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The Top 100 Most Social U.S. Colleges [INFOGRAPHIC]

When you’re considering a college placement, what’s the most important “must have” on your list?

A recent study of 7,000 high school students revealed that students are increasingly choosing colleges with social media clout, which means that the institutions that are managing their social presence on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook better than their rivals have an exponentially greater chance of attracting the highest quality of applicants.

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Tufts Asks Class Of 2018 Applicants: “What Does #YOLO Mean To You?”

Class of 2018 hopefuls can prove their social savvy to Tufts University thanks to the school’s unconventional application.

Specifically, Tufts has issued a writing prompt to prospective students that asks them to answer, “What does #YOLO mean to you?”

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How Are Educational Institutions Using Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 80 percent of U.S. educational institutions are now using Twitter, with more than four in ten (43 percent) saying they’ve had on- and offline success with the micro-blogging network?

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REVEALED: The Most Social Colleges In America [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that Harvard has 281 times as many Likes on their Facebook Page as they do members of their student body, making them the number one college on that channel, with almost three times as many fans as LSU?

Facebook, of course, was started at Harvard by CEO Mark Zuckerberg, so it kind of makes sense. But Harvard leads the way on Twitter, too. But what about the other social networks? Which U.S. colleges rule the roost on Google+, Pinterest and YouTube?

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Social Media And College Admissions [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that one in three colleges say social media is more efficient than traditional media in reaching their target audience?

Admission officers in law schools, business schools and throughout the college network use social platforms to look up and evaluate students, with Facebook leading the way. More than nine out of ten agree that social media is worth the investment, and 12 percent have said that something they’ve found on a student’s social profile have negatively impacted a student’s admission chances.

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