Colleges that Accept the Common Application

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

Low Library at Columbia
Low Library at Columbia. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

For the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 805 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 the majority of 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.

United States Schools that Accept the Common Application




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
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
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
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 St. Benedict/St. John's University
College of Saint Elizabeth
College of St. Joseph
The College of Saint Rose
College of St. Scholastica
College of William & Mary
College of Wooster
Colorado College
Colorado State University
Columbia College (Missouri)
Columbia College (South Carolina)
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Hollywood
Columbia University
Concordia College (Moorhead)
Concordia College (New York)
Concordia University (Oregon)
Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Irvine
Concordia University Wisconsin
Connecticut College
Converse College
Cooper Union
Cornell College (Iowa)
Cornell University
Creighton University
Culinary Institute of America (CA)
Culinary Institute of America (NY)
Culinary Institute of America (TX)
CUNY Queens College
Curry College

















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 
Saint John's University (MN)
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 
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
Siena College
Sierra Nevada College
Simmons College
Simpson College
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
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
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 (New York)
Unity College
Universidad del Este (UNE)
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon
University of Akron
University of Alabama - Birmingham
University of Arizona
University of Bridgeport
University of Central Florida
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College
University of Cincinnati - Clermont College
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 Hartford
University of Houston
University of Idaho
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Indianapolis
University of Iowa
University of Kentucky
University of La Verne
U​niversity of Lynchburg
University of Maine
University of Maine at Augusta
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 - Morris
University of Minnesota - Rochester
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
University of Mississippi (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 at Asheville
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina Greensboro
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
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 Indiana
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 South Alabama
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
Univeristy 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





Yale University
York College of Pennsylvania


Zaytuna College

International Schools that Accept the Common Application

American University in Bulgaria
American University of Beirut (AUB)
The American University of Paris
The American University of Rome
Bard College Berlin
Bath Spa University
Bishop's University
Bournemouth University
Brunel University London
Carnegie Mellon University in 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 in Rome
Keele University
Mary Immaculate College
Maynooth University (Ireland)
Monash University
Newcastle University
Northwestern University in Qatar
Queen's University, Canada
Quest University Canada
Regent's University London
Richmond The American International University in London
Riga Business School
Robert Gordon University
Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus
St. Mary's University Twickendam, London
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 Bristol (UK)
University of Derby
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.

University of Stirling
University of Warwick
University of West London
University of Worcester
Yale NUS College