The Common Application is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to more than 900 member colleges in 49 states, as well as in Canada, China, Japan, and many European countries.
Who Uses the Common Application?
More than 900 colleges use the Common Application! At least one college in every state accepts it. In addition, 60 international universities from 18 countries accept the Common Application.
While the Common Application is used by many private universities, some public school systems, including many schools in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, accept it as well. However, you should be aware that public schools tend to have their own application systems.
Lastly, the Common Application is accepted by the following top colleges and universities:
- All eight Ivy League schools (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale)
- Many other highly selective schools, including Stanford, the University of Chicago, Caltech, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, and Rice
Complete List of Common Application Members
Without further delay, here is the complete list of colleges that use the Common Application. The first list is organized alphabetically by state/region for US universities, while the second list is organized alphabetically by country for international schools.