24 February 2021

Colleges Where Demonstrated Interest is Important or Very Important

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strategizeTrying to understand how important demonstrated interest is for a college/university you're considering?  Then check out our list of institutions where demonstrated interest is deemed important or very important.  

To compile the list, we've identified every school in our coverage universe where the Common Data Set entry for "level of applicant's interest" is reported as important or very important.  Note that the Common Data set defines four options—very important, important, considered and not considered—and that inconsistencies are likely to exist in the way colleges define these terms.  For example, many of you wonder why Tulane isn't listed, and that's because they've indicated that level of applicant interest is only "considered."

Nevertheless, the list remains a great way to get a better sense for where visiting a campus (virtually), taking advantage of an optional interview or completing an optional essay prompt may more strongly weigh on your candidacy for admission. 

Click on Continue Reading for the list. 



Colleges Where Demonstrated Interest is Important or Very Important

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Institution State Demonstrated Interest Link to School
Allegheny College PA Important
American University DC Very important
Antioch College OH Very important
Appalachian State University NC Important
Assumption College MA Important
Auburn University AL Important
Augustana College IL Important
Bates College ME Important
Bellarmine University KY Very important
Bentley University MA Important
Butler University IN Important
Cabrini University PA Very important
California Baptist University CA Important
Cedarville University OH Important
Champlain College VT Important
Christopher Newport University VA Important
College of Wooster OH Important
DePaul University IL Important
DeSales University PA Important
Dickinson College PA Very important
Dillard University LA Very important
Eckerd College FL Important
Elmira College NY Important
Emmanuel College - MA MA Important
Emory & Henry College VA Very important
Evergreen State College WA Important
Fairfield University CT Important
Flagler College FL Important
Florida Institute of Technology FL Important
Florida Southern College FL Important
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering MA Very important
Georgia College & State University GA Very important
Georgia Institute of Technology GA Very important
Gordon College MA Important
Grove City College PA Very important
Guilford College NC Important
Hawaii Pacific University HI Important
High Point University NC Important
Hillsdale College MI Very important
Iona College NY Important
Ithaca College NY Very important
Kansas State University KS Important
Kenyon College OH Important
Lehigh University PA Important
Louisiana Tech University LA Important
Loyola University Chicago IL Important
Manhattanville College NY Very important
Marlboro College VT Important
Marymount California University CA Important
Marymount Manhattan College NY Very important
Mercer University GA Very important
Meredith College NC Important
Merrimack College MA Important
Michigan State University MI Important
Moravian College PA Important
Morehouse College GA Very important
Mount St. Marys University - MD MD Important
Nazareth College NY Important
Neumann University PA Important
New College of Florida FL Important
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Very important
Pacific University OR Very important
Pratt Institute NY Important
Quinnipiac University CT Very important
Reed College OR Important
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute NY Important
Roanoke College VA Important
Roger Williams University RI Important
Rutgers University - Camden NJ Important
Sacred Heart University CT Very important
Saint Johns College - MD MD Important
Saint Johns College - NM NM Important
Samford University AL Important
Seattle University WA Important
Seton Hall University NJ Very important
Skidmore College NY Important
Soka University of America CA Important
St. John Fisher College NY Important
State University of New York - Environmental Science and Forestry NY Very important
State University of New York - Potsdam NY Important
Susquehanna University PA Important
Syracuse University NY Very important
The Citadel SC Very important
Trinity College CT Important
United States Air Force Academy CO Very important
United States Military Academy NY Important
United States Naval Academy MD Very important
University of Arizona AZ Important
University of Dayton OH Important
University of Massachusetts - Amherst MA Important
University of Pittsburgh - Bradford PA Important
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley TX Important
University of Texas - Tyler TX Very important
University of Tulsa OK Important
University of Washington - Bothell WA Important
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse WI Important
Utica College NY Important
Vanguard University of Southern California CA Very important
Wabash College IN Very important
Washington College MD Very important
Webb Institute NY Very important
Western Carolina University NC Important
Westmont College CA Very important
Wheaton College - MA MA Important