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Complete List: Colleges With Rolling Admissions

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Jun 2, 2018 2:30:00 PM

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Deadlines are stressful—so why not get rid of them? Well, some colleges do just that. Rather than having a fixed application deadline, these schools open up a period of time for you to submit your application.

Rolling admission doesn't mean you won't have any timeline, though. This guide will go over what rolling admission means as you apply to college and also provide you with a complete list of colleges with rolling admissions.


What Is Rolling Admission?

Rolling admission is an application option that allows you to apply within a window of time. This window usually opens up in the fall, commonly September 1, and lasts through the spring, or until all spots in the upcoming class have been filled.

This option differs from regular decision, early action, and early decision, which all have set deadlines and are unlikely to accept a late application.

That being said, the fact that rolling admission colleges will accept your application throughout the year doesn't take the pressure off completely. 

As I mentioned above, the application window will be open until all spots have been filled. Admissions committees review applications as they roll in and send back a decision soon after. Typically, you'll hear back four to eight weeks after you apply. In some cases, you might hear back just two weeks later!

This fast turnaround is one compelling reason to get your application in sooner rather than later.  But are there any other factors that affect when you should apply? 

Let's take a look at some popular colleges with rolling admissions.


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Popular Schools With Rolling Admissions

Here are some popular universities with rolling admissions (listed alphabetically):

There are a bunch of other schools with rolling admission, as you can see in the list below. If you're unsure whether a school you're interested in does rolling admission, check its application policy on its admissions website.



Complete List of Schools With Rolling Admissions  

Here's the full list of schools with rolling admissions in alphabetical order. Just scroll down to find the ones you're interested in or use ctrl + F to search for a school directly. We've also included the admission rate for each school so you can see how difficult it is to get in.


School State Admission Rate
Academy of Art University CA 100
Adams State University CO 19
Adelphi University NY 72
Adrian College MI 56
Adventist University of Health Sciences FL 60
Alabama A&M University AL 51
Alabama State University AL 48
Alaska Bible College AK
Alaska Pacific University AK 42
Albany State University GA 47
Albertus Magnus College CT 67
Albion College MI 79
Albright College PA 49
Alcorn State University MS 81
Alderson-Broaddus College WV 54
Alfred State College NY 57
Alfred University NY 68
Allen College IA  100
Alma College MI 68
Alvernia University PA 74
Alverno College WI 77
American Academy of Art IL
American Baptist College TN 82
American International College MA 64
American Jewish University CA 61
American University of Puerto Rico PR 83 
Amridge University AL
Anderson University SC
Andrews University MI 39
Angelo State University TX 77
Anna Maria College MA 80
Appalachian Bible College WV 56
Aquinas College TN 72
Arcadia University PA 59
Arizona State University AZ 83
Arkansas Baptist College AR
Arkansas State University AR 70
Arkansas Tech University AR 89 
Arlington Baptist College TX 100
Art Academy of Cincinnati OH 21
Asbury University KY 57
Ashford University IA
Ashland University OH 73
Assumption College MA 76 
Atlantic University College PR
Auburn University at Montgomery AL 79
Augsburg College MN 59
Augustana College IL 49
Augustana University SD 69
Aurora University IL 77
Austin Peay State University TN 88
Averett University VA  61
Azusa Pacific University CA  81
Bacone College OK  
Baker College of Auburn Hills MI 100
Baker College of Cadillac MI 100
Baker College of Clinton Township MI 100
Baker College of Jackson MI 100
Baker College of Muskegon MI 100
Baker College of Owosso MI 100
Baker College of Port Huron MI 100
Baker University KS 82
Baldwin Wallace University OH 60
Baptist Bible College MO 76
Baptist Bible College and Seminary PA 38
Baptist College of Florida FL 52
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary TX
Barclay College KS 75
Bard College at Simon's Rock MA 89
Barry University FL 55
Barton College NC 42
Bay Path College MA 78
Beacon College FL 57
Becker College MA 67
Belhaven University MS 51
Bellevue University NE
Bellin College WI
Belmont Abbey University NC 68
Belmont University TN 80
Bemidji State University MN 94
Benedict College SC
Benedictine College KS 99
Benedictine University IL 79
Bennett College NC 95
Berea College KY 34
Berry College GA 55
Bethany College KS 65
Bethany College WV 70
Bethel College IN 66
Bethel University MN 95
Bethel University TN 67
Bethesda University of California CA 95
Bethune-Cookman University FL 54
Beulah Heights University GA
Blackburn College IL 55
Blessing-Reiman College of Nursing IL 66
Bloomfield College NJ 60
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania PA 88
Blue Mountain College MS 38
Bluefield State College WV 77
Bluffton University OH 54
Bob Jones University SC 81
Boise Bible College ID 100
Boricua College NY 40
Boston Architectural College MA 16
Boston Baptist College MA
Bowie State University MD 57
Bowling Green State University OH 76
Bradley University IL 66
Brenau University GA 76
Brescia University KY 48
Brevard College NC 43
Brewton-Parker College GA
Briarcliffe College NY
Bridgewater College VA 49
Bridgewater State University MA 81
Brigham Young UniversityHawaii HI 58
Brooklyn College (CUNY) NY 37
Bryan College TN 46
Bryn Athyn College PA 42
Buena Vista University IA 68
Buffalo State College NY 62
Burlington College VT 86
Butler University IN 70
Cabrini College PA 72
Cairn University PA 99
Caldwell University NJ 64
California Baptist University CA 65
California College of the Arts CA 82
California Institute of the Arts CA 25
California Maritime Academy CA 82
California National University for Advanced Studies CA
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona CA 39
California State University Dominguez Hills CA 58
California State University East Bay CA 74
California State University Fullerton CA 44
California State University Long Beach CA 34
California State University Northridge CA 46
California State University San Bernardino CA 65
California State University San Marcos CA 67
California State University Stanislaus CA 61
California University of Pennsylvania PA 83
Calumet College of St. Joseph IN 35
Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary MO 94
Calvin College MI 74
Cambridge College MA 64
Cameron University OK 100
Campbell University NC 60
Campbellsville University KY 76
Canisius College NY 87
Capella University MN
Capital University OH 72
Capitol College MD
Cardinal Stritch University WI 77
Caribbean University PR 52
Carlos Albizu University–Miami FL 72
Carlow University PA 81
Carroll College MT 58
Carroll University WI 79
Carson-Newman University TN 59
Carthage College WI 77
Castleton State College VT 78
Catawba College NC 32
Cazenovia College NY 76
Cedar Crest College PA 67
Cedarville University OH 74
Centenary College NJ 91
Centenary College of Louisiana LA 67
Central Christian College of Kansas KS 99
Central Christian College of the Bible MO 65
Central College IA 64
Central Connecticut State University CT 59
Central Methodist University MO 58
Central Michigan University MI 69
Central State University OH 39
Central Washington University WA 81
Chadron State College NE
Chaminade University of Honolulu HI 82
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science CA 21
Charleston Southern University SC 60
Chatham University PA 55
Chestnut Hill College PA 93
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania PA 85
Chicago State University IL 30
Chowan University NC 62
Christian Brothers University TN 46
Cincinnati Christian University TN 59
City College of New York NY 40
City University of Seattle WA 100
Claflin University SC 60
Clark Atlanta University GA 52
Clarke University IA 72
Clarkson College NE 55
Clarkson University NY 68
Clayton State University GA 39
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College KY 88
Clearwater Christian College FL 70
Clemson University SC 51
Cleveland Institute of Art OH 65
Cleveland State University OH 91
Coastal Carolina University SC 60
Cogswell Polytechnical College CA 61
Coker College SC 51
Colby-Sawyer College NH 91
Coleman University CA 100
College at Brockport NY 53
College at Old Westbury NY 50
College of Biblical StudiesHouston TX 46
College of Idaho ID 90
College of Mount St. Joseph OH 15
College of Mount St. Vincent NY 91
College of New Rochelle NY 32
College of Saint Mary NE 53
College of Saint Mary Magdalen NH
College of St. Elizabeth NJ 63
College of St. Joseph VT 69
College of St. Rose NY 82
College of St. Scholastica MN 61
College of the Ozarks MO 12
Colorado Heights University CO
Colorado Mesa University CO 83
Colorado School of Mines CO 38
Colorado Technical University CO
Columbia College MO 71
Columbia College Chicago IL 88
Columbia College Hollywood CA 57
Columbia International University SC 34
Columbia Southern University AL 100
Columbia University, School of General Studies NY 33
Columbus College of Art and Design OH 78
Columbus State University OH 56
Concord University WV 85
Concordia College MN 78
Concordia College Alabama AL
Concordia College New York NY 76
Concordia University Ann Arbor MI 56
Concordia University Chicago IL 50
Concordia University Irvine CA 59
Concordia University Nebraska NE 78
Concordia University Portland OR 54
Concordia University St. Paul MN 55
Concordia University Texas TX 83
Concordia University Wisconsin WI 69
Converse College SC 58
Coppin State University MD 54
Cornerstone University MI 73
Covenant College GA 94
Creighton University NE 70
Crossroads College MN 90
Crown College MN 56
Culinary Institute of America NY 92
Culver-Stockton College MO 56
Cumberland University TN 46
Curry College MA 88
Curtis Institute of Music PA
Daemen College NY 50
Dakota State University SD 81
Dakota Wesleyan University SD 73
Dallas Baptist University TX 42
Dallas Christian College TX 64
Dalton State College GA 36
Daniel Webster College NH 62
Davenport University MI 92
Davis and Elkins College WV 75
Davis College NY 53
Defiance College OH 66
Delaware Valley College PA 74
Delta State University MS 92
DeSales University PA 78
Design Institute of San Diego CA 54
DeVry UniversityColorado Springs CO
DeVry UniversityWestminster CO
Dickinson State University ND 62
Dillard University LA 48
Divine Word College IA
Dixie State College UT 100
Doane College NE 72
Dominican College NY 71
Dominican University IL 63
Dominican University of California CA 79
Dowling College NY 79
Drake University IA 67
Drury University MO 65
Duquesne University PA 76
D'Youville College NY 70
East Carolina University NC 69
East Tennessee State University TN 79
East Texas Baptist University TX 55
Eastern Connecticut State University CT 64
Eastern Illinois University IL 50
Eastern Kentucky University KY 71
Eastern Mennonite University VA 65
Eastern Michigan University MI 75
Eastern Nazarene College MA 63
Eastern New Mexico University NM 63
Eastern Oregon University OR 97
Eastern University PA 68
East-West University IL 89
Eckerd College FL 73
Edgewood College WI 77
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania PA 99
EDP University of Puerto Rico PR 61
Edward Waters College FL 23
Elizabethtown College PA 71
Elmhurst College IL 55
Elmira College NY 76
Elms College MA 75
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityDaytona Beach FL 69
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityPrescott AZ 79
Emerson College MA 49
Emmanuel College GA 78
Emmaus Bible College IA 95
Emory & Henry College VA 76
Emporia State University KS 87
Endicott College MA 73
Erskine College SC 64
Eureka College IL 65
Everest UniversityMelbourne FL
Everest UniversityPompano Beach FL 69
Everest UniversityTampa FL 74
Everglades UniversityOrlando FL 84
Evergreen State College WA 98
Excelsior College NY
Fairmont State University WV 66
Farmingdale State College NY 44
Faulkner University AL 57
Fayetteville State University NC 61
Felician College NJ 79
Ferris State University MI 78
Ferrum College VA 73
Finlandia University MI 67
Fisk University TN 81
Fitchburg State University MA 72
Five Towns College NY 62
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University FL 51
Florida Atlantic University FL 66
Florida Career College FL
Florida College FL 71
Florida Gulf Coast University FL 61
Florida Institute of Technology FL 57
Florida International University FL 50
Florida Memorial University FL 39
Florida Southern College FL 45
Fontbonne University MO 97
Framingham State University MA 71
Franciscan University of Steubenville OH 79
Franklin College IN 60
Franklin Pierce University NH 80
Franklin University OH 61
Freed-Hardeman University TN 92
Friends University KS 84
Frostburg State University MD 59
Full Sail University FL
Gallaudet University DC 62
Gannon University PA 76
Gardner-Webb University NC 53
Geneva College PA 71
George Fox University OR 78
Georgetown College KY 68
Georgia College and State University GA 76
Georgia Southern University GA 60
Georgia Southwestern State University GA 72
Georgian Court University NJ 73
Glenville State College WV 72
Global University MO
Globe Institute of Technology NY
Goddard College VT 73
Golden Gate University CA
Gordon College MA 93
Goshen College IN 66
Grace University NE 64
Graceland University IA 48
Grand Canyon University AZ
Granite State College NH 100
Grantham University KS
Green Mountain College VT 66
Greensboro College NC 41
Greenville College IL 72
Griggs University MI 100
Guilford College NC 63
Gustavus Adolphus College MN 67
Gwynedd-Mercy College PA 92
Hamilton Technical College IA
Hamline University MN 72
Hannibal-LaGrange University MO 56
Hanover College IN 61
Hardin-Simmons University TX 60
Harding University AR 76
Harrington College of Design IL 89
Harris-Stowe State University MO 51
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology PA
Hartwick College NY 81
Haskell Indian Nations University KS
Hastings College NE 71
Hawaii Pacific University HI 91
Hellenic College MA 65
Henderson State University AR 64
Hendrix College AR 82
Heritage Christian University AL 100
Heritage University WA
High Point University NC 72
Hilbert College NY 82
Hillsdale College MI 50
Hiram College OH 58
Hobe Sound Bible College FL
Hodges University FL 96
Hofstra University NY 61
Hollins University VA 61
Holy Apostles College and Seminary CT 100
Holy Cross College IN 91
Holy Family University PA 74
Holy Names University CA 44
Hood College MD 79
Hope College MI 72
Hope International University CA 34
Houghton College NY 94
Houston Baptist University TX 33
Howard Payne University TX 86
Howard University DC 49
Humboldt State University CA 75
Humphreys College CA
Hunter College NY 39
Huntington University IN 97
Husson University ME 78
Idaho State University ID 99
Illinois Institute of Technology IL 53
Illinois State University IL 80
Illinois Wesleyan University IL 62
Immaculata University PA 79
Independence University UT
Indiana Institute of Technology IN 72
Indiana State University IN 85
Indiana University Bloomington IN 78
Indiana University East IN 62
Indiana University Kokomo IN 71
Indiana University Northwest IN 79
Indiana University of Pennsylvania PA 88
Indiana University South Bend IN 76
Indiana University Southeast IN 85
Indiana UniversityPurdue University Fort Wayne IN 91
Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis IN 70
Inter American University of Puerto RicoAguadilla Campus PR 53
Inter American University of Puerto RicoArecibo Campus PR
Inter American UniversityBayamon Campus PR 54
Inter American University of Puerto RicoFajardo Campus PR 88
Inter American University of Puerto RicoSan German Campus PR 64
International Academy of Design & Technology IL 52
Iona College NY 91
Iowa State University IA 87
Iowa Wesleyan College IA 41
Jackson State University MS 68
Jacksonville State University AL 80
Jacksonville University FL 54
Jamestown College ND 65
Jefferson College of Health Sciences VA 36
John Brown University AR 69
John Carroll University OH 83
John Jay College of Criminal Justice NY 52
Johnson & Wales University CO
Johnson & Wales University FL 82
Johnson & Wales University NC
Johnson & Wales University RI 88
Johnson C. Smith University NC 46
Johnson State College VT 86
Johnson University TN 55
Johnson University Florida FL 35
Jones College FL
Jones International University CO
Judson College AL 63
Judson University IL 71
Kansas State University KS 95
Kansas Wesleyan University KS 62
Kean University NJ 74
Keene State College NH 79
Kendall College IL 74
Kennesaw State University GA 59
Kent State University OH 85
Kentucky Christian University KY 48
Kentucky Mountain Bible College KY 47
Kentucky State University KY 38
Kentucky Wesleyan College KY 61
Kettering University MI 72
Keuka College NY 77
Keystone College PA 92
King College TN 44
King's College PA 72
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania PA 82
Kuyper College MI 71
La Roche College PA 95
La Salle University PA 75
La Sierra University CA 45
LaGrange College GA 57
Laguna College of Art + Design CA 88
Lake Erie College OH 56
Lake Superior State University MI 90
Lakeland College WI 77
Lamar University TX 79
Lancaster Bible College PA 57
Lander University SC 42
Lane College TN 55
Langston University OK 61
Lasell College MA 78
Laurel University NC 26
Lawrence Technological University MI 55
Le Moyne College NY 62
Lebanon Valley College PA 72
Lees-McRae College NC 62
Lehman College (CUNY) NY 23
Lenoir-Rhyne University NC 84
Lesley University MA 69
LeTourneau University TX 45
Liberty University VA 21
Life Pacific College CA 100
Life University GA 59
LIM College NY 75
Limestone College SC 52
Lincoln Christian University IL 60
Lincoln Memorial University TN 74
Lincoln University MO 40
Lincoln University PA 87
Lindenwood University MO 55
Lindsey Wilson College KY 70
Lipscomb University TN 61
LIU Brooklyn NY 91
LIU Post NY 81
Livingstone College NC 72
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania PA 92
Loras College IA 95
Louisiana State University LA 76
Louisiana State University Shreveport LA 81
Lourdes University OH 69
Loyola University Chicago IL 71
Loyola University New Orleans LA 90
Lubbock Christian University TX 96
Luther College IA 67
Luther Rice University GA 81
Lycoming College PA 71
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts CT 41
Lynchburg College VA 69
Lyndon State College VT 93
Lynn University FL 76
Lyon College AR 59
Machzikei Hadath Rabbinical College NY
MacMurray College IL 84
Madonna University MI 60
Malone University OH 69
Manchester University IN 74
Manhattan Christian College KS 60
Manhattan College NY 67
Manhattanville College NY 74
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania PA 86
Maranatha Baptist Bible College WI 69
Marian University IN 55
Marian University WI 77
Marietta College OH 72
Marlboro College VT 94
Mars Hill University NC 61
Marshall University WV 88
Martin Methodist College TN
Martin University IN 96
Mary Baldwin College VA 50
Marygrove College MI 42
Marylhurst University OR 100
Marymount Manhattan College NY 84
Marymount University VA 86
Maryville College TN 67
Maryville University of Saint Louis MO 72
Marywood University PA 71
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts MA 73
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences MA 87
Massachusetts Maritime Academy MA 74
Mayville State University ND 57
McKendree University IL 63
McMurry University TX 53
McNeese State University LA 48
McPherson College KS 63
Medaille College NY 54
Medgar Evers College (CUNY) NY 91
Memphis College of Art TN 38
Menlo College CA 38
Mercer University GA 67
Mercy College NY 66
Mercyhurst University PA 80
Meredith College NC 60
Merrimack College MA 79
Mesivta Torah Vodaath Seminary NY
Messiah College PA 79
Methodist University NC 63
Metropolitan College of New York NY 53
Metropolitan State University of Denver CO 65
Michigan Jewish Institute MI
Michigan State University MI 66
Michigan Technological University MI 75
Mid-America Christian University OK
MidAmerica Nazarene University KS 60
Mid-Atlantic Christian University NC 36
Middle Tennessee State University TN 73
Midland University NE 88
Midstate College IL
Midway College KY
Midwestern State University TX 76
Miles College AL 26
Millersville University of Pennsylvania PA 73
Milligan College TN 65
Millikin University IL 60
Millsaps College MS 53
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design WI 60
Milwaukee School of Engineering WI 65
Minneapolis College of Art and Design MN 59
Minnesota School of BusinessBlaine MN
Minnesota State University Mankato MN 61
Minot State University ND 57
Misericordia University PA 71
Mississippi College MS 82
Mississippi State University MS 72
Mississippi University for Women MS 96
Mississippi Valley State University MS 76
Missouri Baptist University MO 29
Missouri Southern State University MO 94
Missouri University of Science and Technology MO 88
Missouri Valley College MO 46
Missouri Western State University MO 61
Mitchell College CT 74
Molloy College NY 76
Monmouth College IL 62
Monroe College NY 45
Montana State University MT 85
Montana State UniversityBillings MT 100
Montana State UniversityNorthern MT 64
Montana Tech of the University of Montana MT 88
Montclair State University NJ 70
Montserrat College of Art MA 79
Moody Bible Institute IL 89
Moore College of Art and Design PA 56
Moravian College PA 75
Morehead State University KY 85
Morningside College IA 56
Morris College SC 78
Morrison University NV
Mount Aloysius College PA 73
Mount Angel Seminary OR 100
Mount Carmel College of Nursing OH 55
Mount Ida College MA 63
Mount Marty College SD 73
Mount Mary University WI 53
Mount Mercy University IA 61
Mount Olive College NC 50
Mount St. Mary College NY 90
Mount St. Mary's University MD 67
Multnomah University OR 61
Murray State University KY 91
Muskingum University OH
Naropa University CO 80
National American UniversityRapid City SD
National American UniversityRio Rancho NM
National Louis University IL 81
National University CA 100
Nazarene Bible College CO 18
Nazareth College NY 76
Nebraska Methodist College NE 34
Nebraska Wesleyan University NE 78
Ner Israel Rabbinical College MD
Neumann University PA 91
Neumont University UT 83
New College of Florida FL 61
New England College NH 98
New England School of Communications ME 61
New Hope Christian College OR 22
New Jersey City University NJ 87
New Jersey Institute of Technology NJ 61
New Mexico Highlands University NM 100
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology NM 24
New Mexico State University NM 65
New Orleans Baptist Theological SeminaryLeavell College LA
New York City College of Technology NY 38
New York Institute of Technology NY 68
Newberry College SC 56
Newbury College MA 70
Newman University KS 56
NewSchool of Architecture & Design CA 79
Niagara University NY 48
Nicholls State University LA 88
Nichols College MA 74
North Carolina A&T State University NC 58
North Carolina Central University NC 66
North Carolina Wesleyan College NC 55
North Central College IL 57
North Dakota State University ND 94
North Greenville University SC 58
North Park University IL 52
Northeastern State University OK 92
Northeastern University MA 28
Northern Arizona University AZ 78
Northern Illinois University IL 50
Northern Kentucky University KY 92
Northern Michigan University MI 72
Northern State University SD 83
Northland College WI 57
Northwest Christian University OR 68
Northwest Missouri State University MO 75
Northwest Nazarene University ID 55
Northwest University WA 64
Northwestern College IA 72
Northwestern Oklahoma State University OK 75
Northwestern Polytechnic University CA 100
Northwestern State University Louisiana LA 58
Northwood University MI 72
Northwood University TX 70
Norwich University VT 66
Notre Dame College OH 52
Notre Dame de Namur University CA 87
Notre Dame of Maryland University MD 49
Nova Southeastern University FL 59
Nyack College NY 99
Oak Hills Christian College MN 56
Oakland University MI 80
Oakwood University AL 57
Oglethorpe University GA 78
Ohio Christian University OH 65
Ohio Dominican University OH 81
Ohio Mid-Western College OH
Ohio Northern University OH 69
Ohio State University OH 49
Ohio State University at Lima OH 99
Ohio State University at Mansfield OH 99
Ohio State University at Marion OH 99
Ohio State University at Newark OH 99
Ohio University OH  74
Ohio University Eastern OH
Ohio University Lancaster OH
Ohio University Southern OH 100
Ohio University Zanesville OH 91
Ohio Wesleyan University OH 75
Ohr Somayach/Joseph Tanenbaum Educational Center NY 60
Oklahoma Baptist University OK 75
Oklahoma Christian University OK 59
Oklahoma City University OK
Oklahoma Panhandle State University OK 100
Oklahoma State University OK 75
Oklahoma Wesleyan University OK 85
Old Dominion University VA 83
Olivet College MI 61
Olivet Nazarene University IL 77
O'More College of Design TN 80
Oregon College of Art & Craft OR 16
Oregon Institute of Technology OR 93
Oregon State University OR 78
Otis College of Art and Design CA 46
Ottawa University KS 70
Otterbein University OH 75
Ouachita Baptist University AR 60
Our Lady of Holy Cross College LA
Our Lady of the Lake College LA 53
Pace University NY 85
Pacific Lutheran University WA 76
Pacific Northwest College of Art OR 81
Pacific States University CA
Pacific University OR 79
Paine College GA 44
Palm Beach Atlantic University FL 93
Park University MO 69
Patrick Henry College VA 95
Patten University CA
Paul Quinn College TX 99
Paul Smith's College NY 86
Penn State Abington PA 82
Penn State Altoona PA 89
Penn State Beaver PA 82
Penn State Berks PA 85
Penn State Brandywine PA 83
Penn State DuBois PA 85
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College PA 87
Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus PA 81
Penn State Greater Allegheny PA 79
Penn State Harrisburg PA 85
Penn State Hazleton PA 84
Penn State Lehigh Valley PA 86
Penn State Mont Alto PA 79
Penn State New Kensington PA 79
Penn State Schuylkill PA 73
Penn State Shenango PA 68
Penn State University Park PA 51
Penn State Worthington Scranton PA 81
Penn State York PA 86
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design PA 40
Peru State College NE 49
Pfeiffer University NC 71
Philadelphia University PA 64
Piedmont College GA 57
Piedmont International University NC 49
Pine Manor College MA 69
Pittsburg State University KS 81
Platt College CO
Plymouth State University NH 74
Point Park University PA 74
Point University GA 49
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico PR 83
Portland State University OR 86
Post University CT 47
Prescott College AZ 68
Presentation College SD 74
Principia College IL 75
Purchase College NY 41
Purdue University Calumet IN 65
Queens University of Charlotte NC 67
Quincy University IL 63
Quinnipiac University CT 74
Rabbinical College of America NJ 100
Rasmussen CollegeLake Elmo/Woodbury MN
Regent University VA 86
Regis College MA 84
Regis University CO 66
Reinhardt University GA 90
Rhode Island College RI 72
Rider University NJ 69
Ringling College of Art and Design FL 77
Ripon College WI 66
Rivier University NH 10
Robert Morris University IL 78
Robert Morris University PA 80
Roberts Wesleyan College NY 66
Rochester College MI 80
Rockford University IL 41
Rockhurst University MO 74
Rocky Mountain College MT 70
Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design CO 89
Roger Williams University RI 78
Rogers State University OK 77
Roosevelt University IL 72
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology IN 58
Rosemont College PA 71
Rowan University NJ 56
Rust College MS 5
Sacred Heart University CT 59
Saginaw Valley State University MI 76
Saint Francis University PA 74
Saint Joseph Seminary College LA
Saint Leo University FL 73
Saint Louis University MO 63
Saint Martin's University WA 93
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College IN 100
Saint Mary's College IN 80
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota MN 78
Saint Norbert College NY 62
Saint Peter's University NJ 67
Saint Vincent College PA 70
Saint Xavier University IL 83
Salem College NC 60
Salem State University MA 72
Salish Kootenai College MT 64
Sam Houston State University TX 73
Samford University AL 93
San Diego Christian College CA 52
San Francisco Art Institute CA 65
San Jose State University CA 55
Santa Fe University of Art and Design NM 100
Savannah College of Art and Design GA 69
Schiller International University FL
School of the Art Institute of Chicago IL 72
School of the Museum of Fine Arts MA 83
School of Visual Arts NY 74
Schreiner University TX 90
Seattle University WA 73
Seton Hall University NJ 79
Seton Hill University PA 76
Shasta Bible College CA 83
Shaw University NC 60
Shawnee State University OH 75
Shenandoah University VA 84
Shepherd University WV 90
Shimer College IL 84
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania PA 89
Shorter University GA 63
Siena Heights University MI 74
Sierra Nevada College NV 66
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family WI 83
Simpson College IA 89
Simpson University CA 52
Sinte Gleska University SD
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania PA 68
Sojourner-Douglass College MD
Sonoma State University CA 77
South Carolina State University SC 95
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology SD 84
South Dakota State University SD 92
Southeast Missouri State University MO 84
Southeastern Baptist College MS
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary NC 98
Southeastern Louisiana University LA 87
Southeastern Oklahoma State University OK 70
Southern Adventist University TN 60
Southern California Institute of Architecture CA 73
Southern California Seminary CA 45
Southern Connecticut State University CT 65
Southern Illinois University Carbondale IL 81
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville IL 88
Southern Methodist University TX 49
Southern Nazarene University OK 33
Southern New Hampshire University NH 92
Southern Oregon University OR 95
Southern Polytechnic State University GA 79
Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College LA 57
Southern Utah University UT 72
Southern Vermont College VT 63
Southern Wesleyan University SC 94
Southwest Baptist University MO 62
Southwest University of Visual Arts AZ
Southwestern Assemblies of God University TX 33
Southwestern Christian University OK
Southwestern College KS 91
Southwestern Oklahoma State University OK 81
Southwestern University TX 44
Spalding University KY 52
Spring Arbor University MI 69
Spring Hill College AL 41
Springfield College MA 64
St. Ambrose University IA 73
St. Andrews University NC 53
St. Augustine College IL
St. Augustine's University NC 58
St. Bonaventure University NY 66
St. Catherine University MN 67
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook PA 100
St. Cloud State University MN 82
St. Edward's University TX 77
St. Gregory's University OK 61
St. John Vianney College Seminary FL 100
St. John's College MD 53
St. John's College NM 63
St. John's University NY 65
St. Joseph's College IN 66
St. Joseph's CollegeBrooklyn Campus NY 61
St. Joseph's CollegeLong Island Campus NY 75
St. Joseph's College of Maine ME 88
St. Louis Christian College MO 36
St. Mary's University TX 55
St. Norbert College WI 78
St. Thomas Aquinas College NY 79
State University of New York at Fredonia NY 59
State University of New York at New Paltz NY 42
State University of New York at Oswego NY 51
State University of New York College at Cortland NY 51
State University of New York College at Oneonta NY 43
State University of New York College at Potsdam NY 74
State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill NY 89
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry NY 52
State University of New York Institute of Technology NY 60
State University of New York Plattsburgh NY 50
Stephen F. Austin State University TX 62
Stephens College MO 54
Sterling College KS 41
Stetson University FL 63
Stevens-Henager College UT
Stevenson University MD 60
Stillman College AL 44
Stratford UniversityWoodbridge VA
Suffolk University MA 82
Sul Ross State University TX 80
Sullivan University KY 79
SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary CA 59
Sweet Briar College VA 95
Tabor College KS 55
Talladega College AL 15
Talmudic University FL 80
Talmudical Institute of Upstate New York NY 100
Talmudical Seminary Oholei Torah NY 100
Taylor University IN 81
Temple University PA 56
Tennessee State University TN 61
Tennessee Temple University TN
Tennessee Wesleyan College TN 65
Texas A&M University TX 66
Texas A&M UniversityCorpus Christi TX 84
Texas A&M UniversityGalveston TX 50
Texas A&M UniversityKingsville TX 82
Texas College TX
Texas State University TX 71
Texas Wesleyan University TX 46
Texas Woman's University TX 75
The Citadel SC 77
The College of New Jersey NJ 49
The King's College NY 40
Thiel College PA 61
Thomas Aquinas College CA 75
Thomas College ME 81
Thomas Edison State College NJ
Thomas Jefferson University PA
Thomas More College KY 88
Thomas More College of Liberal Arts NH 70
Thomas University GA
Tiffin University OH 93
Toccoa Falls College GA 45
Tougaloo College MS 40
Touro College NY 34
Towson University MD 73
Trevecca Nazarene University TN 73
Trident University International CA
Trinity Baptist College FL
Trinity Bible College ND
Trinity Christian College IL 88
Trinity College of Florida FL 74
Trinity International University IL 63
Troy University AL 92
Truman State University MO 79
Tusculum College TN 69
Union College KY 69
Union College NE 64
Union Institute & University OH
Union University TN 68
United States Air Force Academy CO 14
United States Coast Guard Academy CT 16
United States Merchant Marine Academy NY 18
United States Naval Academy MD 9
Unity College ME 91
Universidad del Turabo PR 52
University at Albany (SUNY) NY 56
University at Buffalo NY 60
University of Advancing Technology AZ
University of Alabama AL 54
University of Alabama at Birmingham AL 60
University of Alabama in Huntsville AL 81
University of Alaska Anchorage AK 80
University of Alaska Fairbanks AK 74
University of Alaska Southeast AK
University of Arizona AZ 76
University of Arkansas AR 60
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith AR 56
University of Arkansas at Little Rock AR 59
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff AR 46
University of Baltimore MD 60
University of Bridgeport CT 52
University of California Riverside CA 56
University of Central Arkansas AR 92
University of Central Florida FL 49
University of Central Missouri MO 79
University of Central Oklahoma OK 70
University of Charleston WV 52
University of Cincinnati OH 86
University of Colorado Colorado Springs CO 91
University of Colorado Denver CO 67
University of Dallas TX 64
University of Detroit Mercy MI 73
University of Dubuque IA 78
University of Evansville IN 70
University of Findlay OH 76
University of Great Falls MT 84
University of Hartford CT 64
University of HawaiiWest Oahu HI 70
University of Houston TX 60
University of HoustonVictoria TX 56
University of Idaho ID 72
University of Illinois at Chicago IL 77
University of Illinois at Springfield IL 63
University of Indianapolis IN 66
University of Iowa IA 81
University of Kansas KS 93
University of Kentucky KY 89
University of La Verne CA 47
University of Louisiana at Lafayette LA 55
University of Louisiana at Monroe LA 94
University of Louisville KY 72
University of Maine ME 91
University of Maine at Farmington ME 86
University of Maine at Fort Kent ME 89
University of Maine at Machias ME 87
University of Maine at Presque Isle ME 77
University of Mary ND 96
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor TX 80
University of Maryland Baltimore County MD 59
University of Maryland University College MD 100
University of Massachusetts Amherst MA 58
University of Massachusetts Boston MA 69
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth MA 76
University of Memphis TN 92
University of Michigan MI 26
University of MichiganDearborn MI 62
University of MichiganFlint MI 74
University of Minnesota, Crookston MN 78
University of Minnesota, Duluth MN 76
University of Minnesota, Morris MN 60
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities MN 45
University of Mississippi MS 79
University of MissouriColumbia MO 78
University of MissouriKansas City MO 63
University of MissouriSt. Louis MO 76
University of Mobile AL 61
University of Montana MT 84
University of Montana Western MT 74
University of Mount Union OH 75
University of NebraskaKearney NE 85
University of NebraskaLincoln NE 76
University of NebraskaOmaha NE 71
University of Nevada, Las Vegas NV 88
University of Nevada, Reno NV 86
University of New England ME 85
University of New Hampshire NH 79
University of New Hampshire at Manchester NH 73
University of New Haven CT 82
University of New Mexico NM 50
University of North Alabama AL 58
University of North Carolina at Asheville NC 79
University of North Carolina at Charlotte NC 63
University of North Carolina at Greensboro NC 59
University of North Carolina at Pembroke NC 74
University of North Florida FL 57
University of North Georgia GA 64
University of North Texas TX 70
University of Northern Colorado CO 89
University of Northwestern St. Paul MN 70
University of Oklahoma OK 78
University of Pennsylvania PA 10
University of Phoenix AZ
University of Pikeville KY 100
University of Pittsburgh PA 54
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford PA 58
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg PA 71
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown PA 88
University of Portland OR 62
University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla PR 89
University of Puerto Rico at Cayey PR 78
University of Puerto Rico at Utuado PR 45
University of Redlands CA 68
University of Rio Grande OH 73
University of Saint Joseph CT 93
University of San Francisco CA 64
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma OK 66
University of Scranton PA 72
University of Sioux Falls SD 97
University of South Alabama AL 78
University of South Carolina Aiken SC 57
University of South Carolina Beaufort SC 63
University of South Carolina Upstate SC 53
University of South Dakota SD 89
University of South Florida FL 45
University of Southern Maine ME 88
University of Southern Mississippi MS 58
University of St. Francis IL 51
University of St. Francis IN 97
University of St. Mary KS 49
University of St. Thomas MN 83
University of Tampa FL 51
University of Tennessee TN 76
University of Tennessee at Martin TN 70
University of TexasPan American TX 69
University of Texas at Arlington TX 61
University of Texas at Dallas TX 61
University of Texas at San Antonio TX 78
University of Texas of the Permian Basin TX 84
University of the Arts PA 74
University of the District of Columbia DC
University of the Incarnate Word TX 92
University of the Pacific CA 65
University of the Potomac DC 100
University of the Sciences PA 58
University of the Southwest NM 74
University of the Virgin Islands VI 95
University of Toledo OH 93
University of Tulsa OK 44
University of Utah UT 81
University of Washington Bothell WA 79
University of Washington Tacoma WA 83
University of West Alabama AL 73
University of West Florida FL 42
University of West Georgia GA 57
University of WisconsinEau Claire WI 85
University of WisconsinGreen Bay WI 85
University of WisconsinLa Crosse WI 80
University of WisconsinMadison WI 49
University of WisconsinMilwaukee WI 73
University of WisconsinParkside WI 75
University of WisconsinRiver Falls WI 90
University of WisconsinStevens Point WI 74
University of WisconsinStout WI 84
University of WisconsinSuperior WI 72
University of WisconsinWhitewater WI 68
University of Wyoming WY 96
Upper Iowa University IA 70
Urbana University OH 65
Ursuline College OH 66
Utah State University UT 97
Utica College NY 83
Valdosta State University GA 50
Valley City State University ND 86
Valley Forge Christian College PA 95
Valparaiso University IN 82
Vanguard University of Southern California CA 58
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology NY 74
Vermont Technical College VT 68
Virginia Military Institute VA 53
Virginia State University VA 77
Virginia Union University VA 49
Virginia University of Lynchburg VA
Virginia Wesleyan College VA 93
Viterbo University WI 66
Voorhees College SC 50
Wabash College IN 61
Wake Forest University NC 29
Waldorf College IA 69
Walla Walla University WA 86
Walsh University OH 80
Warner Pacific College OR 63
Warner University FL 58
Warren Wilson College NC 84
Wartburg College IA 74
Washburn University KS 99
Washington Adventist University MD
Washington College MD 54
Washington State University WA 81
Watkins College of Art, Design and Film TN 94
Wayland Baptist University TX 99
Wayne State College NE 100
Wayne State University MI 80
Waynesburg University PA 86
Weber State University UT 100
Webster University MO 56
Welch College TN 69
Wentworth Institute of Technology MA 67
Wesley College DE 63
Wesleyan College GA 45
West Chester University of Pennsylvania PA 59
West Texas A&M University TX 67
West Virginia State University WV 94
West Virginia University WV 86
West Virginia University Institute of Technology WV 61
West Virginia Wesleyan College WV 77
Western Connecticut State University CT 57
Western Illinois University IL 60
Western International University AZ
Western Kentucky University KY 93
Western Michigan University MI 82
Western New England University MA 81
Western New Mexico University NM 100
Western Oregon University OR 88
Western State Colorado University CO 98
Westfield State University MA 80
Westminster College MO 65
Westminster College PA 94
Westminster College UT 94
Wheeling Jesuit University WV 61
Wheelock College MA 95
Whittier College CA 63
Whitworth University WA 62
Wichita State University KS 95
Widener University PA 68
Wilberforce University OH 38
Wiley College TX 40
Wilkes University PA 82
Willamette University OR 78
William Carey University MS 93
William Jessup University CA 76
William Jewell College MO 49
William Paterson University NJ 74
William Peace University NC 50
William Penn University IA 27
William Woods University MO 73
Williams Baptist College AR 64
Wilmington College OH
Wilmington University DE 100
Wilson College PA 53
Wingate University NC 70
Winona State University MN 62
Winthrop University SC 67
Wisconsin Lutheran College WI 64
Wittenberg University OH 77
Woodbury University CA 58
Wright State University OH 96
Xavier University OH 73
Xavier University of Louisiana LA 66
Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad/West Coast Talmudical Seminary CA 100
York College NE 63
York College NY 64
York College of Pennsylvania PA 43
Youngstown State University OH 71


If you're interested in any of these schools, make sure to set a deadline for yourself and stick to it! If, however, these schools aren't on your college list, they could be a good fallback option should your other schools not work out.

Treat schools with rolling admissions as if they have a fall or winter deadline, but keep in mind there are some that will accept late applications if you need to send one off last minute.  



When Should You Apply Under Rolling Admission?

Because rolling admissions is done on a first come, first served basis, it's a good idea to get your application in as early as you can. Not only will submitting early ensure available space, but it will also demonstrate your enthusiasm for the school to the admissions committee.

If you're really hoping to get in (which presumably you are for any school on your college list), then you should apply at least within the first half of the application window. By January should be a safe bet, but earlier in the fall could be even better if you're ready. 

Besides the motivation of finding out early and expressing your excitement about the school, you might also apply early in the window of time to meet a priority deadline. Eastern Michigan, for example, has a priority deadline of January 15 for incoming freshmen, though you can apply any time for admission up until July 1 for the fall semester.

So much for rolling admission not having a deadline. If you really want to get in and your school has a priority deadline, you should take all necessary steps to meet it. Even if there's no priority deadline, you should set one for yourself. Otherwise, it could be all too easy to keep putting it off.

Not only could applying late in your senior year hurt your chances of admission, but you could also end up forgetting to complete certain key requirements. There are a few pieces of your application that take at least a few months of prepping and planning. The main ones are your SAT/ACT scores, recommendation letters, and personal essay(s).

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When Should You Start Preparing Your Application?

Don't be fooled by the lack of a deadline! There are still plenty of pieces to your application that require months of planning and preparation. The ones that especially call for forethought are your SAT/ACT, recommendation letters, and personal essay.

If your school has a priority deadline in November, then your last chance to take the ACT or SAT would be in September or October of your senior year. Ideally, you'd have your test scores all set by the end of your junior year. This means you could take the test in the fall of junior year and again in the spring, or even start as early as sophomore year for extra opportunities to test. While your school might have rolling admission, you'll still be prepping your application in your junior or even sophomore year.

Another piece of your application that can't be left last minute is your letters of recommendation. Try to ask your teachers and counselor at least a month before you apply. You might also ask at the end of your junior year. Besides making the request, you also want to spend some time filling out a detailed "brag sheet" and reflecting on what would go into your ideal rec letter.

Finally, you could work on your personal essay over the summer. Just taking the time to mull over topics for a few weeks is a key part of the writing process. Even if it doesn't feel as if you're getting anywhere, your subconscious is turning over some good ideas!

After, you'll want to spend time drafting, revising, and getting feedback from others. Some students end up changing their topics, so you want to have time to switch tracks in case you're struck with new inspiration. 

The application itself also takes time, as well as requesting documents from your school, such as your official transcript. Setting a deadline for yourself will help you plan out each step and stay accountable. Remember, the sooner you apply, the sooner you'll get an admissions decision!


What's Next?

Learn more about college deadlines with our guides. This article goes more in-depth about the different options for admission, including rolling admission, regular decision, early action, and early decision

If you're interested in early admissions, check out these guides. Here are all the schools that offer early action and their deadlines, and all the colleges with early decision and their deadlines


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