What Colleges Require the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Colleges across the U.S. are increasingly requiring COVID-19 vaccination for on-campus learning. Check out the full list of colleges that require the vaccine.

October 11, 2021 · Updated on November 29, 2021

What Colleges Require the COVID-19 Vaccine?
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Editor's Note: This article is updated regularly as new information becomes available. Reporting and data collection for this piece has been provided by Jessica Bryant, Anne Dennon, Darlene Earnest, Reece Johnson, Hannah Muniz, Rachel Schneider, and Jordan Stewart-Rozema.


A still-expanding group of U.S. colleges and universities say students must receive a COVID-19 vaccine before arriving on campus. The first institutions to announce the mandate were private, with Cornell University and Duke University leading the way. More and more universities, private and public, have followed suit. Currently, over 1,000 colleges and universities require the COVID-19 vaccine for residential students.

Most colleges already require on-campus students to be vaccinated against viral diseases like measles, mumps, and rubella. Government agencies suggest that schools may similarly require the COVID-19 shots.

Some state lawmakers — and at least two lawsuits — argued that inoculation can't be made mandatory while the experimental vaccines retained their Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) status, but full FDA approval of the mRNA-based Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on August 23 has already triggered a surge of college COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

Medical exemptions are guaranteed by law in all states, and religious exemptions, which may be relatively easy to receive, are permitted by most. To reinforce the mandate, however, colleges could push unvaccinated students to enroll online instead. The University of Virginia disenrolled 238 students for failing to report vaccination status or file for an exemption.

If permitted on campus, unvaccinated students may be required to continue asymptomatic testing and could be excluded from activities like studying abroad.

To find out about your school's COVID-19 vaccine requirements, check your school's website. You can also review our full list below, which includes colleges requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for on-campus, residential students.

A Full List of Colleges Requiring the COVID-19 Vaccine

Last Updated: November 29, 2021, at 12:09 p.m. EST

true States A-G

ALABAMA | ALASKA | ARIZONA | ARKANSAS | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | CONNECTICUT | DELAWARE | DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA | FLORIDA | GEORGIA

Alabama

Alaska

  • University of Alaska at Anchorage

Arizona

  • Chamberlain University at Phoenix
  • Diné College
  • Gateway Community College
  • Prescott College

Arkansas

California

  • Allan Hancock College
  • American Jewish University
  • American River College
  • Berkeley City College
  • California College of the Arts
  • California Instititute of the Arts
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
  • California Institute of Technology
  • California Jazz Conservatory
  • California Lutheran University
  • California State University system
    • Bakersfield, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Channel Islands, Chico State, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fresno State, Fullerton, Humboldt State, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Maritime Academy, Monterey Bay, Northridge, Sacramento State, San Bernardino, San Diego State, San Francisco State, San Jose State, San Marcos, Sonoma State, Stanislaus State
  • Cerro Coso Community College
  • Chamberlain University
    • Irwindale, Sacramento
  • Chapman University
  • Claremont Graduate University
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Coast Community College District
    • Coastline College, Golden West College, Orange Coast College
  • College of Alameda
  • Consumnes River College
  • Cuesta College
  • Cypress College
  • De Anza College
  • Dominican University of California
  • Folsom Lake College
  • Foothill College
  • Fresno Pacific University
  • Golden Gate University
  • Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
    • Cuyamaca College, Grossmont College
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Holy Names University
  • La Sierra University
  • Laguna College of Art and Design
  • Laney College
  • Los Angeles College of Music
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Marymount California University
  • Menlo College
  • Merritt College
  • Mills College
  • MiraCosta College
  • Moreno Valley College
  • New York Film Academy
  • Norco College
  • Occidental College
  • Otis College of Art and Design
  • Pepperdine University
  • Pitzer College
  • Pomona College
  • Porterville College
  • Rio Hondo College
  • Riverside City College
  • Sacramento City College
  • Saint Mary's College of California
  • Samuel Merritt University
  • San Diego Community College District*
    • City, College of Continuing Education, Mesa, Miramar
  • Santa Barbara City College
  • Santa Clara University
  • Santa Monica College
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Scripps College
  • Southern California Institute of Architecture
  • Southwestern College
  • Stanford University
  • University of California system
    • Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz
  • University of La Verne
  • University of Redlands
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Southern California
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of the West
  • Whittier College
  • Woodbury University

Colorado

  • Colorado College
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University system*
    • Fort Collins, Pueblo
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Naropa University
  • Regis University
  • Rocky Vista University
  • University of Colorado system
    • Anschutz Medical Campus, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver
  • University of Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western Colorado University

Connecticut

  • Albertus Magnus College
  • Connecticut College
  • Connecticut State Colleges & Universities
    • Asnuntuck Community College, Capital Community College, Central Connecticut State, Charter Oak State College, Eastern Connecticut State, Gateway Community College, Housatonic Community College, Manchester Community College, Middlesex Community College, Naugatuck Community College, Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Norwalk Community College, Quinebaug Valley Community College, Southern Connecticut State, Three Rivers Community College, Tunxis Community College, Western Connecticut State
  • Mitchell College
  • Post University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Trinity College
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of Connecticut system
    • Avery Point, Hartford, Health (Farmington), School of Law (Hartford), Stamford, Storrs, Waterbury
  • University of Hartford
  • University of New Haven
  • University of Saint Joseph
  • Wesleyan University
  • Yale University

Delaware

  • Delaware College of Art and Design
  • Delaware State University
  • Goldey-Beacom College
  • University of Delaware

District of Columbia

  • American University
  • Gallaudet University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Howard University
  • Trinity Washington University
  • University of the District of Columbia

Florida

  • Chamberlain University
    • Jacksonville, Miramar

Georgia

  • Agnes Scott College
  • Chamberlain University at Atlanta
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Emory University
  • Morehouse College
  • Morris Brown College
  • Oglethorpe University
  • Spelman College
States H-M

HAWAII | IDAHO | ILLINOIS | INDIANA | IOWA | KANSAS | KENTUCKY | LOUISIANA | MAINE | MARYLAND | MASSACHUSETTS | MICHIGAN | MINNESOTA | MISSISSIPPI | MISSOURI | MONTANA

Hawaii

  • Brigham Young University-Hawaii
  • University of Hawai'i Community Colleges
    • Hawai'i Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapi'olani Community College, Kaua'i Community College, Leeward Community College, University of Hawai'i Maui College, Windward Community College
  • University of Hawai'i system
    • Hawai'i, Hilo, Honolulu, Kapi'olani, Kaua'i, Leeward, Mānoa, Maui, West O'ahu, Windward

Idaho

Illinois

  • Adler University
  • Ambria College of Nursing
  • American Academy of Art
  • Augustana University
  • Aurora University
  • Benedictine University
  • Bexley Hall Seabury Western Theological Seminary Federation
  • Black Hawk College
  • Blackburn College
  • Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Bradley University
  • Carl Sandburg College
  • Catholic Theological Union at Chicago
  • Chamberlain University
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Chicago State University
  • Chicago Theological Seminary
  • City Colleges of Chicago
    • Harold Washington College, Harry S. Truman College, Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College, Olive-Harvey College, Richard J. Daley College, Wilbur Wright College
  • College of DuPage
  • College of Lake County
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Concordia University Chicago
  • Coyne College
  • Danville Area Community College
  • DePaul University
  • DeVry University in Illinois
  • Dominican University
  • East-West University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Elgin Community College
  • Elmhurst University
  • Erikson Institute
  • Eureka College
  • Fox College
  • Frontier Community College
  • Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
  • Governors State University
  • Greenville University
  • Heartland Community College
  • Hebrew Theological College
  • Highland Community College
  • Illinois Central College
  • Illinois College
  • Illinois College of Optometry
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Illinois State University
  • Illinois Valley Community College
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Institute for Clinical Social Work
  • John A. Logan College
  • John Wood Community College
  • Joliet Junior College
  • Judson University
  • Kankakee Community College
  • Kaskaskia College
  • Kishwaukee College
  • Knox College
  • Lake Forest College
  • Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
  • Lake Land College
  • Lakeview College of Nursing
  • Lewis and Clark Community College
  • Lewis University
  • Lincoln Christian University
  • Lincoln College
  • Lincoln College of Technology at Melrose Park
  • Lincoln Land Community College
  • Lincoln Trail College
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
  • MacCormac College
  • McCormick Theological Seminary
  • McHenry County College
  • McKendree University
  • Meadville Lombard Theological School
  • Methodist College
  • Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Evanston
  • Midwestern Career College
  • Midwestern University
  • Millikin University
  • Monmouth College
  • Moody Bible Institute
  • Moraine Valley Community College
  • Morrison Institute of Technology
  • Morton College
  • National Louis University
  • National University of Health Sciences
  • North Central College
  • North Park University
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northwestern College
  • Northwestern University
  • Oakton Community College
  • Olivet Nazarene University
  • Olney Central College
  • Pacific College of Health Science at Chicago
  • Parkland College
  • Prairie State College
  • Quincy University
  • Rasmussen College in Illinois
  • Rend Lake College
  • Resurrection University
  • Richland Community College
  • Rock Valley College
  • Rockford University
  • Roosevelt University
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Rush University
  • SAE Institute of Technology at Chicago
  • Saint Anthony College of Nursing
  • Saint Augustine College
  • Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
  • Saint Xavier University
  • Sauk Valley Community College
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Shawnee Community College
  • South Suburban College
  • Southeastern Illinois College
  • Southern Illinois University
    • Carbondale, Edwardsville
  • Southwestern Illinois College
  • Spertus College
  • Spoon River College
  • Stautzenberger College-Rockford Career College
  • Taylor Business Institute
  • Telshe Yeshiva at Chicago
  • Trinity Christian College
  • Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Trinity International University in Illinois
  • Triton College
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois system
    • Chicago, Springfield, Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Phoenix in Illinois
  • University of Saint Mary of the Lake
  • University of St. Francis
  • VanderCook College of Music
  • Wabash Valley College
  • Waubonsee Community College
  • Western Illinois University
  • Wheaton College
  • William Rainey Harper College
  • Worsham College of Mortuary Science

Indiana

  • Butler University
  • Chamberlain University at Indianapolis
  • DePauw University
  • Earlham College
  • Goshen College
  • Holy Cross College
  • Indiana University system
    • Bloomington, East, Fort Wayne, Kokomo, Northwest, Purdue University Columbus, Purdue University Indianapolis, South Bend, Southeast
  • Saint Mary's College
  • University of Indianapolis
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Valparaiso University
  • Wabash College

Iowa

  • Grinnell College

Kansas

Kentucky

  • Bellarmine University
  • Berea College
  • Centre College
  • Simmons College of Kentucky
  • Transylvania University

Louisiana

  • Baton Rouge Community College
  • Bossier Parish Community College
  • Centenary College of Louisiana
  • Central Louisiana Technical Community College
  • Chamberlain University at New Orleans
  • Delgado Community College
  • Dillard University
  • Fletcher Technical Community College
  • Grambling State University
  • Louisiana Delta Community College
  • Louisiana State University
    • Alexandria, Eunice, Shreveport
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    • New Orleans, Shreveport
  • Louisiana Tech University
  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • McNeese State University
  • Nicholls State University
  • Northshore Technical Community College
  • Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College
  • Northwestern State University
  • Nunez Community College
  • River Parishes Community College
  • South Louisiana Community College
  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Southern University system
    • Southern University and A&M College, New Orleans, Shreveport, Law Center
  • Sowela Technical Community College
  • Tulane University
  • University of Louisiana
    • Lafayette, Monroe
  • University of New Orleans
  • Xavier University of Louisiana

Maine

  • Bates College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Colby College
  • College of the Atlantic
  • Husson University
  • Maine Community College system
    • Central Maine Community College, Eastern Maine Community College, Kennebec Valley Community College, Northern Maine Community College, Southern Maine Community College, Washington County Community College, York County Community College
  • Maine Maritime Academy
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine
  • Thomas College
  • Unity College
  • University of Maine system
    • Augusta, Farmington, Fort Kent, Machias, Orono, Presque Isle, University of Southern Maine, School of Law
  • University of New England

Maryland

  • Goucher College
  • Hood College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • McDaniel College
  • Morgan State University
  • Mount St. Mary's University
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • St. John's College
  • St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • Stevenson University
  • University System of Maryland
    • Bowie State, Coppin State, Frostburg State, Salisbury, Towson, University of Baltimore, University of Maryland (Baltimore, Baltimore County, Center for Environmental Science, College Park, Eastern Shore, Global Campus)
  • Washington Adventist University
  • Washington College

Massachusetts

  • American International College
  • Amherst College
  • Anna Maria College
  • Assumption University
  • Babson College
  • Bay Path University
  • Bentley University
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Cambridge College
  • Clark University
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Curry College
  • Dean College
  • Eastern Nazarene College
  • Elms College
  • Emerson College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Endicott College
  • Hampshire College
  • Harvard University
  • Lasell University
  • Lesley University
  • Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges
    • Berkshire, Bristol, Bunker Hill, Cape Cod, Greenfield, Holyoke, Massasoit, MassBay, Middlesex, Mount Wachusett, North Shore, Northern Essex, Quinsigamond, Roxbury, Springfield Technical
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Massachusetts State University system
    • Bridgewater, College of Art and Design, College of Liberal Arts, Fitchburg, Framingham, Maritime Academy, Salem, Westfield, Worcester
  • Merrimack College
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • New England Conservatory of Music
  • New England Law | Boston
  • Northeastern University
  • Olin College of Engineering
  • Regis College
  • Simmons University
  • Smith College
  • Springfield College
  • Stonehill College
  • Suffolk University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Massachusetts system
    • Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell
  • Wellesley College
  • Western New England University
  • Wheaton College
  • William James College
  • Williams College
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Michigan

  • Albion College
  • Chamberlain University at Troy
  • College for Creative Studies
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Kalamazoo College
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Michigan School of Psychology
  • Michigan State University
  • Oakland University
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Michigan system
    • Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint
  • Wayne State University

Minnesota

  • Augsburg University
  • Carleton College
  • College of Saint Benedict
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Hamline University
  • Macalester College
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system**
    • Alexandria Technical and Community College, Anoka Technical College, Anoka-Ramsey Community College Cambridge, Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids, Bemidji State University, Central Lakes College Brainerd, Central Lakes College Staples, Century College White Bear Lakes campus, Century College Mahtomedi, Dakota County Technical College Rosemount campus, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Cloquet, Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park, Hennepin Technical College Eden Prairie, Inver Hills Community College Inver Grove Heights, Lake Superior College Duluth, Minnesota State Community and Technical College Detroit Lakes, Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls, Minnesota State Community and Technical College Moorhead, Minnesota State Community and Technical College Wadena, Minnesota State College Southeast Red Wing, Minnesota State College Southeast Winona, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minnesota West Community and Technical College Canby, Minnesota West Community and Technical College Granite Falls, Minnesota West Community and Technical College Jackson, Minnesota West Community and Technical College Pipestone, Minnesota West Community and Technical College Worthington, Normandale Community College Bloomington, North Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park, Hibbing Community College, Itasca Community College Grand Rapids, Mesabi Range College Virginia, Mesabi Range College Eveleth, Rainy River Community College International Falls, Vermillion Community College Ely, Northland Community & Technical College East Grand Forks, Northland Community & Technical College Thief River Falls, Northwest Technical College Bemidji, Ridgewater College Hutchinson, Ridgewater College Willmar, Riverland Community College Austin, Riverland Community College Albert Lea, Riverland Community College Owatonna, Rochester Community & Technical College, St. Cloud Technical and Community College, Saint Paul College, South Central College North Mankato, South Central College Faribault
      ** Students who live on campus or are on sports teams are required to either be vaccinated or tested regularly for COVID-19
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • Saint John's University
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  • St. Catherine University
  • St. Olaf College
  • The College of Saint Scholastica
  • University of Minnesota
    • Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, Twin Cities
  • University of St. Thomas

Mississippi

  • University of Mississippi Medical Center

Missouri

  • Chamberlain University at St. Louis
  • Culver-Stockton College
  • Rockhurst University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Webster University
  • William Jewell College

Montana

States N-S

NEBRASKA | NEVADA | NEW HAMPSHIRE | NEW JERSEY | NEW MEXICO | NEW YORK | NORTH CAROLINA | NORTH DAKOTA | OHIO | OKLAHOMA | OREGON | PENNSYLVANIA | RHODE ISLAND | SOUTH CAROLINA | SOUTH DAKOTA

Nebraska

  • Creighton University
  • Doane University
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center

Nevada

  • Chamberlain University at Las Vegas
  • College of Southern Nevada
  • Great Basin College
  • Nevada State College
  • Touro University Nevada
  • Truckee Meadows Community College
  • University of Nevada system
    • Las Vegas, Reno
  • Western Nevada College

New Hampshire

  • Colby-Sawyer College
  • Dartmouth College
  • Franklin Pierce University
  • New England College
  • Rivier University
  • Saint Anselm College
  • Southern New Hampshire University

New Jersey

  • Caldwell University
  • Chamberlain University at North Brunswick
  • Drew University
  • Essex County College
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Felician University
  • Georgian Court University
  • Hudson County Community College
  • Kean University
  • Monmouth University
  • Montclair State University
  • New Jersey City University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Princeton University
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Rider University
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University
  • Saint Elizabeth University
  • Saint Peter's University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Stockton University
  • The College of New Jersey
  • William Paterson University

New Mexico

  • Central New Mexico Community College
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • Santa Fe Community College
  • St. John's College
  • University of New Mexico system
    • Albuquerque, Gallup, Los Alamos, Taos, Valencia

New York

  • Adelphi University
  • Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Albany Law School
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Alfred University
  • Bank Street College of Education
  • Bard College
  • Barnard College
  • Canisius College
  • Cazenovia College
  • Clarkson University
  • City University of New York system*
    • Baruch College, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, Brooklyn College, College of Staten Island, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, Graduate Center, Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, Guttman Community College, Hostos Community College, Hunter College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, Lehman College, Macaulay Honors College, Medgar Evers College, New York City College of Technology, Queens College, Queensborough Community College, School of Labor and Urban Studies, School of Law, School of Professional Studies, The City College of New York, York College
  • Colgate University
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • College of Saint Rose
  • College of Westchester
  • Columbia University
  • Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
  • Cornell University
  • Culinary Institute of America
  • Dominican College
  • Five Towns College
  • Fordham University
  • Glasgow Caledonian New York College
  • Hamilton College
  • Hartwick College
  • Hilbert College
  • Hobart William Smith Colleges
  • Hofstra University
  • Ithaca College
  • Jewish Theological Seminary of America
  • Keuka College
  • Le Moyne College
  • Manhattan College
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Manhattanville College
  • Maria College
  • Marist College
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • Mercy College
  • Metropolitan College of New York
  • Molloy College
  • Mount Saint Mary College
  • Nazareth College
  • New York Film Academy
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Niagara University
  • Pace University
  • Pratt Institute
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Russell Sage College
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • School of Visual Arts
  • Siena College
  • Skidmore College
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • St. Francis College
  • St. John Fisher College
  • St. John's University
  • St. Joseph's College New York
  • St. Lawrence University
  • St. Thomas Aquinas College
  • State University of New York system*
    • Adirondack Community College, Alfred State, Alfred, Binghamton, Brockport, Broome, Buffalo State, Canton, Cayuga Community College, Clinton Community College, Cobleskill, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, College of Optometry, Columbia Greene Community College, Cornell (College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, College of Human Ecology, School of Industrial & Labor Relations, College of Veterinary Medicine), Corning Community College, Cortland, Delhi, Downstate Health Sciences, Dutchess Community College, Empire State, Erie, Farmingdale State, Fashion Institute of Technology, Finger Lakes Community College, Fredonia, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Genesee Community College, Geneseo, Herkimer, Hudson Valley Community College, Jamestown Community College, Jefferson, Maritime College, Mohawk Valley Community College, Monroe Community College, Morrisville, Nassau Community College, New Paltz, Niagara County Community College, North Country Community College, Old Westbury, Oneonta, Onondaga Community College, Orange County Community College, Oswego, Plattsburgh, Polytechnic Institute, Potsdam, Purchase, Rockland Community College, Schenectady County Community College, Stony Brook, Suffolk County Community College, Sullivan, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Ulster County Community College, University at Albany, University at Buffalo, Upstate Medical, Westchester Community College
  • Syracuse University
  • The Juilliard School
  • The New School
  • Touro College & University system
    • Bay Shore, Dental Medicine, Flatbush, Harlem, Kew Gardens Hills, Law Center, New York City, Osteopathic Medicine
  • Trocaire College
  • Union College
  • University of Rochester
  • Utica College
  • Vassar College
  • Wagner College
  • Wells College
  • Yeshiva University

North Carolina

  • Bennett College
  • Brevard College
  • Catawba College
  • Chamberlain University at Charlotte
  • Davidson College
  • Duke University
  • Elon University
  • Guilford College
  • Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Lees-McRae College
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Livingstone College
  • Meredith College
  • Methodist University
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • Salem College
  • Shaw University
  • Union Presbyterian Seminary at Charlotte
  • Wake Forest University
  • Warren Wilson College

North Dakota

Ohio

  • Antioch College
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Capital University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Chamberlain University
    • Cleveland, Columbus
  • Cleveland Institute of Art
  • Cleveland State University
  • Columbus College of Art and Design
  • Denison University
  • Galen College of Nursing, Cincinnati Campus**
    • **Vaccination required for winter clinicals
  • Heidelberg University
  • John Carroll University
  • Kent State University system
    • Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Kent, Salem, Stark, Trumbull, Tuscarawas
  • Kenyon College
  • Miami University
  • Mount St. Joseph University
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Oberlin College and Conservatory
  • Ohio State University
  • Ohio University
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Otterbein University
  • The College of Wooster
  • University of Akron
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Toledo
  • Wilmington College
  • Xavier University

Oklahoma

  • Mid-America Christian University

Oregon

  • Eastern Oregon University
  • Lane Community College
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Linfield University
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Oregon State University
  • Pacific University
  • Portland State University
  • Reed College
  • Southern Oregon University
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Portland
  • Western Oregon University
  • Willamette University

Pennsylvania

  • Allegheny College
  • Alvernia University
  • Arcadia University
  • Bryn Athyn College of the New Church
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Bucknell University
  • Cabrini University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Chatham University
  • Chestnut Hill College
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • Delaware County Community College
  • Dickinson College
  • Drexel University
  • Duquesne University
  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • Gettysburg College
  • Gwynedd Mercy University
  • Haverford College
  • Holy Family University
  • Immaculata University
  • Juniata College
  • La Salle University
  • Lafayette College
  • Lehigh University
  • Mercyhurst University
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Moore College of Art and Design
  • Neumann University
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Point Park University
  • Robert Morris University
  • Rosemont College
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • Salus University
  • Seton Hill University
  • Susquehanna University
  • Swarthmore College
  • Temple University
  • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
  • The University of the Arts
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
    • Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, Pittsburgh Campus, Titusville
  • University of Scranton
  • University of the Sciences
  • Ursinus College
  • Villanova University
  • Washington & Jefferson College
  • Widener University
  • Wilkes University
  • Williamson College of the Trades

Rhode Island

  • Brown University
  • Bryant University
  • Community College of Rhode Island
  • Johnson & Wales University-Providence
  • New England Institute of Technology
  • Providence College
  • Rhode Island College
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Roger Williams University
  • Salve Regina University
  • University of Rhode Island

South Carolina

  • Furman University
  • Wofford College

South Dakota

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Tennessee

  • American Baptist College
  • Christian Brothers University
  • Maryville College
  • Meharry Medical College
  • Rhodes College
  • The University of the South
  • Vanderbilt University

Texas

  • Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • Chamberlain University
  • Paul Quinn College
  • Rice University
  • Seminary of the Southwest
  • Southwestern University
  • St. Edward's University

Utah

  • University of Utah
  • Utah State University
  • Weber State University
  • Westminster College

Vermont

  • Bennington College
  • Castleton University
  • Champlain College
  • Landmark College
  • Middlebury College
  • Norwich University
  • Saint Michael's College
  • School for International Training
  • University of Vermont*
  • Vermont Law School
  • Vermont State Colleges system
    • Castleton University, Northern Vermont University, Vermont Technical College

Virginia

  • Averett University
  • Bridgewater College
  • Chamberlain University
  • Christopher Newport University
  • Eastern Mennonite University
  • George Mason University
  • Hampton University
  • Hollins University
  • James Madison University
  • Longwood University
  • Mary Baldwin University
  • Marymount University
  • Norfolk State University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Radford University
  • Randolph College
  • Randolph-Macon College
  • Roanoke College
  • Sweet Briar College
  • Union Presbyterian Seminary
  • University of Lynchburg
  • University of Mary Washington
  • University of Richmond*
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia Union University
  • Virginia Wesleyan University
  • Washington and Lee University
  • William & Mary*

Washington

  • Central Washington University
  • Columbia Basin College
  • DigiPen Institute of Technology
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Evergreen State College
  • Gonzaga University
  • Grays Harbor College
  • Highline College
  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology
  • Northwest School of Wooden BoatBuilding
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Pacific Northwest University
  • Peninsula College
  • Saint Martin's University
  • Seattle Colleges system
    • Central, North, South
  • Seattle Film Institute
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle University
  • Tacoma Community College
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Washington system
    • Bothell, Seattle, Tacoma
  • Washington State University system
    • Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver
  • Wenatchee Valley College
  • Western Washington University
  • Whitman College
  • Whitworth University

West Virginia

  • Bethany College
  • University of Charleston

Wisconsin

  • Alverno College
  • Beloit College
  • Carthage College
  • Lawrence University
  • Marquette University
  • Ripon College

Wyoming

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