Schools using Lucida Grande

Like Trebuchet and Verdana, Lucida Grande is a humanist sans-serif font. The overall design is very clean and sophisticated, but it maintains organic elements giving it a feel like a human hand had some influence on its design. More so than Verdana and Trebuchet, Lucida Grande's details give it a personable, organic feel. It was designed by Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes, and makes its biggest presence felt in the Mac OS X operating system. The difference between just plain Lucida and Lucida Grande is the number of characters included in the font - while we often think of the characters needed for a font as 26 upper- and lower-case letters plus numbers and a few bits of punctuation, the reality is that a far greater number are needed to support the vast array of languages in the world. Lucida Grande is a multilingual font, and contains 2,826 Unicode-encoded glyphs, meaning that languages as disparate as Cyrillic and Thai can be written in Lucida Grande and maintain a consistent look.

765 Schools using Lucida Grande

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Lucida Grande

School Site Evaluation (Lucida Grande)

Of the 41 fonts used for evaluation, the least most common font schools use on their websites is Lucida Grande. Lucida Grande is used on websites by 765 schools around the US.

Visual Preferences

Color

Nearly 63.2% of schools that use Lucida Grande as the primary font on their websites use the color white as the primary color on the website, including University of Wisconsin - Madison, California State University - Fullerton and George Mason University. The other primary website colors that are most commonly used by schools that use Lucida Grande as the primary font on their website include grey (11.4%) and black (10.5%).


Social Presence

Exactly 86 schools that use Lucida Grande as the primary font on their websites have Facebook pages. These schools tend to update their Facebook status, on average, 4 times a week. And they each have an average of 5,227 "likes". Of the schools that use the Lucida Grande font, the following have the greatest number of Facebook "likes":

  1. University of Wisconsin - Madison: 129,819 likes
  2. George Mason University: 50,146 likes
  3. Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus: 31,833 likes

And 65 schools that use Lucida Grande as the primary font on their websites have YouTube channels. These schools have an average YouTube subscriber base of 66 subscribers, and an average of 55 posted videos. Of these schools, the following have the greatest number of YouTube subscribers:

  1. Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus: 956 subscribers
  2. New Mexico State University - Main Campus: 572 subscribers
  3. Washington State University: 482 subscribers

Web Metrics

The average Google Page Rank for schools using Lucida Grande as the primary font on their websites is 5. Interestingly enough, the average Google Page Rank for schools that do not use Lucida Grande on their websites is 5.

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

  1. Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus: 8 Google Page Rank
  2. Washington State University: 8 Google Page Rank
  3. University of California - Santa Cruz: 8 Google Page Rank
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