How to find the most popular colleges from your high school
You can learn a lot from determining the most popular colleges for students from your high school like adding to your own college list, and seeing how competitive the top schools are. Comparing popularity lists from town to town is also very interesting and shows a lot about how competitive students from each town are.
To find the list for your school, in your Naviance account, click on Colleges, then Research Colleges, then Acceptance History. This history shows every college students from your high school have been accepted to in the past years, and how many students attended (enrolled at) each college. Select all of the data with your mouse, then copy and paste the data into a spreadsheet like MS Excel. Finally, sort the data by the "Enrolled" column to find the most popular colleges selected by students from your high school.
Are many of the most popular colleges selective?
Are many popular colleges religious?
Do you want to avoid or apply to the most popular ones from your high school?
Please let me know if you have any questions about your high school's most popular colleges and whether they are a good fit for you and your student.