January 30, 2023

Class 101’s College List

Class 101-Dayton OH South assisted the Class of 2023 in applying to more than 140 colleges and universities in 31 states and the District of Columbia. 

A number of factors help our students define their college lists: location and geography, the student’s college fit preferences, family expectations, and academic program information. For a few students, their area of study has to be a primary consideration. If they would like to major in something few schools offer, then the college list is first shaped by the student’s area of interest. Extracurricular interests like sports or music might also narrow the list. At times, family legacy is a primary influence on the list. For the majority of our students, we start with a very broad list of schools, and we advise our students to tour a smaller school (less than 5,000 students), a mid-sized school (5,000 to 10,000 students), a large school (10,000 to 20,000 students), and an extra-large school (more than 20,000 students). Our lists will often include urban, suburban, and rural options, and we talk about the importance of visiting the community as much as visiting the college. 

With all applications submitted, our students take time to evaluate and compare their schools again through a more personal lens. In February and March, our seniors will compare programs of study for requirements and electives, including reading the course descriptions of classes they are likely to take in their first year of college. We encourage in person or virtual visits to talk with professors and students. Using their top expectations for college, they rank schools on their college list for opportunities including study abroad programs, honors programs, housing options, internships and co-ops, undergraduate research opportunities and grants, and extracurriculars. At Class 101, we are examining colleges’ post-graduate outcome statistics with our students, and we review and revise the factors that each individual student deems important to his or her decision. It is not uncommon for students’ preferences to change during senior year, which is why a broad and well-researched list of colleges is so important. 

If you are wondering where to start with your student’s college list, here’s where Class 101-Dayton OH South students in the Class of 2023 applied: 
Abilene Christian University 
Appalachian State University 
Arcadia University 
Arizona State University 
Auburn University 
Baldwin-Wallace University
Ball State University 
Baylor University 
Bellarmine University 
Belmont University 
Boston University 
Bowling Green State University
Brigham Young University 
Brigham Young University-Idaho
Brown University
Butler University 
Capital University 
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University 
Cedarville University 
Chapman University 
Clemson University 
Cleveland Institute of Art
Cleveland State University
College of Charleston
Columbus College of Art and Design
Denison University
DePaul University  
DePauw University 
Drexel University
Duke University 
Duquesne University
Eastern Kentucky University 
Eastern Michigan University
Elon University 
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach
Emory University
Florida State University
Furman University 
Georgetown University
George Washington University
High Point University 
Hillsdale College 
Indiana University
IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis)
John Carroll University 
Kent State University
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Lipscomb University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University of Chicago
Marquette University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Miami University
Michigan State University 
Middle Tennessee State University
Millikin University 
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Montclair State University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York University
North Dakota State University 
Northern Kentucky University 
Northeastern University 
Northwestern University 
Ohio Northern University 
Ohio State University
Ohio University
Ohio Wesleyan University 
Oklahoma State University
Oregon State University
Otterbein University 
Pace University–New York
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Pepperdine University
Pratt Institute
Purdue University-Main Campus
Rider University
Ringling College of Art and Design
Roosevelt University
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rowan University 
Saint Louis University
Saint Mary’s College
Samford University 
Santa Clara University 
Savannah College of Art and Design 
Shenandoah University
St. Mary’s University 
Syracuse University
Texas Christian University 
Texas State University-San Marcos
Texas Tech University 
The College of Wooster
The Modern College of Design
The University of Alabama
The University of Findlay 
The University of Tampa
The University of Tennessee
The University of West Florida
Trine University 
United States Air Force Academy
United States Naval Academy 
University of California-Berkeley
University of California-Los Angeles
University of Central Florida
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Dayton
University of Houston
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Indianapolis
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
University of Maryland 
University of Memphis 
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma 
University of Oregon 
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rochester
University of San Francisco
University of South Carolina-Columbia
University of South Florida 
University of Southern California
University of Toledo
University of Utah
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Utah State University 
Valparaiso University 
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Washington University in St Louis
Webster University
West Virginia University 
Western Kentucky University
Wilmington College
Wittenberg University 
Wright State University
Xavier University

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