The Common Application (CA) announced today that 39 new colleges and universities will be coming on board for 2013-14, bringing the total number of institutions accepting the association’s standardized online application to 527.
With the addition of the new members, use of the Common App will span 47 states and the District of Columbia as well as seven countries outside of the U.S.
And a number of large public institutions are among the new members including Georgia Tech, Purdue, Temple University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Oklahoma, the University of New Hampshire, and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Based on previous application numbers, these colleges alone represent nearly 132,000 additional applicants for the growing Common App system.
Membership in the association is open to undergraduate colleges and universities that are accredited by a regional accrediting association and are nonprofit members in good standing of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). All members must agree to promote college access by evaluating students using a “holistic” selection process.
This year, the next generation Common Application Online (CA4) is set to launch on August 1, 2013, with a number of new features and essays designed to enhance the application process for hundreds of thousands of high school seniors applying to college for the first time.
To date, 670,979 students have registered with the Common App—a ten percent increase over this time last year. And 72 percent of these applicants attend public schools.
With the addition of VCU and Mary Baldwin College, local Common Application members include American, Christopher Newport, George Washington, Catholic, Emory & Henry, Johns Hopkins, Goucher, Hood, Howard, Loyola University of Maryland, Marymount, McDaniel College, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Roanoke, Salisbury, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, UMBC, Virginia Intermont College, St. John’s College, UVa, Towson University, the University of Richmond, Randolph College, Randolph-Macon, and Virginia Wesleyan, Washington College, and Washington & Lee.
The newest Common Application members are:
- American International College
- California College of the Arts
- Central Connecticut State University
- Chicago State University
- Eastern University
- Felician College
- George Fox University
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Georgian Court University
- Hawai'i Pacific University
- Kettering University
- King's College London (UK)
- Lexington College
- Mary Baldwin College
- Marywood University
- Mercy College
- Modul University Vienna (Austria)
- Monmouth University
- Newberry College
- Pine Manor College
- Purdue University
- Saint Joseph's College (IN)
- St. John's University
- Sterling College
- Temple University
- Trinity Christian College
- Unity College
- University of Aberdeen (UK)
- University of Birmingham, England (UK)
- University of Bristol (UK)
- University of Cincinnati
- University of Colorado Boulder
- University of Maine at Presque Isle
- University of New Hampshire Manchester
- University of North Carolina Greensboro
- University of Oklahoma
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- William Paterson University of NJ
- William Peace University