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2018 College Recommendation Requirements

Hopefully, you won’t be asking your high school teachers to write you a letter of recommendation hours before the application deadline. In fact, we recommend locking down your recommenders well in advance. Enlightened College Applicants will get ahead of the game by utilizing our user-friendly list of recommendation requirements at 369 premier colleges and universities. Also included is whether each institution requires a recommendation from a guidance counselor as well as whether additional recommendations are permitted. All information was collected from institutional websites in August 2017 in order to provide our readers with the most up-to-date information.

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Agnes Scott College13Yes
Albion College01Yes
Alfred University03Yes
Allegheny College12Yes
Alma College03No
American University12Yes
Amherst College21Yes
Appalachian State University03No
Arizona State University00NoTwo (2) letters required for applicants to Honors
Auburn University02No
Augustana College (IL)05Yes
Austin College12Yes
Babson College13Yes
Bard College22Yes
Barnard College21Yes
Bates College20Yes
Baylor University05No
Belmont University00Yes
Beloit College12No
Bennington College23Yes
Bentley University14Yes
Berea College22Yes
Berry College02Yes
Birmingham Southern College03No
Boston College20Yes
Boston University11Yes
Bowdoin College21Yes
Bradley University03No
Brandeis University13Yes
Brigham Young University00No
Brown University22Yes
Bryant University03Yes
Bryn Mawr College21Yes
Bucknell University12Yes
Butler University03No
California Institute of Technology21No
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo00No
Calvin College14No
Canisius College11Yes
Carleton College21Yes
Carnegie Mellon University12Yes
Case Western Reserve University22Yes
Catholic University13Yes
Centre College14Yes
Champlain College10Yes
Chapman University11Yes
Christopher Newport University02No
Claremont McKenna College20Yes
Clark University12Yes
Clarkson University14Yes
Clemson University01NoOne (1) teacher and one (1) counselor recommendation required for Honors applicants
Coe College03No
Colby College22Yes
Colgate University22Yes
College of Charleston02NoOne (1) letter required for applicants to Honors
College of the Atlantic23Yes
College of the Holy Cross13Yes
College of the Ozarks22No
College of William and Mary03Yes
Colorado College22Yes
Colorado School of Mines02No
Colorado State University03NoOne (1) letter required for applicants to Honors
Columbia University21Yes
Connecticut College20Yes
Cooper Union12No
Cornell College03No
Cornell University21Yes
Creighton University02Yes
CUNY Baruch College02No
CUNY, Brooklyn College02NoTwo (2) letters required for applicants to Macaulay Honors
CUNY, City College02NoTwo (2) letters required for applicants to Macaulay Honors
CUNY, Hunter College02NoTwo (2) letters required for applicants to Macaulay Honors
Dartmouth College20YesPeer recommendation encouraged
Davidson College22Yes
Denison University11Yes
DePaul University02No
DePauw University13No
Dickinson College11Yes
Drake University03No
Drew University12Yes
Drexel University12Yes
Duke University21Yes
Duquesne University02NoOne (1) letter required (2 recommended) for health sciences majors
Earlham College12Yes
East Carolina University02No
Eckerd College02Yes
Elizabethtown College12Yes
Elon University02No
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University12No
Emerson College11Yes
Emory University22Yes
Evergreen State College01No
Fairfield University03Yes
Florida Atlantic University00No
Florida Gulf Coast University00No
Florida Institute of Technology03Yes
Florida International University00No
Florida Southern College03Yes
Florida State University00NoOne (1) teacher and one (1) counselor recommendation required for Honors applicants
Fordham University02Yes
Franklin & Marshall College23Yes
Furman University05No
George Mason University02No
George Washington University11Yes
Georgetown College02No
Georgetown University11Yes
Georgia College and State University03No
Georgia Institute of Technology01No
Georgia State University00No
Gettysburg College12Yes
Gonzaga University11No
Goucher College11Yes
Grinnell College20Yes
Gustavus Adolphus College04No
Hamilton College20Yes
Hampshire College12Yes
Harvard University21Yes
Harvey Mudd College20YesHMC requires a teacher rec from a math or science teacherÊandÊa humanities, social science, or arts teacher.
Haverford College22Yes
Hendrix College03No
High Point University01Yes
Hiram College03No
Hobart and William Smith Colleges13Yes
Hofstra University24Yes
Hollins University05Yes
Hood College12Yes
Hope College02No
Howard University11Yes
Illinois Institute of Technology12No
Illinois Wesleyan University03No
Indiana University01NoOne (1) letter required for applicants to Honors
Ithaca College03Yes
James Madison University02No
Johns Hopkins University20Yes
Juniata College15No
Kalamazoo College11Yes
Kenyon College12Yes
Kettering University01No
Knox College12Yes
Lafayette College11Yes
Lake Forest College11Yes
Lawrence University13Yes
Lehigh University12Yes
Lewis & Clark College12Yes
Louisiana State University00No
Loyola Marymount University12Yes
Loyola University Chicago12NoRequired letter can be submitted by teacher or counselor
Loyola University Maryland11Yes
Macalester College23Yes
Marietta College02No
Marist College12Yes
Marlboro College23No
Marquette University02No
Massachusetts Institute of Technology22Yes
McDaniel College11Yes
Messiah College02No
Miami University02Yes
Michigan State University00No
Middlebury College21Yes
Millsaps College01No
Milwaukee School of Engineering02No
Mississippi State University00No
Morehouse College11Yes
Mount Holyoke College22Yes
Muhlenberg College11Yes
New College of Florida01Yes
New Jersey Institute of Technology11Yes
New York University11Yes
North Carolina State University00No
Northeastern University11Yes
Northwestern University12Yes
Oberlin College21Yes
Occidental College21Yes
Oglethorpe University03No
Ohio State University01No
Ohio University03NoTwo (2) letters strongly recommended for applicants to Honors
Oregon State University00No
Penn State University00NoTwo (2) letters required for applicants to Honors
Pepperdine University10No
Pitzer College21No
Pomona College20Yes
Princeton University20Yes
Principia College10Yes
Providence College14Yes
Purdue University01No
Quinnipiac University03No
Ramapo College of New Jersey02Yes
Reed College21Yes
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute12Yes
Rhodes College13Yes
Rice University11Yes
Ripon College02No
Roanoke College02No
Rochester Institute of Technology04Yes
Rockhurst University02Yes
Rollins College03Yes
Rutgers University00No
Saint John's University (MN)03No
Saint Joseph's University02Yes
Saint Louis University03No
Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame02Yes
Saint Michael's College12Yes
Samford University12No
San Diego State University00No
San Francisco State University00No
Santa Clara University12Yes
Sarah Lawrence College20Yes
Scripps College22Yes
Seattle University12Yes
Seton Hall University11Yes
Sewanee: University of the South11Yes
Siena College02Yes
Simmons College11Yes
Skidmore College22Yes
Smith College21Yes
Southern Methodist University05Yes
Southwestern University05Yes
Spelman College12Yes
St. Edward's University03Yes
St. John's College, Annapolis11Yes
St. John's College, Santa Fe11Yes
St. Lawrence University21Yes
St. Mary's College of Maryland11Yes
St. Olaf College12No
Stanford University20Yes
Steston University03Yes
Stevens Institute of Technology12Yes
Stonehill College11Yes
SUNY Binghamton University01Yes
SUNY Stony Brook03No
SUNY University at Buffalo03Yes
SUNY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry03No
SUNY, Geneseo13Yes
SUNY, Maritime College11Yes
SUNY, New Paltz12No
SUNY, Oneonta11Yes
SUNY, Oswego02No
SUNY, Purchase College11Yes
SUNY, University at Albany03Yes
Susquehanna University02Yes
Swarthmore College22Yes
Syracuse University20Yes
Temple University01No
Texas A&M University02No
Texas Christian University13Yes
Texas Tech University03No
The College of New Jersey03Yes
The College of Wooster13Yes
Thomas Aquinas College32No
Towson University02No
Trinity College21Yes
Trinity University11Yes
Truman State University03No
Tufts University11Yes
Tulane University03Yes
Union College12Yes
United States Air Force Academy32Yes
United States Coast Guard Academy22Yes
United States Merchant Marine Academy22Yes
United States Military Academy32Yes
United States Naval Academy32Yes
University of Alabama00No
University of Arizona00No
University of California, Berkeley00NoMay ask for a letter of recommendation as part of a supplemental application review
University of California, Davis00No
University of California, Irvine00No
University of California, Los Angeles00NoMay ask for a letter of recommendation as part of a supplemental application review
University of California, Riverside00No
University of California, San Diego00No
University of California, Santa Barbara00No
University of California, Santa Cruz00No
University of Central Florida02No
University of Chicago21Yes
University of Cincinnati03No
University of Colorado Boulder11No
University of Connecticut, Storrs04No
University of Dallas03Yes
University of Dayton01No
University of Delaware13Yes
University of Denver03Yes
University of Evansville02No
University of Florida00No
University of Georgia02YesOne (1) letter required for applicants to Honors
University of Hawaii at Manoa02No
University of Houston00No
University of Illinois at Chicago04No
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign00No
University of Iowa00No
University of Kansas00No
University of Kentucky03No
University of Louisville00No
University of Maine03Yes
University of Mary Washington03No
University of Maryland12Yes
University of Maryland, Baltimore County02No
University of Massachusetts Amherst03Yes
University of Miami11Yes
University of Michigan13Yes
University of Minnesota02No
University of Minnesota, Morris02No
University of Mississippi00NoThree (3) letters required for applicants to Honors (2 teachers and 1 counselor)
University of Missouri, Columbia02No
University of Missouri, Kansas City00No
University of Montana00No
University of Nebraska-Lincoln02No
University of New Hampshire03Yes
University of North Carolina at Asheville02Yes
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill10No
University of North Carolina at Charlotte00No
University of North Carolina at Greensboro00No
University of North Carolina at Wilmington01No
University of North Texas03No
University of Notre Dame10Yes
University of Oklahoma02No
University of Oregon02NoTwo (2) letters required for applicants to Honors
University of Pennsylvania20Yes
University of Pittsburgh00No
University of Portland12Yes
University of Puget Sound12Yes
University of Redlands11No
University of Rhode Island02Yes
University of Richmond02Yes
University of Rochester11Yes
University of San Diego03Yes
University of San Francisco02Yes
University of Scranton03Yes
University of South Carolina00NoTwo (2) letters required for applicants to Honors
University of South Florida02No
University of Southern California02Yes
University of St. Thomas (MN)03No
University of Tennessee02No
University of Texas at Austin02No
University of Texas at Dallas02No
University of Tulsa02No
University of Utah00No
University of Vermont03Yes
University of Virginia12Yes
University of Washington00No
University of Wisconsin11No
Ursinus College02Yes
Vanderbilt University21Yes
Vassar College12Yes
Villanova University10Yes
Virginia Tech01No
Wabash College03Yes
Wake Forest University11Yes
Warren Wilson College05Yes
Washington & Jefferson College12Yes
Washington and Lee University21Yes
Washington State University00No
Washington University11Yes
Wellesley College22Yes
Wentworth Institute of Technology04Yes
Wesleyan University22Yes
West Chester University of Pennsylvania00No
Westmont College12No
Wheaton College (IL)11No
Wheaton College (MA)12Yes
Whitman College11Yes
Whittier College12Yes
Williams College21Yes
Wittenberg University04No
Wofford College03Yes
Worcester Polytechnic Institute14Yes
Xavier University03Yes
Yale University20Yes
Yeshiva University02NoTwo (2) letters required for applicants to Honors

*In addition to the School Report form that counselors are also required to complete (for most schools)

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