Colleges that Accept the Common Application

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

Low Library at Columbia
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.




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

















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



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






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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