Student's Creative Response to MIT's Letter

mitThe admissions process brings up many stressful feelings, but here is one incident that will definitely bring a smile to your face! MIT, easily one of the most sought-after schools in the country, sent a letter to a prospective student, but what makes this situation different from others is that this student wrote back. Click here for a guaranteed laugh at this student's creative response. Kudos to the student, and we hope that his request is granted!

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Colleges With 2014-2015 Essay Questions

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

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

Washington Post: Applicants Apply to Many, Many, Many Schools

Washington Post. Get it? A post? Me neither.

Washington Post. Get it? A post? In Washington? I guess? You have no idea how long we spent looking for an image to put here.

This terrific article over at the Washington Post describes in detail the process that CEO simplifies every day. Top applicants, facing ever-increasing odds against their getting into top schools, diversify their applications and increase the chance they'll land an acceptance from a school at or above their academic level.

Sounds like a plan, right? And why not? There are plenty of horror stories to be had in that article. Perfect SATs. Top grades. Conservatory-level piano skills. A deferral.

But what the Post doesn't address here is that if the process is being made easier and top schools are becoming ever-more selective, what's the downside to applying to more schools?

There isn't one, except for the cost of the applications, which is far outweighed by the potential reward of ending up at a school that brings you up academically, and eventually, professionally and financially.

Take a look at the last line from the article: "I'm feeling it was really smart of me to apply to so many," she said, "because now I have enough options." Speaks for itself.

And with CEO, you can get this work done before that rerun of Seinfeld comes on.

Keep your eye on the ball and you'll see that tools already at your fingertips like CEO make this task easier than ever, often at a very low cost.