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. For tips on how to nail a college interview revisit our blog on the subject.

*Data collected from institution websites and via phone/email correspondence with admission staff.

Table updated on August 24, 2021

InstitutionInterview w/ Admissions OfficerAlumni InterviewAdditional Info
Adelphi UniversityYes
Agnes Scott CollegeYes
Allegheny CollegeYes
American UniversityNoAU
Amherst CollegeNo
Appalachian State UniversityNoApp State
Arizona State UniversityNoASU
Auburn UniversityNo
Augustana CollegeYesRequired for homeschool & early decision
Austin CollegeYes
Babson CollegeYes
Bard CollegeYes
Barnard CollegeYes
Bates CollegeYesYes
Baylor UniversityNo
Belmont UniversityNo
Beloit CollegeYes
Bennington CollegeYes
Bentley UniversityYes
Berea CollegeYes
Binghamton UniversityYes
Bloomsburg University of PennsylvaniaNo
Boston CollegeNoBC
Boston UniversityYesSome Programs have Auditions/InterviewsBU
Bowdoin CollegeYesYes
Bowling Green State UniversityNo
Bradley UniversityYes
Brandeis UniversityYes
Brigham Young University-ProvoNoBYU
Brown UniversityYesNoVideo Introduction
Bryant UniversityYes
Bryn Mawr CollegeYesStrongly recommended, required for homeschool & early admission applicants
Bucknell UniversityNo
Butler UniversityYesFor Applicants in the Jordan College of the Arts
Cal Poly, Pomona
Cal Poly, San Luis ObispoNo
California Institute of TechnologyNoCaltech
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Long Beach
Carleton CollegeYes
Carnegie Mellon UniversityNoCMU
Case Western Reserve UniversityYesCWRU
Catholic University of AmericaYes
Central Michigan UniversityYesCMU
Centre CollegeYes
Chapman UniversityYesRegional or Fellows Interview are available
Christopher Newport UniversityYesStrongly Encouraged
Citadel Military College of South CarolinaYesSchool may request interview
Claremont McKenna CollegeYesHighly RecommendedCMC
Clark UniversityYes
Clarkson UniversityYes
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina UniversityYes
Colby CollegeNo
Colgate UniversityYesCan also interview with a current student
College of CharlestonNoCofC
College of Saint BenedictNo
College of the Holy CrossYes
College of William and MaryYes
Colorado CollegeYesCC
Colorado School of MinesNo
Colorado State UniversityNoCSU
Columbia UniversityYes
Connecticut CollegeYes
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and ArtNo
Cornell CollegeYes
Cornell UniversityYesFor Architecture
Creighton UniversityYes
CUNY Bernard M Baruch CollegeYes
CUNY Hunter CollegeNo
Dartmouth CollegeYes
Davidson CollegeNo
Denison UniversityYesYes
DePaul UniversityYesRequired for the School of Music and The Theatre School
DePauw UniversityYes
Dickinson CollegeYes
Drake UniversityYesInterview or Essay for Test-Optional Applicants
Drew UniversityYesRecommended
Drexel UniversityNo
Duke UniversityYes
Duquesne UniversityYes
Earlham CollegeYes
East Carolina UniversityECU
Eckerd CollegeYes
Elon UniversityYes
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityNoERAU
Emerson CollegeNo
Emory UniversityYesA small subset may be invited to an alumni interview
Fairfield UniversityYesEncouraged for test optional applicants
Florida Atlantic UniversityFAU
Florida Gulf Coast UniversityNoFGCU
Florida Institute of TechnologyYesFIT
Florida International UniversityNoFIU
Florida Southern CollegeYes
Florida State UniversityNoFSU
Fordham UniversityNo
Franklin and Marshall CollegeYesF&M
Franklin W. Olin College of EngineeringYesCandidates Weekend
Furman UniversityYesRequired for Homeschool students
George Mason UniversityNoGMU
George Washington UniversityGW; GWU
Georgetown UniversityYesInterview is Required
Georgia CollegeYesInformational Sessions available
Georgia Institute of TechnologyNoGeorgia Tech
Georgia Southern UniversityNoGSU
Georgia State UniversityGSU
Gettysburg CollegeYes
Gonzaga UniversityYesEncouraged for students with below average credentials
Goucher CollegeYesCan submit a video
Grinnell CollegeYes
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeYes
Hamilton CollegeYes
Harvard UniversityYes
Harvey Mudd CollegeYesYesRecommendedHMU
Haverford CollegeYes
Hendrix CollegeNo
High Point UniversityYes
Hobart William Smith CollegesYesHWS
Hofstra University
Hope College
Howard University
Illinois Institute of TechnologyNoIIT
Illinois State UniversityNo
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityYesRequired for Test Optional
Indiana University BloomingtonNoIU; IUB
Indiana University-Purdue University-IndianapolisNoIUPUI
Iowa State UniversityYesISU
Ithaca CollegeNoSpecific Programs may require an interview/audition
James Madison UniversityNoJMU
John Carroll UniversityNo
Johns Hopkins UniversityNoJHU
Juniata CollegeYes
Kalamazoo CollegeYes
Kansas State UniversityNoScholarship Opportunities may requestKSU
Kenyon CollegeYesRecommended
Kettering UniversityNo
Knox CollegeYesRecommended
Lafayette CollegeYes
Lake Forest CollegeYesRequired for Test Optional
Lawrence UniversityYes
Lehigh UniversityYes
Lewis & Clark CollegeYes
Louisiana State UniversityNoLSU
Loyola Marymount UniversityNoLMU
Loyola University ChicagoYes
Loyola University MarylandNo
Macalester CollegeYes
Manhattan CollegeYes
Marist College
Marquette UniversityYesFor some Homeschool students
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyYesMIT
Massachusetts Maritime AcademyYesMMA
McDaniel College
Mercer UniversityYes
Mercyhurst UniversityYesIf chosen for Supplemental Review
Merrimack CollegeYes
Miami UniversityNoMU
Michigan State UniversityNoMSU
Michigan Technological UniversityNo
Middlebury CollegeYes
Millersville University of PennsylvaniaYesFor Applicants who do not meet Test Optional Requirements
Milwaukee School of EngineeringNo
Mississippi State UniversityNoMSU
Missouri University of Science and TechnologyYesIn Special Case Admissions only
Monmouth UniversityNo
Morehouse CollegeNo
Mount Holyoke CollegeYesMHC
Muhlenberg CollegeYes
New College of FloridaNo
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyYesNJIT
New Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologyNoNMIT
New York UniversityYesFor Applicants to the Tisch School of the ArtsNYU
North Carolina State UniversityNoNCSU; NC State
Northeastern UniversityNo
Northern Arizona UniversityNoNAU
Northwestern UniversityYes
Oberlin CollegeYesFor College of Arts & Science
Occidental CollegeYesStrongly EncouragedOxy
Ohio State UniversityOSU
Ohio UniversityYesFor the Honors at OhioOU
Ohio Wesleyan UniversityNoOWU
Oklahoma State UniversityNoOSU
Old Dominion UniversityNo
Oregon State UniversityNoOSU
Pennsylvania State University - University ParkYesFor Special admission programs or some academic collegesPSU; Penn State
Pepperdine UniversityYes
Pitzer CollegeYes
Pomona CollegeYesYes
Princeton UniversityYes
Providence CollegeYes
Purdue UniversityNo
Quinnipiac UniversityYes
Ramapo College of New JerseyYesEarly Decision Applicants
Reed CollegeYes
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteNoRPI
Rhode Island School of DesignNoRISD
Rhodes CollegeYes
Rice UniversityYesYes
Rochester Institute of TechnologyYesRIT
Roger Williams UniversityYes
Rollins College
Rose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyYes
Rowan UniversityNoSpecific Programs may require an interview/audition
Rutgers University-CamdenNo
Rutgers University-New BrunswickNoRU
Rutgers University-NewarkNo
Sacred Heart UniversityYes
Saint Anselm CollegeYes
Saint Johns UniversityNoSJU
Saint Joseph's UniversityYesSJU
Saint Louis UniversityYes
Saint Mary's CollegeYes
Saint Mary's College of CaliforniaYes
Saint Michael's CollegeYes
Salisbury UniversityYesOnly Early Admission Applicants
Salve Regina UniversityYes
Samford University
San Diego State UniversityNoSDSU
San Francisco State UniversitySFSU
San Jose State UniversityNoSJSU
Santa Clara UniversityNoSCU
Sarah Lawrence CollegeYes
Scripps CollegeYesYes
Seattle UniversityYesYes
Seton Hall UniversityYes
Sewanee: The University of the SouthYesYesSewanee
Siena CollegeYes
Simmons UniversityYes
Skidmore CollegeYes
Smith CollegeYesYes
Soka University of AmericaYes
Southern Methodist UniversityNoSMU
Southwestern UniversityYesRequred for test optional
Spelman College
St John's University-New YorkNoSJU
St Lawrence UniversityYesSLU
St Olaf CollegeYes
St. John's College (MD)YesStrongly Recommended
St. John's College (NM)YesStrongly Recommended
St. Mary's College of MarylandYes
Stanford UniversityYes
State University of New York at New PaltzNo
Stetson UniversityNo
Stevens Institute of TechnologyYesStevens Tech
Stonehill CollegeYes
Stony Brook UniversityYes
Suffolk UniversityNo
SUNY at AlbanyNo
SUNY at Purchase CollegeYesSpecific Programs may require an interview/audition
SUNY College at GeneseoNo
SUNY College at OswegoYes
SUNY College at PotsdamYes
SUNY College of Environmental Science and ForestryNo
SUNY CortlandYes
SUNY OneontaYes
Susquehanna UniversityYesSU
Swarthmore CollegeYes
Syracuse UniversityYes
Temple UniversityNo
Texas A & M University-College Station
Texas Christian UniversityYesTCU
The College of New JerseyNoTCNJ
The College of WoosterYes
The University of MontanaNo
The University of Tennessee-KnoxvilleUTK
The University of Texas at AustinNoUT Austin
The University of Texas at DallasNoUT Dallas
Towson UniversityNo
Transylvania UniversityYesSome Scholarship opportunities may request an interview
Trinity CollegeYes
Trinity UniversityYes
Truman State UniversityNo
Tufts UniversityYes
Tulane UniversityYes
Union CollegeYesYes
United States Air Force AcademyYesWill need nomination from congressional/senate delegateUSAA
United States Coast Guard AcademyYesRequested by schoolUSCGA
United States Merchant Marine AcademyNoWill need nomination from congressional/senate delegateUSMMA
United States Military AcademyYesUSMA
United States Naval AcademyYesUSNA
University at BuffaloYes
University of AlabamaNo
University of Alabama at BirminghamNo
University of ArizonaNoUA
University of ArkansasNo
University of California, BerkeleyNoUCB; UC Berkeley
University of California, DavisNoUCD; UC Davis
University of California, IrvineNoUCI; UC Irvine
University of California, Los AngelesNoUCLA
University of California, MercedNoUCM
University of California, RiversideNoUCR; UC Riverside
University of California, San DiegoNoUCSD; UC San Diego
University of California, Santa BarbaraNoUCSB; UC Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa CruzNoUCSC; UC Santa Cruz
University of Central FloridaNoUCF
University of ChicagoNoUChicago
University of CincinnatiYesFor Applicants of College Conservatory of MusicUC
University of Colorado BoulderNoCU
University of ConnecticutNoUConn
University of Dallas
University of DaytonNo
University of DelawareNoUD
University of DenverNoDU
University of FloridaUF
University of GeorgiaUGA
University of HoustonNo
University of Illinois at ChicagoYesFor a few Specific Programs UIC
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignYesFor Theatre ApplicantsUIUC
University of IowaNo
University of KansasKU
University of KentuckyYesUKY
University of LouisvilleYesEarly Admission ApplicantsUL
University of MaineYes
University of Mary WashingtonYes
University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyNoUMBC
University of Maryland, College ParkNoUM
University of Massachusetts AmherstYesOptional for International ApplicantsUMass Amherst
University of Massachusetts BostonNoUMass Boston
University of Massachusetts LowellNoUMass Lowell
University of MemphisNo
University of MiamiNoUM
University of MichiganNoUMich; UM
University of Michigan-DearbornNo
University of Minnesota-DuluthNoUMD
University of Minnesota-MorrisYesUMM
University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesNoUMN
University of MississippiNoOle Miss
University of Missouri-ColumbiaMizzou
University of Nebraska-LincolnNoUNL
University of Nevada-Las VegasNoUNLV
University of Nevada-RenoNoUNR
University of New HampshireNoUNH
University of New MexicoUNM
University of North Carolina at AshevilleNoUNCA
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillNoUNC
University of North Carolina at CharlotteUNCC
University of North Carolina WilmingtonNoUNCW
University of North DakotaNoUND
University of North FloridaUNF
University of North TexasYesEarly Admission Applicants onlyUNT
University of Notre DameNoND
University of OklahomaOU
University of OregonNoUO
University of PennsylvaniaYesUPenn
University of Pittsburgh
University of PortlandNo
University of Puget SoundYes
University of RedlandsYes
University of Rhode IslandNoURI
University of RichmondYesYesUR
University of RochesterYesYesUR
University of San DiegoYesUSD
University of San FranciscoUSF
University of ScrantonYesBy Invitation only
University of South CarolinaNoUSC
University of South DakotaNoUSD
University of South FloridaNoUSF
University of Southern CaliforniaNoUSC
University of St Thomas
University of TampaYesInternational Applicants
University of the PacificYesFor Some majors and programs
University of TulsaYes
University of UtahNo
University of VermontNoUVM
University of Virginia-Main CampusNoUVA
University of WashingtonNoUW
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
University of Wisconsin-MadisonUW Madison
University of Wyoming
Ursinus CollegeYesRequired for homeschool students or narrative grading school systems
Valparaiso UniversityYes
Vanderbilt UniversityYes
Vassar CollegeYes
Villanova UniversityNo
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityNoVCU
Virginia Military InstituteYesVMI
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityNoVirginia Tech
Wabash CollegeYesRecommended
Wake Forest UniversityYesWFU
Washington & Jefferson CollegeYes
Washington and Lee UniversityYesYesW&L
Washington CollegeYes
Washington State UniversityNoWSU
Washington University in St. LouisYesYesWashU
Wellesley CollegeYesYes
Wesleyan UniversityYesYes
West Chester University of PennsylvaniaYesFor Respiratory Care Applicants
West Virginia UniversityYesEarly Admission ApplicantsWVU
Western Carolina UniversityNoWCU
Western Washington UniversityNo
Westmont CollegeYes
Wheaton College ILYes
Wheaton College MAYes
Whitman CollegeYes
Whittier College
Whitworth UniversityNo
Willamette UniversityYes
Williams CollegeNo
Wofford CollegeNo
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteYesWPI
Xavier UniversityNo
Yale UniversityYesYes
Yeshiva UniversityYes

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