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Coalition Members Open College Applications

This fall, 139 colleges and universities plan to accept college applications through MyCoalition. 38 new members join 103 institutions who launched their college applications in MyCoalition last year.

Coalition schools are committed to making college accessible to all students, particularly those from historically under-represented groups. We accomplish this with MyCoalition, our free, online toolkit that engages students in the college application process early and easily.

"At Virginia Tech, we are revamping our admissions process as part of a university goal that by 2022, 40% of our student body will be under-represented, first generation, or lower-income students. As part of our overhaul, we will use the Coalition Application for all degree-seeking undergraduate applicants,” according to Juan Espinoza, Vice President of Enrollment Management at Virginia Tech which will offer the application for the first time this fall. “With MyCoalition, all students can have access to the tools and resources they need to apply to college. That preparation helps them complete their college application and simultaneously provides our admissions team with better information to identify applicants’ unique characteristics.”

Lynn Barnes, Director of Admissions at Texas A&M added, “We saw the Coalition as an opportunity to reach students who might not have considered our institution as an option. It has allowed us to expand the Texas A&M brand and to increase access for students across the country.”

In addition to free resources, the Coalition supports students and their families by providing a clear signal that our schools — all 150 member colleges and universities — are schools that they can afford to attend, and likely graduate from. It’s a fact: Coalition schools have higher graduation rates — 30 percentage points higher — than the national average. Coalition schools also provide students and families with responsible financial aid. As a result, students graduate with significantly lower indebtedness than their peers who attended other colleges and universities.

"The University of Texas at Austin is firmly committed to providing an affordable, world class education that enables students to pursue and achieve their dreams,” said Miguel Wasielewski, Director at UT-Austin which will also offer the Coalition Application for the first time this fall. “Our membership in the Coalition is a reflection of our steadfast dedication and shared commitment to educational opportunity and student success.”

Coalition member colleges and universities open their applications and invite students to complete college specific questions throughout the summer. Some schools will accept the Coalition Application in addition to current applications, while other schools will require all students to use the Coalition Application. All remaining Coalition member schools will accept the Coalition Application in the 2020/2021 cycle.

The 139 schools planning to accept the Coalition Application for 2019/2020 are:

Adelphi University
Allegheny College
American University
Amherst College
Arizona State University*
Bates College
Beloit College
Binghamton University
Bowdoin College
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
Carleton College
Carroll University*
Case Western Reserve University
Claremont Mckenna College
Clemson University
Colby College
Colgate University
College of the Holy Cross
Colorado College
Columbia University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Denison University
Depauw University*
Drew University*
Duke University
Elon University
Emory University
Florida Southern College*
Florida State University
Franklin & Marshall College
Georgia Tech
Hamilton College
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College*
Haverford College
Indiana University - Bloomington
James Madison University
Johns Hopkins University
Juniata College
Kenyon College*
Knox College*
La Salle University*
Loyola Marymount University*
Lycoming College
Manhattan College
Marist College
Mercyhurst University*
Miami University - Ohio*
Michigan State University
Middlebury College
Mount Holyoke College
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
North Central College
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Olin College Of Engineering*
Penn State
Pomona College
Presbyterian College*
Princeton University
Purdue University
Ramapo College of New Jersey*
Reed College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute*
Rice University
Rollins College*
Rutgers University - Camden*
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Rutgers University - Newark
Saint Michael's College
Simmons University*
Skidmore College
Smith College
Southern Methodist University
St John's College*
St. Mary's University
St. Olaf College
Stanford University
Stetson University
Stony Brook University
SUNY Geneseo
Susquehanna University*
Swarthmore College
Sweet Briar College
Texas A&M University
The College of New Jersey*
The College of Wooster
The Ohio State University
The University of New Mexico
Trinity University (TX)
Tufts University
Union College
University at Albany (SUNY)*
University at Buffalo
University of Arizona
University of Chicago
University of Connecticut
University of Dayton*
University of Delaware*
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Kentucky*
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland - College Park
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
University of Missouri*
University of Montana*
University of New Hampshire
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma*
University of Oregon*
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida*
University of Tampa
University of Texas at Austin*
University of Vermont
University of Virginia*
University of Washington - Bothell*
University of Washington, Seattle
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Virginia Tech*
Wake Forest University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
William & Mary*
Williams College
Yale University

*= New for 2019-2020


Additional member schools that will accept the Coalition Application for 2020/2021 are:

Babson College
Barnard College
Boston University
Brown University
Illinois State University
Iowa State University
Loyola University Maryland
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Missouri*
Ursinus College*


We are fortunate to work with all of our members in advancing our mission. The Board of Directors recognizes that accepting a new application is rarely simple and readily approves deferral requests from member colleges and universities. We look forward to supporting members over the upcoming year to be ready to accept the Coalition Application next cycle.

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