Colleges With 2014-2015 Essay Questions

We have updated the essay questions for the 2014-2015 application season for the following colleges:

1. Abilene Christian University
2. Academy of Art University
3. Adams State College
4. Adelphi University
5. Agnes Scott College
6. Albright College
7. Alfred University
8. Allegheny College
9. Alma College
10. American University
11. Amherst College
12. Appalachian State University
13. Arcadia University
14. Augustana College (IL)
15. Augustana College (SD)
16. Aurora University
17. Austin College
18. Austin Peay State University
19. Babson College
20. Baldwin-Wallace University
21. Ball State University
22. Bard College
23. Barnard College
24. Bates College
25. Baylor University
26. Beacon College
27. Belmont University
28. Bemidji State University
29. Benedict College
30. Bennington College
31. Bentley University
32. Berea College
33. Berklee College of Music
34. Berry College
35. Birmingham-Southern College
36. Boston College
37. Boston University
38. Bowdoin College
39. Bowling Green State University
40. Bradley University
41. Brandeis University
42. Brown University
43. Bryant University
44. Bucknell University
45. Butler University
46. Cabrini College
47. California Institute of Technology
48. California Lutheran University
49. Calvin College
50. Campbell University
51. Canisius College
52. Carleton College
53. Carnegie Mellon University
54. Carroll College
55. Case Western Reserve University
56. Castelton State College
57. Catholic University of America
58. Cazenovia College
59. Christian Brothers University
60. Cedar Crest College
61. Centenary College of Louisiana
62. Central Michigan University
63. Centre College
64. Champlain College
65. Chatham University
66. Christian Brothers University in TN
67. Claremont McKenna College
68. Clark University
69. Clarkson University
70. Clemson University
71. Coastal Carolina University
72. Coe College
73. Colby College
74. Colby-Sawyer College
75. Colgate University
76. College of Charleston
77. College of New Jersey
78. College of New Rochelle
79. College of St. Benedict
80. College of St. Joseph
81. College of St. Rose (NY)
82. College of the Atlantic
83. College of the Holy Cross
84. College of the Ozarks
85. College of William and Mary
86. College of Wooster
87. Colorado College
88. Colorado State University
89. Columbia University
90. Concordia University (CA)
91. Connecticut College
92. Cornell College
93. Cornell University
94. Creighton University
95. Curry College
96. Daemen College
97. Dartmouth College
98. Davidson College
99. Delaware State University
100. DePaul University
101. DePauw University
102. DeSales University
103. Dickinson College
104. Dowling College
105. Drake University
106. Drew University
107. Drexel University
108. Drury University
109. Duke University
110. Duquesne University
111. Earlham College
112. East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
113. East Tennessee State University
114. Eastern Mennonite University
115. Eastern Michigan University
116. Eckerd College
117. Elmhurst College
118. Elon University
119. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
120. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide Campus
121. Emerson College
122. Emmanuel College
123. Emory and Henry College
124. Emory University
125. Endicott College
126. Erskine College
127. Eugene Lang College
128. Fairfield University
129. Fairleigh Dickinson University
130. Fisk University
131. Flagler College
132. Florida Atlantic University
133. Florida Institute of Technology
134. Florida International University
135. Florida Southern College
136. Florida State University
137. Fordham University
138. Fort Valley State University
139. Franklin and Marshall College
140. Franklin Pierce University
141. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
142. Furman University
143. Gannon University
144. George Fox University
145. Georgetown College
146. Georgetown University
147. Georgia College and State University
148. Georgia Institute of Technology
149. Gettysburg College
150. Gonzaga University
151. Gordon College
152. Goucher College
153. Grinnell College
154. Guilford College
155. Hamilton College
156. Hampshire College
157. Hampton University
158. Harding University
159. Hartwick College
160. Harvard University
161. Harvey Mudd College
162. Hastings College
163. Haverford College
164. Hawaii Pacific University
165. Hendrix College
166. High Point University
167. Hillsdale College
168. Hiram College
169. Hobart and William Smith Colleges
170. Hollins University
171. Hope College
172. Howard University
173. Idaho State University
174. Illinois Institute of Technology
175. Illinois Wesleyan University
176. Indiana University
177. Iowa State University
178. Jacksonville University
179. James Madison University
180. Johns Hopkins University
181. Juniata College
182. Kalamazoo College
183. Kean University
184. Keene State College
185. Kent State University
186. Kenyon College
187. King's College
188. Knox College
189. La Salle University
190. La Sierra University
191. Lafayette College
192. Laguna College of Art and Design
193. Lake Forest College
194. Lawrence University
195. Le Moyne College
196. Lehigh University
197. Lewis & Clark College
198. Linfield College
199. Louisiana State University
200. Louisiana Tech University
201. Louisianna State University-Shreveport
202. Loyola Marymount University
203. Loyola University Chicago
204. Loyola University Maryland
205. Loyola University New Orleans
206. Luther College
207. Lynchburg College
208. Lynn University
209. Macalester College
210. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY
211. Manhattan College
212. Manhattanville College
213. Marist College
214. Marlboro College
215. Marquette University
216. Marymount Manhattan College
217. Maryville College
218. Maryville University of St. Louis
219. Marywood University
220. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
221. McDaniel College
222. Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York
223. Menlo College
224. Mercer University
225. Mercy College
226. Mercyhurst College
227. Merrimack College
228. Miami University (OH)
229. Michigan State University
230. Michigan Technological University
231. MidAmerica Nazarene University
232. Middlebury College
233. Millikin University
234. Mills College
235. Millsaps College
236. Milwaukee School of Engineering
237. Mississippi College
238. Missouri University of Science and Technology
239. Monmouth College
240. Moravian College
241. Morehouse College
242. Mount Saint Mary College
243. Muhlenberg College
244. Murray State University
245. Muskingum College
246. Nazareth College
247. Nebraska Wesleyan University
248. New College of Florida
249. New England College
250. New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
251. New Mexico State University
252. New World School of the Arts
253. New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York
254. New York Institute of Technology
255. New York University
256. Newbury College
257. Niagara University
258. Nichols College
259. Norfolk State University
260. Northeastern University
261. Northwestern University
262. Notre Dame de Namur University
263. Nova Southeastern University
264. Occidental College
265. Ohio Northern University
266. Ohio State University-Columbus
267. Ohio Wesleyan University
268. Oklahoma State University
269. Old Dominion University
270. Olivet College
271. Oregon Institute of Technology
272. Pacific Lutheran University
273. Pennsylvania State University-University Park
274. Pepperdine University
275. Pine Manor College
276. Pitzer College
277. Pomona College
278. Portland State University
279. Post University
280. Presbyterian College
281. Prescott College
282. Princeton University
283. Providence College
284. Purdue University-West Lafayette
285. Quinnipiac University
286. Randolph College
287. Randolph-Macon College
288. Reed College
289. Regis College
290. Regis University
291. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
292. Rhode Island College
293. Rhodes College
294. Rice University
295. Richard Stockton College of NJ
296. Rider University
297. Ringling College of Art & Design
298. Ripon College
299. Rochester Institute of Technology
300. Rockland Community College
301. Roger WIlliams University
302. Rosemont College
303. Rowan University
304. Rutgers-New Brunswick
305. Rutgers-Newark
306. Sacred Heart University
307. Sage College of Albany
308. Saint Anselm College
309. Saint Joseph's College of Maine
310. Saint Leo University
311. Saint Martin's University
312. Saint Mary's College (CA)
313. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
314. Saint Michael's College
315. Saint Vincent College
316. Salem College
317. Salisbury University
318. Salve Regina University
319. San Diego State University
320. San Francisco State University
321. San Jose City College
322. Santa Clara University
323. Santa Fe Community College
324. Sarah Lawrence College
325. Savannah State University
326. Scripps College
327. Seattle Pacific University
328. Seattle University
329. Sewanee: The University of the South
330. Shenandoah University
331. Shorter University
332. Simmons College
333. Skidmore College
334. Smith College
335. Soka University of America
336. South Carolina State University
337. Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
338. Southern Methodist University
339. Southern Nazarene University
340. Southern New Hampshire University
341. Southern University at New Orleans
342. Southwestern University
343. Spelman College
344. Spring Hill College
345. Springfield College
346. St. Catherine University
347. St. Edward's University
348. St. Lawrence University
349. St. Mary's College
350. St. Mary's College of Maryland
351. St. Olaf College
352. St. Petersburg College
353. St. Thomas Aquinas College
354. Stanford University
355. State University of New York at Albany
356. State University of New York at Binghamton
357. State University of New York at Buffalo State College
358. State University of New York at Cortland
359. State University of New York at Fredonia
360. State University of New York at Geneseo
361. State University of New York at New Paltz
362. State University of New York at Old Westbury
363. State University of New York at Oneonta
364. State University of New York at Oswego
365. State University of New York at Plattsburgh
366. State University of New York at Stony Brook
367. State University of New York-University at Buffalo
368. Sterling College
369. Stetson University
370. Stevens Institute of Technology
371. Stonehill College
372. Suffolk University
373. Susquehanna University
374. Swarthmore College
375. Sweet Briar College
376. Syracuse University
377. Texas A&M University-College Station
378. Texas Christian University
379. Texas State University
380. Texas Tech University
381. Touro College
382. Transylvania University
383. Trine University
384. Trinity College (CT)
385. Trinity University
386. Troy University
387. Tufts University
388. Tulane University
389. Tuskegee University
390. Union College
391. United States Air Force Academy
392. United States Naval Academy
393. Unity College
394. University of Alabama
395. University of Alaska-Southeast
396. University of Arizona
397. University of California-Berkeley
398. University of California-Davis
399. University of California-Irvine
400. University of California-Los Angeles
401. University of California-Merced
402. University of California-Riverside
403. University of California-San Diego
404. University of California-Santa Barbara
405. University of California-Santa Cruz
406. University of Central Florida
407. University of Chicago
408. University of Cincinnati
409. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
410. University of Colorado-Boulder
411. University of Connecticut
412. University of Dallas
413. University of Dayton
414. University of Delaware
415. University of Denver
416. University of Evansville
417. University of Findlay
418. University of Florida
419. University of Georgia
420. University of Great Falls
421. University of Hartford
422. University of Hawaii-Manoa
423. University of Illinois-Chicago
424. University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
425. University of Iowa
426. University of Kansas
427. University of Mary
428. University of Mary Washington
429. University of Maryland-College Park
430. University of Maryland-University College
431. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
432. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
433. University of Massachusetts-Boston
434. University of Massachusetts-Lowell
435. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
436. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
437. University of Mississippi
438. University of Missouri-Columbia
439. University of Montevallo
440. University of Nebraska-Omaha
441. University of New England
442. University of New Hampshire
443. University of New Haven
444. University of North Carolina-Asheville
445. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
446. University of North Carolina-Charlotte
447. University of North Carolina-Wilmington
448. University of North Dakota
449. University of Northern Colorado
450. University of Notre Dame
451. University of Oklahoma
452. University of Oregon
453. University of Pennsylvania
454. University of Pittsburgh
455. University of Portland
456. University of Puget Sound
457. University of Redlands
458. University of Rhode Island
459. University of Richmond
460. University of Rochester
461. University of San Diego
462. University of San Francisco
463. University of Saskatchewan
464. University of Scranton
465. University of South Florida
466. University of Southern California
467. University of St. Thomas
468. University of Tennessee
469. University of Texas-Austin
470. University of Texas-Dallas
471. University of Texas-Tyler
472. University of the Sciences
473. University of Toronto
474. University of Utah
475. University of Vermont
476. University of Victoria
477. University of Virginia
478. University of Washington-Seattle
479. University of Western Ontario
480. University of Wisconsin-Madison
481. University of Wyoming
482. Ursinus College
483. Valparaiso University
484. Vanderbilt University
485. Vassar College
486. Villanova University
487. Virginia Commonwealth University
488. Virginia Tech
489. Wabash College
490. Wagner College
491. Wake Forest University
492. Wartburg College
493. Washington and Jefferson College
494. Washington and Lee University
495. Washington College
496. Washington State University
497. Webb Institute
498. Wellesley College
499. Wells College
500. Wentworth Institute of Technology
501. Wentworth Military Academy and College
502. Wesleyan College
503. Wesleyan University
504. Western Carolina University
505. Western New England University
506. Western Washington University
507. Westminster College (MO)
508. Westminster College (PA)
509. Westminster College of Salt Lake City
510. Westmont College
511. Wheaton College
512. Wheelock College (MA)
513. Whitman College
514. Whittier College
515. Widener University
516. Willamette University
517. William Jewell College
518. William Paterson University
519. Williams College
520. Wingate University
521. Winona State University (MN)
522. Wofford College
523. Woodbury University
524. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
525. Wright State University
526. Xavier University (OH)
527. Xavier University of Louisiana
528. Yale University

Colleges With 2014-2015 Essay Questions

We have updated the essay questions for the 2014-2015 application season for the following colleges:

1. Academy of Art University
2. Adams State College
3. Adelphi University
4. Agnes Scott College
5. Albright College
6. Alfred University
7. Allegheny College
8. Alma College
9. American University
10. Amherst College
11. Appalachian State University
12. Arcadia University
13. Aurora University
14. Austin College
15. Austin Peay State University
16. Babson College
17. Bard College
18. Barnard College
19. Bates College
20. Baylor University
21. Beacon College
22. Belmont University
23. Bemidji State University
24. Bennington College
25. Bentley University
26. Berklee College of Music
27. Berry College
28. Birmingham-Southern College
29. Boston University
30. Bowdoin College
31. Bowling Green State University
32. Bradley University
33. Brandeis University
34. Brown University
35. Bryant University
36. California Institute of Technology
37. California Lutheran University
38. Calvin College
39. Campbell University
40. Canisius College
41. Carleton College
42. Carnegie Mellon University
43. Carroll College
44. Case Western Reserve University
45. Castelton State College
46. Catholic University of America
47. Cazenovia College
48. Cedar Crest College
49. Centenary College of Louisiana
50. Central Michigan University
51. Centre College
52. Champlain College
53. Christian Brothers University in TN
54. Claremont McKenna College
55. Clark University
56. Clarkson University
57. Clemson University
58. Coastal Carolina University
59. Coe College
60. Colby College
61. Colby-Sawyer College
62. Colgate University
63. College of New Jersey
64. College of St. Benedict
65. College of St. Joseph
66. College of St. Rose (NY)
67. College of the Holy Cross
68. College of the Ozarks
69. College of William and Mary
70. College of Wooster
71. Colorado College
72. Colorado State University
73. Columbia University
74. Concordia University (CA)
75. Connecticut College
76. Cornell College
77. Cornell University
78. Creighton University
79. Curry College
80. Daemen College
81. Dartmouth College
82. Davidson College
83. Delaware State University
84. DePaul University
85. DePauw University
86. DeSales University
87. Dickinson College
88. Dowling College
89. Drake University
90. Drew University
91. Drexel University
92. Drury University
93. Duke University
94. Earlham College
95. East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
96. East Tennessee State University
97. Eastern Mennonite University
98. Eckerd College
99. Elon University
100. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide Campus
101. Emerson College
102. Emmanuel College
103. Emory and Henry College
104. Emory University
105. Endicott College
106. Fairfield University
107. Fairleigh Dickinson University
108. Flagler College
109. Florida International University
110. Florida State University
111. Fordham University
112. Fort Valley State University
113. Franklin and Marshall College
114. Franklin Pierce University
115. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
116. Furman University
117. Gannon University
118. George Fox University
119. Georgetown College
120. Georgetown University
121. Georgia College and State University
122. Georgia Institute of Technology
123. Gettysburg College
124. Gonzaga University
125. Goucher College
126. Grinnell College
127. Guilford College
128. Hamilton College
129. Hampshire College
130. Harding University
131. Hartwick College
132. Harvard University
133. Harvey Mudd College
134. Hastings College
135. Haverford College
136. Hawaii Pacific University
137. High Point University
138. Hobart and William Smith Colleges
139. Hollins University
140. Hope College
141. Howard University
142. Idaho State University
143. Illinois Wesleyan University
144. Indiana University
145. Iowa State University
146. James Madison University
147. Johns Hopkins University
148. Keene State College
149. Kent State University
150. Kenyon College
151. Knox College
152. La Salle University
153. Lafayette College
154. Laguna College of Art and Design
155. Lake Forest College
156. Lawrence University
157. Le Moyne College
158. Lehigh University
159. Lewis & Clark College
160. Linfield College
161. Louisiana State University
162. Louisiana Tech University
163. Louisianna State University-Shreveport
164. Loyola Marymount University
165. Loyola University Chicago
166. Loyola University Maryland
167. Loyola University New Orleans
168. Luther College
169. Lynchburg College
170. Lynn University
171. Macalester College
172. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY
173. Manhattan College
174. Marist College
175. Marquette University
176. Marymount Manhattan College
177. Maryville College
178. Marywood University
179. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
180. McDaniel College
181. Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York
182. Menlo College
183. Mercy College
184. Mercyhurst College
185. Merrimack College
186. Miami University (OH)
187. Michigan State University
188. MidAmerica Nazarene University
189. Middlebury College
190. Millikin University
191. Mills College
192. Millsaps College
193. Milwaukee School of Engineering
194. Mississippi College
195. Missouri University of Science and Technology
196. Monmouth College
197. Morehouse College
198. Muhlenberg College
199. Murray State University
200. Muskingum College
201. Nazareth College
202. Nebraska Wesleyan University
203. New College of Florida
204. New England College
205. New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
206. New Mexico State University
207. New World School of the Arts
208. New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York
209. New York University
210. Newbury College
211. Niagara University
212. Nichols College
213. Norfolk State University
214. Northeastern University
215. Northwestern University
216. Notre Dame de Namur University
217. Nova Southeastern University
218. Occidental College
219. Ohio State University-Columbus
220. Ohio Wesleyan University
221. Olivet College
222. Oregon Institute of Technology
223. Pennsylvania State University-University Park
224. Pepperdine University
225. Pine Manor College
226. Pitzer College
227. Pomona College
228. Portland State University
229. Prescott College
230. Princeton University
231. Providence College
232. Purdue University-West Lafayette
233. Quinnipiac University
234. Randolph College
235. Randolph-Macon College
236. Reed College
237. Regis College
238. Regis University
239. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
240. Rhode Island College
241. Rhodes College
242. Rider University
243. Ringling College of Art & Design
244. Ripon College
245. Rochester Institute of Technology
246. Rockland Community College
247. Roger WIlliams University
248. Rosemont College
249. Rowan University
250. Rutgers-New Brunswick
251. Rutgers-Newark
252. Sacred Heart University
253. Saint Joseph's College of Maine
254. Saint Leo University
255. Saint Martin's University
256. Saint Mary's College (CA)
257. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
258. Saint Michael's College
259. Salisbury University
260. Salve Regina University
261. San Diego State University
262. San Francisco State University
263. San Jose City College
264. Santa Clara University
265. Santa Fe Community College
266. Sarah Lawrence College
267. Savannah State University
268. Scripps College
269. Seattle Pacific University
270. Seattle University
271. Sewanee: The University of the South
272. Shenandoah University
273. Shorter University
274. Simmons College
275. Skidmore College
276. Smith College
277. Soka University of America
278. South Carolina State University
279. Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
280. Southern Methodist University
281. Southern Nazarene University
282. Southern New Hampshire University
283. Southern University at New Orleans
284. Southwestern University
285. Spring Hill College
286. Springfield College
287. St. Catherine University
288. St. Edward’s University
289. St. Mary's College
290. St. Mary's College of Maryland
291. St. Olaf College
292. St. Petersburg College
293. St. Thomas Aquinas College
294. Stanford University
295. State University of New York at Albany
296. State University of New York at Buffalo State College
297. State University of New York at Cortland
298. State University of New York at Fredonia
299. State University of New York at Geneseo
300. State University of New York at Old Westbury
301. State University of New York at Oneonta
302. State University of New York at Oswego
303. State University of New York at Plattsburgh
304. State University of New York at Stony Brook
305. State University of New York-University at Buffalo
306. Stetson University
307. Stevens Institute of Technology
308. Stonehill College
309. Suffolk University
310. Susquehanna University
311. Swarthmore College
312. Syracuse University
313. Texas A&M University-College Station
314. Texas Christian University
315. Transylvania University
316. Trine University
317. Trinity College (CT)
318. Trinity University
319. Troy University
320. Tufts University
321. Tulane University
322. Tuskegee University
323. Union College
324. United States Air Force Academy
325. United States Naval Academy
326. Unity College
327. University of Alabama
328. University of Alaska-Southeast
329. University of Arizona
330. University of California-Berkeley
331. University of California-Davis
332. University of California-Irvine
333. University of California-Los Angeles
334. University of California-Merced
335. University of California-Riverside
336. University of California-San Diego
337. University of California-Santa Barbara
338. University of California-Santa Cruz
339. University of Central Florida
340. University of Chicago
341. University of Cincinnati
342. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
343. University of Colorado-Boulder
344. University of Connecticut
345. University of Dayton
346. University of Denver
347. University of Findlay
348. University of Florida
349. University of Georgia
350. University of Great Falls
351. University of Hartford
352. University of Hawaii-Manoa
353. University of Illinois-Chicago
354. University of Iowa
355. University of Kansas
356. University of Mary
357. University of Mary Washington
358. University of Maryland-University College
359. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
360. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
361. University of Massachusetts-Boston
362. University of Massachusetts-Lowell
363. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
364. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
365. University of Mississippi
366. University of Missouri-Columbia
367. University of Montevallo
368. University of Nebraska-Omaha
369. University of New England
370. University of New Hampshire
371. University of New Haven
372. University of North Carolina-Asheville
373. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
374. University of North Carolina-Charlotte
375. University of North Dakota
376. University of Northern Colorado
377. University of Notre Dame
378. University of Oklahoma
379. University of Oregon
380. University of Pennsylvania
381. University of Pittsburgh
382. University of Portland
383. University of Puget Sound
384. University of Redlands
385. University of Rhode Island
386. University of Richmond
387. University of Rochester
388. University of San Diego
389. University of San Francisco
390. University of Saskatchewan
391. University of Scranton
392. University of South Florida
393. University of Southern California
394. University of Tennessee
395. University of Texas-Austin
396. University of the Sciences
397. University of Toronto
398. University of Vermont
399. University of Victoria
400. University of Virginia
401. University of Western Ontario
402. University of Wisconsin-Madison
403. University of Wyoming
404. Ursinus College
405. Valparaiso University
406. Vanderbilt University
407. Vassar College
408. Villanova University
409. Virginia Commonwealth University
410. Virginia Tech
411. Wabash College
412. Wagner College
413. Wake Forest University
414. Wartburg College
415. Washington and Lee University
416. Washington College
417. Washington State University
418. Webb Institute
419. Wellesley College
420. Wells College
421. Wentworth Institute of Technology
422. Wentworth Military Academy and College
423. Wesleyan University
424. Western Carolina University
425. Western New England University
426. Western Washington University
427. Westminster College (MO)
428. Westminster College (PA)
429. Westmont College
430. Wheaton College
431. Wheelock College (MA)
432. Whitman College
433. Whittier College
434. Widener University
435. Willamette University
436. William Paterson University
437. Williams College
438. Wingate University
439. Winona State University (MN)
440. Wofford College
441. Woodbury University
442. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
443. Wright State University
444. Xavier University (OH)
445. Xavier University of Louisiana
446. Yale University

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Has the Common App Resolved its Issues for the 2014-2015 Application Season?

common-app-picLast year the Common App experienced an unprecedented number of issues leaving students struggling to complete their applications and resulting in numerous colleges extending their deadlines. The Common App has since promised to promptly resolve its glitches and create a less stressful user experience.

So how is the Common App measuring up so far for the 2014-2015 application season? While it experienced supplements for some schools appearing and disappearing when it first went live three hours before the expected August 1 midnight opening, it has since become stable, and for the first time in its history, many of the colleges' supplements were available on August 1 (though many are still unavailable!). Log into your College Essay Organizer account to see which schools have questions available. Here are a few remaining issues to look out for:

  • If you save your writing supplement with all the questions completed and you later try to go back and edit it, the text boxes sometimes disappear (for all schools) and you have to log in again.
  • Some questions don't specify required vs. optional on the supplement, but on the sidebar a check mark will appear on your writing supplement tab when all required questions have been filled out. If an optional question is left blank, it will still be checked. If a required question is left blank, it will remain unchecked.
  • On the dashboard, it will say a supplement is not required (indicated by a red dash), but when you click on the member questions, it will say the questions are not yet available. This is happening in schools that do have supplemental questions, so be sure to keep checking back for the supplement and check with the college to double-check if there are supplemental questions.
  • When a link to an outside page is embedded into a question, and it is clicked, the Common App throws up an error page, so you may have to copy and paste links into a browser window.

Colleges With 2014-2015 Essay Questions

We have updated the essay questions for the 2014-2015 application season for the following colleges:

1. Academy of Art University
2. Adams State College
3. Adelphi University
4. Albright College
5. Allegheny College
6. Alma College
7. American University
8. Amherst College
9. Appalachian State University
10. Aurora University
11. Austin Peay State University
12. Barnard College
13. Bates College
14. Beacon College
15. Bemidji State University
16. Bennington College
17. Berklee College of Music
18. Berry College
19. Birmingham-Southern College
20. Boston University
21. Brandeis University
22. Brown University
23. California Institute of Technology
24. California Lutheran University
25. Campbell University
26. Canisius College
27. Carleton College
28. Carroll College
29. Castelton State College
30. Catholic University of America
31. Cazenovia College
32. Cedar Crest College
33. Centenary College of Louisiana
34. Central Michigan University
35. Centre College
36. Christian Brothers University in TN
37. Claremont McKenna College
38. Clark University
39. Coastal Carolina University
40. Coe College
41. Colby-Sawyer College
42. Colgate University
43. College of New Jersey
44. College of St. Joseph
45. College of St. Rose (NY)
46. College of the Ozarks
47. College of William and Mary
48. Colorado College
49. Concordia University (CA)
50. Connecticut College
51. Cornell College
52. Curry College
53. Daemen College
54. Dartmouth College
55. Davidson College
56. Delaware State University
57. DePaul University
58. DeSales University
59. Dickinson College
60. Dowling College
61. Drake University
62. Drew University
63. Drury University
64. Duke University
65. East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
66. East Tennessee State University
67. Eastern Mennonite University
68. Eckerd College
69. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide Campus
70. Emerson College
71. Emmanuel College
72. Emory and Henry College
73. Emory University
74. Fairleigh Dickinson University
75. Florida International University
76. Florida State University
77. Fort Valley State University
78. Franklin and Marshall College
79. Franklin Pierce University
80. Gannon University
81. George Fox University
82. Georgetown University
83. Georgia College and State University
84. Georgia Institute of Technology
85. Gonzaga University
86. Goucher College
87. Grinnell College
88. Hamilton College
89. Hampshire College
90. Harding University
91. Hartwick College
92. Harvard University
93. Hastings College
94. Hawaii Pacific University
95. Hollins University
96. Hope College
97. Howard University
98. Idaho State University
99. Illinois Wesleyan University
100. Iowa State University
101. James Madison University
102. Keene State College
103. Kent State University
104. Kenyon College
105. Laguna College of Art and Design
106. Le Moyne College
107. Lewis & Clark College
108. Louisiana State University
109. Louisiana Tech University
110. Louisianna State University-Shreveport
111. Loyola University Chicago
112. Luther College
113. Lynn University
114. Macalester College
115. Manhattan College
116. Maryville College
117. Marywood University
118. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
119. McDaniel College
120. Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York
121. Menlo College
122. Mercy College
123. Mercyhurst College
124. Merrimack College
125. MidAmerica Nazarene University
126. Middlebury College
127. Millikin University
128. Mills College
129. Millsaps College
130. Milwaukee School of Engineering
131. Mississippi College
132. Missouri University of Science and Technology
133. Morehouse College
134. Murray State University
135. Nazareth College
136. Nebraska Wesleyan University
137. New College of Florida
138. New England College
139. New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
140. New Mexico State University
141. New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York
142. New York University
143. Newbury College
144. Niagara University
145. Nichols College
146. Norfolk State University
147. Northwestern University
148. Notre Dame de Namur University
149. Nova Southeastern University
150. Occidental College
151. Ohio Wesleyan University
152. Olivet College
153. Oregon Institute of Technology
154. Pennsylvania State University-University Park
155. Pepperdine University
156. Pine Manor College
157. Pomona College
158. Portland State University
159. Prescott College
160. Providence College
161. Randolph College
162. Randolph-Macon College
163. Regis College
164. Regis University
165. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
166. Rhode Island College
167. Rider University
168. Ringling College of Art & Design
169. Ripon College
170. Rockland Community College
171. Rosemont College
172. Rutgers-New Brunswick
173. Rutgers-Newark
174. Sacred Heart University
175. Saint Joseph's College of Maine
176. Saint Leo University
177. Saint Martin's University
178. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
179. San Diego State University
180. San Francisco State University
181. San Jose City College
182. Santa Fe Community College
183. Savannah State University
184. Scripps College
185. Seattle Pacific University
186. Shenandoah University
187. Shorter University
188. Skidmore College
189. Smith College
190. South Carolina State University
191. Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
192. Southern Methodist University
193. Southern Nazarene University
194. Southern New Hampshire University
195. Southern University at New Orleans
196. Southwestern University
197. Spring Hill College
198. St. Catherine University
199. St. Mary's College
200. St. Mary's College of Maryland
201. St. Petersburg College
202. St. Thomas Aquinas College
203. Stanford University
204. State University of New York at Buffalo State College
205. State University of New York at Cortland
206. State University of New York at Fredonia
207. State University of New York at Geneseo
208. State University of New York at Old Westbury
209. State University of New York at Oneonta
210. State University of New York at Oswego
211. Suffolk University
212. Swarthmore College
213. Texas A&M University-College Station
214. Transylvania University
215. Trine University
216. Trinity College (CT)
217. Troy University
218. Tufts University
219. Tulane University
220. Tuskegee University
221. United States Air Force Academy
222. Unity College
223. University of Alabama
224. University of Alaska-Southeast
225. University of California-Berkeley
226. University of California-Davis
227. University of California-Irvine
228. University of California-Los Angeles
229. University of California-Merced
230. University of California-Riverside
231. University of California-San Diego
232. University of California-Santa Barbara
233. University of California-Santa Cruz
234. University of Central Florida
235. University of Chicago
236. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
237. University of Colorado-Boulder
238. University of Dayton
239. University of Denver
240. University of Findlay
241. University of Florida
242. University of Georgia
243. University of Great Falls
244. University of Hartford
245. University of Hawaii-Manoa
246. University of Mary
247. University of Maryland-University College
248. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
249. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
250. University of Massachusetts-Boston
251. University of Massachusetts-Lowell
252. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
253. University of Montevallo
254. University of Nebraska-Omaha
255. University of New England
256. University of New Hampshire
257. University of North Carolina-Asheville
258. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
259. University of North Carolina-Charlotte
260. University of North Dakota
261. University of Northern Colorado
262. University of Notre Dame
263. University of Pennsylvania
264. University of Pittsburgh
265. University of Portland
266. University of Redlands
267. University of Rhode Island
268. University of Richmond
269. University of Rochester
270. University of San Diego
271. University of San Francisco
272. University of Saskatchewan
273. University of Southern California
274. University of Tennessee
275. University of Texas-Austin
276. University of the Sciences
277. University of Toronto
278. University of Victoria
279. University of Virginia
280. University of Western Ontario
281. University of Wyoming
282. Ursinus College
283. Valparaiso University
284. Vanderbilt University
285. Villanova University
286. Wagner College
287. Wartburg College
288. Washington College
289. Webb Institute
290. Wellesley College
291. Wells College
292. Wentworth Institute of Technology
293. Wentworth Military Academy and College
294. Wesleyan University
295. Western Carolina University
296. Western New England University
297. Western Washington University
298. Westminster College (MO)
299. Westminster College (PA)
300. Wheelock College (MA)
301. Whitman College
302. Widener University
303. Willamette University
304. William Paterson University
305. Williams College
306. Wingate University
307. Winona State University (MN)
308. Woodbury University
309. Wright State University
310. Xavier University of Louisiana
311. Yale University

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Shedding Light on Oversharing

This label will not help you get in.

This label will not help you get in.

Students now grow up revealing personal details on social media sites, often becoming desensitized to the impact of the information posted. Fast forward to the college application process where students are pressured into finding a way to stand out among thousands of other applicants.

The result is the temptation for students to overshare intimate details of their lives in the attempt to grab the attention of admissions officers. While taking a risk can often set a student apart, the type of information shared must be carefully considered. Definitely get feedback from others before going down this path to make sure that you are leaving a positive impact on your reader. This recent article in the New York Times expertly illustrates the pitfalls of oversharing. Here's a story shared by one of Yale's former admissions officers about a girl who sabotaged her application by giving too much information:

"The Yale applicant had terrific test scores. She had fantastic grades...Then he got to her essay. As he remembers it, she mentioned a French teacher she greatly admired. She described their one-on-one conversation at the end of a school day. And then, this detail: During their talk, when an urge to go to the bathroom could no longer be denied, she decided not to interrupt the teacher or exit the room. She simply urinated on herself."

New 2014-2015 Essay Questions for University of Georgia

If you're not sure about applying to UGA, this just might be the deciding factor.

If you're not sure about applying to UGA, this just might be the deciding factor.

New essay questions are slowly being released for the 2014-2015 season giving students the chance to get started writing those supplemental essays early. University of Georgia recently posted its new questions to its blog here. Of course, if you're applying to UGA Early Action and you get in, you can avoid writing essays altogether. Nevertheless, you might actually enjoy writing an essay for this school. Here's one of our favorites:

Share a story about someone in your life (not a family member) who is significantly different than you.  How are you different and what have you learned from your relationship with this person? (150-200 words)

College Essay Organizer has UGA's questions along with many more essays that have already been released for the 2014-2015 application season including Boston College, UCLA, University of Virginia, and Georgetown. Lots more to come, so keep logging into your accounts, and stay tuned for our Friday member email updates letting you know which schools have new essay questions available.

First Essay Questions Released for 2014-2015 College Application Season

chicagoColleges strive to make the application season less stressful, and releasing essay questions early is one of the best ways that they can do that. Isn't it great knowing that you have three months to work on your essays before school starts up again?

For those of you who have already nailed this year's Common App essay, and are eagerly awaiting your supplemental essays, put University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virgina, and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill colleges on your list. You can sign in to your College Essay Organizer account and get started on your supplemental essays now!

Don't Miss This Chance to Win Money!

We know that you're already thinking about applying to college and all that you'll have to do in the fall. Wouldn't it be great to get a jump-start on that process AND win some money? Well, here's a little motivation! All you need to do is:

1. Create a free account by selecting at least 5 colleges you're applying to or log into your existing account

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2. Pick one of the essay questions from your list and write a compelling first line in response to that question

3. Submit your first line through the "Contests & Scholarships" page in your free member account

  • Grand Prize - $250 (1 winner)
  • 1st runner up - $100 (5 winners)
  • 2nd runner up - $75 (5 winners)
  • 3rd runner up - $50 (10 winners)   

Here's to a great summer and a successful 2014-2015 application season!

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