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For the most part, mobile dating apps like Tinder and JSwipe have been popular on campus.

Photo: Sarah Barakso Martin

Penn might be one of the best schools to swipe right at.

The Grade, a mobile dating application targeted toward young females, composed a list of the best 25 colleges for online dating. The criteria included profile quality, response rate and message quality. Penn is No. 9 on the list, with an overall grade of A-.

On the list, Penn is sandwiched in between the University of Texas at Austin and Rutgers University.

Within its A- grade, Penn scored well in the “response rate” section, with a score of 50 percent. The other areas, however, including “after hours swiping” and “messages that are low quality” found Penn lacking.

Wharton sophomore Hanna Pisera, an avid user of Tinder, was not surprised that Penn made the list.

“I use Tinder to procrastinate and normally just have funny conversations with people,” Pisera said. “I try to avoid people that go to Penn because I don’t ever want to run into people in real life that I’ve talked to on Tinder.”

For the most part, mobile dating apps like Tinder and JSwipe have been popular on campus, with mixed results.

A College sophomore said that Tinder, for the most part, has been a bust at Penn. “It hasn’t worked for me and the people I’ve met from it turned out to not be very nice,” she said. “But I know some other peers that have had great experiences.”

Hofstra University in New York topped the list with the University of Connecticut and the University of Miami following close behind.

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