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

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

University of Chicago is known for its quirky, creative essay questions, clearly meant to inspire young writers as well as their older, more-seasoned readers. This is one essay question that undoubtedly leaves the applicant with a wide pool of subjects to choose from, but seeks to tap a student's own wellspring, un-motivated by parental/academic demands. This student not only demonstrates his myriad strengths and accomplishments in a down-to-earth way, but he also conveys something much deeper about himself through his discussion of a personally meaningful project that he took on. Enjoy!

In Sunday in the Park With George, Stephen Sondheim wrote: “Work is what you do for others, liebchen. Art is what you do for yourself.” Write about an instance where you did something purely for your own edification.

"I don't do much, dance or sing… I don't do very much of anything," sang Lindsay, a theatrically spurned senior soprano, in parody of the Cabaret number "I Don't Care Much." I laughed along with the other seldom-seen-onstage Kit Kat Club dancers; we'd just finished singing backup on "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" and it was as good a way as any to kill the time before our reentrance for the finale. Little German Boy #3, also known as Zack, turned to me, "Kind of reminds you of A Chorus Line."

"Not really. Maybe Noises Off?" I replied.

"It sort of has that meta [title of show] thing going…"

"Wait," I said. "There’ve been shows about whorehouses (Tenderloin), a Malthusian apocalypse where people pay to pee (Urinetown), and a homicidal barber (Sweeney Todd), but no one's written a show about the ensemble?"

A moment of silence.

"One of us is going to learn to play the piano."

For the remainder of the Cabaret performances, Zack and I stayed late so we could use the rehearsal piano to pluck out phrases whose discordant reverberations sent us into paroxysms of glee. A flurry of activity ensued. We bandied lyrics like birdies in badminton and planned plot lines as we passed from Biology to English. By the end of ninth grade, Ensemble had six characters, just as many half-written songs, and thirteen-odd pages of book. Shaking hands, we vowed to spend every free moment working on it the following year.

But freedom's a tricky term to apply to a chronically interested teen, and Ensemble was soon competing for my time with THAT (The Hunter Aspiring Thespians) Magazine for which I was then a staff writer, features editor, and business manager; the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance, for which I was training instructors; the Hunter Bike Team, for which I was both riding and fundraising; Capoeira Club, whose midday rodas were as exhausting as they were cathartic; and my newest brainchild, PROUST (Pretentious Readers Ostensibly Understanding Searching for Time) Club, established to lead bold bibliophiles down Swann’s perilous and pleasurable way. There weren't enough hours in the day. And so at the end of tenth grade, Ensemble stood at nine characters, four finished and five unpolished songs, and twenty-one pages of increasingly complex book.

Summer came and summer went and the show's prospects grew bleaker, but in the middle of another—this time only mildly menacing—New York winter, I looked up from a sheet of polar equations and found that I'd drawn the same rose curve four times. The tune I'd been humming had traded primacy with the math, and soon my page was filled with the lyrics to the a cappella number that would ultimately be titled "The Rent." I realized that as relative as time was, it would never distort of its own accord to allow me the space to do the myriad things I so desperately wanted to do. No, if you really love something, you've got to squeeze those seconds from meals and madeleines and meditative moments with the Times.

Zack and I set a date. In three months, we conjured or codified eleven songs, wrote thirty-three pages of book, and found a pianist to transcribe our vocal accompaniments. And on February 18, 2012, in the basement of Advent Lutheran Church on 93rd and Broadway we recorded the last phrase of "Don't See My Show"—the song inspired by Lindsay's parody, tossed off more than two years earlier.

 Ensemble is now a musical of two acts, nine characters, fifteen songs, fifty-four pages, and twenty-eight months of my life. I don't know if it's the best work I've ever produced but it's the thing I'm most proud of because it was done apart from any parental or academic or extracurricular mandate—done purely for the love of the thing itself, and because it showed me what can be created from a delicate spark when it is nurtured among friends.

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Applying to Competitive Colleges: Q&A With Former Columbia University Admissions Officer

You have questions about applying to selective colleges and she has answers. Join us for an illuminating and lively Q&A about the competitive admissions process with independent consultant and former Columbia University admissions officer, Emily Wolper. Emily will answer all your questions and offer exclusive insight about what it takes to go from hopeful applicant to admitted student.

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Sylvan Learning Partners with College Essay Leader to Help Students Gain Admission to Their Top-Choice Colleges

September 18, 2013 — Sylvan Learning announced today that it has partnered with College Essay Organizer, a rapidly growing Web-based company focused on helping students gain admission to their top college choices.

 With over 30 years of expertise and more than 800 locations across North America, Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of personal learning for students of all ages, grades, and skill levels. “We are expanding our college preparation services to help families navigate the complex college application process,” says Jeffrey Cohen, Sylvan’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our partnership with College Essay Organizer will enable students to write stronger essays and submit more compelling college applications. Our students are going to love how easy it is, and their parents are going to love the results.”

College Essay Organizer remains the only technology of its kind in today’s booming college prep market. Dan Stern, Founder and President, developed College Essay Organizer five years ago, in partnership with A-List Education,to streamline the college essay process. The Website, an outgrowth of Stern’s Manhattan-based tutoring and college prep company, Metro Academic Prep, instantly provides students with all of their essay questions for their selected colleges, including many essays for programs and scholarships not found on the applications or the Common App. The issue of students overlooking such essays and submitting incomplete applications has become a significant problem in recent years. College Essay Organizer exists to ensure that applicants avoid this misstep, and to show how essay questions across different schools share overlapping themes so students can write fewer essays but maintain high quality.

The goal,” Stern says, “is to help students work smarter. If an applicant is considering just six colleges, which is low in today’s competitive climate, she may be shocked to discover there are twenty or more essays to write, and it can be overwhelming to know how to begin. If the applicant can see how to write four essays that work for all twenty questions, she’ll produce better-quality writing and get it done faster.”

In addition to offering this automated essay tool, College Essay Organizer and Sylvan will also feature the new Expert Access webcast series, which allows students to listen to and interact with the nation’s leading authorities on a range of college admissions topics. “As a parent of two high school students, I have a first-hand view of the challenges involved with the college application process,” says Sylvan’s Cohen, “and these innovative college application services will help more students get accepted to their first-choice colleges — without having to spend a small fortune to make it happen.”

 About Sylvan Learning

Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of tutoring to students of all ages, grades and skill levels with more than 30 years of experience and more than 800 centers located throughout North America. Sylvan's trained and Sylvan-certified personal instructors provide individualized instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, study skills and test-prep for college entrance and state exams.

Charles Hadlow, EVP Corporate Development
charles.hadlow@sylvanlearning.com

About College Essay Organizer

College Essay Organizer has been used by tens of thousands of students, hundreds of independent consultants, and leading high schools throughout the world. It is partners with the Independent Educational Consultants Association and Higher Education Consultants Association. Its technology is based on the work of Metro Academic Prep, a Manhattan-based tutoring and college prep company that has supported thousands of students from New York to South Korea.

Dan Stern, Founder & President
646-448-4927
www.CollegeEssayOrganizer.com
daniel@CollegeEssayOrganizer.com

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

As you're gearing up to write a mountain of essays, it's easy to toss out those optional essay questions. After all, they are optional, and what else could you possibly have to say after writing 30 other essays? Okay, we definitely get that, but let's slow down and rethink this. Colleges want to know you as more than just a constellation of numbers, and they want to know that to you their college is the most important. What better opportunity than to take the time out to write an optional essay that shares even more about yourself with the college of your dreams? Even if you are simply submitting your resume in order to give a more complete summary of your experiences, or as the below essay does, giving more background on the Common App main essay and sharing further information about a passion, the extra effort won't be overlooked. 


When I was five years old, my grandparents took me to the Museum of Modern Art, and as we entered Chuck Close’s exhibit, I approached with curiosity the portrait entitled “Emma.” I suddenly realized that the striking and colorful pixilated image I had seen from afar was actually composed of hundreds of individually painted squares. I was totally blown away. At the time I was drawn to the purely aesthetic value of the painting, but as I grew older it was Close’s unique process of creating art that inspired me.

Process would become everything to me in the years ahead. In fact, the process of trying to find the right college allowed me to develop a much better understanding of who I am and what I’m looking for in the next four years, and I now see that Bucknell encapsulates everything I’m seeking academically, socially, and personally. I believe Bucknell’s Affinity housing option 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.

In my early teens I started exploring subjects like psychology, politics, history, and business, and can see now that what I appreciated was how, like in Close’s abstract impressionism, every story or idea was composed of smaller stories and ideas, each building on the other. This concept was made real when I was developing the trip to India for Kaiizen (see my Common App essay). I had a grand vision and needed to break that big goal down into many small goals, each with its own set of responsibilities and staff members. Throughout the process of designing this service trip, I continually expressed the importance of small contributions coming together (whether in fundraising or staff support) to reach a loftier goal. I led the group, keeping in mind that inter-relationships were key, and was able to motivate the members of the group to contribute small pieces of what, in the end, turned out to be a massively successful and inspirational trip.

Bucknell offers students the opportunity to get involved in things like The Global Friendship Club and B.A.C.E.S. These on-campus organizations make it clear to me that Bucknell values the idea that individuals working together for the greater good can achieve great things. I believe any challenge in life can be broken down into small, manageable parts, and that understanding those parts is crucial for arriving at a successful outcome. The notion that Bucknell supports this way of thinking makes me very excited about the prospect of calling it my home for the next four years.

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

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

Almost all students apply using the Common App, and the Common App main essay is always the first essay students write. The Common App released new questions before the summer, providing ample time for students to get their creative juices flowing. While there is no longer a "choose your own topic" option, many would agree that the topics are still open-ended enough to provide the possibility of writing on almost any topic. While you may be several drafts in by now, it's always helpful to read a really strong sample essay filled with heart and authenticity where you get a real feel for a person's character, hopes and dreams. We think this one does the job nicely.

At age 12, Nosibusiso lost nearly her entire family to AIDS. She had no money, no home, and no food, yet had to somehow care for her two younger brothers. I listened intently as she told me of how she lived on the streets of Swaziland and how she no longer had a fear of death. The familiar has a way of losing its power.

Then 15, I went back to my place, a dilapidated mud barn strewn with 16 straw mattresses, and wept. I thought about how my life’s path had displaced me from my own home and family for the preceding few years. In that moment, I felt a deep and basic connection to Nosibusiso. Though we came from different worlds and I had much more security and comfort in my life, we were both young kids who desperately wanted guidance and help while growing up, but felt lost.

My journey to Swaziland began when I met Josh Brazier, the head of Kaiizen, a non-profit organization that works globally with underprivileged kids. He was affiliated with Telos, my therapeutic boarding school. I became involved with Kaiizen and was soon offered the opportunity to go on a three-week service trip to South Africa and Swaziland. I eagerly jumped at the opportunity and began the process of raising money right away. Fundraising was vital to the success of Kaiizen, for this was no “teen tour” that collected several thousand dollars from parents eager to send their children hopscotching through Europe on coach buses and sleeping at high-end hotels. After we reached our goal of $50,000, which funded our own travels and the support we intended to provide, we left.

We arrived in Johannesburg two days later, navigated to Mlilwane, Swaziland, settled into our hut, and then went to work. Our main projects centered on improving a day care center for children whose families had been affected by HIV. We played with kids and educated them about the disease, and also traveled to nearby villages, providing food, basic medical support, and building supplies for dozens of homes and shelters.

The work lit a fire under me, and it wasn’t long before Josh acknowledged my enthusiasm and dedication. He asked me to come on another trip with him, and I, of course, said yes. However, my role on this next trip would be different for he raised the stakes and proposed that I spearhead its planning, saying, “Ethan, you take the reigns, and I’ll provide the infrastructure.”

Little did I know I would spend the next year of my life researching and collaborating with Josh on a program to improve an orphanage in India. As my role shifted from participant to architect, I conceptualized and micromanaged nearly every aspect: finding the orphanage, coordinating dates, and exploring service opportunities. In the process, I grew fascinated with the leprosy epidemic, and arranged for us to provide food and supplies to three separate leprosy colonies in Chennai and to work with an afterschool program that supported kids whose parents had been affected by the disease. Ultimately, we became companions to these children. We made them feel like they mattered. They had no one; they were separated from their families, and had lost touch with what it’s like to be loved. We reminded them.

As the trip came to a close, I remembered how years earlier I had heard Margaret Mead’s quote about a small group of thoughtful citizens changing the world. At the time I thought it was naïve, but now I see just how true it is. I thought of how many lives we had touched during our short time in India. When I got home, I thought of my first encounter with Nosibusiso and hoped I would see her again. I know my kindness helped her at least that summer, but I wanted to tell her how her inspirational strength had changed me for a lifetime.

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Check Out This Classic Tale

See if you remember this classic tale that illuminates the power of working smarter ... and, if nothing else, will make you smile.

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