Completing the Common Application

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There are some new member institutions for the Common Application.

Colleges that subscribe to the Common Application are on the rise…again. So next year, expect the most competitive college admissions class ever with more college applications than ever before! Only we know that this isn’t really the case. Next year’s admissions class will not be significantly more competitive than the current one. That is pure myth.

According to a piece in “Inside Higher Ed” entitled “Common Application Continues Growth,” “The membership of the Common Application is about to grow by 46 colleges, to a total of 460. While the Common Application was founded 35 years ago, half of its membership has joined in the last decade. And while the program was once associated with small liberal arts colleges, it has expanded in recent years. This year’s additions include two flagship public universities — the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Kentucky — on top of 10 other flagships added in the past few years. Public institutions now make up 12 percent of the colleges in the program — a record high. Another notable addition this year is Howard University, the fifth historically black college to participate.”

Here is the full list of universities that have just joined the Common Application:

Caldwell College (NJ)

Carroll University (WI)

Castleton State College

Centenary College

Christian Brothers University

Christopher Newport University

Cogswell Polytechnical College

DeSales University

Drury University

Eastern Connecticut State University

Flagler College

Franklin College Switzerland

Goshen College

Howard University

John Cabot University

John F. Kennedy University

Lipscomb University

Long Island University Brooklyn Campus

Lyndon State College

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Rhode Island College

Rockhurst University

Saint Leo University

Saint Martin’s University

Salisbury University

Samford University

Seton Hill University

Sierra Nevada College

St. Joseph’s College – Brooklyn Campus

St. Joseph’s College – Long Island Campus

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

SUNY College at Old Westbury

SUNY Institute of Technology

The American University of Paris

The College of Saint Rose

Towson University

University of Evansville

University of Hartford

University of Kentucky

University of Michigan – Flint

University of New Orleans

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

University of Southern California

University of St Andrews

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Wartburg College

Wheeling Jesuit University

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