Colleges Updated in College Essay Organizer for the 2011/2012 Application Season

Here is a list of colleges that have been updated for the 2011/2012 application season in College Essay Organizer through September 29th. There are a limited number of colleges remaining that have not updated their applications.

  1. Abilene Christian University
  2. Adelphi University
  3. Agnes Scott College
  4. Alaska Pacific University
  5. Albany College of Pharmacy of Union University
  6. Albion College
  7. Albright College
  8. Alfred University
  9. Allegheny College
  10. Alma College
  11. American University
  12. American University of Paris
  13. American University of Rome
  14. Amherst College
  15. Antioch University
  16. Appalachian State University
  17. Arcadia University
  18. Arizona State University
  19. Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University
  20. Assumption College
  21. Auburn University
  22. Augsburg College
  23. Augustana College
  24. Austin College
  25. Azusa Pacific University
  26. Babson College
  27. Baldwin-Wallace College
  28. Bard College
  29. Bard College at Simon's Rock
  30. Bar-ilan university
  31. Barnard College
  32. Barry University
  33. Baruch College of the City University of New York
  34. Bates College
  35. Baylor University
  36. Belmont University
  37. Beloit College
  38. Benedict College
  39. Bennington College
  40. Bentley University
  41. Berea College
  42. Berklee College of Music
  43. Berry College
  44. Biola University
  45. Birmingham-Southern College
  46. Bloomfield College
  47. Boise State University
  48. Boston College
  49. Boston Conservatory
  50. Boston University
  51. Bowdoin College
  52. Bowling Green State University
  53. Bradley University
  54. Brandeis University
  55. Brevard College
  56. Bridgewater State College
  57. Brigham Young University-Provo
  58. Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
  59. Brown University
  60. Bryant University
  61. Bryn Mawr College
  62. Bucknell University
  63. Butler University
  64. Cabrini College
  65. California Baptist University
  66. California College of the Arts
  67. California Institute of Technology
  68. California Institute of the Arts
  69. California Lutheran University
  70. California State University-Bakersfield
  71. California State University-Chico
  72. California State University-East Bay
  73. California State University-Fullerton
  74. California State University-Long Beach
  75. California State University-Los Angeles
  76. California State University-Monterey Bay
  77. California State University-Northridge
  78. California State University-Sacramento
  79. California State University-San Marcos
  80. Calvin College
  81. Campbell University
  82. Canisius College
  83. Carleton College
  84. Carnegie Mellon University
  85. Carroll University
  86. Case Western Reserve University
  87. Castelton State College
  88. Catawba College
  89. Catholic University of America
  90. Cazenovia College
  91. Cedar Crest College
  92. Centenary College of Louisiana
  93. Central Washington University
  94. Centre College
  95. Champlain College
  96. Chapman University
  97. Chatham University
  98. Christendom College
  99. Christian Brothers University in TN
  100. Christopher Newport University
  101. City College of the City University of New York
  102. Claremont McKenna College
  103. Clark Atlanta University
  104. Clarkson University
  105. Clemson University
  106. Cleveland Institute of Art
  107. Coastal Carolina University
  108. Coe College
  109. Colby College
  110. Colby-Sawyer College
  111. Colgate University
  112. College of Charleston
  113. College of Idaho
  114. College of New Jersey
  115. College of New Rochelle
  116. College of Saint Elizabeth
  117. College of St. Benedict
  118. College of Staten Island of the City University of New York
  119. College of the Atlantics
  120. College of the Holy Cross
  121. College of the Ozarks
  122. College of William and Mary
  123. College of Wooster
  124. Colorado College
  125. Colorado Mesa University
  126. Colorado School of Mines
  127. Colorado State University
  128. Columbia College Chicago
  129. Columbia University
  130. Concordia University
  131. Connecticut College
  132. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
  133. Cornell College
  134. Cornell University
  135. Cornish College of the Arts
  136. Covenant College
  137. Creighton University
  138. Curry College
  139. Curtis Institute of Music
  140. Daemen College
  141. Dartmouth College
  142. Davidson College
  143. Dean College
  144. Deep Springs College
  145. Delaware State University
  146. Denison University
  147. DePaul University
  148. DePauw University
  149. DeSales University
  150. Dickinson College
  151. Dominican College
  152. Dominican University of California
  153. Dowling College
  154. Drake University
  155. Drew University
  156. Drexel University
  157. Drury University
  158. Duke University
  159. Duquesne University
  160. Earlham College
  161. East Carolina University
  162. Eastern Connecticut State University
  163. Eastern Mennonite University
  164. Eastern Michigan University
  165. Eastern University
  166. Eastern Washington University
  167. Eastman School of Music
  168. Elizabethtown College
  169. Elmhurst College
  170. Elmira College
  171. Elon University
  172. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  173. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott
  174. Emerson College
  175. Emily Carr University of Art and Design
  176. Emmanuel College
  177. Emory and Henry College
  178. Emory University
  179. Endicott College
  180. Erskine College
  181. Eugene Lang College
  182. Evergreen State College
  183. Fairfield University
  184. Fairleigh Dickinson University
  185. Fashion Institute of Technology
  186. Fayetteville University
  187. Fisher College (MA)
  188. Fisk University
  189. Fitchburg State College
  190. Flagler College
  191. Florida A&M University
  192. Florida Atlantic University
  193. Florida Gulf Coast University
  194. Florida Institute of Technology
  195. Florida International University
  196. Florida Southern College
  197. Florida State University
  198. Fordham University
  199. Fort Lewis College (CO)
  200. Framingham State University
  201. Franklin and Marshall College
  202. Franklin Pierce University
  203. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  204. Fresno Pacific University
  205. Frostburg State University
  206. Furman University
  207. Gannon University
  208. George Fox University
  209. George Washington University
  210. Georgetown College
  211. Georgetown University
  212. Georgia College and State University
  213. Georgia Institute of Technology
  214. Georgia Southern University
  215. Georgia State University
  216. Gonzaga University
  217. Gordon College
  218. Goshen College
  219. Goucher College
  220. Green Mountain College
  221. Grinnell College
  222. Grove City College
  223. Guilford College
  224. Gustavus Adolphus College
  225. Hamilton College
  226. Hampden-Sydney College
  227. Hampshire College
  228. Hampton University
  229. Hanover College
  230. Harding University in Arkansas
  231. Hartwick College
  232. Harvard College
  233. Harvey Mudd College
  234. Hastings College
  235. Hawaii Pacific University
  236. Hendrix College
  237. High Point University
  238. Hillsdale College
  239. Hiram College
  240. Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  241. Hofstra University
  242. Hollins University
  243. Hood College
  244. Hope College
  245. Howard University
  246. Hunter College of the City University of New York
  247. Illinois Institute of Technology
  248. Illinois State University
  249. Illinois Wesleyan University
  250. Indiana University
  251. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  252. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
  253. Indiana Wesleyan University
  254. Iowa State University
  255. Ithaca College
  256. Jacksonville University
  257. James Madison University
  258. John Carroll University
  259. Johns Hopkins University
  260. Johnson and Wales University
  261. Juilliard School
  262. Juniata College
  263. Kansas State University
  264. Kean University
  265. Keene State College
  266. Kent State University
  267. Kenyon College
  268. King's College
  269. Knox College
  270. La Salle University
  271. Lake Forest College
  272. Le Moyne College
  273. Lebanon Valley College
  274. Lees-McRae College
  275. Lehigh University
  276. Lehman College of the City University of New York
  277. Lenoir-Rhyne University
  278. Lesley College
  279. Linfield College
  280. Long Island University/C.W. Post Campus
  281. Long Island University-Brooklyn
  282. Longwood University
  283. Louisiana State University
  284. Louisiana Tech University
  285. Loyola Marymount University
  286. Loyola University Chicago
  287. Loyola University Maryland
  288. Loyola University New Orleans
  289. Lynchburg College
  290. Lyon College
  291. Macalester College
  292. Macaulay Honors
  293. Maine College of Art
  294. Manhattan College
  295. Manhattan School of Music
  296. Mannes College The New School for Music
  297. Marist College
  298. Marlboro College
  299. Marquette University
  300. Marshall University
  301. Maryland Institute College of Art
  302. Marymount Manhattan College
  303. Marymount University (VA)
  304. Maryville College
  305. Maryville University of St. Louis
  306. Marywood University
  307. Massachusetts College of Art & Design
  308. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  309. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  310. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  311. McDaniel College
  312. McGill University
  313. Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York
  314. Menlo College
  315. Mercyhurst College
  316. Meredith College
  317. Methodist University
  318. Miami University (OH)
  319. Michigan Technological University
  320. Middlebury College
  321. Mills College
  322. Millsaps College
  323. Misericordia University
  324. Mississippi College
  325. Mississippi State University
  326. Missouri University of Science and Technology
  327. Mitchell College
  328. Monmouth College
  329. Monmouth University
  330. Montana State University-Bozeman
  331. Montana Tech of the University of Montana
  332. Montclair State University
  333. Montserrat College of Art
  334. Moravian College
  335. Morehouse College
  336. Morgan State University
  337. Mount Holyoke College
  338. Mount Ida College
  339. Mount St. Mary's College
  340. Mount St. Mary's in Los Angeles
  341. Mount St. Mary's University
  342. Mount Union College
  343. Muhlenberg College
  344. Murray State University
  345. Muskingum College
  346. Nazareth College
  347. Nebraska Wesleyan University
  348. New College of Florida
  349. New England College
  350. New England Conservatory of Music
  351. New England Institute of Art
  352. New Jersey Institute of Technology
  353. New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
  354. New Mexico State University
  355. New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York
  356. New York University
  357. Newbury College
  358. Niagara University
  359. Norfolk State University
  360. North Carolina A&T State University
  361. North Carolina State University-Raleigh
  362. North Georgia College & State University
  363. Northeastern University
  364. Northern Arizona University
  365. Northern Kentucky University
  366. Northland College
  367. Northwestern University
  368. Nova Southeastern University
  369. Oberlin College
  370. Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  371. Occidental College
  372. Ohio Northern University
  373. Ohio State University-Columbus
  374. Ohio University
  375. Ohio Wesleyan University
  376. Oklahoma City University
  377. Oklahoma State University
  378. Old Dominion University
  379. Oregon State University
  380. Otterbein University
  381. Pace University
  382. Pacific Lutheran University
  383. Pacific Union College
  384. Pacific University Oregon
  385. Palm Beach Atlantic University
  386. Parsons The New School for Design
  387. Paul Smith's College
  388. Pennsylvania State University-University Park
  389. Pepperdine University
  390. Philadelphia University
  391. Piedmont College
  392. Pine Manor College
  393. Pitzer College
  394. Plymouth State University
  395. Point Loma Nazarene University
  396. Point Park University
  397. Pomona College
  398. Portland State University
  399. Post University
  400. Pratt Institute
  401. Presbyterian College
  402. Prescott College
  403. Princeton University
  404. Principia College
  405. Providence College
  406. Purdue University-West Lafayette
  407. Queens College of the City University of New York
  408. Queen's University
  409. Queens University of Charlotte
  410. Quinnipiac University
  411. Radford University
  412. Ramapo College of New Jersey
  413. Randolph College
  414. Randolph-Macon College
  415. Reed College
  416. Regis University
  417. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  418. Rhode Island School of Design
  419. Rhodes College
  420. Rice University
  421. Rider University
  422. Ringling College of Art & Design
  423. Ripon College
  424. Roanoke College
  425. Rochester Institute of Technology
  426. Roger WIlliams University
  427. Rollins College
  428. Roosevelt University
  429. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  430. Rosemont College
  431. Rowan University
  432. Russell Sage College
  433. Rutgers-New Brunswick
  434. Rutgers-Newark
  435. Sacred Heart University
  436. Sage College of Albany
  437. Saint Anselm College
  438. Saint Francis University
  439. Saint Joseph's College of Maine
  440. Saint Joseph's University
  441. Saint Leo University
  442. Saint Louis University
  443. Saint Mary's College (CA)
  444. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  445. Saint Michael's College
  446. Saint Peter's College
  447. Saint Vincent College
  448. Salem College
  449. Salisbury University
  450. Salve Regina University
  451. Samford University
  452. San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  453. San Francisco State University
  454. Santa Clara University
  455. Sarah Lawrence College
  456. Savannah College of Art and Design
  457. School of the Museum of Fine Arts
  458. School of Visual Arts
  459. Scripps College
  460. Seattle Pacific University
  461. Seattle University
  462. Seton Hall University
  463. Seton Hill University
  464. Sewanee: The University of the South
  465. Shenandoah University
  466. Shreiner University
  467. Siena College
  468. Skidmore College
  469. Smith College
  470. South Carolina State University
  471. South Dakota State University
  472. Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville
  473. Southern Methodist University
  474. Southern New Hampshire University
  475. Southern Oregon University
  476. Southwestern University
  477. Spelman College
  478. Spring Hill College
  479. Springfield College
  480. St. Bonaventure University
  481. St. Edward's University
  482. St. George's University
  483. St. John's College (MD)
  484. St. John's College (NM)
  485. St. John's University (NY)
  486. St. Lawrence University
  487. St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  488. St. Mary's College
  489. St. Mary's College of Maryland
  490. St. Mary's University of San Antonio
  491. St. Norbert College
  492. St. Olaf College
  493. St. Petersburg College
  494. St. Thomas Aquinas College
  495. Stanford University
  496. State University of New York - College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  497. State University of New York at Albany
  498. State University of New York at Binghamton
  499. State University of New York at Buffalo State College
  500. State University of New York at Cortland
  501. State University of New York at Fredonia
  502. State University of New York at Geneseo
  503. State University of New York at New Paltz
  504. State University of New York at Old Westbury
  505. State University of New York at Oneonta
  506. State University of New York at Oswego
  507. State University of New York at Plattsburgh
  508. State University of New York at Potsdam
  509. State University of New York at Purchase
  510. State University of New York at Stony Brook
  511. State University of New York-College at Brockport
  512. State University of New York-University at Buffalo
  513. Stephen F. Austin State University
  514. Stephens College
  515. Sterling College
  516. Stetson University
  517. Stevens Institute of Technology
  518. Stevenson University
  519. Stonehill College
  520. Suffolk University
  521. Susquehanna University
  522. Swarthmore College
  523. Sweet Briar College
  524. Syracuse University
  525. Technion university
  526. Temple University
  527. Texas A&M University-College Station
  528. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  529. Texas A&M University-Galveston
  530. Texas Christian University
  531. Texas State University
  532. Texas Tech University
  533. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  534. The University of New England
  535. Thomas Aquinas College
  536. Tiffin University
  537. Touro College
  538. Towson University
  539. Transylvania University
  540. Trinity College (CT)
  541. Trinity University
  542. Troy University
  543. Truman State University
  544. Tufts University
  545. Tulane University
  546. Tusculum College
  547. Tuskegee University
  548. Union College
  549. United States Air Force Academy
  550. United States Coast Guard Academy
  551. United States Merchant Marine Academy
  552. United States Military Academy
  553. United States Naval Academy
  554. University of Alabama
  555. University of Alabama-Birmingham
  556. University of Alabama-Huntsville
  557. University of Alaska-Southeast
  558. University of Alberta
  559. University of Arizona
  560. University of Arkansas
  561. University of Bridgeport
  562. University of British Columbia
  563. University of California-Berkeley
  564. University of California-Davis
  565. University of California-Irvine
  566. University of California-Los Angeles
  567. University of California-Merced
  568. University of California-Riverside
  569. University of California-San Diego
  570. University of California-Santa Barbara
  571. University of California-Santa Cruz
  572. University of Central Florida
  573. University of Chicago
  574. University of Cincinnati
  575. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  576. University of Colorado-Boulder
  577. University of Colorado-Denver
  578. University of Connecticut
  579. University of Dallas
  580. University of Dayton
  581. University of Delaware
  582. University of Denver
  583. University of Evansville
  584. University of Findlay
  585. University of Florida
  586. University of Georgia
  587. University of Great Falls
  588. University of Hartford
  589. University of Hawaii-Manoa
  590. University of Hawaii-West Oahu
  591. University of Houston
  592. University of Idaho
  593. University of Illinois-Chicago
  594. University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
  595. University of Indianapolis
  596. University of Iowa
  597. University of Kansas
  598. University of Kentucky
  599. University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  600. University of Maine-Farmington
  601. University of Maine-Orono
  602. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  603. University of Mary Washington
  604. University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  605. University of Maryland-Baltimore County
  606. University of Maryland-College Park
  607. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  608. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  609. University of Massachusetts-Boston
  610. University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  611. University of Memphis
  612. University of Miami
  613. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  614. University of Minnesota-Duluth (MN)
  615. University of Minnesota-Morris
  616. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  617. University of Mississippi
  618. University of Missouri-Columbia
  619. University of Missouri-Kansas city
  620. University of Montana
  621. University of Montevallo
  622. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  623. University of Nevada-Reno
  624. University of New Hampshire
  625. University of New Hampshire at Manchester
  626. University of New Haven
  627. University of New Mexico
  628. University of New Orleans
  629. University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  630. University of North Carolina-Asheville
  631. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  632. University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  633. University of North Carolina-Greensboro
  634. University of North Carolina-Wilmington
  635. University of North Dakota
  636. University of North Florida
  637. University of North Texas
  638. University of Northern Colorado
  639. University of Notre Dame
  640. University of Oklahoma
  641. University of Oregon
  642. University of Pennsylvania
  643. University of Pittsburgh
  644. University of Portland
  645. University of Puget Sound
  646. University of Redlands
  647. University of Rhode Island
  648. University of Richmond
  649. University of Rochester
  650. University of San Diego
  651. University of San Francisco
  652. University of Scranton
  653. University of South Alabama
  654. University of South Carolina-Columbia
  655. University of South Dakota
  656. University of South Florida
  657. University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus
  658. University of Southern California
  659. University of Southern Maine
  660. University of Southern Mississippi
  661. University of St. Thomas
  662. University of Tampa
  663. University of Tennessee
  664. University of Texas-Austin
  665. University of Texas-Dallas
  666. University of Texas-El Paso
  667. University of Texas-San Antonio
  668. University of the Arts in Philadelphia
  669. University of the Pacific
  670. University of Toledo
  671. University of Tulsa
  672. University of Utah
  673. University of Vermont
  674. University of Victoria
  675. University of Virginia
  676. University of Washington-Seattle
  677. University of West Florida
  678. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  679. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  680. University of Wyoming
  681. Ursinus College
  682. Utah State University
  683. Utica College
  684. Valdosta State University
  685. Valparaiso University
  686. Vanderbilt University
  687. Vassar College
  688. Villanova University
  689. Virginia Commonwealth University
  690. Virginia Military Institute
  691. Virginia State University
  692. Virginia Tech
  693. Virginia Wesleyan College
  694. Wabash College
  695. Wagner College
  696. Wake Forest University
  697. Warren Wilson College
  698. Washington and Jefferson College
  699. Washington and Lee University
  700. Washington College
  701. Washington State University
  702. Washington University in St. Louis
  703. Webb Institute
  704. Weber State University
  705. Wells College
  706. Wentworth Military Academy and College
  707. Wesleyan College
  708. Wesleyan University
  709. West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  710. West Virginia University
  711. Western Carolina University
  712. Western Michigan University
  713. Western New England University
  714. Western Oregon University
  715. Western State College of Colorado
  716. Western Washington University
  717. Westfield State University
  718. Westminster College (MO)
  719. Westminster College (PA)
  720. Westminster College of Salt Lake City
  721. Westmont College
  722. Wheaton College
  723. Wheaton College (IL)
  724. Wheelock College (MA)
  725. Whitman College
  726. Whittier College
  727. Whitworth University
  728. Wilkes University
  729. Willamette University
  730. William Jewell College
  731. William Paterson University
  732. Williams College
  733. Wingate University
  734. Winona State University (MN)
  735. Winthrop University
  736. Wittenberg University
  737. Wofford College
  738. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  739. Wright State University
  740. Xavier University (OH)
  741. Xavier University of Louisiana
  742. Yale University
  743. Yeshiva University
  744. York College of Pennsylvania
  745. York College of the City University of New York

College Essay Organizer Announces Partnership with Jeter’s Leaders

Derek Jeter Jeter's Leaders College Essay Organizer Partnership

Jeter's Leaders announces a partnership with College Essay Organizer!

College Essay Organizer is proud to announce its new partnership with Jeter’s Leaders, the youth leadership and social change program named for the Captain of the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter, and funded by his Turn 2 Foundation. Jeter’s Leaders is designed to promote healthy lifestyles, academic achievement, and social change activism among high school students.

College Essay Organizer, the web-based college essay management tool, is now providing free accounts to all rising seniors sponsored by the program, supporting the students’ dreams of attending college.

Daniel Stern, founder of College Essay Organizer, ran a college admissions workshop for Jeter's Leaders students in the spring and announced that all rising seniors would be receiving free accounts. "This is a truly terrific program," Stern said, of Jeter's Leaders. "As someone who has worked to level the playing field for college applicants who need financial support, and as a lifelong Yankee fan, I am thrilled to be assisting Jeter's Leaders students as they chase their academic and personal goals."

“We are excited to partner with College Essay Organizer to assist our students with the college preparation process,” says Betty Wiltshire, New York Jeter’s Leaders Program Director. “We hope the Leaders will gain valuable writing skills and tools, which will further help the students to identify and attend schools that best suit their needs.”

College Essay Organizer is now in its third season of helping college applicants throughout the world achieve their creative potential by streamlining the essay writing process and helping students work smarter during the notoriously hectic application season. “The fall season is when it matters most,” Stern said. “Whether you’re a Yankee aiming for the World Series or a hopeful student applying to college.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Do You Want To Attend This College?

The most frequently-asked-about piece of advice at College Essay Organizer revolves around how to tell a school that you want to attend. Surely they're not just looking for you to write about what makes them great, right? They already wrote their own guidebooks. They should know what makes them great.

And you're right. The purpose of these essays is not to talk about them but to talk about you. Your job in all of your college essay writing is to convince the reader that you're an interesting person who belongs in their highly-selective class. You're trying to get them to choose you instead of someone else.

Easier said than done, indeed. So today we direct you to a post written last year that has gotten a lot of traffic: How to tell a college that you're interested.

Always keep in mind that your job is to express what you have that they want. It's already implied that they have what you want - a great education and a raft of opportunities for your future, whatever that may be. Do this by identifying your own intellectual interests and developing them from a personal standpoint.

Washington State University 2011 Essay Requirements

Washington State University

Washington State University

Washington State University was recently updated in the College Essay Organizer database, and it makes for an interesting case study. Often, large state universities tone down the writing requirements, if only because they can expect tens of thousands of applicants in what should be a fairly straightforward admissions process, but not so with Washington State.

WSU has six writing requirements, presented as a single question. In College Essay Organizer, we break them up into single requirements, since their word counts are individually labeled:

  • Leadership/group contributions: Describe examples of your leadership experience and share how you have significantly influenced others, helped resolve disputes, or contributed to group efforts over time. Consider responsibilities you have taken for initiatives in or out of school.
  • Knowledge or creativity in a field: Describe any of your special interests and how you have developed knowledge in these areas. Give examples of your creativity: the ability to see alternatives; take diverse perspectives; come up with many, varied, or original ideas; or willingness to try new things.
  • Dealing with adversity: Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to address this challenge. Include whether you turned to anyone in facing that challenge, the role that person played, and what you learned about yourself.
  • Community service: Explain what you have done to make your community a better place to live. Give examples of specific projects in which you have been involved over time.
  • Handling systemic challenges: Describe your experiences facing or witnessing discrimination. Tell us how you responded and what you learned from those experiences and how they prepared you to contribute to the WSU community.
  • Goals/task commitment: Articulate the goals you have established for yourself and your efforts to accomplish them. Give at least one specific example that demonstrates your work ethic/diligence.

Each of these requirements has a length of about a hundred words, which makes for a significant amount of writing, and perhaps more importantly, topic selection. As always, using College Essay Organizer's Essay RoadMap can show you how to cut down on the number of original essays you need to put together for multifaceted requirements such as this one.

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Early Decision vs. Regular Decision Acceptance Rates

As students are narrowing down their list of colleges, and trying to come up with their top choices, it’s important to keep in mind the significance of applying early. Here are some statistics for popular schools which clearly show the benefits of being proactive with applying to your dream colleges.

College or University Early Admissions (2011) Overall Acceptance (2010)
Amherst College 36% 15%
Brown University 23% 9%
Columbia University 20% 9%
Harvard College 22% 7%
Princeton University 26% 8%
Tufts University 32% 24%
University of Pennsylvania 26% 14%
Williams College 40% 19%
Yale University 14% 7%





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Colleges Updated in College Essay Organizer for the 2011/2012 Application Season

Here is a list of colleges that have been updated for the 2011/2012 application season in College Essay Organizer through September 22nd. There are a limited number of colleges remaining that have not updated their applications.

  1. Abilene Christian University
  2. Adelphi University
  3. Agnes Scott College
  4. Alaska Pacific University
  5. Albany College of Pharmacy of Union University
  6. Albion College
  7. Albright College
  8. Alfred University
  9. Allegheny College
  10. Alma College
  11. American University
  12. American University of Paris
  13. American University of Rome
  14. Amherst College
  15. Antioch University
  16. Appalachian State University
  17. Arcadia University
  18. Arizona State University
  19. Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University
  20. Assumption College
  21. Auburn University
  22. Augsburg College
  23. Augustana College
  24. Austin College
  25. Azusa Pacific University
  26. Babson College
  27. Baldwin-Wallace College
  28. Bard College
  29. Bard College at Simon's Rock
  30. Bar-ilan university
  31. Barnard College
  32. Barry University
  33. Baruch College of the City University of New York
  34. Bates College
  35. Baylor University
  36. Belmont University
  37. Beloit College
  38. Benedict College
  39. Bennington College
  40. Bentley University
  41. Berea College
  42. Berklee College of Music
  43. Berry College
  44. Biola University
  45. Birmingham-Southern College
  46. Bloomfield College
  47. Boise State University
  48. Boston College
  49. Boston Conservatory
  50. Boston University
  51. Bowdoin College
  52. Bowling Green State University
  53. Bradley University
  54. Brandeis University
  55. Brevard College
  56. Brigham Young University-Provo
  57. Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
  58. Brown University
  59. Bryant University
  60. Bryn Mawr College
  61. Bucknell University
  62. Butler University
  63. Cabrini College
  64. California Baptist University
  65. California College of the Arts
  66. California Institute of Technology
  67. California Lutheran University
  68. California State University-Bakersfield
  69. California State University-Chico
  70. California State University-East Bay
  71. California State University-Fullerton
  72. California State University-Long Beach
  73. California State University-Los Angeles
  74. California State University-Monterey Bay
  75. California State University-Northridge
  76. California State University-Sacramento
  77. California State University-San Marcos
  78. Calvin College
  79. Campbell University
  80. Canisius College
  81. Carleton College
  82. Carnegie Mellon University
  83. Carroll University
  84. Case Western Reserve University
  85. Catawba College
  86. Catholic University of America
  87. Cazenovia College
  88. Cedar Crest College
  89. Centenary College of Louisiana
  90. Central Washington University
  91. Centre College
  92. Champlain College
  93. Chapman University
  94. Chatham University
  95. Christendom College
  96. Christian Brothers University in TN
  97. Christopher Newport University
  98. City College of the City University of New York
  99. Claremont McKenna College
  100. Clark Atlanta University
  101. Clarkson University
  102. Clemson University
  103. Cleveland Institute of Art
  104. Coastal Carolina University
  105. Coe College
  106. Colby College
  107. Colby-Sawyer College
  108. Colgate University
  109. College of Charleston
  110. College of Idaho
  111. College of New Jersey
  112. College of Saint Elizabeth
  113. College of St. Benedict
  114. College of Staten Island of the City University of New York
  115. College of the Atlantics
  116. College of the Holy Cross
  117. College of the Ozarks
  118. College of William and Mary
  119. College of Wooster
  120. Colorado College
  121. Colorado Mesa University
  122. Colorado School of Mines
  123. Colorado State University
  124. Columbia College Chicago
  125. Columbia University
  126. Concordia University
  127. Connecticut College
  128. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
  129. Cornell College
  130. Cornell University
  131. Cornish College of the Arts
  132. Covenant College
  133. Creighton University
  134. Curry College
  135. Curtis Institute of Music
  136. Daemen College
  137. Dartmouth College
  138. Davidson College
  139. Dean College
  140. Deep Springs College
  141. Delaware State University
  142. Denison University
  143. DePaul University
  144. DePauw University
  145. DeSales University
  146. Dickinson College
  147. Dominican College
  148. Dominican University of California
  149. Dowling College
  150. Drake University
  151. Drew University
  152. Drexel University
  153. Drury University
  154. Duke University
  155. Duquesne University
  156. Earlham College
  157. East Carolina University
  158. Eastern Connecticut State University
  159. Eastern Mennonite University
  160. Eastern Michigan University
  161. Eastern University
  162. Eastern Washington University
  163. Eastman School of Music
  164. Elizabethtown College
  165. Elmhurst College
  166. Elmira College
  167. Elon University
  168. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  169. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott
  170. Emerson College
  171. Emily Carr University of Art + Design
  172. Emmanuel College
  173. Emory and Henry College
  174. Emory University
  175. Endicott College
  176. Erskine College
  177. Eugene Lang College
  178. Evergreen State College
  179. Fairfield University
  180. Fairleigh Dickinson University
  181. Fashion Institute of Technology
  182. Fayetteville University
  183. Fisher College (MA)
  184. Fisk University
  185. Fitchburg State College
  186. Flagler College
  187. Florida A&M University
  188. Florida Atlantic University
  189. Florida Gulf Coast University
  190. Florida Institute of Technology
  191. Florida International University
  192. Florida Southern College
  193. Florida State University
  194. Fordham University
  195. Fort Lewis College (CO)
  196. Framingham State University
  197. Franklin and Marshall College
  198. Franklin Pierce University
  199. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  200. Fresno Pacific University
  201. Frostburg State University
  202. Furman University
  203. Gannon University
  204. George Fox University
  205. George Washington University
  206. Georgetown College
  207. Georgetown University
  208. Georgia College and State University
  209. Georgia Institute of Technology
  210. Georgia Southern University
  211. Georgia State University
  212. Gonzaga University
  213. Gordon College
  214. Goshen College
  215. Goucher College
  216. Green Mountain College
  217. Grinnell College
  218. Grove City College
  219. Guilford College
  220. Gustavus Adolphus College
  221. Hamilton College
  222. Hampden-Sydney College
  223. Hampshire College
  224. Hampton University
  225. Hanover College
  226. Harding University in Arkansas
  227. Harvard College
  228. Harvey Mudd College
  229. Hastings College
  230. Hawaii Pacific University
  231. Hendrix College
  232. High Point University
  233. Hillsdale College
  234. Hiram College
  235. Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  236. Hofstra University
  237. Hollins University
  238. Hood College
  239. Hope College
  240. Howard University
  241. Hunter College of the City University of New York
  242. Illinois Institute of Technology
  243. Illinois State University
  244. Illinois Wesleyan University
  245. Indiana University
  246. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  247. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
  248. Indiana Wesleyan University
  249. Iowa State University
  250. Ithaca College
  251. Jacksonville University
  252. James Madison University
  253. John Carroll University
  254. Johns Hopkins University
  255. Johnson and Wales University
  256. Juilliard School
  257. Juniata College
  258. Kansas State University
  259. Kean University
  260. Keene State College
  261. Kent State University
  262. Kenyon College
  263. King's College
  264. Knox College
  265. La Salle University
  266. Lake Forest College
  267. Le Moyne College
  268. Lebanon Valley College
  269. Lees-McRae College
  270. Lehigh University
  271. Lehman College of the City University of New York
  272. Lenoir-Rhyne University
  273. Lesley College
  274. Linfield College
  275. Longwood University
  276. Louisiana State University
  277. Louisiana Tech University
  278. Loyola Marymount University
  279. Loyola University Chicago
  280. Loyola University Maryland
  281. Loyola University New Orleans
  282. Lynchburg College
  283. Lyon College
  284. Macalester College
  285. Macaulay Honors
  286. Maine College of Art
  287. Manhattan College
  288. Manhattan School of Music
  289. Mannes College The New School for Music
  290. Marist College
  291. Marlboro College
  292. Marquette University
  293. Marshall University
  294. Maryland Institute College of Art
  295. Marymount Manhattan College
  296. Marymount University (VA)
  297. Maryville College
  298. Maryville University of St. Louis
  299. Marywood University
  300. Massachusetts College of Art & Design
  301. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  302. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  303. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  304. McDaniel College
  305. Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York
  306. Menlo College
  307. Mercyhurst College
  308. Meredith College
  309. Methodist University
  310. Miami University (OH)
  311. Michigan Technological University
  312. Middlebury College
  313. Mills College
  314. Millsaps College
  315. Misericordia University
  316. Mississippi College
  317. Mississippi State University
  318. Missouri University of Science and Technology
  319. Mitchell College
  320. Monmouth College
  321. Monmouth University
  322. Montana State University-Bozeman
  323. Montana Tech of the University of Montana
  324. Montclair State University
  325. Montserrat College of Art
  326. Moravian College
  327. Morehouse College
  328. Morgan State University
  329. Mount Ida College
  330. Mount St. Mary's College
  331. Mount St. Mary's in Los Angeles
  332. Mount St. Mary's University
  333. Mount Union College
  334. Muhlenberg College
  335. Murray State University
  336. Muskingum College
  337. Nazareth College
  338. Nebraska Wesleyan University
  339. New College of Florida
  340. New England College
  341. New England Conservatory of Music
  342. New Jersey Institute of Technology
  343. New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
  344. New Mexico State University
  345. New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York
  346. New York University
  347. Newbury College
  348. Niagara University
  349. Norfolk State University
  350. North Carolina A&T State University
  351. North Carolina State University-Raleigh
  352. North Georgia College & State University
  353. Northeastern University
  354. Northern Arizona University
  355. Northern Kentucky University
  356. Northland College
  357. Northwestern University
  358. Nova Southeastern University
  359. Oberlin College
  360. Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  361. Occidental College
  362. Ohio Northern University
  363. Ohio State University-Columbus
  364. Ohio University
  365. Ohio Wesleyan University
  366. Oklahoma City University
  367. Oklahoma State University
  368. Oregon State University
  369. Otterbein University
  370. Pace University
  371. Pacific Union College
  372. Pacific University Oregon
  373. Palm Beach Atlantic University
  374. Parsons The New School for Design
  375. Paul Smith's College
  376. Pennsylvania State University-University Park
  377. Pepperdine University
  378. Philadelphia University
  379. Piedmont College
  380. Pine Manor College
  381. Pitzer College
  382. Plymouth State University
  383. Point Loma Nazarene University
  384. Point Park University
  385. Pomona College
  386. Portland State University
  387. Post University
  388. Pratt Institute
  389. Presbyterian College
  390. Prescott College
  391. Princeton University
  392. Principia College
  393. Providence College
  394. Purdue University-West Lafayette
  395. Queens College of the City University of New York
  396. Queens University of Charlotte
  397. Quinnipiac University
  398. Radford University
  399. Ramapo College of New Jersey
  400. Randolph College
  401. Randolph-Macon College
  402. Reed College
  403. Regis University
  404. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  405. Rhodes College
  406. Rice University
  407. Rider University
  408. Ringling College of Art & Design
  409. Ripon College
  410. Roanoke College
  411. Rochester Institute of Technology
  412. Roger WIlliams University
  413. Rollins College
  414. Roosevelt University
  415. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  416. Rosemont College
  417. Rowan University
  418. Rutgers-New Brunswick
  419. Rutgers-Newark
  420. Sacred Heart University
  421. Saint Anselm College
  422. Saint Joseph's College of Maine
  423. Saint Joseph's University
  424. Saint Leo University
  425. Saint Louis University
  426. Saint Mary's College (CA)
  427. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  428. Saint Michael's College
  429. Saint Peter's College
  430. Saint Vincent College
  431. Salem College
  432. Salisbury University
  433. Salve Regina University
  434. Samford University
  435. San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  436. San Francisco State University
  437. Santa Clara University
  438. Sarah Lawrence College
  439. Savannah College of Art and Design
  440. School of the Museum of Fine Arts
  441. School of Visual Arts
  442. Scripps College
  443. Seattle Pacific University
  444. Seattle University
  445. Seton Hall University
  446. Seton Hill University
  447. Sewanee: The University of the South
  448. Shenandoah University
  449. Shreiner University
  450. Siena College
  451. Skidmore College
  452. Smith College
  453. South Carolina State University
  454. South Dakota State University
  455. Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville
  456. Southern Methodist University
  457. Southern New Hampshire University
  458. Southern Oregon University
  459. Southwestern University
  460. Spelman College
  461. Spring Hill College
  462. Springfield College
  463. St. Bonaventure University
  464. St. Edward's University
  465. St. George's University
  466. St. John's College (MD)
  467. St. John's College (NM)
  468. St. John's University (NY)
  469. St. Lawrence University
  470. St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  471. St. Mary's College
  472. St. Mary's College of Maryland
  473. St. Mary's University of San Antonio
  474. St. Norbert College
  475. St. Olaf College
  476. St. Petersburg College
  477. St. Thomas Aquinas College
  478. Stanford University
  479. State University of New York - College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  480. State University of New York at Albany
  481. State University of New York at Buffalo State College
  482. State University of New York at Cortland
  483. State University of New York at Fredonia
  484. State University of New York at Geneseo
  485. State University of New York at New Paltz
  486. State University of New York at Old Westbury
  487. State University of New York at Oneonta
  488. State University of New York at Oswego
  489. State University of New York at Plattsburgh
  490. State University of New York at Potsdam
  491. State University of New York at Stony Brook
  492. State University of New York-College at Brockport
  493. State University of New York-University at Buffalo
  494. Stephen F. Austin State University
  495. Stephens College
  496. Sterling College
  497. Stetson University
  498. Stevens Institute of Technology
  499. Stonehill College
  500. Suffolk University
  501. Susquehanna University
  502. Swarthmore College
  503. Sweet Briar College
  504. Syracuse University
  505. Technion university
  506. Temple University
  507. Texas A&M University-College Station
  508. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  509. Texas A&M University-Galveston
  510. Texas Christian University
  511. Texas State University
  512. Texas Tech University
  513. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  514. The University of New England
  515. Thomas Aquinas College
  516. Tiffin University
  517. Touro College
  518. Towson University
  519. Transylvania University
  520. Trinity College (CT)
  521. Trinity University
  522. Troy University
  523. Truman State University
  524. Tufts University
  525. Tulane University
  526. Tusculum College
  527. Tuskegee University
  528. Union College
  529. United States Air Force Academy
  530. United States Coast Guard Academy
  531. United States Merchant Marine Academy
  532. United States Military Academy
  533. United States Naval Academy
  534. University of Alabama
  535. University of Alabama-Birmingham
  536. University of Alabama-Huntsville
  537. University of Alaska-Southeast
  538. University of Arizona
  539. University of Arkansas
  540. University of Bridgeport
  541. University of British Columbia
  542. University of California-Berkeley
  543. University of California-Davis
  544. University of California-Irvine
  545. University of California-Los Angeles
  546. University of California-Merced
  547. University of California-Riverside
  548. University of California-San Diego
  549. University of California-Santa Barbara
  550. University of California-Santa Cruz
  551. University of Central Florida
  552. University of Chicago
  553. University of Cincinnati
  554. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  555. University of Colorado-Boulder
  556. University of Colorado-Denver
  557. University of Connecticut
  558. University of Dallas
  559. University of Dayton
  560. University of Delaware
  561. University of Denver
  562. University of Evansville
  563. University of Findlay
  564. University of Florida
  565. University of Georgia
  566. University of Great Falls
  567. University of Hartford
  568. University of Hawaii-Manoa
  569. University of Hawaii-West Oahu
  570. University of Houston
  571. University of Idaho
  572. University of Illinois-Chicago
  573. University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
  574. University of Indianapolis
  575. University of Iowa
  576. University of Kansas
  577. University of Kentucky
  578. University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  579. University of Maine-Farmington
  580. University of Maine-Orono
  581. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  582. University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  583. University of Maryland-Baltimore County
  584. University of Maryland-College Park
  585. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  586. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  587. University of Massachusetts-Boston
  588. University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  589. University of Memphis
  590. University of Miami
  591. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  592. University of Minnesota-Duluth (MN)
  593. University of Minnesota-Morris
  594. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  595. University of Mississippi
  596. University of Missouri-Columbia
  597. University of Missouri-Kansas city
  598. University of Montana
  599. University of Montevallo
  600. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  601. University of Nevada-Reno
  602. University of New Hampshire
  603. University of New Hampshire at Manchester
  604. University of New Haven
  605. University of New Mexico
  606. University of New Orleans
  607. University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  608. University of North Carolina-Asheville
  609. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  610. University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  611. University of North Carolina-Greensboro
  612. University of North Carolina-Wilmington
  613. University of North Dakota
  614. University of North Florida
  615. University of North Texas
  616. University of Northern Colorado
  617. University of Notre Dame
  618. University of Oklahoma
  619. University of Oregon
  620. University of Pennsylvania
  621. University of Pittsburgh
  622. University of Portland
  623. University of Puget Sound
  624. University of Redlands
  625. University of Rhode Island
  626. University of Richmond
  627. University of Rochester
  628. University of San Diego
  629. University of San Francisco
  630. University of Scranton
  631. University of South Alabama
  632. University of South Carolina-Columbia
  633. University of South Dakota
  634. University of South Florida
  635. University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus
  636. University of Southern California
  637. University of Southern Maine
  638. University of Southern Mississippi
  639. University of St. Thomas
  640. University of Tampa
  641. University of Tennessee
  642. University of Texas-Austin
  643. University of Texas-Dallas
  644. University of Texas-El Paso
  645. University of Texas-San Antonio
  646. University of the Arts in Philadelphia
  647. University of the Pacific
  648. University of Tulsa
  649. University of Utah
  650. University of Vermont
  651. University of Victoria
  652. University of Virginia
  653. University of Washington-Seattle
  654. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  655. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  656. University of Wyoming
  657. Ursinus College
  658. Utah State University
  659. Utica College
  660. Valdosta State University
  661. Valparaiso University
  662. Vanderbilt University
  663. Vassar College
  664. Villanova University
  665. Virginia Commonwealth University
  666. Virginia Military Institute
  667. Virginia Tech
  668. Virginia Wesleyan College
  669. Wabash College
  670. Wagner College
  671. Wake Forest University
  672. Warren Wilson College
  673. Washington and Jefferson College
  674. Washington and Lee University
  675. Washington College
  676. Washington University in St. Louis
  677. Webb Institute
  678. Weber State University
  679. Wells College
  680. Wentworth Military Academy and College
  681. Wesleyan College
  682. Wesleyan University
  683. West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  684. West Virginia University
  685. Western Carolina University
  686. Western Michigan University
  687. Western New England University
  688. Western Oregon University
  689. Western State College of Colorado
  690. Western Washington University
  691. Westfield State University
  692. Westminster College (MO)
  693. Westminster College (PA)
  694. Westminster College of Salt Lake City
  695. Westmont College
  696. Wheaton College
  697. Wheaton College (IL)
  698. Wheelock College (MA)
  699. Whitman College
  700. Whittier College
  701. Whitworth University
  702. Wilkes University
  703. Willamette University
  704. William Jewell College
  705. William Paterson University
  706. Williams College
  707. Wingate University
  708. Winona State University (MN)
  709. Winthrop University
  710. Wittenberg University
  711. Wofford College
  712. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  713. Wright State University
  714. Xavier University (OH)
  715. Xavier University of Louisiana
  716. Yale University
  717. Yeshiva University
  718. York College of Pennsylvania

How To Keep Your Voice In Your College Essay

Cyndy McDonald

Cyndy McDonald from mycca.net

Today's guest post is from Cyndy McDonald at mycca.net.

I have been assisting students with brainstorming college essay topics and reviewing college essays for almost twenty years. I have watched many students learn and grow from that process. One of the most important parts of the college essay process is for you to keep your voice. I have developed three tips to assist you in this process:

1. Limit the number of people who will review your personal statement. Having lots of people read your essay will give you lots of suggestions as to how to make it better. Often you can get too many suggestions. One person’s advice will contradict another. Select only 2 people, 3 at the most, to review your essay. This helps you to keep your voice in your essay clear and distinct.

2. Explain to parents this essay is hands off. I recall one distinct experience with this. I was working with a student in the final phases of his college essay. I was reviewing what was supposed to be his final draft. It was filled with words and phrases that did not fit. As I circled the phrases, the student started grinning. The more I circled, the more he grinned. That is not the usual response I get from a student when he is submitting a final draft and I am telling him to go back and redo it one more time. Finally, I asked him, "Why are you grinning?  I was expecting a frown, not smiles.” He responded, “Everything you have circled, my dad told me to put in.”  “Go tell your dad you are taking these parts out. They are not you. It does not fit and does not have your voice.” Parents mean well but are not the best sources to turn to when it comes to writing in your own voice. It is best if they take a hands off approach to this process.

3. Be true to yourself. The college essay is your opportunity to tell the college anything you want about yourself. It is not the time to try to impress them with an intellectual dissertation. Be true to who you are. If you ask a friend to read your essay, ask them “Does this sound like me?”. If the answer is “No,” then start again and write until the answer is “Yes”. The passion and sincerity of who you are needs to shine through your essay.

Using College Essay Organizer will help you to understand what you are writing about, and help you find your voice in your essays. It gives you a clear writing plan that you can use in the process.

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State University of New York (SUNY) 2011 Essay Requirements

SUNY SealThough Binghamton and Purchase are still yet to release their Common App Supplements, the other State University of New York (SUNY) schools are now fully updated in the College Essay Organizer database. And there's plenty of them! Have a look:

  • State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • State University of New York at Oneonta
  • State University of New York at Buffalo State College
  • State University of New York - College at Brockport
  • State University of New York at Old Westbury
  • State University of New York at New Paltz
  • State University of New York at Potsdam
  • State University of New York at Cortland
  • State University of New York - University at Buffalo
  • State University of New York at Albany
  • State University of New York at Geneseo
  • State University of New York at Fredonia
  • State University of New York at Oswego
  • State University of New York at Plattsburgh

These schools have many overlaps but are not identical by any stretch. Be sure to explore their departmental and scholarship options if these schools find their way onto your list.

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Colleges Updated in College Essay Organizer for the 2011/2012 Application Season

Here is a list of colleges that have been updated for the 2011/2012 application season in College Essay Organizer through September 16th. Expect this list to continue to grow each week.

  1. Adelphi University
  2. Agnes Scott College
  3. Alaska Pacific University
  4. Albany College of Pharmacy of Union University
  5. Albion College
  6. Albright College
  7. Alfred University
  8. Allegheny College
  9. Alma College
  10. American University
  11. American University of Paris
  12. American University of Rome
  13. Amherst College
  14. Antioch University
  15. Appalachian State University
  16. Arcadia University
  17. Arizona State University
  18. Assumption College
  19. Auburn University
  20. Augustana College
  21. Austin College
  22. Azusa Pacific University
  23. Babson College
  24. Baldwin-Wallace College
  25. Bard College
  26. Bard College at Simon's Rock
  27. Bar-ilan university
  28. Barnard College
  29. Barry University
  30. Baruch College of the City University of New York
  31. Bates College
  32. Baylor University
  33. Belmont University
  34. Beloit College
  35. Benedict College
  36. Bennington College
  37. Bentley University
  38. Berea College
  39. Berklee College of Music
  40. Berry College
  41. Biola University
  42. Birmingham-Southern College
  43. Bloomfield College
  44. Boise State University
  45. Boston College
  46. Boston Conservatory
  47. Boston University
  48. Bowdoin College
  49. Bowling Green State University
  50. Bradley University
  51. Brandeis University
  52. Brevard College
  53. Brigham Young University-Provo
  54. Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
  55. Brown University
  56. Bryant University
  57. Bryn Mawr College
  58. Bucknell University
  59. Butler University
  60. Cabrini College
  61. California Baptist University
  62. California College of the Arts
  63. California Institute of Technology
  64. California Lutheran University
  65. California State University-Bakersfield
  66. California State University-East Bay
  67. California State University-Fullerton
  68. California State University-Long Beach
  69. California State University-Los Angeles
  70. California State University-Monterey Bay
  71. California State University-Northridge
  72. California State University-Sacramento
  73. California State University-San Marcos
  74. Calvin College
  75. Campbell University
  76. Canisius College
  77. Carleton College
  78. Carnegie Mellon University
  79. Carroll University
  80. Case Western Reserve University
  81. Catawba College
  82. Catholic University of America
  83. Cazenovia College
  84. Cedar Crest College
  85. Centenary College of Louisiana
  86. Central Washington University
  87. Centre College
  88. Champlain College
  89. Chapman University
  90. Chatham University
  91. Christendom College
  92. Christian Brothers University in TN
  93. Christopher Newport University
  94. City College of the City University of New York
  95. Claremont McKenna College
  96. Clark Atlanta University
  97. Clarkson University
  98. Clemson University
  99. Cleveland Institute of Art
  100. Coastal Carolina University
  101. Coe College
  102. Colby College
  103. Colby-Sawyer College
  104. Colgate University
  105. College of Charleston
  106. College of Idaho
  107. College of New Jersey
  108. College of Saint Elizabeth
  109. College of St. Benedict
  110. College of Staten Island of the City University of New York
  111. College of the Atlantics
  112. College of the Holy Cross
  113. College of the Ozarks
  114. College of William and Mary
  115. College of Wooster
  116. Colorado College
  117. Colorado Mesa University
  118. Colorado School of Mines
  119. Colorado State University
  120. Columbia College Chicago
  121. Columbia University
  122. Connecticut College
  123. Cornell University
  124. Cornish College of the Arts
  125. Covenant College
  126. Creighton University
  127. Curtis Institute of Music
  128. Daemen College
  129. Dartmouth College
  130. Davidson College
  131. Dean College
  132. Deep Springs College
  133. Delaware State University
  134. Denison University
  135. DePaul University
  136. DePauw University
  137. DeSales University
  138. Dickinson College
  139. Dominican College
  140. Dominican University of California
  141. Drake University
  142. Drew University
  143. Drexel University
  144. Duke University
  145. Duquesne University
  146. Earlham College
  147. East Carolina University
  148. Eastern Connecticut State University
  149. Eastern Mennonite University
  150. Eastern University
  151. Eastern Washington University
  152. Eastman School of Music
  153. Elizabethtown College
  154. Elmhurst College
  155. Elmira College
  156. Elon University
  157. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  158. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott
  159. Emerson College
  160. Emmanuel College
  161. Emory and Henry College
  162. Emory University
  163. Endicott College
  164. Erskine College
  165. Eugene Lang College
  166. Evergreen State College
  167. Fairfield University
  168. Fairleigh Dickinson University
  169. Fashion Institute of Technology
  170. Fayetteville University
  171. Fisher College (MA)
  172. Fisk University
  173. Fitchburg State College
  174. Flagler College
  175. Florida A&M University
  176. Florida Atlantic University
  177. Florida Gulf Coast University
  178. Florida Institute of Technology
  179. Florida International University
  180. Florida Southern College
  181. Florida State University
  182. Fordham University
  183. Fort Lewis College (CO)
  184. Framingham State University
  185. Franklin and Marshall College
  186. Franklin Pierce University
  187. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  188. Fresno Pacific University
  189. Frostburg State University
  190. Furman University
  191. Gannon University
  192. George Fox University
  193. Georgetown College
  194. Georgetown University
  195. Georgia College and State University
  196. Georgia Institute of Technology
  197. Georgia Southern University
  198. Georgia State University
  199. Gonzaga University
  200. Gordon College
  201. Goshen College
  202. Goucher College
  203. Green Mountain College
  204. Grinnell College
  205. Grove City College
  206. Guilford College
  207. Gustavus Adolphus College
  208. Hamilton College
  209. Hampden-Sydney College
  210. Hampshire College
  211. Hampton University
  212. Hanover College
  213. Harvard College
  214. Harvey Mudd College
  215. Hastings College
  216. Hawaii Pacific University
  217. Hendrix College
  218. High Point University
  219. Hillsdale College
  220. Hiram College
  221. Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  222. Hofstra University
  223. Hollins University
  224. Hood College
  225. Hope College
  226. Howard University
  227. Hunter College of the City University of New York
  228. Illinois Institute of Technology
  229. Illinois State University
  230. Illinois Wesleyan University
  231. Indiana University
  232. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  233. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
  234. Indiana Wesleyan University
  235. Iowa State University
  236. Jacksonville University
  237. James Madison University
  238. John Carroll University
  239. Johns Hopkins University
  240. Johnson and Wales University
  241. Juilliard School
  242. Juniata College
  243. Kansas State University
  244. Kean University
  245. Keene State College
  246. Kenyon College
  247. King's College
  248. Knox College
  249. La Salle University
  250. Lake Forest College
  251. Le Moyne College
  252. Lebanon Valley College
  253. Lees-McRae College
  254. Lehigh University
  255. Lehman College of the City University of New York
  256. Lenoir-Rhyne University
  257. Lesley College
  258. Linfield College
  259. Longwood University
  260. Louisiana State University
  261. Louisiana Tech University
  262. Loyola Marymount University
  263. Loyola University Chicago
  264. Loyola University Maryland
  265. Loyola University New Orleans
  266. Lynchburg College
  267. Lyon College
  268. Macalester College
  269. Macaulay Honors
  270. Maine College of Art
  271. Manhattan College
  272. Manhattan School of Music
  273. Mannes College The New School for Music
  274. Marist College
  275. Marlboro College
  276. Marquette University
  277. Marshall University
  278. Maryland Institute College of Art
  279. Marymount Manhattan College
  280. Marymount University (VA)
  281. Maryville College
  282. Maryville University of St. Louis
  283. Marywood University
  284. Massachusetts College of Art & Design
  285. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  286. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  287. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  288. McDaniel College
  289. Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York
  290. Menlo College
  291. Mercyhurst College
  292. Meredith College
  293. Methodist University
  294. Miami University (OH)
  295. Michigan Technological University
  296. Middlebury College
  297. Mills College
  298. Millsaps College
  299. Misericordia University
  300. Mississippi College
  301. Mississippi State University
  302. Missouri University of Science and Technology
  303. Mitchell College
  304. Monmouth College
  305. Monmouth University
  306. Montana State University-Bozeman
  307. Montana Tech of the University of Montana
  308. Montclair State University
  309. Moravian College
  310. Morehouse College
  311. Morgan State University
  312. Mount Ida College
  313. Mount St. Mary's in Los Angeles
  314. Mount St. Mary's University
  315. Mount Union College
  316. Muhlenberg College
  317. Murray State University
  318. Muskingum College
  319. Nazareth College
  320. Nebraska Wesleyan University
  321. New College of Florida
  322. New England College
  323. New England Conservatory of Music
  324. New Jersey Institute of Technology
  325. New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
  326. New Mexico State University
  327. New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York
  328. New York University
  329. Newbury College
  330. Niagara University
  331. Norfolk State University
  332. North Carolina A&T State University
  333. North Carolina State University-Raleigh
  334. North Georgia College & State University
  335. Northeastern University
  336. Northern Arizona University
  337. Northern Kentucky University
  338. Northland College
  339. Northwestern University
  340. Nova Southeastern University
  341. Oberlin College
  342. Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  343. Occidental College
  344. Ohio Northern University
  345. Ohio State University-Columbus
  346. Ohio University
  347. Ohio Wesleyan University
  348. Oklahoma City University
  349. Oklahoma State University
  350. Oregon State University
  351. Otterbein University
  352. Pace University
  353. Pacific Union College
  354. Pacific University Oregon
  355. Palm Beach Atlantic University
  356. Parsons The New School for Design
  357. Paul Smith's College
  358. Pennsylvania State University-University Park
  359. Pepperdine University
  360. Piedmont College
  361. Pine Manor College
  362. Pitzer College
  363. Plymouth State University
  364. Point Park University
  365. Pomona College
  366. Portland State University
  367. Post University
  368. Pratt Institute
  369. Prescott College
  370. Princeton University
  371. Principia College
  372. Providence College
  373. Purdue University-West Lafayette
  374. Queens College of the City University of New York
  375. Queens University of Charlotte
  376. Quinnipiac University
  377. Radford University
  378. Ramapo College of New Jersey
  379. Randolph College
  380. Randolph-Macon College
  381. Reed College
  382. Regis University
  383. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  384. Rhodes College
  385. Rice University
  386. Rider University
  387. Ringling College of Art & Design
  388. Ripon College
  389. Roanoke College
  390. Rochester Institute of Technology
  391. Roger WIlliams University
  392. Rollins College
  393. Roosevelt University
  394. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  395. Rosemont College
  396. Rowan University
  397. Rutgers-New Brunswick
  398. Rutgers-Newark
  399. Sacred Heart University
  400. Saint Anselm College
  401. Saint Joseph's College of Maine
  402. Saint Joseph's University
  403. Saint Leo University
  404. Saint Louis University
  405. Saint Mary's College (CA)
  406. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  407. Saint Michael's College
  408. Saint Vincent College
  409. Salisbury University
  410. Salve Regina University
  411. Samford University
  412. San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  413. San Francisco State University
  414. Sarah Lawrence College
  415. Savannah College of Art and Design
  416. School of the Museum of Fine Arts
  417. School of Visual Arts
  418. Scripps College
  419. Seattle Pacific University
  420. Seattle University
  421. Seton Hall University
  422. Seton Hill University
  423. Sewanee: The University of the South
  424. Shenandoah University
  425. Shreiner University
  426. Siena College
  427. Skidmore College
  428. Smith College
  429. South Carolina State University
  430. South Dakota State University
  431. Southern Methodist University
  432. Southern New Hampshire University
  433. Southern Oregon University
  434. Southwestern University
  435. Spelman College
  436. Springfield College
  437. St. Bonaventure University
  438. St. Edward's University
  439. St. George's University
  440. St. John's College (MD)
  441. St. John's College (NM)
  442. St. John's University (NY)
  443. St. Lawrence University
  444. St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  445. St. Mary's College
  446. St. Mary's College of Maryland
  447. St. Mary's University of San Antonio
  448. St. Norbert College
  449. St. Olaf College
  450. St. Petersburg College
  451. St. Thomas Aquinas College
  452. Stanford University
  453. State University of New York at Albany
  454. State University of New York at Buffalo State College
  455. State University of New York at Cortland
  456. State University of New York at Fredonia
  457. State University of New York at Geneseo
  458. State University of New York at New Paltz
  459. State University of New York at Old Westbury
  460. State University of New York at Oneonta
  461. State University of New York at Oswego
  462. State University of New York at Plattsburgh
  463. State University of New York at Potsdam
  464. State University of New York at Stony Brook
  465. State University of New York-College at Brockport
  466. State University of New York-University at Buffalo
  467. Stephens College
  468. Sterling College
  469. Stetson University
  470. Stevens Institute of Technology
  471. Suffolk University
  472. Susquehanna University
  473. Swarthmore College
  474. Sweet Briar College
  475. Syracuse University
  476. Technion university
  477. Temple University
  478. Texas A&M University-College Station
  479. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  480. Texas A&M University-Galveston
  481. Texas Christian University
  482. Texas State University
  483. Texas Tech University
  484. The University of New England
  485. Thomas Aquinas College
  486. Tiffin University
  487. Touro College
  488. Towson University
  489. Trinity College (CT)
  490. Trinity University
  491. Troy University
  492. Truman State University
  493. Tufts University
  494. Tulane University
  495. Tusculum College
  496. Tuskegee University
  497. Union College
  498. United States Air Force Academy
  499. United States Merchant Marine Academy
  500. United States Military Academy
  501. United States Naval Academy
  502. University of Alabama
  503. University of Alabama-Birmingham
  504. University of Alabama-Huntsville
  505. University of Alaska-Southeast
  506. University of Arizona
  507. University of Arkansas
  508. University of Bridgeport
  509. University of British Columbia
  510. University of California-Berkeley
  511. University of California-Davis
  512. University of California-Irvine
  513. University of California-Los Angeles
  514. University of California-Merced
  515. University of California-Riverside
  516. University of California-San Diego
  517. University of California-Santa Barbara
  518. University of California-Santa Cruz
  519. University of Central Florida
  520. University of Chicago
  521. University of Cincinnati
  522. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  523. University of Colorado-Boulder
  524. University of Colorado-Denver
  525. University of Connecticut
  526. University of Dallas
  527. University of Dayton
  528. University of Delaware
  529. University of Denver
  530. University of Evansville
  531. University of Findlay
  532. University of Florida
  533. University of Georgia
  534. University of Great Falls
  535. University of Hartford
  536. University of Hawaii-Manoa
  537. University of Hawaii-West Oahu
  538. University of Houston
  539. University of Idaho
  540. University of Illinois-Chicago
  541. University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
  542. University of Indianapolis
  543. University of Iowa
  544. University of Kansas
  545. University of Kentucky
  546. University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  547. University of Maine-Farmington
  548. University of Maine-Orono
  549. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  550. University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  551. University of Maryland-Baltimore County
  552. University of Maryland-College Park
  553. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  554. University of Massachusetts-Boston
  555. University of Memphis
  556. University of Miami
  557. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  558. University of Minnesota-Duluth (MN)
  559. University of Minnesota-Morris
  560. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  561. University of Mississippi
  562. University of Missouri-Columbia
  563. University of Missouri-Kansas city
  564. University of Montana
  565. University of Montevallo
  566. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  567. University of Nevada-Reno
  568. University of New Hampshire
  569. University of New Hampshire at Manchester
  570. University of New Haven
  571. University of New Mexico
  572. University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  573. University of North Carolina-Asheville
  574. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  575. University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  576. University of North Carolina-Greensboro
  577. University of North Carolina-Wilmington
  578. University of North Dakota
  579. University of North Florida
  580. University of North Texas
  581. University of Northern Colorado
  582. University of Notre Dame
  583. University of Oklahoma
  584. University of Oregon
  585. University of Pennsylvania
  586. University of Pittsburgh
  587. University of Portland
  588. University of Puget Sound
  589. University of Redlands
  590. University of Rhode Island
  591. University of Richmond
  592. University of Rochester
  593. University of San Diego
  594. University of San Francisco
  595. University of Scranton
  596. University of South Alabama
  597. University of South Carolina-Columbia
  598. University of South Dakota
  599. University of South Florida
  600. University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus
  601. University of Southern California
  602. University of Southern Maine
  603. University of Southern Mississippi
  604. University of St. Thomas
  605. University of Tampa
  606. University of Tennessee
  607. University of Texas-Austin
  608. University of Texas-Dallas
  609. University of Texas-El Paso
  610. University of Texas-San Antonio
  611. University of the Arts in Philadelphia
  612. University of Tulsa
  613. University of Utah
  614. University of Vermont
  615. University of Victoria
  616. University of Virginia
  617. University of Washington-Seattle
  618. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  619. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  620. University of Wyoming
  621. Ursinus College
  622. Utah State University
  623. Utica College
  624. Valdosta State University
  625. Valparaiso University
  626. Vanderbilt University
  627. Vassar College
  628. Villanova University
  629. Virginia Commonwealth University
  630. Virginia Military Institute
  631. Virginia Tech
  632. Virginia Wesleyan College
  633. Wabash College
  634. Wagner College
  635. Wake Forest University
  636. Warren Wilson College
  637. Washington and Jefferson College
  638. Washington and Lee University
  639. Washington College
  640. Washington University in St. Louis
  641. Webb Institute
  642. Wells College
  643. Wentworth Military Academy and College
  644. Wesleyan College
  645. Wesleyan University
  646. West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  647. West Virginia University
  648. Western Carolina University
  649. Western Michigan University
  650. Western New England University
  651. Western Oregon University
  652. Westminster College (MO)
  653. Westminster College (PA)
  654. Westminster College of Salt Lake City
  655. Westmont College
  656. Wheaton College
  657. Wheaton College (IL)
  658. Wheelock College (MA)
  659. Whitman College
  660. Whittier College
  661. Wilkes University
  662. Willamette University
  663. William Jewell College
  664. William Paterson University
  665. Williams College
  666. Wingate University
  667. Winona State University (MN)
  668. Wofford College
  669. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  670. Wright State University
  671. Xavier University (OH)
  672. Yale University
  673. Yeshiva University
  674. York College of Pennsylvania

Champlain College Game Design Program 2011 Requirement

One of our favorite new requirements we've seen at College Essay Organizer comes from Champlain College's Game Design department. Have fun with it, game designers:

Challenge: Modify one of the games listed below and create a new and improved experience. The modifications should be creative, innovative and clearly communicated. As an example, you might modify Pac-Man and change the objectives from gobbling up points to teaching individuals how to save money.

Choose from one of these three games:

A) Pac-Man

B) Break-Out

C) Donkey Kong

Using any of the tools or medium listed at the bottom of this page, demonstrate the modifications of your new game by addressing the following questions. It is recommended that you copy the questions into a word processor and prepare your answers before copying them into the final submission.

  • What is the new theme of your game?
  • Describe the game environment and/or narrative associated with the game.
  • Describe the player's goals in gameplay.
  • Describe how you will challenge the players to meet those goals. What obstacles must they overcome?
  • Describe how the game is organized. Are there levels? What defines progress?
  • How does the player win?
  • How does the player lose?
  • Describe who you think would like to play this game? Who is the player?
  • Describe what interests you about Champlain College's Game Design program.
  • Describe what areas of game design you have explored (e.g. writing game narratives, creating mods, critiquing games, designing and building your own games, etc.)
  • List any technologies you have used (e.g. GameMaker, Flash, Adobe Photoshop, any modding environment, 3DS Max, Blender, etc.)
  • Any additional comments or materials?

We are always on the lookout for department-specific questions, whether or not they appear on the Common App!

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