Niche: College Search

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705 reviews
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About this app

On the Niche app, you have access to comprehensive profiles on every college in America — from the ones you already know about to the ones you have yet to discover. You can use Niche to read student and alumni reviews, browse our personalized college recommendations, apply for scholarships and more.


• In-depth college profiles: Explore nearly 7,000 college profiles that include data on cost and financial aid, admissions requirements, student life and more. You can also read reviews from current students and alumni.
• Personalized recommendations: Once you start using the app, we’ll create customized lists of colleges that might be a good fit for you based on your specific priorities and interests.
• My List: As you explore your options, you can save the colleges you like to your list. The more schools you add, the better we can personalize our recommendations for you.
• Scholarship search: Browse and apply for college scholarships by category or get matched directly with scholarships you are eligible for.
• College rankings: Explore college rankings by state, major, student life and more. Whether you’re looking for a liberal arts college, public university or the best college for nursing, Niche rankings serve as a starting point to find the best school for you.
• Expert tips and advice: Visit the Niche Blog to find posts on topics ranging from getting into college and getting through college to life after graduation.


Quality data
• Niche takes the most comprehensive data available on colleges in the U.S. and puts it all in one place. We’re constantly updating and connecting millions of data points to produce new rankings and insights.

Honest reviews
• Since day one, Niche has been committed to showing our users what it’s really like at a college or school. You’ll be able to read about real experiences people have had to get a sense of what life at a certain college might be like.
Updated on
May 25, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

674 reviews
Thomas Vaughan
March 23, 2023
Just like many others have noted, the recent update has completely overhauled a main focus of the previous versions. A big swing and a miss. Maybe could have designed the app to have more of these college/student-focused features be more prominent, but to basically hide the city/town and other familiar features really pushes away what is seemingly a large user base. Even if you want to keep the focus as-is, to even use the app you need to fill in contact info?! Way off the mark
21 people found this review helpful
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March 29, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share feedback on our recent updates. Your message will be shared with our team. The mobile and desktop versions of Niche still have the same functionality as the previous version of our app. Please feel free to contact with any questions.
Justo Antonio Triana
October 1, 2020
It has been really helpful in my search for colleges, considering I didn't know where to go before installing this app. However, it has some issues. 1. It refreshes when you change to other apps, so you lose the progress you have made. 2. When looking colleges by majors, it doesn't show the Classics major! Please fix this, since it is offered almost everywhere. If you show History, you should also show Classics.
53 people found this review helpful
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October 6, 2020
Hi Justo, thank you for your feedback! We are always looking for ways to improve our app.
Omari McKie
September 10, 2020
I think this is a good app but I think it needs some features/improvements: - why does it take you out of the favorites every time I'm done with one of the profiles. I press back and and back to the home screen instead of back to favorites. - why do the locations have such general descriptions. They are basically the filters you set when doing the search. - why do the locations not have any pictures of the location. Maybe add top 5 things or something - refreshes when you leave app
24 people found this review helpful
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September 15, 2020
Hi Omari, thank you for the feedback! With every new app version we are introducing new features and improving existing ones. Your feedback will only help us improve further.

What's new

Qualifying users will now be able to view all of their conditional Direct Admissions acceptances on their dashboard.

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