Colleges that Accept the Common Application

Learn about the 894 schools that accept the Common Application in 2019

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Low Library at Columbia. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

As of the 2019-20 admissions cycle, 894 colleges and universities accept the Common Application. This list grew by over 50 members just in 2019. These schools range from some of the most selective in the world to those with nearly open admissions.

Most of these colleges have holistic admissions policies but this has not been a prerequisite for membership since 2014. Those that do practice holistic admissions consider the whole applicant, not just grades, test scores, and other numerical measures. Extracurricular activities, an application essay, and multiple letters of recommendation are important to the admissions process for the majority of the following colleges.

For a college to qualify for members to the Common Application, it must be a not-for-profit school that offers undergraduate degrees and is committed to access and equity in the admissions process. Members must also be accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for High Education.

United States Schools that Accept the Common Application

Click the links below to learn more about the standardized test scores, acceptance rates, and tuition fees of these Common App colleges.


Adelphi University
Agnes Scott College
Alaska Pacific University
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Albertus Magnus College
Albion College
Albright College
Alfred University
Allegheny College
Alma College
Alvernia University
AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts
American University
Amherst College
Anderson University
Anna Maria College
Antioch College
Appalachian State University
Aquinas College (Michigan)
Arcadia University
Arizona Christian University
Arizona State University
Arkansas State University
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Asbury University
Ashland University
Assumption College
Augsburg College
Augustana College (Illinois)
Augustana College (South Dakota)
Austin College
Ave Maria University


Babson College
Baldwin-Wallace College
Bard College
Bard College at Simon's Rock - The Early College
Barnard College
Barry University
Barton College
Baruch College, The City University of New York
Bates College
Bay Path College
Baylor University
Becker College
Bellarmine University
Belmont University
Beloit College
Benedictine College
Benedictine University (Arizona)
Benedictine University (Illinois)
Bennington College
Bentley University
Berry College
Bethany College (West Virginia)
Binghamton University (SUNY)
Birmingham-Southern College
Bloomfield College
Bluffton University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Bowling Green State University
Bradley University
Brandeis University
Brenau University
Bridgewater College
Bridgewater State University
Brooklyn College, The City University of New York
Brown University
Bryant University
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
Butler University


Cabrini University
Cairn University
Caldwell College
California College of the Arts
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
California Lutheran University
California University of Pennsylvania
Calvin College
Canisius College
Capital University
Capitol Technology University
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Carroll College (Montana)
Carroll University (Wisconsin)
Carthage College
Case Western Reserve University
Castleton University
Catawba College
Catholic University of America
Cazenovia College
Cedar Crest College
Centenary College of Louisiana
Centenary University (New Jersey)
Central Connecticut State University
Central Michigan University
Centre College
Champlain College
Chapman University
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Chatham University
Chestnut Hill College
Chicago State University
Christian Brothers University
Christopher Newport University
Claremont McKenna College
Clark Atlanta University
Clark University
Clarkson University
Cleveland State University
Coe College
Colby College
Colby-Sawyer College
Colgate University
College of the Atlantic
College of the Holy Cross
College of Idaho
College of Mount Saint Vincent
The College of New Jersey
College of New Rochelle
College of Saint Benedict
College of Saint Elizabeth
College of St. Joseph (Vermont)
College of Saint Rose
College of St. Scholastica
College of Staten Island, The City University of New York
College of William & Mary
College of Wooster
Colorado College
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Hollywood
Columbia College (Missouri)
Columbia College (South Carolina)
Columbia University
Concordia College (Moorhead)
Concordia College (New York)
Concordia University Portland
Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Irvine
Concordia University Wisconsin
Connecticut College
Converse College
Cooper Union
Cornell College
Cornell University
Covenant College
Creighton University
Culinary Institute of America (CA)
Culinary Institute of America (NY)
Culinary Institute of America (TX)
Culver Stockton College
CUNY Queens College, The City University of New York
Curry College


D 'Youville College
Daemen College
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Dean College
Defiance College
Delaware Valley College
Denison University
DePaul University
DePauw University
DeSales University
Dickinson College
Dillard University
Dominican College
Dominican University (Illinois)
Dominican University of California
Drake University
Drew University
Drexel University
Drury University
Duke University
Duquesne University


Earlham College
East Carolina University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern Mennonite University
Eastern Michigan University
Eckerd College
Edgewood College
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Elizabethtown College
Elmira College
Elms College
Elon University
Emerson College
Emmanuel College (Georgia)
Emmanuel College (Massachusetts)
Emory & Henry College
Emory University
Eureka College
Evergreen State College


Fairfield University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Felician College
Fisher College
Fisk University
Flagler College
Flashpoint Chicago, A Campus of Columbia College Hollywood
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida Polytechnic University
Florida Southern College
Florida State University
Fordham University
Framingham State University
Franklin College
Franklin and Marshall College
Franklin Pierce University
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Furman University


Gannon University
Gardner-Webb University
Geneseo (SUNY)
George Fox University
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgia College & State University (GCSU)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Georgian Court University
Gettysburg College
Goddard College
Gonzaga University
Goshen College
Goucher College
Green Mountain College
Grinnell College
Guilford College
Gustavus Adolphus College
Gwynedd Mercy University


Hamilton College
Hamline University
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampshire College
Hampton University
Hanover College
Hartwick College
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College
Hastings College
Haverford College
Hawaii Pacific University
Heidelberg University
Hellenic College
Hendrix College
High Point University
Hilbert College
Hillsdale College
Hiram College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Hollins University
Holy Names University
Hood College
Hope College
Houghton College
Howard University
Hunter College, The City University of New York
Husson University


Illinois College
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois Wesleyan University
Immaculata University
Indiana University at Bloomington
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Iona College
Iowa State University at Ames
Ithaca College


Jacksonville University
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
John Carroll University
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte
Johnson & Wales University - Denver
Johnson & Wales University - North Miami
Johnson & Wales University - Providence
Juniata College


Kalamazoo College
Kansas State University
Kean University
Keene State College
Keiser University
Kent State University
Kenyon College
Kettering University
Keuka College
Keystone College
King's College (Pennsylvania)
Knox College
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania


La Roche College
La Salle University
Lafayette College
Lake Erie College
Lake Forest College
Landmark College
Lasell College
Lawrence Technological University
Lawrence University
Le Moyne College
Lebanon Valley College
Lehigh University
Lesley University
Lewis & Clark College
Lewis University
Lindenwood University
Linfield College
Lipscomb University
List College (Jewish Theological Seminary)
Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus)
Long Island University (C W Post Campus)
Longwood University
Loras College
Louisiana State University
Lourdes University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University New Orleans
Luther College
Lycoming College
Lynn University
Lyon College


Macalester College
MacMurray College
Maine College of Art
Maine Maritime Academy
Malone University
Manchester University
Manhattan College
Manhattanville College
Marietta College
Marist College
Marlboro College
Marquette University
Marshall University
Mary Baldwin University
Maryland Institute College of Art
Marymount California University
Marymount Manhattan College
Marymount University
Maryville University Saint Louis
Marywood University
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
The Master's University
McDaniel College
McKendree University
Menlo College
Mercer University
Mercy College
Mercyhurst University
Meredith College
Merrimack College
Messiah College
Methodist College of UnityPoint Health
Miami University (Ohio)
Michigan State University
Middle Tennessee State University
Middlebury College
Midway University
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Millikin University
Mills College
Millsaps College
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Minerva Schools at KGI
Misericordia University

Missouri Southern State University
Missouri State University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Mitchell College
Molloy College
Monmouth College
Monmouth University
Montserrat College of Art
Moore College of Art and Design
Moravian College
Morehouse College
Mount Aloysius College
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Mary University
Mount Saint Mary College
Mount Saint Mary's University (Los Angeles)
Mount St. Mary's University
Muhlenberg College
Muskingum University


Naropa University
Nazareth College
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Neumann University
New College of Florida
New England College
New England Institute of Technology
New Jersey City University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
The New School
New York Institute of Technology
New York School of Career & Applied Studies of Touro College and University System
New York University
Newberry College
Newbury College
Niagara University
Nichols College
North Carolina State University
North Central College (Illinois)
North Park University
Northeastern University
Northern Kentucky University
Northern Vermont University Johnson
Northland College
Northwest Christian University
Northwest Nazarene University
Northwestern University
Northwood University
Norwich University
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Notre Dame de Namur University
Nova Southeastern University


Oberlin College
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Occidental College
Oglethorpe University
Ohio Northern University
Ohio State University
Ohio University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Oklahoma City University
Old Dominion University
Olivet College
Oregon State University
Otis College of Art and Design
Otterbein University


Pace University
Pacific Lutheran University
Pacific University
Paul Smith's College
Penn State University
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pepperdine University
Piedmont College
Pine Manor College
Pitzer College
Plymouth State University
Point Loma Nazarene University
Pomona College
Presbyterian College
Prescott College
Princeton University
Principia College
Providence College
Purchase College (SUNY)
Purdue University
Purdue University Fort Wayne


Queens University of Charlotte
Quincy University
Quinnipiac University


Radford University
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Randolph College
Randolph-Macon College
Reed College
Regis College
Regis University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island College
Rhode Island School of Design
Rhodes College
Rice University
Rider University
Ringling College of Art and Design
Ripon College
Rivier College
Roanoke College
Robert Morris University
Roberts Wesleyan College
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Roger Williams University
Rollins College
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rosemont College
Rowan University
Russell Sage College


Sacred Heart University
Sage College of Albany
St. Ambrose University
St. Andrews University
Saint Anselm College
St. Bonaventure University
St. Catherine University
St. Edward's University
Saint Francis University
St. John Fisher College
St. John's College Annapolis
St. John's College Santa Fe
Saint John's University (Minnesota)
St. John's University (New York)
St. Joseph's College - Brooklyn Campus
St. Joseph's College - Long Island Campus
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Saint Joseph's University
St. Lawrence University
Saint Leo University
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Saint Louis University
Saint Martin's University
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Saint Mary's College of California
Saint Mary's College of Indiana
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Saint Michael's College
St. Norbert College
St. Olaf College
Saint Peter's College
St. Thomas Aquinas College
St. Thomas University (Florida)
Saint Vincent College
Saint Xavier University
Salem College (North Carolina)
Salisbury University
Salve Regina University
Samford University
Santa Clara University
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Scripps College
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
Seton Hall University
Seton Hill University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Shawnee State University
Shepherd University
Siena College
Sierra Nevada College
Simmons College
Simpson College
Simpson University
Skidmore College
Smith College
Soka University of America
Southeast Missouri State University
Southern California Institute of Architecture
Southern Connecticut State University
Southern Methodist University
Southern New Hampshire University
Southwestern University
Spelman College
Spring Arbor University
Spring Hill College
Springfield College
Stanford University
Stephens College
Sterling College
Stetson University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stevenson University
Stockton University
Stonehill College
Stony Brook University (SUNY)
Suffolk University
SUNY Albany
SUNY Alfred
SUNY Brockport
SUNY Buffalo
SUNY Cobleskill
SUNY College Old Westbury
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
SUNY College of Technology Canton
SUNY Cortland
SUNY Delhi
SUNY Farmingdale State College
SUNY Fredonia
SUNY Institute of Technology
SUNY Maritime College
SUNY Morrisville State College
SUNY New Paltz
SUNY Oneonta
SUNY Oswego
SUNY Plattsburgh
SUNY Polytechnic
SUNY Potsdam
SUNY Purchase
SUNY Stony Brook University​
Susquehanna University
Swarthmore College
Sweet Briar College
Syracuse University


Temple University
Texas Christian University
Texas Lutheran University
Thiel College
Thomas College
Thomas More University
Tiffin University
Transylvania University
Trine University
Trinity Christian College
Trinity College (Connecticut)
Trinity University (Texas)
Trinity Washington University
Truman State University
Tufts University
Tulane University


Union College
Unity College
Universidad del Este (UNE)
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon
University of Akron
University of Alabama - Birmingham
University of Arizona - Tucson
University of Arkansas
University of Bridgeport
University of Central Florida
University of Charleston
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College
University of Cincinnati - Clermont College
University of Colorado - Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Dallas
University of Dayton
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Dubuque
University of Evansville
University of Findlay
University of Florida
University of Hartford
University of Houston
University of Idaho
University of Illinois - Chicago
University of the Incarnate Word
University of Indianapolis
University of Iowa
University of Kentucky
University of La Verne
University of Louisiana - Lafayette
U​niversity of Lynchburg
University of Maine
University of Maine - Augusta
University of Maine - Farmington
University of Maine - Fort Kent
University of Maine - Machias
University of Maine - Presque Isle
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland - Baltimore County
University of Maryland - Eastern Shore
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
University of Massachusetts - Boston
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts - Lowell
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Michigan - Dearborn
University of Michigan - Flint
University of Minnesota - Crookston
University of Minnesota - Duluth
University of Minnesota - Morris 
University of Minnesota - Rochester
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
University of Mississippi - Oxford (Ole Miss)
University of Missouri
University of Missouri - Kansas City
University of Missouri - St. Louis 
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University of Nevada - Las Vegas
University of New England
University of New Hampshire
University of New Haven
University of North Carolina - Asheville
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina - Charlotte
University of North Carolina - Greensboro
University of North Carolina - Wilmington
University of North Dakota
University of North Florida
University of North Texas
University of Northern Colorado
University of Northern Iowa
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of the Pacific
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Portland
University of Providence
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of Rhode Island
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of St. Francis
University of Saint Francis - Fort Wayne
University of Saint Joseph
University of St. Thomas
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of the Sciences
University of Scranton
University of South Alabama
University of South Carolina 
University of Southern California
University of Southern Maine
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Tampa
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
University of Texas - Arlington
University of Texas - Dallas
University of Toledo
University of Tulsa
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of the West
University of West Florida
University of Wisconsin - Madison
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
University of Wyoming
Upper Iowa University
Urbana University - A Branch Campus of Franklin University
Ursinus College
Ursuline College
Utica College


Valparaiso University
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Vermont Technical College
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University


Wabash College
Wagner College
Wake Forest University
Walsh University
Warner Pacific College
Warren Wilson College
Wartburg College
Washington & Jefferson College
Washington and Lee University
Washington College (Maryland)
Washington University - St. Louis
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
Wayne State University
Webb Institute
Webster University
Wellesley College
Wells College
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wesleyan College
Wesleyan University
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Virginia University
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Western Connecticut State University
Western Michigan University
Western New England University
Western State Colorado University
Westminster College (Missouri)
Westminster College (Pennsylvania)
Westminster College (Utah)
Westmont College
Wheaton College - Illinois
Wheaton College (Massachusetts)
Wheeling Jesuit University
Whitman College
Whittier College
Whitworth University
Wichita State University
Widener University
Wilberforce University
Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University
Wilkes University
Willamette University
William Jewell College
William Paterson University
Williams College
Wilson College
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Wittenberg University
Wofford College
Woodbury University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Wright State University


Xavier University
Xavier University (Louisiana)


Yale University
York College


Zaytuna College

International Schools that Accept the Common Application

Aberystwyth University (Wales)
American University (Bulgaria)
American University (Beirut)
The American University - Paris
The American University - Rome
Bard College - Berlin
Bath Spa University
Bishop's University
Bournemouth University
Brunel University - London
Carnegie Mellon University (Qatar)
Doshisha University, The Institute for the Liberal Arts
Duke Kunshan University
Durham University
Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)
ESCP Europe Business School
Franklin University (Switzerland)
Hult International Business School
IE University
IE University - Madrid
Jacobs University Bremen
John Cabot University - Rome
Keele University
Mary Immaculate College
Maynooth University (Ireland)
Monash University
Musashino University (Japan)
Newcastle University
Northwestern University in Qatar
Queen's University (Canada)
Quest University (Canada)
Regent's University - London
Richmond The American International University - London
Riga Business School
Robert Gordon University
Ryerson University (Canada)
Saint Louis University - Madrid
St. Mary's University (England)
Saint Thomas University (Canada)
Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) (Korea)
Temple University, Japan Campus
Underwood International College, Yonsei University (South Korea)
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
University College - Dublin
University of Aberdeen (UK)
University of Bradford (England)
University of Bristol (UK)
University of Derby
University of Dundee (Scotland)
University of East Anglia
University of East London
University of Glasgow
University of Guelph
University of Hong Kong
University of Huddersfield
University of Limerick
University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute
University of Plymouth
University of Sheffield
University of St. Andrews
University of Stirling
University of Warwick
University of the West of England
University of West London
University of Worcester
Yale NUS College

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