Schools using Yellow

Often described as cheerful and warm, yellow is also the most tiring color for the eye to look at for sustained periods of time. When enclosed in yellow rooms, it's been claimed that people are more likely to lose their tempers and babies tend to cry more. Studies have revealed that the two colors processed by the eye and sent to the brain the quickest are red and yellow, so it's no surprise that yellow is used frequently in advertising signage - see how many signs use yellow the next time you're driving down a main thoroughfare. For some practitioners of alternative medicine, yellow is believed to stimulate the nerves and purify the body. Like red and blue, yellow is a primary color, so it can often carry connotations of simplicity and sweetness, whereas colors like purple can feel complicated because they are a mixture of other colors.

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Yellow

School Site Evaluation (yellow)

Of the 16,382 colors used for evaluation, yellow is the third most common color schools use on their websites. Approximately 812 schools around the US use yellow on their websites. Of these schools, 280 use yellow as the primary color on their websites, while 278 use yellow as a secondary color.

Visual Preferences

Font

Nearly 33.9% of schools that use yellow as the primary color on their websites use the Arial font style, including East Los Angeles College, Salt Lake Community College and University of Missouri - Columbia. The other font styles that are used by schools that use yellow as the primary color include Verdana (26.8%) and Georgia (9.6%).


Social Presence

Exactly 200 schools that use yellow as a primary color on their websites have Facebook pages. These schools have an average of 7,293 "likes", and update their Facebook status, on average, 3 times a week. Of these schools, the following have the greatest number of Facebook "likes":

  1. University of Oklahoma Norman Campus: 226,370 likes
  2. University of Missouri - Columbia: 196,508 likes
  3. University of Oregon: 154,015 likes

And 142 schools that use yellow as the primary color on their websites have Twitter accounts. These schools have an average Twitter following of 1,277 followers, and tweet updates, on average, 7 times a week. Of these schools, the following have the greatest number of Twitter followers:

  1. Boston College: 15,524 followers
  2. University of Arizona: 14,866 followers
  3. University of Oklahoma Norman Campus: 13,965 followers

Web Metrics

The average Google Page Rank for schools that use yellow as the primary color on their websites is 5. The average Google Page Rank for schools that use yellow as a secondary color on their websites is 5. Interestingly enough, the average Google Page Rank for schools that do not use yellow on their websites is 5.

The schools with the highest Google Page Rank, that also use yellow on their websites are:

  1. University of California - Santa Cruz: 8 Google Page Rank
  2. Dartmouth College: 8 Google Page Rank
  3. University of Chicago: 8 Google Page Rank
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