College Essay Organizer Over 99% Updated for 2011/2012 Application Season

College Essay OrganizerOur final stragglers are posting their applications for the new season, and College Essay Organizer is now more than 99% updated for the new year! Only a handful of international schools remain, along with two American schools that are scheduled to post next week.

Many schools update their primary applications before their scholarship requirements, so we'll continue to revisit scholarship requirements through the year. Take note of schools that have special messages below their names in your QuickFinders about the status of their scholarship requirements.

And as always, if you have any notes about the contents of the College Essay Organizer database, let us know! We are always on the lookout for new departments, programs, and scholarships that weren't available last year.

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

North Carolina School of the Arts 2011 Essay Questions

The essay requirements for the North Carolina School of the Arts are live in the College Essay Organizer database. There are required, optional, and departmental essays to be found there, as there are with most of the arts schools in the database.

In NCSA's case, there are requirements that feel like they ask for traditional essays, but there's also an optional writing addition to the portfolio assessment:

A piece of creative writing (screenplay, short story, essay, etc.) may be submitted to the School of Filmmaking as part of the application portfolio for those interested inĀ  Directing, Picture Editing and Sound Design, Producing, and Screenwriting.

College Essay Organizer is not only for national universities and liberal arts colleges, we address a number of arts schools, religious institutions, and music conservatories as well. As with all schools in the database, you can use College Essay Organizer to find out about departments and scholarship opportunities you wouldn't have otherwise known were there.

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College Prowler's Dorm Room of Your Dreams Contest

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Get the Dorm Room of Your Dreams!

Our friends at College Prowler recently launched a new contest for the month of October, and new college applicants are going to like it. The prize: the Dorm Room of Your Dreams.

The contest is called the "Best One-Photo Campus Tour." It's pretty much what it sounds like - by uploading the best single photo of your school, and letting others vote you up or down, you have the chance at winning a tricked-out dorm room.

Here are some important reminders:

  • The contest can only be entered through College Prowler's Facebook app, available here.
  • The photos must be original and taken by you.
  • You can upload only one photo.
  • The photo with the most votes on October 31 will be the winner. Users can vote once every 24 hours.

This post at College Prowler's site explains the contest in a little more detail. explaining the contest in more detail. So get cracking with those cameras!

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Cogswell Polytechnical College 2011 Essay Question

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Cogswell Polytechnical College in Sunnyvale, California, is a recent addition to the College Essay Organizer database. Cogswell has a number of interesting essay requirements, including this one for its Digital Motion Picture Program:

A crayon, a fishing rod, and a can of beer are being chased down the street by a bunch of muffins. Why?

The obvious reaction to this is to wonder what the people at Cogswell were on when they wrote it. But like any "strange" essay prompt, it's your job to turn it into a question about a specific idea, and then respond to that idea. For the Cogswell DMP program, applicants are being tested on the narrative sensibilities and their understanding of cause and effect. Basic narrative machinations require an understanding of character, wants, and consequence. By expressing a sense of those facets, applicants can write their way right into the school.

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