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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 360+ schools and the level of importance assigned to this increasingly-important admissions factor.

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

Table updated August 2019.

InstitutionDemonstrated Interest
Agnes Scott CollegeConsidered
Albion CollegeNot Considered
Alfred UniversityConsidered
Allegheny CollegeImportant
Alma CollegeConsidered
American UniversityVery Important
Amherst CollegeNot Considered
Appalachian State UniversityConsidered
Arizona State UniversityNot Considered
Auburn UniversityImportant
Augustana College (IL)Important
Austin CollegeImportant
Babson CollegeConsidered
Bard CollegeConsidered
Barnard CollegeConsidered
Bates CollegeImportant
Baylor UniversityConsidered
Belmont UniversityNot Considered
Beloit CollegeConsidered
Bennington CollegeNot Considered
Bentley UniversityImportant
Berea CollegeConsidered
Berry CollegeNot Considered
Birmingham Southern CollegeNot Considered
Boston CollegeNot Considered
Boston UniversityImportant
Bowdoin CollegeNot Considered
Bradley UniversityConsidered
Brandeis UniversityImportant
Brigham Young UniversityConsidered
Brown UniversityNot Considered
Bryant UniversityConsidered
Bryn Mawr CollegeNot Considered
Bucknell UniversityNot Considered
Butler UniversityImportant
California Institute of TechnologyNot Considered
California Poly, San Luis ObispoNot Considered
Calvin CollegeConsidered
Canisius CollegeConsidered
Carleton CollegeNot Considered
Carnegie Mellon UniversityNot Considered
Case Western Reserve UniversityConsidered
Catholic UniversityConsidered
Centre CollegeNot Considered
Champlain CollegeImportant
Chapman UniversityNot Considered
Christopher Newport UniversityImportant
Claremont McKenna CollegeNot Considered
Clark UniversityConsidered
Clemson UniversityNot Considered
Coe CollegeConsidered
Colby CollegeConsidered
Colgate UniversityNot Considered
College of CharlestonConsidered
College of the AtlanticConsidered
College of the Holy CrossConsidered
College of the OzarksImportant
College of William and MaryConsidered
Colorado CollegeConsidered
Colorado School of MinesConsidered
Colorado State UniversityNot Considered
Columbia UniversityNot Considered
Connecticut CollegeConsidered
Cooper UnionVery Important
Cornell CollegeConsidered
Cornell UniversityNot Considered
Creighton UniversityConsidered
CUNY, Baruch CollegeNot Considered
CUNY, Brooklyn CollegeNot Considered
CUNY, City CollegeNot Considered
CUNY, Hunter CollegeNot Considered
Dartmouth CollegeNot Considered
Davidson CollegeConsidered
Denison UniversityImportant
DePaul UniversityImportant
DePauw UniversityConsidered
Dickinson CollegeVery Important
Drake UniversityNot Considered
Drew UniversityConsidered
Drexel UniversityConsidered
Duke UniversityConsidered
Duquesne UniversityConsidered
Earlham CollegeNot Considered
East Carolina UniversityConsidered
Eckerd CollegeImportant
Elizabethtown CollegeConsidered
Elon UniversityConsidered
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityNot Considered
Emerson CollegeNot Considered
Emory UniversityNot Considered
Evergreen State CollegeImportant
Fairfield UniversityImportant
Florida Atlantic UniversityConsidered
Florida Gulf Coast UniversityConsidered
Florida Institute of TechnologyImportant
Florida International UniversityConsidered
Florida Southern CollegeImportant
Florida State UniversityNot Considered
Fordham UniversityConsidered
Franklin & Marshall CollegeConsidered
Furman UniversityConsidered
George Mason UniversityConsidered
George Washington UniversityConsidered
Georgetown CollegeNot Considered
Georgetown UniversityNot Considered
Georgia CollegeVery Important
Georgia Institute of TechnologyConsidered
Georgia State UniversityNot Considered
Gettysburg CollegeConsidered
Gonzaga UniversityConsidered
Goucher CollegeConsidered
Grinnell CollegeConsidered
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeConsidered
Hamilton CollegeConsidered
Hampshire CollegeVery Important
Harvard UniversityNot Considered
Harvey Mudd CollegeNot Considered
Haverford CollegeConsidered
Hendrix CollegeNot Considered
High Point UniversityImportant
Hiram CollegeVery Important
Hobart and William Smith CollegesConsidered
Hofstra UniversityConsidered
Hollins UniversityConsidered
Hood CollegeConsidered
Hope CollegeNot Considered
Howard UniversityConsidered
Illinois Institute of TechnologyConsidered
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityConsidered
Indiana UniversityNot Considered
Ithaca CollegeVery Important
James Madison UniversityNot Considered
Johns Hopkins UniversityNot Considered
Juniata CollegeConsidered
Kalamazoo CollegeConsidered
Kenyon CollegeImportant
Kettering UniversityNot Considered
Knox CollegeConsidered
Lafayette CollegeConsidered
Lake Forest CollegeConsidered
Lawrence UniversityConsidered
Lehigh UniversityImportant
Lewis & Clark CollegeConsidered
Louisiana State UniversityConsidered
Loyola Marymount UniversityNot Considered
Loyola University ChicagoImportant
Loyola University MarylandConsidered
Macalester CollegeNot Considered
Marietta CollegeConsidered
Marist CollegeConsidered
Marlboro CollegeImportant
Marquette UniversityConsidered
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyNot Considered
McDaniel CollegeConsidered
Messiah CollegeConsidered
Miami UniversityNot Considered
Michigan State UniversityImportant
Middlebury CollegeConsidered
Millsaps CollegeNot Considered
Milwaukee School of EngineeringNot Considered
Mississippi State UniversityNot Considered
Morehouse CollegeVery Important
Mount Holyoke CollegeConsidered
Muhlenberg CollegeConsidered
New College of FloridaImportant
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyConsidered
New York UniversityConsidered
North Carolina State UniversityNot Considered
Northeastern UniversityConsidered
Northwestern UniversityConsidered
Oberlin CollegeConsidered
Occidental CollegeConsidered
Oglethorpe UniversityImportant
Ohio State UniversityNot Considered
Ohio UniversityNot Considered
Oregon State UniversityConsidered
Penn State UniversityNot Considered
Pepperdine UniversityNot Considered
Pitzer CollegeConsidered
Pomona CollegeNot Considered
Princeton UniversityNot Considered
Providence CollegeConsidered
Purdue UniversityConsidered
Quinnipiac UniversityVery Important
Ramapo College of New JerseyConsidered
Reed CollegeImportant
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteImportant
Rhodes CollegeConsidered
Rice UniversityConsidered
Ripon CollegeNot Considered
Roanoke CollegeImportant
Rochester Institute of TechnologyConsidered
Rockhurst UniversityNot Considered
Rollins CollegeConsidered
Rutgers UniversityNot Considered
Saint John's University (MN)Not Considered
Saint Joseph's UniversityConsidered
Saint Louis UniversityConsidered
Saint Mary's College, Notre DameConsidered
Saint Michael's CollegeConsidered
Samford UniversityImportant
San Diego State UniversityNot Considered
San Francisco State UniversityNot Considered
Santa Clara UniversityConsidered
Sarah Lawrence CollegeConsidered
Scripps CollegeNot Considered
Seattle UniversityImportant
Seton Hall UniversityImportant
Sewanee: University of the SouthConsidered
Siena CollegeConsidered
Simmons CollegeConsidered
Skidmore CollegeImportant
Smith CollegeNot Considered
Southern Methodist UniversityConsidered
Southwestern UniversityConsidered
Spelman CollegeConsidered
St. Edward's UniversityConsidered
St. John's College, AnnapolisImportant
St. John's College, Santa FeImportant
St. Lawrence UniversityConsidered
St. Mary's College of MarylandConsidered
St. Olaf CollegeConsidered
Stanford UniversityNot Considered
Stevens Institute of TechnologyConsidered
Stonehill CollegeConsidered
SUNY, Binghamton UniversityConsidered
SUNY, Stony Brook UniversityConsidered
SUNY, University at BuffaloNot Considered
SUNY, College of Environmental Science and ForestryVery Important
SUNY, GeneseoConsidered
SUNY, Maritime CollegeConsidered
SUNY, New PaltzConsidered
SUNY, OneontaConsidered
SUNY, OswegoConsidered
SUNY, Purchase CollegeNot Considered
SUNY, University at AlbanyConsidered
Susquehanna UniversityImportant
Swarthmore CollegeConsidered
Syracuse UniversityVery Important
Temple UniversityNot Considered
Texas A&M UniversityConsidered
Texas Christian UniversityConsidered
Texas Tech UniversityConsidered
The College of New JerseyConsidered
The College of WoosterImportant
Thomas Aquinas CollegeVery Important
Towson UniversityNot Considered
Trinity CollegeImportant
Trinity UniversityConsidered
Truman State UniversityConsidered
Tufts UniversityConsidered
Tulane UniversityConsidered
Union CollegeConsidered
United States Air Force AcademyVery Important
United States Coast Guard AcademyConsidered
United States Merchant Marine AcademyImportant
United States Military AcademyImportant
United States Naval AcademyVery Important
University of AlabamaNot Considered
University of ArizonaImportant
University of California, BerkeleyNot Considered
University of California, DavisNot Considered
University of California, IrvineNot Considered
University of California, Los AngelesNot 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 CincinnatiNot Considered
University of Colorado BoulderConsidered
University of Connecticut, StorrsConsidered
University of DallasConsidered
University of DaytonImportant
University of DelawareConsidered
University of DenverConsidered
University of EvansvilleImportant
University of FloridaConsidered
University of GeorgiaNot Considered
University of Hawaii at ManoaNot Considered
University of HoustonNot Considered
University of Illinois, Urbana ChampaignNot Considered
University of IowaNot Considered
University of KansasNot Considered
University of KentuckyNot Considered
University of LouisvilleNot Considered
University of MaineNot Considered
University of Mary WashingtonConsidered
University of MarylandNot Considered
University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyNot Considered
University of Massachusetts AmherstImportant
University of MiamiConsidered
University of MichiganConsidered
University of MinnesotaNot Considered
University of MississippiNot Considered
University of Missouri, ColumbiaConsidered
University of Missouri, Kansas CityNot Considered
University of MontanaNot Considered
University of Nebraska-LincolnNot Considered
University of New HampshireNot Considered
University of North Carolina at AshevilleImportant
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 at WilmingtonConsidered
University of North TexasConsidered
University of Notre DameConsidered
University of OklahomaConsidered
University of OregonNot Considered
University of PennsylvaniaConsidered
University of PittsburghConsidered
University of PortlandConsidered
University of Puget SoundConsidered
University of RedlandsNot Considered
University of Rhode IslandConsidered
University of RichmondConsidered
University of RochesterConsidered
University of San DiegoConsidered
University of San FranciscoNot Considered
University of ScrantonConsidered
University of South CarolinaNot Considered
University of South FloridaNot Considered
University of Southern CaliforniaNot Considered
University of St. Thomas (MN)Not Considered
University of TennesseeConsidered
University of Texas at AustinConsidered
University of Texas at DallasConsidered
University of TulsaImportant
University of UtahNot Considered
University of VermontConsidered
University of VirginiaNot Considered
University of WashingtonNot Considered
University of WisconsinConsidered
Ursinus CollegeConsidered
Vanderbilt UniversityNot Considered
Vassar CollegeNot Considered
Villanova UniversityConsidered
Virginia TechConsidered
Wabash CollegeVery Important
Wake Forest UniversityConsidered
Warren Wilson CollegeConsidered
Washington & Jefferson CollegeConsidered
Washington and Lee UniversityConsidered
Washington State UniversityNot Considered
Washington UniversityImportant
Wellesley CollegeConsidered
Wentworth Institute of TechnologyConsidered
Wesleyan UniversityNot Considered
West Chester University of PennsylvaniaNot Considered
Westmont CollegeVery Important
Wheaton College (IL)Considered
Wheaton College (MA)Important
Whitman CollegeConsidered
Whittier CollegeConsidered
Williams CollegeNot Considered
Wittenberg UniversityConsidered
Wofford CollegeConsidered
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteConsidered
Xavier UniversityConsidered
Yale UniversityNot Considered
Yeshiva UniversityConsidered


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