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Colleges Offering Interviews

Part of a holistic approach to the college admissions process involves sitting down for a one-on-one interview. The benefits to this exercise are ideally twofold: the college learns more about the student beyond-the-numbers, and the student comes away with a better understanding of whether the school meets their unique needs and desires. Unfortunately, logistical problems and the sheer volume of applications prevent this from happening at every school. On the plus side, many schools do offer on-campus interviews, off-campus interviews, or the opportunity to connect live through a platform like Skype. On-campus interviews typically involve an admissions officer. Off-campus/Alumni interviews may take place face-to-face or via Skype, telephone or some other platform. Below is a listing of colleges and universities offering interviews to prospective students. All information was collected from institutional websites. For tips on how to nail a college interview revisit our blog on the subject.

InstitutionOn-Campus InterviewOff-Campus/Alumni InterviewAdditonal info
Agnes Scott CollegeYesYes
Albion CollegeYesNoInternational students can Skype
Alfred UniversityYesYes
Allegheny CollegeYesYes
Alma CollegeYesNoNo interviewing link available
American UniversityYesYesNonevaluative, informational only
Amherst CollegeNoNo
Appalachian State UniversityNoNo
Arizona State UniversityNoNo
Auburn UniversityNoNo
Augustana College (IL)YesYesCan be done over phone/Skype
Austin CollegeYesNo
Babson CollegeYesYesChinese applicats can use initialview.com
Bard CollegeYesNoWill Skype for international or hardship situations
Barnard CollegeYesYes
Bates CollegeYesYes
Baylor UniversityYesYes
Belmont UniversityNoNo
Beloit CollegeYesYesSkype by request
Bennington CollegeNoYesPhone okay if no alums live nearby
Bentley CollegeYesNoThrough Vericant for Chinese applicants
Berea CollegeYesNo
Berry CollegeYesNo
Birmingham Southern CollegeYesNo
Boston CollegeNoNo
Boston UniversityNoNo
Bowdoin CollegeYesYes
Bradley UniversityYesNo
Brandeis UniversityYesYesSkype available if no alumni live near
Brigham Young UniversityNoYesLocal eccelsiatical interview required
Brown UniversityNoYes
Bryant UniversityYesYes
Bryn Mawr CollegeYesNoChinese applicants can use initialview.com
Bucknell UniversityNoNo
Butler UniversityNoNo
California Institute of TechnologyNoNo
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoNoNo
Calvin CollegeNoNo
Canisius CollegeYesYesNo interviewing link available
Carleton CollegeYesYes
Carnegie Mellon UniversityYesYes
Case Western Reserve UniversityYesYes
Catholic UniversityYesNo
Centre CollegeYesYesSkype also an option
Champlain CollegeYesYesSkype/Google Hangout are options
Chapman UniversityYesNoSkype also an option
Christopher Newport UniversityYesNoOn-campus preferred but will Skype
Claremont McKenna CollegeYesYes
Clark UniversityYesYes
Clarkson UniversityYesNoOn-campus preferred but will Skype
Clemson UniversityNoNo
Coe CollegeYesNo
Colby CollegeYesYes
Colgate UniversityYesYesNonevaluative, informational only
College of CharlestonNoNo
College of the AtlanticYesNoSkype also an option
College of the Holy CrossYesYesChinese applicants can use initialview.com
College of the OzarksYesYes
College of William and MaryYesNo
Colorado CollegeYesYes
Colorado School of MinesNoNo
Colorado State UniversityNoNo
Columbia UniversityNoYes
Connecticut CollegeYesYes
Cooper UnionYesYesOff-site available for art applicants
Cornell CollegeYesYes
Cornell UniversityYesYesOff-site interviews are nonevaluative, informational only
Creighton UniversityNoYesOff-site interviews are nonevaluative, informational only
CUNY Baruch CollegeNoNo
CUNY, Brooklyn CollegeNoNo
CUNY, City CollegeNoNo
CUNY, Hunter CollegeNoNo
Dartmouth CollegeNoYes
Davidson CollegeNoNo
Denison UniversityYesYes
DePaul UniversityNoNo
DePauw UniversityYesYes
Dickinson CollegeYesYes
Drake UniversityYesYesSkype/Facetime available
Drew UniversityYesYes
Drexel UniversityNoNoInterviews for custome-designed majors only
Duke UniversityNoYes
Duquesne UniversityYesNo
Earlham CollegeYesNo
East Carolina UniversityNoNo
Eckerd CollegeYesYes
Elizabethtown CollegeYesNo
Elon UniversityNoNoNon-evaluative meetings with counselor available on and off campus
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityNoNo
Emerson CollegeNoNo
Emory UniversityNoYes
Evergreen State CollegeYesYes
Fairfield UniversityYesNo
Florida Atlantic UniversityNoNo
Florida Gulf Coast UniversityNoNo
Florida Institute of TechnologyYesNo
Florida International UniversityNoNo
Florida Southern CollegeYesYesNo interviewing link available
Florida State UniversityNoNo
Fordham UniversityNoNo
Franklin & Marshall CollegeYesNoSkype available
Furman UniversityYesYesNonevaluative, informational only
George Mason UniversityNoNo
George Washington UniversityNoNo
Georgetown CollegeNoNo
Georgetown UniversityNoYes
Georgia College and State UniversityNoNo
Georgia Institute of TechnologyNoNoNon-English speakers can use Initialview.com
Georgia State UniversityNoNo
Gettysburg CollegeYesYes
Gonzaga UniversityYesNoVideo chat available
Goucher CollegeYesYes
Grinnell CollegeYesYes
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeYesNoVirtual appointments available
Hamilton CollegeYesYes
Hampshire CollegeYesYes
Harvard UniversityYesYesOff-campus preferred
Harvey Mudd CollegeYesYes
Haverford CollegeYesYes
Hendrix CollegeYesNoSkype interview can be requested
High Point UniversityYesNoNo interviewing link available
Hiram CollegeYesNo
Hobart and William Smith CollegesYesYes
Hofstra UniversityYesNoSchool prefers interview after applying
Hollins UniversityYesYes
Hood CollegeYesNo
Hope CollegeYesNo
Howard UniversityNoNo
Illinois Institute of TechnologyNoNo
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityYesNo
Indiana UniversityNoNo
Ithaca CollegeYesYes
James Madison UniversityNoNo
Johns Hopkins UniversityYesYes
Juniata CollegeYesYes
Kalamazoo CollegeYesYes
Kenyon CollegeYesYes
Kettering UniversityNoNo
Knox CollegeYesYes
Lafayette CollegeYesYes
Lake Forest CollegeYesYes
Lawrence UniversityYesYes
Lehigh UniversityYesYes
Lewis & Clark CollegeYesYes
Louisiana State UniversityNoNo
Loyola Marymount UniversityNoNo
Loyola University ChicagoNoNo
Loyola University MarylandYesNoNonevaluative, informational only
Macalester CollegeYesYes
Marietta CollegeYesNo
Marist CollegeNoNo
Marlboro CollegeYesNo
Marquette UniversityNoNo
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyNoYes
McDaniel CollegeYesNo
Messiah CollegeNoNo
Miami UniversityNoNo
Michigan State UniversityNoNo
Middlebury CollegeNoYes
Millsaps CollegeYesYes
Milwaukee School of EngineeringNoNo
Mississippi State UniversityNoNo
Morehouse CollegeYesYesFollow scripted questions on ZeeMee
Mount Holyoke CollegeYesYes
Muhlenberg CollegeYesYes
New College of FloridaNoNo
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyYesNo
New York UniversityNoNoAdmissions office will sometimes choose to interview candidates online
North Carolina State UniversityNoNo
Northeastern UniversityNoNoAdmissions office invites some candidates for interviews
Northwestern UniversityNoYes
Oberlin CollegeYesYes
Occidental CollegeYesYes
Oglethorpe UniversityYesNo
Ohio State UniversityNoNo
Ohio UniversityNoNo
Oregon State UniversityNoNo
Penn State UniversityNoNo
Pepperdine UniversityNoNo
Pitzer CollegeYesYesSkype available
Pomona CollegeNoYes
Princeton UniversityNoYes
Principia CollegeNoYesInterviews conducted by Christian Science references
Providence CollegeYesNoNonevaluative, informational only
Purdue UniversityNoNo
Quinnipiac UniversityYesNo
Ramapo College of New JerseyNoNo
Reed CollegeYesYes
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteNoNo
Rhodes CollegeYesYesNo interviewing link available
Rice UniversityYesYes
Ripon CollegeYesYes
Roanoke CollegeYesNo
Rochester Institute of TechnologyYesYes
Rockhurst UniversityYesNo
Rollins CollegeYesNo
Rutgers UniversityNoNo
Saint John's University (MN)YesNo
Saint Joseph's UniversityYesNoNonevaluative, informational only
Saint Louis UniversityYesNo
Saint Mary's College, Notre DameNoNo
Saint Michael's CollegeYesNo
Samford UniversityNoNo
San Diego State UniversityNoNo
San Francisco State UniversityNoNo
Santa Clara UniversityNoNo
Sarah Lawrence CollegeYesYesSkype is available for non-NY residents
Scripps CollegeYesYes
Seattle UniversityYesYesNo interviewing link available
Seton Hall UniversityYesNo
Sewanee: University of the SouthYesNo
Siena CollegeYesNo
Simmons CollegeYesNo
Skidmore CollegeYesYes
Smith CollegeYesYes
Southern Methodist UniversityNoNo
Southwestern UniversityYesYes
Spelman CollegeNoNo
St. Edward's UniversityYesNo
St. John's College, AnnapolisYesNo
St. John's College, Santa FeYesNo
St. Lawrence UniversityYesYes
St. Mary's College of MarylandYesNo
St. Olaf CollegeYesYes
Stanford UniversityNoYes
Stevens Institute of TechnologyYesNoPhone/Skype allowed
Stonehill CollegeYesNo
SUNY Binghamton UniversityNoNo
SUNY Stony BrookYesYes
SUNY University at BuffaloYesNoNo interviewing link available
SUNY, College of Environmental Science and ForestryNoNo
SUNY, GeneseoNoNo
SUNY, Maritime CollegeYesNo
SUNY, New PaltzNoNo
SUNY, OneontaYesNo
SUNY, OswegoYesNo
SUNY, Purchase CollegeYesNoNonevaluative, informational only
SUNY, University at AlbanyNoNo
Susquehanna UniversityYesNo
Swarthmore CollegeYesYes
Syracuse UniversityYesYes
Temple UniversityNoNo
Texas A&M UniversityNoNo
Texas Christian UniversityYesYesSkype allowed
Texas Tech UniversityNoNo
The College of New JerseyNoNo
The College of WoosterYesYes
Thomas Aquinas CollegeYesNo
Towson UniversityNoNo
Trinity CollegeYesYes
Trinity UniversityYesYesSkype allowed
Truman State UniversityNoNo
Tufts UniversityNoYes
Tulane UniversityNoYes
Union CollegeYesYes
United States Air Force AcademyNoYesWith an Admissions Liaison Officer
United States Coast Guard AcademyNoYes
United States Merchant Marine AcademyNoYesScreening interview with nominating authority
United States Military AcademyNoYesWith Military Academy Liaison Officer
United States Naval AcademyNoYesWith Blue and Gold Officer
University of AlabamaNoYesInformational sessions available with regional "recruiters"
University of ArizonaNoNo
University of California, BerkeleyNoNo
University of California, DavisNoNo
University of California, IrvineNoNo
University of California, Los AngelesNoNo
University of California, RiversideNoNo
University of California, San DiegoNoNo
University of California, Santa BarbaraNoNo
University of California, Santa CruzNoNo
University of Central FloridaNoNo
University of ChicagoYesYes
University of CincinnatiNoNo
University of Colorado BoulderNoNo
University of Connecticut, StorrsNoNo
University of DallasNoN0
University of DaytonNoNo
University of DelawareYesYes
University of DenverNoNo
University of EvansvilleYesNo
University of FloridaNoNo
University of GeorgiaNoNo
University of Hawaii at ManoaNoNo
University of HoustonNoNo
University of Illinois at ChicagoNoNo
University of Illinois, Urbana ChampaignNoNo
University of IowaNoNo
University of KansasNoNo
University of KentuckyYesNo*For certain programs only
University of LouisvilleNoNo
University of MaineYesNoNo nterviewing link available
University of Mary WashingtonYesNo
University of MarylandNoNo
University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyNoNo
University of Massachusetts AmherstNoNo
University of MiamiNoNo
University of MichiganNoNo
University of MinnesotaNoNo
University of Minnesota, MorrisYesNo
University of MississippiNoNo
University of Missouri, ColumbiaNoNo
University of Missouri, Kansas CityNoNo
University of MontanaNoNo
University of Nebraska-LincolnNoNo
University of New HampshireYesNoOnly for theater-related majors--no other interviews are granted
University of North Carolina at AshevilleNoNoCan meet one-on-one with professor--non evaluative
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillNoNo
University of North Carolina at CharlotteNoNo
University of North Carolina at GreensboroNoNo
University of North Carolina at WilmingtonNoNo
University of North TexasNoNo
University of Notre DameNoNo
University of OklahomaNoNo
University of OregonNoNo
University of PennsylvaniaNoYes
University of PittsburghNoNo
University of PortlandNoNo
University of Puget SoundYesNo
University of RedlandsYesYes
University of Rhode IslandNoNo
University of RichmondYesYesNonevaluative, informational only
University of RochesterYesYes
University of San DiegoYesYesNo interviewing link available
University of San FranciscoNoNo
University of ScrantonYesNoBy invitation only
University of South CarolinaNoNo
University of South FloridaNoNo
University of Southern CaliforniaYesYes
University of St. Thomas (MN)NoNo
University of TennesseeNoNo
University of Texas at AustinNoNo
University of Texas at DallasNoNo
University of TulsaYesNoSkype accepted; Initialview for international students
University of UtahNoNo
University of VermontNoNo
University of VirginiaNoNo
University of WashingtonNoNo
University of WisconsinNoNo
Ursinus CollegeYesNo
Vanderbilt UniversityNoYes
Vassar CollegeNoYes
Villanova UniversityNoNo
Virginia TechNoNo
Wabash CollegeYesNo
Wake Forest UniversityYesNoWebcam intervies available
Warren Wilson CollegeYesNoSkype for international students
Washington & Jefferson CollegeYesNo
Washington and Lee UniversityYesYes
Washington State UniversityNoNo
Washington UniversityYesYes
Wellesley CollegeYesYes
Wentworth Institute of TechnologyNoNo
Wesleyan UniversityYesYes
West Chester University of PennsylvaniaNoNo
Westmont CollegeYesNo
Wheaton College (IL)YesNo
Wheaton College (MA)YesNo
Whitman CollegeYesNo
Whittier CollegeYesYes
Williams CollegeNoNo
Wittenberg UniversityYesNo
Wofford CollegeYesNo
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteYesYes
Xavier UniversityNoNo
Yale UniversityYesYes
Yeshiva UniversityYesNo
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