27 June 2024

Colleges with Interviews Where Demonstrated Interest is Important (Class of 2029)

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interviewWith the fall 2024-25 application cycle approaching, it's important to keep an eye on interview requirements for the schools on your list—especially if they're looking for evidence of demonstrated interest.  

For example in cases like Hillsdale College where interviews are encouraged and demonstrated interest is very important, it's a good bet that taking advantage of an optional interview — in-person or virtual — is worth your time and may more strongly weigh on your candidacy for admission.

To compile this list, we first surveyed every school in our coverage universe where the latest Common Data Set entry for "level of applicant's interest" was reported as important or very important.  We then identified the schools where interviews are offered, encouraged, or required. 

 The devil is in the details, so to help you figure out your strategy we've also included a link to each listed school's interview policy.  Do keep in mind that interview requirements may often vary by major.   Also 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.

This information is current as of 6/26/2024.

College Kickstart subscribers: this information is already available to you in the Summary and Requirements views.


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Colleges with Interviews Where Demonstrated Interest is Important

Class of 2029

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InstitutionInterview ImportanceDemonstrated InterestLink
Assumption UniversityOptionalImportant
Bentley UniversityEncouragedImportant
College of WoosterRecommended; Required for College Scholar Award applicantsImportant
Dickinson CollegeOptionalVery important
Fairfield UniversityEncouragedImportant
Gonzaga UniversityEncouragedImportant
Hillsdale CollegeStrongly encouragedImportant
Kenyon CollegeRecommendedImportant
Lehigh UniversityOptionalImportant
Quinnipiac UniversityEncouragedImportant
Rochester Institute of TechnologyEncouragedImportant
Roger Williams UniversityEncouragedImportant
Sacred Heart UniversityStrongly recommendedVery important
St. Olaf CollegeOptionalImportant
Seton Hall UniversityOptionalVery important
Southwestern UniversityHighly encouraged; by invitation; required for test score-optional candidates and/or Brown, Dixon and Garey Scholarship programsImportant
Trinity CollegeEncouragedImportant
University of RochesterStrongly recommended, especially for merit-based scholarshipsImportant
Virginia Military InstituteEncouragedImportant
Wabash CollegeRecommendedVery important
Eckerd CollegeEncouragedImportant
Christopher Newport UniversityStrongly encouraged (Required for President's Leadership and Honors Program)Important
Washington CollegeOptionalImportant
Augustana CollegeEncouraged; Required for Early Decision & homeschooled applicantsVery important
Hanover CollegeOptionalVery important
Iona UniversityEncouragedImportant
Utica UniversityOptionalImportant
Mount St. Mary’s University - MDStrongly encouragedImportant
Moravian UniversityOptionalImportant
DeSales UniversityStrongly suggested; May be requestedImportant
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