Niche helps you compare U.S. colleges, K-12 schools, neighborhoods, and places to work. Every month millions of people use our rankings, reviews, and statistics to find the right school, company, or neighborhood.


College Search:

In-Depth College Profiles: Explore nearly 7,000 college profiles that include cost, admissions requirements, student life, and college reviews from current students and alumni.

Admissions Calculator: View your chances of getting into colleges based on your GPA, SAT/ACT scores, and major.

Scholarship Search: Search scholarships by category or get matched to college scholarships you are eligible for.

Compare Tool: Compare specific colleges by aspects such as cost, size, acceptance rate, and your chances for admission.

College Rankings: Explore college rankings by state, major, and type. Whether you’re looking for a liberal arts college, public university, or the best college for nursing, Niche Rankings help you drill down to the school that’s right for you.

College Search Advice: Browse the Niche Blog to get insight on attending public vs. private colleges, how to get internships, and much more.

K-12 School Search

In-Depth School & District Profiles: With over 100,000 profiles on schools and districts, explore academics, student life, and reviews to find the right school for your child - whether you’re looking for an elementary school, middle school, or high school.

Find Schools Near You: Look up public schools and districts by address or ZIP code. Find out what school district you are in and what school you are zoned for by exploring our school boundary maps.

Public & Private School Rankings: Discover the best schools for your child from private boarding schools to public charter or magnet schools. Drill down by location to find the best fit for your child.

Where to Live:

In-Depth Neighborhood Profiles: Explore over 100,000 profiles on U.S. cities, suburbs, and neighborhoods. Compare livability, local schools, cost of living, real estate, and crime statistics along with reviews from current and former residents.

Best Places to Live Rankings: Discover the best places to live by state, county, and metro with comprehensive rankings and comparable Niche Grades.

Where to Work:
In-Depth Company Profiles: Explore over 20,000 profiles on U.S. companies with polls and reviews from current and former employees.

Places to Work Search: Discover places to work by state, county, and metro. Drill down by company size and industry to find the workplace that’s right for you.

What Sets Niche Apart

Rigorous Analysis
Niche has the most comprehensive data available on U.S. schools and neighborhoods. We’re constantly updating and connecting millions of data points to produce new rankings and insights.

What it’s Really Like
Niche has over 100 million reviews and ratings along with transparent statistics and comparable grades to help you find the right school or neighborhood for you.

What’s New

Version 2.10.0

What's new this release?
* This release enables in app messaging and push notifications.
* This release includes a bug fix for an issue that was rerouting users to the login screen.
Thanks for using Niche to find where you belong! We'll be regularly improving our app to better connect you with the best schools, companies, and neighborhoods.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
277 Ratings

277 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!

zhardintx ,

My Favorite App

I have to say, I think I’m addicted to this app/website. I use it all the time for fun, just to see the differences between cities, towns, and suburbs in my state and learn things that I would’ve never known otherwise.

To my knowledge, the ratings are EXTREMELY accurate. I’ve traveled to places near me that are rated well and am amazed at how well Niche portrays the area.

As amazing as the app/website is, I would say there are still areas where I think a feature should be standard and to my surprise it’s not, such as filtering by population, not just by city, suburb, neighborhood, or town. I would also like to see more filters in general, such as more things related to geography, i.e. a inclination selector for mountains, lakes, or beaches that would have options like “Don’t care | care | care a lot”, similar to how “Things to Do” is setup. I also think the Places to Work section needs a lot of work to be competitive with other websites and apps, as the data for my city seems to be out of date or plain wrong in some cases.

Overall, I believe this would be an already incredible app if it just had the “Best Places” ranking but it has so much more, like K-12 rankings, College & Graduate School Rankings, and (to a lesser extent) Places to Work Rankings. Keep up the good work and I hope your team is doing well during COVID!

Developer Response ,

Hi zhardintx! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. It is so great to hear that you are finding the app useful!

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!

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