Colleges that Consider Demonstrated Interest

The majority of colleges in the United States are struggling to meet their enrollment goals each year. Therefore, it is highly beneficial for institutions to be able make the most educated guess possible regarding how many admitted applicants will actually enroll in their freshman class—the number of students who enroll divided by the number who were accepted equals a college's yield rate—a metric that is of great concern to admissions offices. The measure that admissions officers use to hone in on candidates who are likely to enroll is something called demonstrated interest. Ways for applicants to demonstrate interest include: physically visiting campus, emailing an admission officer, attending an admissions event in your area, connecting with the university on social media, and writing an exceptionally detailed "Why this College?" essay. College Transitions is happy to provide a list of 300+ schools and the level of importance assigned to this increasingly-important admissions factor.

*Data collected from Common Data Set (CDS) forms.

Table updated August 2022

InstitutionDemonstrated Interest
Adelphi UniversityConsidered
Agnes Scott CollegeConsidered
Alfred UniversityConsidered
Allegheny CollegeConsidered
American UniversityConsidered
Amherst CollegeNot Considered
Appalachian State UniversityConsidered
Arizona State University-TempeNot Considered
Auburn UniversityConsidered
Austin CollegeConsidered
Babson CollegeConsidered
Bard CollegeConsidered
Barnard CollegeConsidered
Bates CollegeConsidered
Baylor UniversityConsidered
Belmont UniversityNot Considered
Beloit CollegeConsidered
Bennington CollegeNot Considered
Bentley UniversityConsidered
Berea CollegeConsidered
Binghamton UniversityConsidered
Boston CollegeNot Considered
Boston UniversityConsidered
Bowdoin CollegeNot Considered
Bradley UniversityConsidered
Brandeis UniversityConsidered
Brigham Young University-ProvoConsidered
Brown UniversityNot Considered
Bryant UniversityConsidered
Bryn Mawr CollegeNot Considered
Bucknell UniversityNot Considered
Butler UniversityConsidered
California Institute of TechnologyNot Considered
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis ObispoNot Considered
California State Polytechnic University-PomonaNot Considered
California State University-FresnoNot Considered
California State University-FullertonNot Considered
California State University-Long BeachNot Considered
California State University-Los AngelesNot Considered
Carleton CollegeNot Considered
Carnegie Mellon UniversityNot Considered
Case Western Reserve UniversityConsidered
Centre CollegeNot Considered
Chapman UniversityConsidered
Claremont McKenna CollegeNot Considered
Clark UniversityConsidered
Clarkson UniversityConsidered
Clemson UniversityNot Considered
Coastal Carolina UniversityNot Considered
Colby CollegeConsidered
Colgate UniversityNot Considered
College of CharlestonConsidered
College of the Holy CrossNot Considered
College of William and MaryConsidered
Colorado CollegeConsidered
Colorado School of MinesConsidered
Colorado State University-Fort CollinsNot Considered
Columbia University in the City of New YorkNot Considered
Connecticut CollegeConsidered
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and ArtConsidered
Cornell UniversityNot Considered
Creighton UniversityConsidered
CUNY Bernard M Baruch CollegeNot Considered
CUNY Brooklyn CollegeNot Considered
CUNY Hunter CollegeNot Considered
Dartmouth CollegeConsidered
Davidson CollegeNot Considered
Denison UniversityConsidered
DePaul UniversityConsidered
DePauw UniversityConsidered
Dickinson CollegeConsidered
Drew UniversityConsidered
Drexel UniversityConsidered
Duke UniversityConsidered
Duquesne UniversityConsidered
Earlham CollegeNot Considered
East Carolina UniversityConsidered
Eckerd CollegeConsidered
Elon UniversityConsidered
Emerson CollegeNot Considered
Emory UniversityNot Considered
Fairfield UniversityConsidered
Florida Atlantic UniversityConsidered
Florida Gulf Coast UniversityNot Considered
Florida Institute of TechnologyConsidered
Florida International UniversityConsidered
Florida Southern CollegeConsidered
Florida State UniversityNot Considered
Fordham UniversityConsidered
Franklin and Marshall CollegeConsidered
Franklin W Olin College of EngineeringConsidered
Furman UniversityConsidered
George Mason UniversityConsidered
George Washington UniversityConsidered
Georgetown UniversityNot Considered
Georgia College & State UniversityConsidered
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main CampusConsidered
Georgia State UniversityNot Considered
Gettysburg CollegeConsidered
Gonzaga UniversityConsidered
Grinnell CollegeConsidered
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeConsidered
Hamilton CollegeConsidered
Harvard UniversityNot Considered
Harvey Mudd CollegeNot Considered
Haverford CollegeConsidered
Hendrix CollegeNot Considered
High Point UniversityConsidered
Hobart William Smith CollegesConsidered
Hofstra UniversityConsidered
Howard UniversityConsidered
Illinois CollegeConsidered
Illinois Institute of TechnologyConsidered
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityConsidered
Indiana University-BloomingtonNot Considered
Indiana University-Purdue University-IndianapolisNot Considered
Iowa State UniversityNot Considered
Ithaca CollegeConsidered
James Madison UniversityNot Considered
Johns Hopkins UniversityNot Considered
Juniata CollegeConsidered
Kalamazoo CollegeConsidered
Kansas State UniversityConsidered
Kenyon CollegeConsidered
Lafayette CollegeConsidered
Lake Forest CollegeConsidered
Lawrence UniversityConsidered
Lehigh UniversityConsidered
Lewis & Clark CollegeConsidered
Linfield College-McMinnville CampusConsidered
Loyola Marymount UniversityNot Considered
Loyola University ChicagoConsidered
Loyola University MarylandNot Considered
Macalester CollegeNot Considered
Manhattan CollegeConsidered
Marist CollegeConsidered
Marquette UniversityNot Considered
Massachusetts College of Liberal ArtsConsidered
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyNot Considered
Miami University-OxfordNot Considered
Michigan State UniversityConsidered
Michigan Technological UniversityNot Considered
Middlebury CollegeConsidered
Milwaukee School of EngineeringNot Considered
Morehouse CollegeConsidered
Mount Holyoke CollegeConsidered
Muhlenberg CollegeConsidered
New College of FloridaConsidered
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyConsidered
New York Institute of TechnologyConsidered
New York UniversityConsidered
North Carolina State University at RaleighNot Considered
Northeastern UniversityConsidered
Northern Arizona UniversityNot Considered
Northwestern UniversityConsidered
Oberlin CollegeConsidered
Occidental CollegeConsidered
Ohio State University-Main CampusNot Considered
Ohio University-Main CampusNot Considered
Ohio Wesleyan UniversityNot Considered
Oklahoma State University-Main CampusNot Considered
Oregon State UniversityConsidered
Pennsylvania State University-Main CampusNot Considered
Pepperdine UniversityNot Considered
Pitzer CollegeConsidered
Pomona CollegeNot Considered
Princeton UniversityNot Considered
Providence CollegeConsidered
Purdue University-Main CampusConsidered
Quinnipiac UniversityConsidered
Ramapo College of New JerseyConsidered
Reed CollegeConsidered
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteConsidered
Rhodes CollegeConsidered
Rice UniversityConsidered
Rochester Institute of TechnologyConsidered
Rollins CollegeConsidered
Rose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyConsidered
Rutgers University-New BrunswickNot Considered
Saint Johns UniversityNot Considered
Saint Mary's College of CaliforniaConsidered
San Diego State UniversityNot Considered
San Francisco State UniversityNot Considered
San Jose State UniversityNot Considered
Santa Clara UniversityConsidered
Sarah Lawrence CollegeConsidered
Scripps CollegeNot Considered
Seattle UniversityConsidered
Seton Hall UniversityConsidered
Skidmore CollegeConsidered
Smith CollegeNot Considered
Southern Methodist UniversityConsidered
Spelman CollegeConsidered
St John's University-New YorkConsidered
St Lawrence UniversityConsidered
St Olaf CollegeConsidered
St. John's CollegeConsidered
St. John's CollegeConsidered
St. Mary's College of MarylandConsidered
Stanford UniversityNot Considered
Stetson UniversityNot Considered
Stevens Institute of TechnologyConsidered
Stony Brook UniversityConsidered
SUNY at AlbanyNot Considered
SUNY College at GeneseoConsidered
SUNY College at OswegoConsidered
SUNY College of Environmental Science and ForestryConsidered
SUNY OneontaConsidered
Susquehanna UniversityConsidered
Swarthmore CollegeNot Considered
Syracuse UniversityConsidered
Temple UniversityConsidered
Texas A & M University-College StationConsidered
Texas Christian UniversityConsidered
Texas Tech UniversityConsidered
The College of New JerseyConsidered
The College of WoosterConsidered
The University of Tennessee-KnoxvilleConsidered
The University of Texas at AustinNot Considered
The University of Texas at DallasConsidered
The University of the SouthConsidered
Trinity CollegeConsidered
Trinity UniversityConsidered
Tufts UniversityConsidered
Tulane University of LouisianaConsidered
Union CollegeConsidered
United States Air Force AcademyConsidered
United States Coast Guard AcademyConsidered
United States Merchant Marine AcademyConsidered
United States Military AcademyConsidered
United States Naval AcademyConsidered
University at BuffaloNot Considered
University of Alabama at BirminghamNot Considered
University of ArizonaConsidered
University of ArkansasNot Considered
University of California-BerkeleyNot Considered
University of California-DavisNot Considered
University of California-IrvineNot Considered
University of California-Los AngelesNot Considered
University of California-MercedNot Considered
University of California-RiversideNot Considered
University of California-San DiegoNot Considered
University of California-Santa BarbaraNot Considered
University of California-Santa CruzNot Considered
University of Central FloridaConsidered
University of ChicagoConsidered
University of Cincinnati-Main CampusNot Considered
University of Colorado BoulderNot Considered
University of ConnecticutConsidered
University of DaytonConsidered
University of DelawareConsidered
University of DenverConsidered
University of FloridaNot Considered
University of GeorgiaNot Considered
University of HoustonNot Considered
University of Illinois at ChicagoNot Considered
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignNot Considered
University of IowaNot Considered
University of KentuckyNot Considered
University of LouisvilleNot Considered
University of MaineNot Considered
University of Mary WashingtonConsidered
University of Maryland-Baltimore CountyNot Considered
University of Maryland-College ParkNot Considered
University of Massachusetts-AmherstConsidered
University of Massachusetts-BostonNot Considered
University of MiamiConsidered
University of Michigan-Ann ArborConsidered
University of Minnesota-MorrisConsidered
University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesNot Considered
University of MississippiNot Considered
University of Missouri-ColumbiaNot Considered
University of Nebraska-LincolnNot Considered
University of Nevada-Las VegasNot Considered
University of Nevada-RenoNot Considered
University of New Hampshire-Main CampusNot Considered
University of New Mexico-Main CampusNot Considered
University of North Carolina at AshevilleConsidered
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillNot Considered
University of North Carolina at CharlotteConsidered
University of North Carolina at GreensboroNot Considered
University of North Carolina WilmingtonConsidered
University of Notre DameConsidered
University of Oklahoma-Norman CampusConsidered
University of OregonNot Considered
University of PennsylvaniaNot Considered
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh CampusConsidered
University of PortlandConsidered
University of Puget SoundConsidered
University of RedlandsNot Considered
University of Rhode IslandConsidered
University of RichmondNot Considered
University of RochesterConsidered
University of San DiegoConsidered
University of San FranciscoConsidered
University of South Carolina-ColumbiaNot Considered
University of South Florida-Main CampusNot Considered
University of Southern CaliforniaNot Considered
University of TulsaConsidered
University of UtahNot Considered
University of VermontConsidered
University of Virginia-Main CampusNot Considered
University of Washington-Seattle CampusNot Considered
University of Wisconsin-MadisonNot Considered
Vanderbilt UniversityNot Considered
Vassar CollegeNot Considered
Villanova UniversityConsidered
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityNot Considered
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityNot Considered
Wake Forest UniversityConsidered
Washington and Lee UniversityConsidered
Washington University in St LouisConsidered
Wellesley CollegeConsidered
Wesleyan UniversityNot Considered
West Virginia UniversityConsidered
Wheaton CollegeConsidered
Wheaton CollegeConsidered
Whitman CollegeConsidered
Willamette UniversityNot Considered
Williams CollegeNot Considered
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteConsidered
Yale UniversityNot Considered
Yeshiva UniversityConsidered
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