College is the time in a persons life for adventure and figuring out who they truly are or want to be. That’s why we see so many movies about college so what is your favorite movie resolving around the subject? Well the team over at Grand Canyon University put together a list and complied data trends to figure out which college movie would be the valedictorian of each state.
In order to find their results the team at GCU complied a list from different sources that showed a realistic side of the college experience and education aspects. Then they looked at Google trends over the course of the past five years to determine the popularity of each movie. So what was the most popular college movie in the Garden State? Turns out New Jersey is a a lover of the 2001 film Legally Blonde! Though it makes sense when you consider that New Jersey is home to some of the most lawyers per 10,000 residents in the North East.
While Legally Blonde was loved by quite a few states, it actually wasn’t the most popular college movie, that title goes to Pitch Perfect (2012) which was chosen as the top movie by 13 states, while Legally Blonde was only chosen by 7. Other college movies like Glory Road (2006) and A Beautiful Mind (2001) were also chosen as fairly popular movies. Though interestingly enough if you were to look at the most popular movie according to each U.S. Region you see another movie pop up that being the 1998 film The Waterboy, which took control as the South’s favorite movie. I suppose it makes sense considering the film was shot in Florida.
These movies are so popular because they connect with the generation of students going through those challenges or reminds those who have already passed through college how much growth they had during their college years. But what does your favorite college movie say about you? To see the full study done by GCU Click Here and while your at it you can sign up for our Newsletter so you never miss a moment in New Jersey.