College Admissions and Facebook

Colleges obviously use Facebook as a forum to recruit students to apply to their school and to recruit students to attend once they’ve been accepted. But what colleges are doing this the most successfully? Let’s take a look at a “US News & World Report” chart by Ryan Lytle as published in “Colleges Bring Campuses to Facebook” in which they analyze the Facebook fans of the universities they ranked as the ten most prestigious universities in America.

School Name Facebook Fans (as of 4/5/11) U.S. News Ranking
Harvard University 316,644 1
Princeton University 36,057 2
Yale University 19,191 3
Columbia University 18,490 4
Stanford University 133,915 5
University of Pennsylvania 18,523 5
California Institute of Technology 5,388 7
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 27,883 7
Dartmouth College 7,996 9
Duke University 72,765 9
University of Chicago 40,266 9

Lytle, Ryan. “Colleges Bring Campuses to Facebook.” US News & World Report. 7 April 2011. Web. 12 April 2011.

And what about the universities with the most Facebook fans overall (not just the colleges that comprise “US News & World Report’s” Top 10? According to Ryan Lytle of “US News & World Report,” here they are (Harvard tops the list again):

School Name Facebook Fans (as of 4/5/11) U.S. News Ranking
Harvard University 316,644 1
University of Michigan 267,858 29
Ohio State University 265,657 56
Texas A&M University 263,027 63
University of Texas 238,387 45
University of Florida 208,237 53
Pennsylvania State University 188,880 47
University of Alabama 171,036 79
Auburn University 155,219 85
Michigan State University 134,586 85

Lytle, Ryan. “Colleges Bring Campuses to Facebook.” US News & World Report. 7 April 2011. Web. 12 April 2011.

Check out our related blogs: Social networking in college admissions and college social media recruitment. While you’re at it, check out our newsletter, too: Using social media to your advantage in college admissions.

 
 

You are permitted to use www.ivycoach.com (including the content of the Blog) for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not copy, download, print, or otherwise distribute the content on our site without the prior written consent of The Ivy Coach, Inc.

Categories: , ,

Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *