Five Great Colleges with Late Admissions Deadlines

on January 27, 2017

Sometimes, college admissions deadlines can get away from you. Prospective applicants often benefit from a few extra months of time, and there are many great universities and colleges that don’t adhere to an early January deadline. Here are a few of the best.


Clemson University


Located in Clemson, S.C., this college is a science and engineering-oriented university with more than 17,000 undergraduates. The campus is nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is a few hours by car from Atlanta, Charlotte and Charleston. Ranked the 23rd public university in the country by U.S. News and World Report, you’ll find plenty of incredible opportunities at Clemson. Applications are due May 1st.


Howard University


This Washington, D.C.-based college is historically significant in the black community. It was founded in 1867. Howard has a 49 percent acceptance rate and an enrollment of about 10,000 students, as well as an admissions deadline of Feb. 15th, giving you that extra bit of time to fine-tune your application.


The University of Utah


This large, public university in Salt Lake City is known for its scientific research: The university is one of the top 50 colleges that spend on research in the country. Additionally, the school’s athletic teams are part of the NCAA Division I. The university has 76.4 percent acceptance rate and a total enrollment of about 32,000 students. The application deadline is April 1st.


Appalachian State University


Located in Boone, N.C., Appalachian State is known for its focus on sustainability and global involvement. More than 18,000 students attend the university, spending four years in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The acceptance rate is 62.7 percent. Applications are due by March 15th.


University of Arizona


This college is one of the largest schools in the country. It has more than 43,000 students enrolled. Located in Tucson, students — known as Arizona Wildcats — take advantage of the beauty of the Arizona desert while pursuing more than 100 academic tracks. The school has a 76 percent acceptance rate and an admissions deadline of May 1st.


Other top late-admissions colleges


Hampden-Sydney and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, with deadlines of March 1st; Augustana University, with a deadline of April 1st; and Illinois State, with a deadline of  May 1st.

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