So, I just sorted on Common App to look at all the schools with deadlines on Feb 1 or later. There are some truly incredible schools there, y’all.
The actual common app list is much longer than this. I’ve only included schools that I’ve personally visited and liked or met their admissions team, or I know someone who has visited and liked it, or I know someone who’s attended and been happy. If you have schools for me to add, please send them my way. This is just mostly from the Common App, so there are schools that aren’t on Common App that I haven’t listed. I’ve included a few non-Common App schools that I just happen to know have later deadlines.
If you have schools for me to add, please put them in the comments!
* If there’s an asterisk next to a school, that means there are no app fees!
* TCU: beautiful, mid-sized city campus in Fort Worth, Texas, amazing admissions office
* Sewanee: liberal arts college, intellectual vibe, real life-changers, gorgeous mountain top campus
* Southwestern: liberal arts college in a cool little town right outside Austin, Texas, amazing admissions team
Spelman: HBCU, beautiful liberal arts college in Atlanta for women
Morehouse: HBCU, beautiful liberal arts college in Atlanta for men
DePaul: urban campus in Chicago, if you like the feel of NYU or BU, check out DePaul
Michigan State U
SCAD: Savannah College of Art and Design
* College of Wooster: beautiful campus, outside Columbus, Ohio, known for mentored research for undergraduate students
John Cabot U Rome: in my favorite area of Rome, Trastavere
Seton Hall U: known for good business programs, not too far from NYC, beautiful campus
Agnes Scott College: one of my favorite women’s colleges, stunning campus, lovely laid back, intellectual vibe, in a close-in suburb of Atlanta
* Creighton U: this is the school where one of my personal heroes attended, Ernie Chambers. If you don’t know who he is, look him up
Texas Tech: loved my visit here. Beautiful big campus feel. Fun exciting environment.
Loyola New Orleans: this school blew me away when I visited last spring, beautiful, next door to Tulane, right on a park, in one of my favorite areas of New Orleans
UT Dallas: cool modern campus, great business programs
U Iowa: amazing campus, cool town, lots of awesome programs, if you don’t have a sure-bet school, I recommend checking this one out
St. Edward’s U: Austin, Texas, gorgeous campus on a hill, lovely Austin vibe
U Nebraska Lincoln: tons of school spirit, large research university
U St. Andrews in Scotland: if you’re on the hunt for the traditional highly selective kind of campus feel, check out St. Andrews in Scotland
U Houston: cool pretty campus, lots of green space and student involvement, great architecture, engineering, creative writing, and entrepreneurship programs
American U Paris – city of light!
Franklin U, Switzerland: liberal arts college, interesting engaged students, in Switzerland (nuff said)
July Deadlines and Rolling:
American U Rome: I visited this campus a couple of years ago and was blown away. It’s in my favorite city in the world in a really cool neighborhood high on a hill overlooking the entire city.
Arizona State: gorgeous campus, lots of outdoor activities, ASU is doing their part to educate the citizens of the US and the world, check them out
Belmont U – beautiful campus right in the heart of the music biz in Nashville. Known for great music programs and business. Not far from Vandy
Fort Lewis College: public liberal arts college in Durango, Colorado, beautiful modern campus, super cool little town (priority app due March 1)
Hawaii Pacific U: priority deadline was Jan 15, but they accept ongoing apps. Cool city school right in the middle of Honolulu!
Western Colorado U: in Gunnison Colorado, small liberal arts college, amazing skiing just half-hour away in Crested Butte, engineering degrees from CU Boulder
St. John’s College (MD and NM): if you’re looking for colleges that are intellectually stimulating, then look no further (edited to add: their deadline was Jan 15, but they do rolling after that. I suggest applying if they interest you. I haven’t yet visited the Annapolis Campus, but the Santa Fe campus was really cool. I took one of the longest hikes of my life straight from campus and met some awesome students.)
U Pittsburgh: downtown Pittsburgh, cool campus, lots of opportunities
St. John’s U: Long Island, good business programs, super diverse student body, opportunities in NYC
Iowa State: I love this campus in Ames Iowa
SCAD: Savannah College of Art and Design
Washington State U
Kansas State U
tl;dr: it’s not too late! even if you’re just getting started. If you don’t see any colleges here that are calling your name, and you’d like to add to your list, be sure to look on Common App and sort by deadlines. There are hundreds more!