2018 Appademy Awards

Congratulations to this year's winners – representing the best higher-ed mobile apps of the year

In 2017, we introduced the first annual “Appademy Awards", recognizing higher-ed mobile apps that demonstrated innovation and thought leadership in several categories. This year's winners are:

Best Recruiting & Admissions

Recognizing apps that integrate modules, personas, tours, and/or other features for prospective students.

The nominees:

  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Maine Maritime
  • Colgate University
  • Santa Monica College

The winner: Colgate University

Screen snapshot of Colgate Mobile

Best Special Purpose Module

Recognizing apps that utilize modules to highlight special programs, groups, resources, and more.

The nominees:

  • Oklahoma Christian
  • San Antonio College
  • Roosevelt University
  • Sacramento State
  • University of Cincinnati

The winner: University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati screen snapshot

Best Student Engagement App

Recognizing apps that engage students in unique and meaningful ways.

The nominees:

  • University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Griffith University
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Sacramento State
  • St Francis College

The winner: St Francis College

St Francis College

Most Innovative App for Communication

Recognizing apps that utilize personalized and timely push notifications and in-app banners to improve communication with students and/or various target audiences.

The nominees:

  • Saint James Parish and School
  • Harding University
  • Colgate University
  • Sacramento State
  • Emory University

The winner: Sacramento State

Sacramento State

Best Student Developed App

Recognizing apps that empower students to become involved in the app development process, no matter one’s technical abilities.

The nominees:

  • UC Berkeley
  • University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Emerson College

The winner: Emerson College

Emerson College

Best Use of Special Events Module

Recognizing apps that engage students, faculty, staff, alumni, or visitors in a campus event.

The nominees:

  • University of Cincinnati
  • Colgate University
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • University of Central Florida
  • St Francis College

The winner: University of Central Florida

Rhode Island School of Design

Best Overall

The nominees:

  • Texas A&M University
  • San Francisco State University
  • St Francis College
  • University of Central Florida
  • Sacramento State University
  • Rhode Island School of Design

The winner: University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida
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