If you are looking for information on specific schools and their programs or services for students with ASD’s, you’re in the right place. Please read this first before diving into school profiles.
It would be impossible (well, nearly!) to list every one of the more than 3,000 colleges and universities in the US. Those listed below are a version of “most popular,” “well-known,” etc. that (in my opinion only) would probably be of the most interest to a wide audience. I am happy to add new schools, especially those that have a program targeted at students with ASD’s. You can send me a note here.
(the schools generally regarded as the hardest to gain admittance to – other than service academies)
(the definition of a liberal arts college is a bit fuzzy, but these are generally held to meet the standard)
Agnes Scott, Albion, Amherst, Bard, Bates, Bennington, Bowdoin, Bryn Mawr, Carleton, College of Charleston, Claremont McKenna, Colby, Colgate, Colorado College, Davidson, Denison, Dickinson, Earlham, Franklin, Gettysburg, Gonzaga, Goucher, Grinnell, Hamilton, Hampshire, Haverford, Hiram, Ithaca, Kalamazoo, Kenyon, Lawrence, Lewis & Clark, Macalester, Manhattanville, Middlebury, Morehouse, Mount Holyoke, Oberlin, Occidental, Pitzer, Pomona, Reed, St. John’s (Annapolis), Sarah Lawrence, Scripps, (Bard College at) Simon’s Rock, University of the South (Sewanee), Skidmore, Smith, Spelman, St. John’s, Swarthmore, Trinity (Connecticut), Union, Ursinus, Vassar, Wabash, Washington & Lee, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Whitman, Williams, Wooster
(this is not an exhaustive list of all other private universities, but some of the better-known/well-regarded. If you have experience with a school not on the list that you think should be added, fill out the form here).
Abilene Christian, Adelphi, Allegheny, American, Anderson, Arcadia, University of the Arts, Auburn, Augsburg, Babson, Baylor, Bentley, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis, Brenau, Brevard, Brigham Young (BYU), Butler, Bucknell, Canisius, Carnegie Mellon (CMU), Case Western Reserve, Catholic, Chatham, University of Cincinnati, Clark, College of the Atlantic, Daemen, DeSales, Dowling, Drexel, University of Dayton, DePaul, DePauw, Duke, Duquesne, Eastern, Elon, Elms, Emory, Farleigh Dickinson, Finlandia, Furman, Fordham, Georgetown, Guilford, Hampden-Sydney, Harding, University of Hartford, Hartwick, Harvey Mudd, Hofstra, Holy Family, Indiana Wesleyan, Johns Hopkins, LaRoche, Lebanon Valley, Lehigh, Lesley, Limestone, Linfield, Loras, Loyola College Maryland, Lynn University, Marquette, Marshall, McDaniel, Mercyhurst, Misericordia, Moravian, Muskingum, NYIT, New York University (NYU), Northeastern, Northwestern, Notre Dame (Indiana), Notre Dame (Ohio), Norwich, Nova, University of the Ozarks, Pace, Pine Manor, Presentation, University of Puget Sound, University of Redlands, Renssalaer, Rheinhardt, Rice, Rider, Robert Morris, University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, University of Richmond, Sacred Heart, St. Ambrose, Saint Joseph, University of San Francisco, Santa Clara, Schreiner, Southern Methodist, Syracuse, Temple, Trinity (San Antonio), Tufts, Tulane, Union (Nebraska), University of Southern California (USC), Vanderbilt, Valparaiso, Villanova, Washington University (St. Louis), West Virginia Wesleyan, Western New England, Westminster (Missouri), Westminster College (Utah), Willamette, Wittenberg, Wake Forest, Wheaton (IL), Wilkes, Worcester Polytechnical Institute (WPI), Yeshiva
(one per state except for New York – I know, there are debates about which school is really the “flagship,” but the blogger gets to make the rules! For the rest, see here)
University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa), University of Alaska (Fairbanks), Arizona State University, University of Arkansas, University of California (Berkeley), University of Colorado (Boulder), University of Connecticut (Storrs), University of Delaware, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Hawaii (Honolulu), University of Idaho (Moscow), University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), Indiana University (Bloomington), University of Iowa, University of Kansas, University of Kentucky, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge), University of Maine (Orono), University of Maryland (College Park), University of Massachusetts (Amherst), University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), University of Mississippi, University of Missouri (Columbia), Montana State University (Bozeman), University of Nebraska (Lincoln), University of Nevada (Las Vegas), University of New Hampshire, State University of New Jersey/Rutgers (New Brunswick), University of New Mexico, SUNY-Albany, SUNY-Binghamton, SUNY-Buffalo, SUNY – Stonybrook, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), University of North Dakota, Ohio State University (Columbus), University of Oklahoma, University of Oregon, Penn State University (University Park), University of Rhode Island, University of South Carolina, University of South Dakota, University of Tennessee (Knoxville), University of Texas (Austin), University of Utah, University of Vermont, University of Virginia (Charlottesville), University of Washington (Seattle), West Virginia University, University of Wisconsin (Madison), University of Wyoming
(many students with ASD choose to start at a two-year college, so I’ve reserved a place for them here)
CC Allegheny County, Berkeley City College, Berkshire CC, Brevard CC, College of Alameda, Columbus State CC, Dakota County Technical College, Erie Community College, Fort Range, Ivy Tech, J Sargent Reynolds, Johnson County CC, Kirkwood CC, Laney College, Long Beach City College, Madison Area Technical College, Merritt College, Mitchell College, Northeast Iowa Community College, CC of Philadelphia, Pima CC, Pittsburgh Technical Institute (PTI), CC of Rhode Island, College of Southern Idaho, Taft College
(likewise, not an exhaustive list)
Appalachian State, Arizona, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz, University of Central Florida, Ball State, Brooklyn College, Bowling Green State, Buffalo State, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State East Bay, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State San Bernadino, Central Washington, City College of New York, Christopher Newport, Clemson, Colorado State, East Carolina, East Stroudsburg, Eastern Michigan, Florida A & M, Florida Atlantic, Florida State, Fort Lewis, George Mason, Georgia State, University of Houston, Illinois Institute of Technology, Illinois State, Iowa State, University of Indianapolis, James Madison, Kansas State, Keene State, Kent State, Mary Washington, University of Maryland (Baltimore County), University of Miami (Florida), Miami University (Ohio), Michigan State, Michigan Tech, Midwestern State, Mississippi State, Missouri Science & Technology, University of Montana, University of Montevallo, New College of Florida, University of North Carolina (Asheville), University of North Carolina (Wilmington), University of North Carolina (Greensboro), Northern Illinois, Northwestern State (Louisiana), Ohio University (Athens), Old Dominion, Oregon State, Pitt, Purdue, San Diego State, San Francisco State, San Jose State, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock, Southern Illinois University (Carbondale), Southern Illinois (Edwardsville), SUNY-Delhi, Texas A&M, Texas State (San Marcos), Texas Tech, Towson, Truman State, University of Tennessee (Chattanooga), University of Texas (Dallas), Virginia Tech, Washington State, Western Kentucky, William & Mary, William Paterson, Wright State.
(some students with ASD’s find that online education is the best option, and even in this categories there are schools with customized services)