Colleges Updated in College Essay Organizer for the 2013-2014 Season

Here is a list of colleges that have been updated through August 30 in College Essay Organizer for the 2013-2014 application season. Expect many more updates throughout the weekend and into next week.

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

For many, school is right around the corner, so take advantage of this time to get a jumpstart on your essays! One of the most common types of essays that you will have to write, and perhaps the most tricky, is why you want to attend a certain program. This is a great way to set yourself apart from other applicants, and the last thing that you want to do it to regurgitate a school's brochure. Here's a great example from a student who was accepted to a special program at Colby:

Colby’s 360-Degree Residential Learning Plan embodies my belief that many individual voices coming together can create something powerful and surprising that goes far beyond what any one person can achieve alone. I am fascinated by psychology, politics, history, and business, and am seeking the kind of interdisciplinary study that Colby offers so I can build on my existing service background designing programs that aim to understand and support poverty-ridden regions of the world. Developing the service trip to India for Kaiizen (see my Common App essay) showed me that having a grand vision requires breaking that big goal down into many small goals, each with its own set of responsibilities and staff members. This spirit of business acumen and collaboration at Colby is evident by your recent hosting of the CBB annual economics conference. I also had an opportunity to read Guillermo Vuletin’s fascination discussion on “Fiscal policy in developing countries”—this is exactly the kind of structure that my personal drive and raw experience require.

Taking practical action to implement change is something that Colby students clearly value through their work with Amnesty International, the Social Entrepreneurs Club, and United Work at Colby.With a beautiful campus, engaged professors, a tight-knit student body, and academic programs that match my skills and interests, Colby is the ideal collaborative community (in my current state of residence!) that I’ve always wanted to be a part of.

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University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is Expected to Change its Essay Questions

The essay questions for the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor were confirmed earlier this season directly through the school's admissions office; however, UMich has shifted gears and now says its essay questions are going to change. Due to technical difficulties on its end, the application is not yet posted. We have therefore decided to list UMich as un-updated in College Essay Organizer until we get further clarification from the school.

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Colleges Updated in College Essay Organizer for the 2013-2014 Season

Here is a list of colleges that have been updated through August 23 in College Essay Organizer for the 2013-2014 application season. Expect many more updates throughout the weekend and into next week.

  1. Abilene Christian University
  2. Academy of Art University
  3. Adams State College
  4. Adelphi University
  5. Agnes Scott College
  6. Albright College
  7. Allegheny College
  8. Alma College
  9. American University
  10. American University of Paris
  11. Amherst College
  12. Appalachian State University
  13. Arcadia University
  14. Assumption College
  15. Auburn University
  16. Augustana College
  17. Austin College
  18. Babson College
  19. Baldwin-Wallace University
  20. Bar-ilan university
  21. Bard College
  22. Barnard College
  23. Barry University
  24. Bates College
  25. Baylor University
  26. Beacon College
  27. Becker College
  28. Bellarmine University
  29. Belmont Abbey College
  30. Belmont University
  31. Beloit College
  32. Bemidji State University
  33. Benedict College
  34. Bentley University
  35. Berea College
  36. Berklee College of Music
  37. Berry College
  38. Birmingham-Southern College
  39. Boise State University
  40. Boston College
  41. Boston University
  42. Bowdoin College
  43. Bowling Green State University
  44. Brandeis University
  45. Bridgewater College
  46. Brooks Instiute
  47. Brown University
  48. Bryant University
  49. Bryn Mawr College
  50. Bucknell University
  51. Cabrini College
  52. California College of the Arts
  53. California Lutheran University
  54. California Maritime Academy
  55. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
  56. California State University-Bakersfield
  57. California State University-Channel Islands
  58. California State University-Chico
  59. California State University-East Bay
  60. California State University-Fullerton
  61. California State University-Long Beach
  62. California State University-Los Angeles
  63. California State University-Monterey Bay
  64. California State University-Northridge
  65. California State University-Sacramento
  66. California State University-San Marcos
  67. Calvin College
  68. Campbell University
  69. Canisius College
  70. Capital University
  71. Carleton College
  72. Carnegie Mellon University
  73. Carroll University
  74. Case Western Reserve University
  75. Castelton State College
  76. Catholic University of America
  77. Cazenovia College
  78. Cedar Crest College
  79. Centenary College of Louisiana
  80. Central Michigan University
  81. Centre College
  82. Chaminade University of Honolulu
  83. Champlain College
  84. Chapman University
  85. Chatham University
  86. Christian Brothers University in TN
  87. Christopher Newport University
  88. Citadel, The
  89. Claremont McKenna College
  90. Clark Atlanta University
  91. Clark University
  92. Clarkson University
  93. Clemson University
  94. Cleveland Institute of Art
  95. Cleveland Institute of Music
  96. Coastal Carolina University
  97. Coe College
  98. Colby College
  99. Colby-Sawyer College
  100. Colgate University
  101. College of Charleston
  102. College of Idaho
  103. College of New Jersey
  104. College of St. Benedict
  105. College of St. Rose (NY)
  106. College of the Holy Cross
  107. College of the Ozarks
  108. College of William and Mary
  109. College of Wooster
  110. Colorado College
  111. Colorado Mesa University
  112. Colorado School of Mines
  113. Colorado State University
  114. Columbia College Chicago
  115. Columbia College Hollywood
  116. Columbia University
  117. Columbus State University
  118. Concordia College
  119. Concordia University
  120. Concordia University-Austin
  121. Connecticut College
  122. Cornell College
  123. Cornell University
  124. Creighton University
  125. Curry College
  126. Daemen College
  127. Dartmouth College
  128. Davidson College
  129. Dean College
  130. Delaware State University
  131. Denison University
  132. DePaul University
  133. DeSales University
  134. Dickinson College
  135. Dominican College
  136. Dominican University of California
  137. Dowling College
  138. Drake University
  139. Drew University
  140. Drury University
  141. Duke University
  142. Duquesne University
  143. East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
  144. Eastern Mennonite University
  145. Eastern Michigan University
  146. Eckerd College
  147. Elizabethtown College
  148. Elmhurst College
  149. Elmira College
  150. Elon University
  151. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  152. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide Campus
  153. Emerson College
  154. Emmanuel College
  155. Emory and Henry College
  156. Emory University
  157. Endicott College
  158. Eugene Lang College
  159. Fairfield University
  160. Fairleigh Dickinson University
  161. Fisher College (MA)
  162. Fisk University
  163. Fitchburg State University
  164. Flagler College
  165. Florida A&M University
  166. Florida Atlantic University
  167. Florida Institute of Technology
  168. Florida International University
  169. Florida Southern College
  170. Florida State University
  171. Fordham University
  172. Fort Valley State University
  173. Franklin and Marshall College
  174. Franklin Pierce University
  175. Furman University
  176. Gannon University
  177. George Fox University
  178. George Washington University
  179. Georgetown College
  180. Georgetown University
  181. Georgia College and State University
  182. Georgia Institute of Technology
  183. Georgia State University
  184. Gettysburg College
  185. Gonzaga University
  186. Goshen College
  187. Goucher College
  188. Green Mountain College
  189. Grinnell College
  190. Grove City College
  191. Guilford College
  192. Hamilton College
  193. Hampshire College
  194. Hampton University
  195. Hanover College
  196. Hardin-Simmons University
  197. Harding University
  198. Hartwick College
  199. Harvard College
  200. Harvey Mudd College
  201. Hastings College
  202. Haverford College
  203. Hendrix College
  204. High Point University
  205. Hillsdale College
  206. Hiram College
  207. Hofstra University
  208. Hollins University
  209. Hood College
  210. Hope College
  211. Houghton College
  212. Howard University
  213. Idaho State University
  214. Illinois Wesleyan University
  215. Indiana University
  216. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  217. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
  218. Indiana Wesleyan University
  219. Iowa State University
  220. James Madison University
  221. Johns Hopkins University
  222. Johnson and Wales University at Colorado
  223. Johnson University Florida
  224. Juniata College
  225. Kalamazoo College
  226. Keene State College
  227. Kent State University
  228. Kenyon College
  229. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
  230. La Salle University
  231. Lafayette College
  232. Laguna College of Art and Design
  233. Lake Forest College
  234. Lasell College
  235. Lawrence University
  236. Le Moyne College
  237. Lebanon Valley College
  238. Lehigh University
  239. Lesley University
  240. Lewis & Clark College
  241. Longwood University
  242. Louisiana State University
  243. Louisiana Tech University
  244. Louisianna State University-Shreveport
  245. Loyola University Chicago
  246. Loyola University Maryland
  247. Luther College
  248. Lycoming College
  249. Lynchburg College
  250. Macalester College
  251. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY
  252. Maharishi University of Management
  253. Manhattan College
  254. Marietta College
  255. Marlboro College
  256. Marquette University
  257. Marshall University
  258. Marymount Manhattan College
  259. Maryville College
  260. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  261. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  262. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  263. McDaniel College
  264. McKendree University
  265. Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York
  266. Menlo College
  267. Mercer University
  268. Mercyhurst College
  269. Miami University (OH)
  270. Michigan Technological University
  271. MidAmerica Nazarene University
  272. Middlebury College
  273. Millersville University of Pennsylvania
  274. Mills College
  275. Millsaps College
  276. Mississippi College
  277. Mississippi State University
  278. Missouri University of Science and Technology
  279. Monmouth College
  280. Montana Tech of the University of Montana
  281. Montserrat College of Art
  282. Morehouse College
  283. Morgan State University
  284. Mount St. Mary's University
  285. Muhlenberg College
  286. Murray State University
  287. Muskingum College
  288. Nebraska Wesleyan University
  289. New College of Florida
  290. New England College
  291. New England Institute of Art
  292. New Mexico State University
  293. New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York
  294. New York Institute of Technology
  295. New York University
  296. Newbury College
  297. Niagara University
  298. Nichols College
  299. Norfolk State University
  300. North Central College
  301. Northeastern University
  302. Northern Arizona University
  303. Northland College
  304. Northwestern University
  305. Notre Dame de Namur University
  306. Nova Southeastern University
  307. Oberlin College
  308. Oglethorpe University
  309. Ohio Wesleyan University
  310. Oklahoma City University
  311. Olivet College
  312. Oregon Institute of Technology
  313. Oregon State University
  314. Pace University
  315. Pacific Union College
  316. Palm Beach Atlantic University
  317. Paul Smith's College
  318. Pepperdine University
  319. Philadelphia University
  320. Piedmont College
  321. Pitzer College
  322. Point Park University
  323. Pomona College
  324. Portland State University
  325. Post University
  326. Pratt Institute
  327. Presbyterian College
  328. Prescott College
  329. Princeton University
  330. Providence College
  331. Purdue University-North Central
  332. Purdue University-West Lafayette
  333. Quinnipiac University
  334. Randolph College
  335. Randolph-Macon College
  336. Reed College
  337. Regis College
  338. Regis University
  339. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  340. Rhode Island School of Design
  341. Rhodes College
  342. Rider University
  343. Ringling College of Art & Design
  344. Ripon College
  345. Rochester Institute of Technology
  346. Rockland Community College
  347. Rollins College
  348. Roosevelt University
  349. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  350. Rosemont College
  351. Russell Sage College
  352. Rutgers-New Brunswick
  353. Rutgers-Newark
  354. Sacred Heart University
  355. Saint Francis University
  356. Saint Joseph's College of Maine
  357. Saint Joseph's University
  358. Saint Leo University
  359. Saint Martin's University
  360. Saint Mary's College (CA)
  361. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  362. Saint Michael's College
  363. Saint Peter's University
  364. Saint Vincent College
  365. Salem College
  366. Salisbury University
  367. San Diego State University
  368. San Francisco State University
  369. Santa Clara University
  370. Sarah Lawrence College
  371. Savannah College of Art and Design
  372. Savannah State University
  373. School of the Museum of Fine Arts
  374. Scripps College
  375. Seattle University
  376. Seton Hill University
  377. Sewanee: The University of the South
  378. Shorter University
  379. Shreiner University
  380. Siena College
  381. Simmons College
  382. Skidmore College
  383. Slippery Rock University
  384. Smith College
  385. South Carolina State University
  386. South Dakota State University
  387. Southern Connecticut State
  388. Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  389. Southern Methodist University
  390. Southern Nazarene University
  391. Southern New Hampshire University
  392. Southern University at New Orleans
  393. Southwestern University
  394. Spelman College
  395. Spring Hill College
  396. St. Catherine University
  397. St. George's University
  398. St. John's College (MD)
  399. St. Lawrence University
  400. St. Mary's College
  401. St. Mary's College of Maryland
  402. St. Mary's University of San Antonio
  403. St. Olaf College
  404. St. Petersburg College
  405. Stanford University
  406. State University of New York - College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  407. State University of New York at Albany
  408. State University of New York at Binghamton
  409. State University of New York at Buffalo State College
  410. State University of New York at Cortland
  411. State University of New York at Fredonia
  412. State University of New York at Geneseo
  413. State University of New York at New Paltz
  414. State University of New York at Oneonta
  415. State University of New York at Oswego
  416. State University of New York at Plattsburgh
  417. State University of New York at Potsdam
  418. State University of New York-College at Brockport
  419. Stephen F. Austin State University
  420. Stephens College
  421. Sterling College
  422. Stetson University
  423. Stevens Institute of Technology
  424. Stonehill College
  425. Suffolk University
  426. Swarthmore College
  427. Syracuse University
  428. Temple University
  429. Texas A&M University-College Station
  430. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  431. Texas Christian University
  432. Texas State University
  433. Texas Tech University
  434. Texas Woman's University
  435. The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles
  436. The King's College
  437. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  438. Thomas Aquinas College
  439. Tiffin University
  440. Transylvania University
  441. Trine University
  442. Trinity College (CT)
  443. Troy University
  444. Truman State University
  445. Tufts University
  446. Tulane University
  447. Tusculum College
  448. Tuskegee University
  449. Union College
  450. United States Air Force Academy
  451. United States Coast Guard Academy
  452. United States Merchant Marine Academy
  453. United States Military Academy
  454. University of Alabama
  455. University of Alaska-Southeast
  456. University of Alberta
  457. University of Arizona
  458. University of Arkansas
  459. University of Bridgeport
  460. University of California-Berkeley
  461. University of California-Davis
  462. University of California-Irvine
  463. University of California-Los Angeles
  464. University of California-Merced
  465. University of California-Riverside
  466. University of California-San Diego
  467. University of California-Santa Barbara
  468. University of California-Santa Cruz
  469. University of Central Florida
  470. University of Chicago
  471. University of Cincinnati
  472. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  473. University of Colorado-Boulder
  474. University of Connecticut
  475. University of Dallas
  476. University of Dayton
  477. University of Denver
  478. University of Evansville
  479. University of Findlay
  480. University of Georgia
  481. University of Great Falls
  482. University of Hawaii-Manoa
  483. University of Idaho
  484. University of Illinois-Chicago
  485. University of Indianapolis
  486. University of Kansas
  487. University of Kentucky
  488. University of La Verne
  489. University of Maine-Farmington
  490. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  491. University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  492. University of Maryland-College Park
  493. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  494. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  495. University of Massachusetts-Boston
  496. University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  497. University of Memphis
  498. University of Miami
  499. University of Minnesota-Morris
  500. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  501. University of Missouri-Columbia
  502. University of Montevallo
  503. University of Mount Union
  504. University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  505. University of Nevada-Reno
  506. University of New England
  507. University of New Hampshire
  508. University of New Haven
  509. University of New Orleans
  510. University of North Carolina-Asheville
  511. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  512. University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  513. University of North Dakota
  514. University of North Florida
  515. University of Northern Colorado
  516. University of Notre Dame
  517. University of Oklahoma
  518. University of Oregon
  519. University of Pennsylvania
  520. University of Pittsburgh
  521. University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg
  522. University of Rhode Island
  523. University of Richmond
  524. University of Rochester
  525. University of San Diego
  526. University of San Francisco
  527. University of Scranton
  528. University of South Dakota
  529. University of South Florida
  530. University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus
  531. University of Southern California
  532. University of Southern Mississippi
  533. University of Tennessee
  534. University of Texas-Arlington
  535. University of Texas-Austin
  536. University of Texas-Dallas
  537. University of Texas-El Paso
  538. University of Texas-San Antonio
  539. University of the Arts in Philadelphia
  540. University of the Sciences
  541. University of Toronto
  542. University of Tulsa
  543. University of Utah
  544. University of Vermont
  545. University of Victoria
  546. University of Virginia
  547. University of Western Ontario
  548. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  549. University of Wyoming
  550. Ursinus College
  551. Utah State University
  552. Valdosta State University
  553. Valparaiso University
  554. Vanderbilt University
  555. Vassar College
  556. Villanova University
  557. Virginia Tech
  558. Wabash College
  559. Wake Forest University
  560. Wartburg College
  561. Washington and Jefferson College
  562. Washington and Lee University
  563. Washington College
  564. Washington State University
  565. Washington University in St. Louis
  566. Webb Institute
  567. Weber State University
  568. Wellesley College
  569. Wells College
  570. Wentworth Institute of Technology
  571. Wentworth Military Academy and College
  572. Wesley College (Delaware)
  573. Wesleyan College
  574. Wesleyan University
  575. West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  576. West Virginia University
  577. Western Carolina University
  578. Western New England University
  579. Western Oregon University
  580. Western State College of Colorado
  581. Westminster College (PA)
  582. Westmont College
  583. Wheaton College
  584. Whittier College
  585. Whitworth University
  586. Widener University
  587. Wilkes University
  588. Willamette University
  589. William Jewell College
  590. Williams College
  591. Wingate University
  592. Winona State University (MN)
  593. Wittenberg University
  594. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  595. Wright State University
  596. Xavier University (OH)
  597. Xavier University of Louisiana
  598. Yale University
  599. York College of Pennsylvania
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Sample Essay on Adversity

Colleges want to get to know who you are beyond the numbers, and a question about adversity often allows a student to display his or her strengths in a convincing way. Below is a sample essay on diversity that allowed the student to get into her first choice college:

I found out I had severe scoliosis when I was twelve, and suddenly, like my spine, my life became a twisted mess. I was told that if I didn’t wear a brace twenty-three hours a day for two full years, my spinal cord would shift and I would need surgery. At first, I let my mother convince me it wouldn’t be that bad. However, my father, always the family realist, hid nothing. I could see from his reaction that I was in for a horrible two years.

This wasn’t just any brace. This brace was a demon made of plastic. It weighed four pounds and went from my upper thigh to my armpit. When I first saw the brace, I promised it, “I will never accept you.” I was someone unknown to myself when I wore it. I stood at an exact angle of 180 degrees as I walked. I was not able to make any sudden movements as I sat. I couldn’t bend down to tie my shoes. I would awaken in the middle of the night to loosen the Velcro straps around my rib cage so I could breathe. My arms had cuts under them due to the chafing. I was a size six, instead of a size two. I was a ghost inside of that thing. I was plastic.

My mother was just as devastated about that thing as I was. However, she tried as hard as she could to lie to herself, and to me, about it. She tried to look at the positives – things like buying a whole new wardrobe. I saw the negatives – I wasn’t shopping for clothes that would look good on me; I was shopping for clothes that would look good on that apparatus. When I had it on, I wasn’t Carly anymore; I was disabled. I was defined by my crooked spine.

After two excruciatingly painful months, literally and metaphorically, I made a decision: I was not going to wear the brace. I was going to accept my physical fate, and work on being the Carly I knew I could be; whether I was standing straight or otherwise. I was well aware of the risk I was taking, but I also knew that I was prepared to assume responsibility for this choice.

As luck would have it, the curve in my spine did not get worse as I grew, though this was not something anyone could have predicted—a lucky twist in the tale, if you will. And though I was not left with a severely crooked spine, many questions remain: If I had worn my brace, would my back be straighter? Was I right to shun my brace, or was it stupid – a risky gamble and a mistake? I will never fully know the answers to these questions, but I do know that my back and my life are both consequences of the choices that I make. Today, my scoliosis is rarely on my mind and I am at ease with myself once again.

I still have my brace. It is a physical reminder of both the adversity I’ve faced and the fortunate life I live. It is also an emotional reminder, one that tells me to stand up to the challenges I face while remaining true to myself. I keep it in my closet, hanging with my old clothes. Once in a while, when trying to explain myself to a new friend, I pull it out. It never disappoints.

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Colleges Updated in College Essay Organizer for the 2013-2014 Season

Here is a list of colleges that have been updated through August 16 in College Essay Organizer for the 2013-2014 application season. Expect many more updates throughout the weekend and into next week.

  1. Abilene Christian University
  2. Academy of Art University
  3. Adelphi University
  4. Agnes Scott College
  5. Albright College
  6. Allegheny College
  7. Alma College
  8. American University
  9. American University of Paris
  10. Amherst College
  11. Appalachian State University
  12. Arcadia University
  13. Auburn University
  14. Augustana College
  15. Austin College
  16. Babson College
  17. Bates College
  18. Baylor University
  19. Beacon College
  20. Belmont Abbey College
  21. Belmont University
  22. Beloit College
  23. Bemidji State University
  24. Benedict College
  25. Bentley University
  26. Berea College
  27. Berklee College of Music
  28. Berry College
  29. Birmingham-Southern College
  30. Boise State University
  31. Boston College
  32. Bowdoin College
  33. Bowling Green State University
  34. Brooks Instiute
  35. Brown University
  36. Bryant University
  37. Bryn Mawr College
  38. Bucknell University
  39. Cabrini College
  40. California Lutheran University
  41. California Maritime Academy
  42. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
  43. California State University-Bakersfield
  44. California State University-Channel Islands
  45. California State University-Chico
  46. California State University-East Bay
  47. California State University-Fullerton
  48. California State University-Long Beach
  49. California State University-Los Angeles
  50. California State University-Monterey Bay
  51. California State University-Northridge
  52. California State University-Sacramento
  53. California State University-San Marcos
  54. Calvin College
  55. Canisius College
  56. Carleton College
  57. Carroll University
  58. Case Western Reserve University
  59. Castelton State College
  60. Catholic University of America
  61. Cazenovia College
  62. Cedar Crest College
  63. Centenary College of Louisiana
  64. Central Michigan University
  65. Centre College
  66. Chapman University
  67. Chatham University
  68. Christian Brothers University in TN
  69. Citadel, The
  70. Claremont McKenna College
  71. Clark University
  72. Clarkson University
  73. Clemson University
  74. Coastal Carolina University
  75. Coe College
  76. Colby College
  77. Colby-Sawyer College
  78. Colgate University
  79. College of Charleston
  80. College of Idaho
  81. College of New Jersey
  82. College of St. Benedict
  83. College of St. Rose (NY)
  84. College of the Holy Cross
  85. College of the Ozarks
  86. College of William and Mary
  87. Colorado College
  88. Colorado Mesa University
  89. Colorado School of Mines
  90. Colorado State University
  91. Columbia College Chicago
  92. Columbia University
  93. Columbus State University
  94. Concordia College
  95. Concordia University-Austin
  96. Connecticut College
  97. Cornell College
  98. Cornell University
  99. Curry College
  100. Daemen College
  101. Dartmouth College
  102. Delaware State University
  103. DePaul University
  104. Dickinson College
  105. Dominican College
  106. Drake University
  107. Drew University
  108. Drury University
  109. Duke University
  110. Duquesne University
  111. East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
  112. Eastern Mennonite University
  113. Eastern Michigan University
  114. Eckerd College
  115. Elizabethtown College
  116. Elmhurst College
  117. Elmira College
  118. Elon University
  119. Emerson College
  120. Emmanuel College
  121. Emory and Henry College
  122. Emory University
  123. Endicott College
  124. Fairleigh Dickinson University
  125. Flagler College
  126. Florida Atlantic University
  127. Florida International University
  128. Florida Southern College
  129. Florida State University
  130. Fordham University
  131. Franklin and Marshall College
  132. Franklin Pierce University
  133. Furman University
  134. Gannon University
  135. Georgetown College
  136. Georgetown University
  137. Georgia College and State University
  138. Georgia Institute of Technology
  139. Georgia State University
  140. Gettysburg College
  141. Goshen College
  142. Goucher College
  143. Grinnell College
  144. Grove City College
  145. Hampshire College
  146. Hampton University
  147. Hanover College
  148. Hardin-Simmons University
  149. Harding University
  150. Hartwick College
  151. Harvard College
  152. Hastings College
  153. Haverford College
  154. High Point University
  155. Hofstra University
  156. Hollins University
  157. Hope College
  158. Howard University
  159. Illinois Wesleyan University
  160. Indiana University
  161. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  162. Iowa State University
  163. James Madison University
  164. Juniata College
  165. Kalamazoo College
  166. Keene State College
  167. Kent State University
  168. La Salle University
  169. Lafayette College
  170. Lake Forest College
  171. Le Moyne College
  172. Lebanon Valley College
  173. Lewis & Clark College
  174. Longwood University
  175. Louisiana State University
  176. Louisiana Tech University
  177. Louisianna State University-Shreveport
  178. Loyola University Chicago
  179. Loyola University Maryland
  180. Luther College
  181. Lycoming College
  182. Lynchburg College
  183. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY
  184. Manhattan College
  185. Marshall University
  186. Maryville College
  187. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  188. McDaniel College
  189. Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York
  190. Menlo College
  191. Mercer University
  192. Mercyhurst College
  193. Miami University (OH)
  194. Michigan Technological University
  195. MidAmerica Nazarene University
  196. Middlebury College
  197. Mills College
  198. Millsaps College
  199. Mississippi College
  200. Mississippi State University
  201. Missouri University of Science and Technology
  202. Monmouth College
  203. Montana Tech of the University of Montana
  204. Morehouse College
  205. Morgan State University
  206. Mount St. Mary's University
  207. Muhlenberg College
  208. Murray State University
  209. Muskingum College
  210. Nebraska Wesleyan University
  211. New College of Florida
  212. New England College
  213. New Mexico State University
  214. New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York
  215. New York University
  216. Newbury College
  217. Niagara University
  218. Norfolk State University
  219. Northeastern University
  220. Northern Arizona University
  221. Northland College
  222. Northwestern University
  223. Notre Dame de Namur University
  224. Nova Southeastern University
  225. Oberlin College
  226. Oglethorpe University
  227. Ohio Wesleyan University
  228. Olivet College
  229. Oregon Institute of Technology
  230. Oregon State University
  231. Pace University
  232. Pacific Union College
  233. Pepperdine University
  234. Philadelphia University
  235. Pitzer College
  236. Pomona College
  237. Portland State University
  238. Post University
  239. Presbyterian College
  240. Prescott College
  241. Providence College
  242. Purdue University-West Lafayette
  243. Randolph College
  244. Randolph-Macon College
  245. Regis College
  246. Regis University
  247. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  248. Rhodes College
  249. Rider University
  250. Ringling College of Art & Design
  251. Ripon College
  252. Rochester Institute of Technology
  253. Rockland Community College
  254. Rollins College
  255. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  256. Rosemont College
  257. Sacred Heart University
  258. Saint Francis University
  259. Saint Joseph's College of Maine
  260. Saint Leo University
  261. Saint Martin's University
  262. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  263. Saint Michael's College
  264. Saint Peter's University
  265. Saint Vincent College
  266. Salisbury University
  267. San Diego State University
  268. San Francisco State University
  269. Sarah Lawrence College
  270. Sewanee: The University of the South
  271. Shorter University
  272. Shreiner University
  273. Simmons College
  274. Skidmore College
  275. Smith College
  276. South Carolina State University
  277. South Dakota State University
  278. Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  279. Southern Methodist University
  280. Southern Nazarene University
  281. Southern New Hampshire University
  282. Southern University at New Orleans
  283. Southwestern University
  284. Spelman College
  285. Spring Hill College
  286. St. Catherine University
  287. St. George's University
  288. St. John's College (MD)
  289. St. Lawrence University
  290. St. Mary's College
  291. St. Mary's College of Maryland
  292. St. Olaf College
  293. St. Petersburg College
  294. Stanford University
  295. State University of New York at Albany
  296. State University of New York at Buffalo State College
  297. State University of New York at Cortland
  298. State University of New York at Fredonia
  299. State University of New York at Geneseo
  300. State University of New York at New Paltz
  301. State University of New York at Oneonta
  302. State University of New York at Oswego
  303. State University of New York at Plattsburgh
  304. State University of New York at Potsdam
  305. State University of New York-College at Brockport
  306. Stephen F. Austin State University
  307. Stephens College
  308. Stevens Institute of Technology
  309. Suffolk University
  310. Swarthmore College
  311. Temple University
  312. Texas A&M University-College Station
  313. Texas State University
  314. Texas Tech University
  315. Texas Woman's University
  316. The King's College
  317. Thomas Aquinas College
  318. Transylvania University
  319. Trine University
  320. Trinity College (CT)
  321. Troy University
  322. Truman State University
  323. Tufts University
  324. Tulane University
  325. Tuskegee University
  326. Union College
  327. United States Air Force Academy
  328. United States Coast Guard Academy
  329. United States Merchant Marine Academy
  330. United States Military Academy
  331. University of Alabama
  332. University of Alaska-Southeast
  333. University of Alberta
  334. University of Arizona
  335. University of Arkansas
  336. University of Bridgeport
  337. University of California-Berkeley
  338. University of California-Davis
  339. University of California-Irvine
  340. University of California-Los Angeles
  341. University of California-Merced
  342. University of California-Riverside
  343. University of California-San Diego
  344. University of California-Santa Barbara
  345. University of California-Santa Cruz
  346. University of Central Florida
  347. University of Chicago
  348. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  349. University of Colorado-Boulder
  350. University of Connecticut
  351. University of Dallas
  352. University of Dayton
  353. University of Denver
  354. University of Evansville
  355. University of Findlay
  356. University of Georgia
  357. University of Great Falls
  358. University of Hawaii-Manoa
  359. University of Idaho
  360. University of Illinois-Chicago
  361. University of Kansas
  362. University of La Verne
  363. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  364. University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  365. University of Maryland-College Park
  366. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  367. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  368. University of Massachusetts-Boston
  369. University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  370. University of Miami
  371. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  372. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  373. University of Missouri-Columbia
  374. University of Montevallo
  375. University of Nevada-Reno
  376. University of New England
  377. University of New Hampshire
  378. University of New Haven
  379. University of New Orleans
  380. University of North Carolina-Asheville
  381. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  382. University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  383. University of Northern Colorado
  384. University of Notre Dame
  385. University of Oregon
  386. University of Pennsylvania
  387. University of Pittsburgh
  388. University of Rhode Island
  389. University of Richmond
  390. University of Rochester
  391. University of San Francisco
  392. University of Scranton
  393. University of South Dakota
  394. University of South Florida
  395. University of Southern California
  396. University of Southern Mississippi
  397. University of Texas-Arlington
  398. University of Texas-Austin
  399. University of Texas-Dallas
  400. University of Texas-El Paso
  401. University of the Sciences
  402. University of Toronto
  403. University of Tulsa
  404. University of Utah
  405. University of Victoria
  406. University of Virginia
  407. University of Western Ontario
  408. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  409. University of Wyoming
  410. Ursinus College
  411. Utah State University
  412. Valdosta State University
  413. Valparaiso University
  414. Vanderbilt University
  415. Villanova University
  416. Virginia Tech
  417. Wabash College
  418. Wake Forest University
  419. Wartburg College
  420. Washington and Jefferson College
  421. Washington and Lee University
  422. Washington College
  423. Washington University in St. Louis
  424. Webb Institute
  425. Weber State University
  426. Wellesley College
  427. Wells College
  428. Wentworth Institute of Technology
  429. Wentworth Military Academy and College
  430. Wesley College (Delaware)
  431. Wesleyan College
  432. Wesleyan University
  433. West Virginia University
  434. Western Carolina University
  435. Western New England University
  436. Westminster College (PA)
  437. Whittier College
  438. Whitworth University
  439. Widener University
  440. Willamette University
  441. William Jewell College
  442. Wingate University
  443. Winona State University (MN)
  444. Wittenberg University
  445. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  446. Wright State University
  447. Xavier University (OH)
  448. Xavier University of Louisiana
  449. Yale University
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Live Webcast Monday - 'Crafting Your College List'

Putting together your college list can be a daunting task. Where do you have the best chances of getting accepted? Which will provide the best education? Where will you be happiest?

Charlotte Klaar, a nationally acclaimed independent college consultant, will help you craft a list with safeties, targets, and reaches, and will bring clarity to the complex issue of applying early.

If you attend, you could win FREE 1-on-1 feedback on your essays.

WHEN:  Monday, August 19 @ 7:00 pm EDT

Log into your account and join Expert Access now - then register on your Expert Access page where you can also watch previous webcasts!


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Live Webcast Tomorrow - 'College Essay Secrets No One Else Will Tell You'

Overwhelmed by where to start writing your essays? Struggling to find the right topics? Not sure what the difference is between a great essay and a great admissions essay, let alone a phenomenal one?

Dan Stern, founder of College Essay Organizer, will give you insider tips on how to write sensational admissions essays that get you accepted to your top-choice colleges. He'll also tell you about the most common essay blunder that ruins applications.

If you attend, you could win FREE 1-on-1 feedback on your essays.

WHEN:  Tuesday, August 13 @ 7:00 pm EDT

Log into your account and join Expert Access now - then register on your Expert Access page where you can also watch previous webcasts!

 

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Colleges Updated in College Essay Organizer for the 2013-2014 Season

Here is a list of colleges that have been updated through August 9 in College Essay Organizer for the 2013-2014 application season. Expect many more updates throughout the weekend and into next week.

  1. Abilene Christian University
  2. Academy of Art University
  3. Albright College
  4. Allegheny College
  5. American University of Paris
  6. Amherst College
  7. Appalachian State University
  8. Arcadia University
  9. Auburn University
  10. Austin College
  11. Babson College
  12. Bates College
  13. Baylor University
  14. Beacon College
  15. Belmont Abbey College
  16. Belmont University
  17. Beloit College
  18. Bemidji State University
  19. Benedict College
  20. Bentley University
  21. Berea College
  22. Berklee College of Music
  23. Berry College
  24. Birmingham-Southern College
  25. Boise State University
  26. Boston College
  27. Bowdoin College
  28. Bowling Green State University
  29. Brooks Instiute
  30. Brown University
  31. Bryant University
  32. Bryn Mawr College
  33. Cabrini College
  34. California Lutheran University
  35. California Maritime Academy
  36. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
  37. California State University-Bakersfield
  38. California State University-Channel Islands
  39. California State University-Chico
  40. California State University-East Bay
  41. California State University-Fullerton
  42. California State University-Long Beach
  43. California State University-Los Angeles
  44. California State University-Monterey Bay
  45. California State University-Northridge
  46. California State University-Sacramento
  47. California State University-San Marcos
  48. Calvin College
  49. Canisius College
  50. Carroll University
  51. Case Western Reserve University
  52. Castelton State College
  53. Catholic University of America
  54. Cazenovia College
  55. Cedar Crest College
  56. Centenary College of Louisiana
  57. Central Michigan University
  58. Centre College
  59. Chapman University
  60. Christian Brothers University in TN
  61. Citadel, The
  62. Clark University
  63. Clemson University
  64. Coastal Carolina University
  65. Coe College
  66. Colby College
  67. Colby-Sawyer College
  68. College of Idaho
  69. College of New Jersey
  70. College of St. Rose (NY)
  71. College of the Holy Cross
  72. College of the Ozarks
  73. College of William and Mary
  74. Colorado Mesa University
  75. Colorado School of Mines
  76. Colorado State University
  77. Columbia College Chicago
  78. Columbia University
  79. Columbus State University
  80. Concordia College
  81. Concordia University-Austin
  82. Cornell College
  83. Cornell University
  84. Curry College
  85. Daemen College
  86. Dartmouth College
  87. Delaware State University
  88. Dominican College
  89. Drew University
  90. Drury University
  91. Duquesne University
  92. East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
  93. Eastern Mennonite University
  94. Eastern Michigan University
  95. Eckerd College
  96. Elizabethtown College
  97. Elmhurst College
  98. Elmira College
  99. Elon University
  100. Emmanuel College
  101. Emory University
  102. Endicott College
  103. Fairleigh Dickinson University
  104. Flagler College
  105. Florida Atlantic University
  106. Florida International University
  107. Florida Southern College
  108. Florida State University
  109. Franklin and Marshall College
  110. Franklin Pierce University
  111. Furman University
  112. Gannon University
  113. Georgetown University
  114. Georgia College and State University
  115. Georgia Institute of Technology
  116. Georgia State University
  117. Gettysburg College
  118. Goshen College
  119. Goucher College
  120. Grinnell College
  121. Grove City College
  122. Hanover College
  123. Hardin-Simmons University
  124. Harding University
  125. Hartwick College
  126. Harvard College
  127. Hastings College
  128. Haverford College
  129. High Point University
  130. Hofstra University
  131. Hollins University
  132. Hope College
  133. Howard University
  134. Indiana University
  135. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  136. Iowa State University
  137. James Madison University
  138. Juniata College
  139. Kalamazoo College
  140. Keene State College
  141. Kent State University
  142. La Salle University
  143. Le Moyne College
  144. Lewis & Clark College
  145. Louisiana State University
  146. Louisiana Tech University
  147. Louisianna State University-Shreveport
  148. Loyola University Chicago
  149. Luther College
  150. Lycoming College
  151. Lynchburg College
  152. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY
  153. Manhattan College
  154. Marshall University
  155. Maryville College
  156. McDaniel College
  157. Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York
  158. Menlo College
  159. Mercyhurst College
  160. Miami University (OH)
  161. Michigan Technological University
  162. MidAmerica Nazarene University
  163. Middlebury College
  164. Mills College
  165. Millsaps College
  166. Mississippi College
  167. Mississippi State University
  168. Missouri University of Science and Technology
  169. Monmouth College
  170. Morehouse College
  171. Mount St. Mary's University
  172. Muhlenberg College
  173. Murray State University
  174. Muskingum College
  175. Nebraska Wesleyan University
  176. New College of Florida
  177. New England College
  178. New Mexico State University
  179. New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York
  180. New York University
  181. Newbury College
  182. Niagara University
  183. Norfolk State University
  184. Northeastern University
  185. Northern Arizona University
  186. Northland College
  187. Northwestern University
  188. Notre Dame de Namur University
  189. Nova Southeastern University
  190. Oberlin College
  191. Oglethorpe University
  192. Ohio Wesleyan University
  193. Olivet College
  194. Oregon Institute of Technology
  195. Oregon State University
  196. Pace University
  197. Pacific Union College
  198. Pitzer College
  199. Pomona College
  200. Portland State University
  201. Presbyterian College
  202. Providence College
  203. Purdue University-West Lafayette
  204. Randolph College
  205. Randolph-Macon College
  206. Regis College
  207. Regis University
  208. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  209. Rhodes College
  210. Rider University
  211. Ripon College
  212. Rochester Institute of Technology
  213. Rockland Community College
  214. Rollins College
  215. Rosemont College
  216. Sacred Heart University
  217. Saint Francis University
  218. Saint Joseph's College of Maine
  219. Saint Leo University
  220. Saint Martin's University
  221. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  222. Saint Peter's University
  223. Saint Vincent College
  224. Salisbury University
  225. San Diego State University
  226. San Francisco State University
  227. Sarah Lawrence College
  228. Sewanee: The University of the South
  229. Shorter University
  230. Shreiner University
  231. Simmons College
  232. South Carolina State University
  233. South Dakota State University
  234. Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  235. Southern Nazarene University
  236. Southern New Hampshire University
  237. Southern University at New Orleans
  238. Southwestern University
  239. Spelman College
  240. Spring Hill College
  241. St. Catherine University
  242. St. John's College (MD)
  243. St. Mary's College
  244. St. Olaf College
  245. St. Petersburg College
  246. Stanford University
  247. State University of New York at Albany
  248. State University of New York at Buffalo State College
  249. State University of New York at Cortland
  250. State University of New York at Fredonia
  251. State University of New York at Geneseo
  252. State University of New York at Oneonta
  253. State University of New York at Oswego
  254. State University of New York at Plattsburgh
  255. State University of New York-College at Brockport
  256. Stephen F. Austin State University
  257. Stephens College
  258. Stevens Institute of Technology
  259. Suffolk University
  260. Swarthmore College
  261. Texas A&M University-College Station
  262. Texas State University
  263. Texas Tech University
  264. Texas Woman's University
  265. The King's College
  266. Thomas Aquinas College
  267. Transylvania University
  268. Trine University
  269. Trinity College (CT)
  270. Troy University
  271. Tufts University
  272. Tulane University
  273. Tuskegee University
  274. United States Air Force Academy
  275. United States Military Academy
  276. University of Alabama
  277. University of Alaska-Southeast
  278. University of Arizona
  279. University of Arkansas
  280. University of Bridgeport
  281. University of California-Berkeley
  282. University of California-Davis
  283. University of California-Irvine
  284. University of California-Los Angeles
  285. University of California-Merced
  286. University of California-Riverside
  287. University of California-San Diego
  288. University of California-Santa Barbara
  289. University of California-Santa Cruz
  290. University of Central Florida
  291. University of Chicago
  292. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  293. University of Colorado-Boulder
  294. University of Connecticut
  295. University of Dallas
  296. University of Dayton
  297. University of Denver
  298. University of Findlay
  299. University of Georgia
  300. University of Great Falls
  301. University of Hawaii-Manoa
  302. University of Idaho
  303. University of Kansas
  304. University of La Verne
  305. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  306. University of Maryland-College Park
  307. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  308. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  309. University of Massachusetts-Boston
  310. University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  311. University of Miami
  312. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  313. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  314. University of Missouri-Columbia
  315. University of Montevallo
  316. University of Nevada-Reno
  317. University of New England
  318. University of New Hampshire
  319. University of New Haven
  320. University of New Orleans
  321. University of North Carolina-Asheville
  322. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  323. University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  324. University of Northern Colorado
  325. University of Notre Dame
  326. University of Oregon
  327. University of Pennsylvania
  328. University of Pittsburgh
  329. University of Richmond
  330. University of San Francisco
  331. University of Scranton
  332. University of South Dakota
  333. University of South Florida
  334. University of Southern California
  335. University of Southern Mississippi
  336. University of Texas-Arlington
  337. University of Texas-Austin
  338. University of Texas-Dallas
  339. University of Texas-El Paso
  340. University of the Sciences
  341. University of Toronto
  342. University of Tulsa
  343. University of Victoria
  344. University of Virginia
  345. University of Western Ontario
  346. University of Wyoming
  347. Ursinus College
  348. Utah State University
  349. Valdosta State University
  350. Vanderbilt University
  351. Villanova University
  352. Virginia Tech
  353. Wabash College
  354. Wake Forest University
  355. Wartburg College
  356. Washington and Jefferson College
  357. Washington and Lee University
  358. Washington College
  359. Washington University in St. Louis
  360. Webb Institute
  361. Weber State University
  362. Wellesley College
  363. Wells College
  364. Wentworth Institute of Technology
  365. Wentworth Military Academy and College
  366. Wesley College (Delaware)
  367. Wesleyan College
  368. West Virginia University
  369. Western Carolina University
  370. Western New England University
  371. Westminster College (PA)
  372. Whittier College
  373. Whitworth University
  374. Widener University
  375. Willamette University
  376. William Jewell College
  377. Wingate University
  378. Winona State University (MN)
  379. Wittenberg University
  380. Wright State University
  381. Xavier University of Louisiana
  382. Yale University
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Hundreds of Writing Supplements Still Not Live on the Common App

By now, we've all gotten used to the fact that not all the writing supplements will be live on the Common App at once as originally stated. According to a recent posting on the Common App's Facebook page, the technical issues are individual issues that are being worked on. Hopefully that means these will all be resolved soon:

Thanks to everyone who has been contacting the Help Center with their questions. We're hearing about problems with logins, passwords, and green checks. These issues are not systematic. Rather, they are affecting individual users. Of course, if you're one of those users, it's pretty frustrating. We're working hard to get you a solution.

In the meantime, College Essay Organizer is keeping you up-to-date on the schools that have released their 2013-2014 essay questions. Isn't it nice to not have to keep going back to the site to see if a supplement is finally up?

 

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