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5 Schools Break into the Top 10 of StudentAdvisor.com’s “Top 100 Social Media Colleges” Rankings
|By Business Wire
|October 23, 2013 06:00 AM EDT
StudentAdvisor.com announced the annual “Top
100 Social Media Colleges” rankings, which showcase the best social
media practices at US colleges and universities.
The schools in the Top 100 are reinventing the possibilities of social
media engagement. Their social media practices are establishing a new
standard for opening up communication channels among prospective
students, existing students, and alumni.
“These innovative schools use social media to give students insight into
their culture, personality, and DNA,” says Dean Tsouvalas,
Editor-in-Chief of StudentAdvisor.com. “This is beneficial for students
to determine the right fit beyond college rankings and marketing speak.”
is committed to empowering students of all ages make informed decisions
about their education. Accessing social media communities and
student-generated content can provide great insights to prospective
students, just like campus tours and conducting informational interviews.
Top 10 Rankings:
1. Harvard University (No Change)
2. Stanford University (Up 3)
3. Johns Hopkins University (Down 1)
4. Yale University (Up 11)
5. Duke University (Up 39)
6. Princeton University (Up 10)
7. Full Sail University (Up 12)
8. University of Oregon (Up 3)
9. Ohio State University (Down 3)
10. Louisiana State University (Down 2)
Duke University (#5) broke into the Top 10 for the first time partly due
to their 30-second commercial created entirely from crowd sourced social
media. Full Sail University (#7) also landed in the Top 10 for the first
time thanks to their celebrity alumni Facebook chats.
Debuting on the Top 100 list, University of South Florida (#45) created
a 270% increase in followers due to its Pinterest page. Other newcomers
include Georgia Institute of Technology (#52), University of Missouri
(#54), Roger Williams University (#62), University of Chicago (#76),
University of Pennsylvania (#78), Brigham Young University (#90),
University of Houston (#93), and University of Wisconsin (#100).
For the complete list, please visit http://www.studentadvisor.com/top-100-social-media-colleges.
StudentAdvisor.com tracks thousands of colleges and universities on more
than 100,000 data points in a statistically significant study to
determine their respective social media uses. Data tracked focuses on
social media engagement across platforms and innovative applications.
StudentAdvisor.com offers valuable resources to empower students of all
ages to succeed in their educational and career journey. Free tools and
resources offered by StudentAdvisor include:
– a web and mobile application to search, bookmark and share
thousands of scholarship listings, helping students save money on
their education: www.scholarshipadvisor.com.
– a comprehensive portal that enables students to learn about,
locate, choose, review and share experiences about MOOCs – free online
courses from a variety of providers. Articles, interviews with thought
leaders and lists make discovering a MOOC easy, helping students take
advantage of this innovation in higher education: www.moocadvisor.com.
StudentAdvisor is part of the Washington Post Company and Kaplan Higher
Education Group. Kaplan Higher Education Group is part of Kaplan, Inc.,
a leader in education innovation serving individuals, schools and
businesses. StudentAdvisor is a proud member of the National Association
for College Admission Counseling.
STUDENTADVISOR.COM Social Media Communities:
Top 100 Social Media Schools: http://www.studentadvisor.com/top-100-social-media-colleges
Google Plus: http://bit.ly/HcVSYC
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