7 Schools You May Not Have Thought to Apply To

With application deadlines fast approaching and the prospect of college closer than ever, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with the numerous decisions you’re having to make. As if making your college list wasn’t enough, soon you’re going to have to decide where you actually want to go to school. The pressure is on!

While January 1st is just a few weeks away and the race to get those applications in on time can be pretty stressful, we here at Her Campus thought we’d compile a list of schools that you may not have thought about your first time around. Guess what – they all have extended application deadlines!

If you’re still unsure about where on Earth you want to end up once your high school career is over, take these schools into consideration. After all, you have a little more time to decide if you want to apply to them!

1. St. Edward’s University

Location: Austin, Texas
Number of Undergrads: 4,240
Application Deadline: May 1
School Website: www.stedwards.edu

We’ve all heard of the University of Texas, but you may not have heard of St. Edward’s University, which is just a short drive away from the home of the Longhorns. St. Edward’s University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution that’s located on a picturesque hill overlooking the city of Austin, Texas.

St. Edward’s University is a great school if you’re looking for a more personal atmosphere. Plus, when you immerse yourself in the Texas culture, you’ll finally have an excuse to buy those super cute cowboy boots you’ve always wanted but never had a good enough reason to buy.

The good news is you have tons of time to decide if you want to apply to St. Edward’s University, because their application deadline isn’t until May 1! Since they have rolling admissions, you can apply any time before May and find out whether you got in or not within two weeks of submitting your application. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal, doesn’t it?

2. Saint Michael’s College

Location: Colchester, Vermont
Number of Undergrads: 1,953
Application Deadline: February 1
School Website: www.smcvt.edu

Have you always wanted to venture over to the east coast, but are still looking for that perfect school? You might want to check out Saint Michael’s College!

Not only does Saint Michael’s have an absolutely gorgeous campus, but with a student to faculty ratio of 14:1, they also have small class sizes that allow you to get the most out of your education. As much as you’d like to nap in the back of a 300-person classroom, it’ll definitely benefit you in the long run to get a more personal, hands-on education!

Lucky for you, the application deadline isn’t until February 1, so you have plenty of time to perfect your essay and add all your extracurricular activities to your resume.

3. Pacific Union College

Location: Angwin, California
Number of Undergrads: 1,529
Admission Deadline: Rolling
School Website: www.puc.edu

If you’ve been a sports junkie your entire life or love a good pick-up soccer game, then Pacific Union College might be the perfect school for you, because according to collegeprowler.com, they have the number one intramural sports program in the country! Pacific Union College is located in Angwin, California (close to the Bay Area), so the beautiful California weather allows for perfect conditions to play sports year round.

The good news is their admissions deadline is rolling! That leaves you plenty of time to put together the perfect application and practice those flag football skills.

4. Rollins College

Location: Winter Park, Florida
Number of Undergrads: 1,890
Admissions Deadline: February 15
School Website: www.rollins.edu

While the University of Miami may sound appealing, there’s another smaller school you can look into that will offer you that same warm Florida weather. Rollins College is a top-ranked liberal arts school in Winter Park, Florida, that sits on the shores of Lake Virginia. They’re known for their excellent undergraduate international business program and upholding a commitment to international learning. They offer everything from Greek life to intramural sports, so there’s something for everyone to get involved in!

According to College Prowler, Rollins admissions officers are looking for diversity, so when applying it’s helpful to include facts about yourself that separate you from the pack, like how you’re an advocate for animal rights or how you started a club that you’re super passionate about. Cliché college essay topics aren’t going to work on this school!

Rollins is another school that offers small class sizes. With a student to faculty ratio of 10:1, the average class size is around 17 students.

The application deadline for Rollins College isn’t until February 15, so you get a little more than a month longer to look into the school and decide if it’s somewhere you would be interested in applying to.

Of course, with that year-round warm weather, it’s worth a shot!

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About The Author

Sarah Wainschel is a junior at Gonzaga University with a passion for writing and terrible reality TV. When she's not catching up on celebrity gossip or watching Christmas movies you can find her avidly blogging about life, love, and everything in between on her blog saysomethingsarcasticc.com. Sarah is pursuing a degree in Public Relations with a minor in advertising and hopes to one day work for a magazine such as Cosmopolitan or Elle.