Niche: College Search 4+

#1 app for college seekers, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 3.9 • 962 Ratings
    • Free



The Niche app is the key to your college search. Using your Niche Profile, interests and priorities, we recommend colleges that could be a great fit so you can research your options and find where you belong. High school seniors can even get accepted to college based on their profile with Niche Direct Admissions. The Niche app brings student and alumni reviews, personalized college recommendations, scholarships and more to your fingertips.

To search for K-12 schools, graduate schools, places to live or places to work, please visit on your mobile web browser.


• Your Niche Profile: Build your profile so we can find the best schools for you, keep you on track throughout the admissions process and match you to scholarships.
• Personalized recommendations: We create customized lists of colleges that might be a good fit for you based on your specific priorities and interests.
• Direct Admissions: High school seniors can receive acceptance and scholarships from participating colleges in real time based on the information in their Niche Profile — no application needed.
• 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.
• Dashboard: Keep your college list organized, update your status with each college and follow your checklist. The dashboard is also where seniors will find Niche Direct Admissions acceptances, matches and scholarship details.
• My List: As you explore your options, 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.


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.

What’s New

Version 3.0.29

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

For any issues or feedback, email And if you enjoy our app, please leave a review!

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
962 Ratings

962 Ratings

Anxious&Obsessed ,

So Many Opportunities!

I love Niche, I actually found it by accident through an Academic Success class I was taking. It was recommended, and I looked into it, and was happily surprised! There are tons of opportunities here that I would never have had access to before, and I am so glad that Niche makes them so easily available! I’ve had this app for two days and I’ve already applied to three scholarships. Totally free, easy to use, and a great way to score some cash for college. My only suggestion would be a way to tag scholarships. For example, I can’t apply to some now, but I would love to keep tabs on them for a few years from now. Maybe I could bookmark them or something so that when I’m ready, I know where to find them? Overall, a great app! Thanks, Niche!

Developer Response ,

Hi There! Thank you for your review- it's great to hear that even after two days, you've been able to find the app useful. We'll definitely take your feedback about scholarships to heart. We're always making improvements, so keep your eyes peeled!

Shmungle ,

Really just one problem

Niche is an incredible resource, and I’ve used it extensively in my college search. The information it provides has truly been indispensable. I began using the website, and recently downloaded the app, and as soon as I began using it, I found an incredibly frustrating and disappointing flaw in the apps design. Every time a user moves out of the app, whether by checking notifications in the top of the screen, or going to the home screen, the app logs the user out. This not only forces you to sign in again, but also makes it hard to read the great information provided on the app, as any break you take removed you from any article or college profile you were viewing. I would really like to see this feature changed, and until it is, I’ll be sticking to the web page. Other than that, Niche is an incredible resource, which I recommend to everyone interested in colleges.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the honest and detailed feedback! We greatly appreciate it!

lydz, an app user ,

Pretty good, but small majors beware

I use Niche to look at colleges. I think if you’re looking for colleges offering a more popular major, it’s awesome. However, if you are looking at less popular majors, you might be better off somewhere else. For example, I was looking at colleges with school psychology, and not a lot of schools were showing up, so instead I looked at NASP, the association for school psychologists, which showed every school they approved for school psychology. However, Niche is great for mechanical engineering, since it shows everything you’d want to know about the college without much bias vs. if you looked at the college’s website.

Developer Response ,

Hi lydz, thanks so much for the review! Your feedback helps us to learn how we can expand our offerings at Niche - thanks for sharing!

App Privacy

The developer,, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Financial Info
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Sensitive Info

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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