research on the Enrollment Insights blog and through webinars and a monthly newsletter. Prior to coming to Niche in the summer of 2019, he served Manchester University for 9 years in roles including Digital Strategist, Social Media Coordinator, and Associate Director for Admissions Operations. Outside of Niche, Will also coordinates the #EMChat community on Twitter, with weekly chats Thursdays at 9:00 PM Eastern.January 15, 2020Category: