2019 Appademy Awards

Recognizing the best higher-ed mobile apps of the year

The annual “Appademy Awards" recognize the higher-ed mobile apps that demonstrated innovation and thought leadership in several categories. Nominations for this year's awards are now open, so please nominate your favorite apps now!
Not sure who to nominate – or what it would take for your app to be a winner? Look back on our 2018 winners for inspiration!

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
Don't see your app here? Nominate it for the 2019 Appademy Awards!