Tinder is attempting to woo college students with Tinder U, a new version of its dating service that helps people find others to date, hook up, and make friends with at their school.
It’s rolling out on iOS to four-year, accredited, not-for-profit schools across the US; to sign up, you’ll need to be located on campus and have a .edu email address. Once you’re logged in, your profile picture will get a badge identifying your university.
From there on out, the service is basically the same as Tinder’s regular offering, except that you’ll be swiping on students at your school, as well as nearby schools. You can always switch to the standard Tinder service at any time.
The launch could give Tinder a chance to sign up more users earlier on in life than usual, with; I imagine that Tinder U Dating mobile app will likely have its own marketing campaigns and cheaper offers for paid features that target students as they start school in the near future.
In conjunction with the new feature’s launch date (Aug. 21), Tinder rolled out a list of its most right-swiped universities. Without further ado, here are the top 20:
- Columbia University
- University of Massachusetts Amherst
- University of Southern California
- Florida State University
- The University of Texas at Austin
- Harvard University
- Boston University
- University of Alabama
- University of Arizona
- The Ohio State University
- Howard University
- University of Pennsylvania
- New York University
- University of San Diego
- University of Washington
- University of Michigan Ann Arbor
- University of Colorado Boulder
- University of California – Los Angeles
- University of Florida
- University of South Carolina
Wondering how Tinder came up with this list? Well, according to their data, people between the ages of 18 and 23 at these 20 universities got the most right swipes in the last academic year.