Dance Magazine publishes an annual College Guide which provides a comprehensive list of all the colleges offering dance programs. Be sure you know what you are looking for, as we have found that many colleges offer dance programs to all its students, regardless of any prior training or some only offer dance minors, etc. The College Guide is a very good resource for anyone interested in some form of dance at the college level.
We have tried to focus on colleges with dance majors that have an affiliation with a professional company and only found two - Fordham University (affiliation with Alvin Ailey) and Dominican University of California (affiliation with Alonzo King LINES Ballet)
My daughter is highly trained and looking to pursue her education not only to earn a liberal arts degree (likely a BFA) but also to further her training to prepare her for a potential professional career. With that being said, she has set her sights high and won't even consider other colleges that offer general dance programs. Her top three choices have a ballet/modern emphasis - Juilliard, Fordham and Dominican U of C. She has also applied to Pace, which has a commercial dance major.
I am worried that she has only applied to four schools, since her chances would be greater with more applications, but she wouldn't consider applying elsewhere. So far has been invited to 3 auditions, so time will tell!