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Rejected? Transfering? These 225 Colleges Still Have Space Available

By May 2, 2013

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The NACAC Space Availability Survey results are now available for students hoping to go to college in the fall of 2013. So if you received a stack of waitlist or rejection letters, or you're not happy with your options, realize that a lot of colleges are still looking for a few good students. The list isn't as long as it was in 2012, but you'll still find a wide range of options. As of Friday afternoon, May 3rd, 225 colleges were still looking for qualified freshmen or promising transfer students. See the complete survey results on the NACAC website. It's sortable by state.

Don't conclude that only second-rate schools will still be looking for students at this late date. While it is true that you won't find Yale or Amherst on the list, there are many excellent colleges that will still welcome new applications for the fall. The reasons can be many: the applicant pool may have been too small or of low quality; the yield may have been lower than predicted; or the school may simply wish to keep the doors open in case an outstanding applicant comes along.

I looked through the complete list this afternoon, and I found some of my favorite colleges there. Be sure to check out NACAC's complete list, but below is a sampling of my top picks. Click the school's name to learn more about the school and see admissions data:

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