Colleges that Accept the Common Application

Learn about the more than 690 schools that accept the Common Application in 2017

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For the 2017-18 admissions cycle, around 696 colleges and universities accept the Common Application. The complete listing is below. Schools range from some of the most selective in the world to those with nearly open admissions.

What most of the schools have in common is a holistic admissions policy, although as of 2014 The Common Application announced that holistic admissions would no longer be a prerequisite for membership.

Still, most member schools on this list consider the whole applicant, not just grades, test scores, and other numerical measures. Extracurricular activities, an essay, and letters of recommendation are important to the admissions process for colleges using the Common Application.

Click on a school's name to get more information including SAT and ACT data, costs, average financial aid awards, and more

For help with the writing components of the Common Application, these articles can help: The Personal Statement | The Short Answer | Supplemental Essays

United States Schools that Accept the Common Application

A

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
American Jewish University
American University
Amherst College
Anna Maria College
Antioch College
Arcadia University
Assumption College
Augsburg College
Augustana College (IL)
Augustana College (SD)
Austin College
Ave Maria University

B

Babson College
Baldwin-Wallace College
Bard College
Bard College at Simon's Rock
Barnard College
Barry University
Bates College
Bay Path College
Baylor University
Becker College
Belmont University
Beloit College
Benedictine College
Benedictine University
Benedictine University (Illinois)
Bennington College
Bentley University
Berry College
Bethany College (West Virginia)
Binghamton University (SUNY)
Birmingham-Southern College
Bloomfield College
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Bowling Green State University
Bradley University
Brandeis University
Brenau University
Brown University
Bryant University
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
Butler University

C

Cabrini University
Caldwell College
California College of the Arts
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
California Lutheran University
Calvin College
Canisius College
Capital University
Capitol Technology University
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Carroll College (Montana)
Carroll University
Carthage College
Case Western Reserve University
Castleton State College
Catholic University of America
Cazenovia College
Cedar Crest College
Centenary College (New Jersey)
Centenary College of Louisiana
Central Connecticut State University
Centre College
Champlain College
Chapman University
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Chatham University
Chicago State University
Christian Brothers University
Christopher Newport University
Claremont McKenna College
Clark Atlanta University
Clark University
Clarkson 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 Notre Dame of Maryland  ???
College of St. Benedict/St. John's University
College of Saint Elizabeth
College of St. Joseph
The College of Saint Rose
College of William & Mary
College of Wooster
Colorado College
Colorado State University
Columbia College Hollywood
Columbia College (Missouri)
Columbia College (South Carolina)
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia University
Concordia College (Moorhead)
Concordia College (New York)
Concordia University (Oregon)
Concordia University Irvine
Concordia University Wisconsin
Connecticut College
Converse College
Cooper Union
Coppin State University
Cornell College (Iowa)
Cornell University
Cottey College
Creighton University
Culinary Institute of America (CA)
Culinary Institute of America (NY)
Culinary Institute of America (TX)
Curry College

D

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

E

Earlham College
Eastern Connecticut State University
Eastern Kentucky University
Eckerd College
Edgewood College
Elizabethtown College
Elmira College
Elms College
Emerson College
Emmanuel College (Massachusetts)
Emory and Henry College
Emory University

F

Fairfield University
Felician College
Fisk University
Flagler College
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida Southern College
Fordham University
Framingham State University
Franklin and Marshall College
Franklin College
Franklin Pierce University
Furman University

G

Gannon University
Geneseo (SUNY)
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgia College
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

H

Hamilton College
Hamline University
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampshire College
Hanover College
Hartwick College
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College
Hastings College
Haverford College
Hawaii Pacific University
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
H ult International Business School - San Francisco
Husson University

I

Illinois College
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois Wesleyan University
Immaculata University
Indiana University - Bloomington
Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
Iona College
Ithaca College

J

Jacksonville University
John Carroll University
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte
Johnson & Wales University - Denver
Johnson & Wales University - North Miami
Johnson & Wales University - Providence
Johnson State College
Juniata College

K

Kalamazoo College
Kean University
Keene State College
Keiser University
Kenyon College
Kettering University
Keuka College
Keystone College
King's College
Knox College

L

La Roche College
La Salle University
Lafayette College
Lake Erie College
Lake Forest College
Lasell College
Lawrence Technological University
Lawrence University
Le Moyne College
Lebanon Valley College
Lehigh University
Lesley College
Lewis & Clark College
Linfield College
List College, The Jewish Theological Seminary
Long Island University Brooklyn Campus
Long Island University-C.W. Post Campus
Lourdes University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University New Orleans
Luther College
Lycoming College
Lynchburg College
Lyndon State College
Lynn University
Lyon College

M

Macalester College
MacMurray College
Maine Maritime Academy
Malone University
Manchester University
Manhattan College
Manhattanville College
Marietta College
Marist College
Marlboro College
Marquette University
Marygrove College
Maryland Institute College of Art
Marymount California University
Marymount Manhattan College
Marymount University
Maryville University of St. Louis
Marywood University
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
McDaniel College
McKendree University
Menlo College
Mercer University
Mercy College
Mercyhurst University
Meredith College
Merrimack College
Miami University (Ohio)
Middle Tennessee State University
Middlebury College
Millersville University
Millikin University
Mills College
Millsaps College
Minerva Schools at KGI
Mitchell College
Molloy College
Monmouth College
Monmouth University
Moravian College
Morehouse College
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Ida College
Mount Saint Mary College
Mount St. Mary's College
Muhlenberg College

N

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 (NJIT)
New School
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
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 Park University
Northeastern University
Northland College
Northwest Nazarene University
Northwestern University
Norwich University
Notre Dame de Namur University
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Nova Southeastern University

O

Oberlin College
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Occidental College
Oglethorpe University
Ohio Northern University
The Ohio State University
Ohio University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Oklahoma City University
Old Dominion University
Olin College (Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering)
Otterbein University

P

Pace University
Pacific Lutheran University
Pacific University
Paul Smith's College
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pepperdine University
Philadelphia 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

Q

Queens University of Charlotte
Quinnipiac University

R

Ramapo College of New Jersey
Randolph College
Randolph-Macon College
Reed College
Regis College (Massachusetts)
Regis University (Colorado)
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 University
Roanoke College
Robert Morris University (PA)
Roberts Wesleyan College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
Rollins College
Rosemont College
Rowan University
Russell Sage College

S

Sacred Heart University
Sage College of Albany
St. Ambrose University
St. Andrew's 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 
St. John's University 
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
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 
Saint Vincent College
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
Siena College
Sierra Nevada College
Simmons College
Simpson College
Skidmore College
Smith College
Soka University of America
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
Suffolk University
SUNY Albany
SUNY Alfred State College
SUNY Brockport
SUNY Buffalo
SUNY Cobleskill
SUNY College at Old Westbury
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
SUNY College of Technology at Canton
SUNY Cortland
S UNY Delhi
SUNY Farmingdale State College
SUNY Fredonia
SUNY Institute of Technology
S UNY Maritime College
SUNY Morrisville State College
SUNY New Paltz
SUNY Oneonta
SUNY Oswego
SUNY Plattsburgh
S UNY Polytechnic
SUNY Potsdam
S UNY Purchase College
SUNY Stony Brook University
Susquehanna University
Swarthmore College
Sweet Briar College
Syracuse University

T

Temple University
Texas Christian University (TCU)
Texas Lutheran University
Thiel College
Thomas College
Transylvania University
Trinity Christian College
Trinity College (Connecticut)
Trinity University (Texas)
Truman State University
Tufts University
Tulane University

U

Union College (New York)
Unity College
U niversidad del Sagrado Corazon
University of Akron
University of Alabama - Birmingham
University of Bridgeport
University of Central Florida
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado at 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 Great Falls
University of Hartford
University of Idaho
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Indianapolis
University of Kentucky
University of La Verne
University of Maine
University of Maine at Farmington
University of Maine at Fort Kent
University of Maine at Machias
University of Maine at Presque Isle
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
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 - Flint
University of Minnesota - Duluth
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
University of New England
University of New Hampshire
University of New Haven
University of North Carolina at Asheville
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
University of North Texas
University of Northern Iowa
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of the Pacific
University of Pennsylvania
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of Rhode Island
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of St. Francis
University of Saint Joseph
University of St. Thomas
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
University of Scranton
University of Southern California
University of Southern Maine
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Tampa
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
University of Toledo
University of Tulsa
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Upper Iowa University
Ursinus College
Ursuline College
Utica College

V

Valparaiso University
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University

W

Wabash College
Wagner College
Wake Forest University
Warren Wilson College
Wartburg College
Washington & Jefferson College
Washington and Lee University
Washington College (Maryland)
Washington University in St. Louis
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
Wayne State University
Webster University
Wellesley College
Wells College
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wesleyan University
West Virginia University
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Western Connecticut State University
Western Illinois University
Western New England University
Western State Colorado University
Westminster College (Missouri)
Westminster College (Pennsylvania)
Westminster College (Utah)
Westmont College
Wheaton College (Mass.)
Wheeling Jesuit University
Wheelock College
Whitman College
Whittier College
Whitworth University
Widener University
Wilberforce University
Wilkes University
Willamette University
William Jewell College
William Paterson University of NJ
Williams College
Wilson College
Wittenberg University
Wofford College
Woodbury University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

X

Xavier University
Xavier University of Louisiana

Y

Yale University

Z

Zaytuna College

International Schools that Accept the Common Application

American University in Bulgaria
The American University of Paris
The American University of Rome
Bard College Berlin
Bath Spa University
Birmingham City University
Bishop's University
Doshisha University
Durham University
Franklin College Switzerland
Hult International Business School
IE University
Jacobs University Bremen
John Cabot University, Rome Italy
Keele University
King's College London (UK)
Mary Immaculate College
Newcastle University
Northumbria University
Northwestern University in Qatar
Plymouth University
Quest University
Regent's University London
Richmond The American International University in London
Riga Business School
Saint Louis University - Madrid
St. Mary's University - London
Saint Thomas University
Underwood International College, Yonsei University (South Korea)
University of Aberdeen (UK)
University of Bristol (UK)
University of East Anglia
University of East London
University of Glasgow
University of Hong Kong
University of Huddersfield
University of Limerick​
University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute
University of St Andrews
University of Sheffield
University of Stirling
University of Warwick
University of West London
Universoty of Worcester
Vasalius College
Yale NUS College