SMS Texting

#1 Read Rate Across All Communications

Campus-wide text messaging solutions to thoughtfully nurture applicants, personalize retention efforts, and exceed fundraising goals 

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Contact Growth

Effortlessly expand your outreach with text-to-join and opt-in support. Building a strong, growing contact list is the foundation of any successful texting strategy.

Compliance Management - Live Chat Solutions

Reminders & Nudges

Powerfully connect via shared inboxes with mass, one-to-one, and picture messaging. Maximize your efforts with campaigns, preset templates, and message tagging.

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Actionable Analytics

Measure ROI with our responsive dashboard equipped with comprehensive usage metrics. Track total engagement with delivery, open, and reply rates at every level—campaign, user, and inbox.

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Advanced Automation

Your texting toolkit on autopilot

  • Workflows – Create personalized, automated workflow experiences.
  • Smart messages – Auto-responds as you would, based on contact reply.
  • Repeating messages – Automate repetitive texts at your set frequency.
  • Auto-replies – Keyword-triggered, ensures compliance or prompts action.
  • Out-of-office – Set it and forget it, relax!
  • Message scheduling – Precisely schedule texts for upcoming dates.
  • Drip campaigns – Automated, time-delayed message series.
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Contact Management

Take control of your data

  • Mobile App – Carry the power of Cadence with you on your smartphone.
  • Segments – Group and filter contacts for precise, personalized outreach.
  • Tagging – Label and manage messages for tracking and retargeting purposes.
  • Custom fields – Personalize your data with up to 25 distinctive user-defined fields.
  • Data sync – Synchronize contacts with your primary system of record for consistency.
  • List uploads – Manually upload and manage contact data for a more hands-on approach.
  • Number validation – Clean lists and authenticate numbers to remove unreachable contacts.
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What do our clients think?

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This is an essential tool and we can’t do without it… We have a very high first generation population so there’s a lot of education that needs to be done.
Natalie Wagoner
Director of Admissions, Frostburg State University
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Cadence reduced our workflow. The students reaching out were more serious… online and graduate staff were excited from the get-go.
Conner Ellinghuysen
Director of Admissions, Buena Vista University
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We broke records for enrollment in 2019, 2021, and 2022. In 2020, we even came out better than most.
Roxanne Stancil
Coordinator for Recruitment Communication & Technology, Jacksonville State University
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Cadence is very easy to use and extremely intuitive. The ability to collect data is also super helpful when creating reports or data supporting student interaction. The webinars and knowledge bases provided are also really helpful when you're looking for best practices.
Roberta Butler
Associate Dean for Residence Life, Rider University
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We have only been a client for a year, but I have been impressed with the many ways that Mongoose is forward thinking about their product, the market and their customers' needs. They really are enthusiastic about their services and their clients.
Cynthia Thornquist
Donor Relations Office, Carroll College
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The level of support and access we have to the Cadence team ensures that we stay on track and never feel alone in our efforts.
Brittany Claridge
Assistant Director of First-Year Experience, Johns Hopkins University
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This is an essential tool and we can’t do without it… We have a very high first generation population so there’s a lot of education that needs to be done.
Natalie Wagoner
Director of Admissions, Frostburg State University
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Cadence reduced our workflow. The students reaching out were more serious… online and graduate staff were excited from the get-go.
Conner Ellinghuysen
Director of Admissions, Buena Vista University
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We broke records for enrollment in 2019, 2021, and 2022. In 2020, we even came out better than most.
Roxanne Stancil
Coordinator for Recruitment Communication & Technology, Jacksonville State University
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Cadence is very easy to use and extremely intuitive. The ability to collect data is also super helpful when creating reports or data supporting student interaction. The webinars and knowledge bases provided are also really helpful when you're looking for best practices.
Roberta Butler
Associate Dean for Residence Life, Rider University
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We have only been a client for a year, but I have been impressed with the many ways that Mongoose is forward thinking about their product, the market and their customers' needs. They really are enthusiastic about their services and their clients.
Cynthia Thornquist
Donor Relations Office, Carroll College
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The level of support and access we have to the Cadence team ensures that we stay on track and never feel alone in our efforts.
Brittany Claridge
Assistant Director of First-Year Experience, Johns Hopkins University
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Implementing Cadence has allowed us to efficiently reach out and communicate with our students throughout their entire life cycle, from recruitment through alumni.
David Detar
Senior Admissions Advisor, Rosedale Technical College
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"We are a small institution with a limited budget; maximizing our time and resources is crucial. In the four months since we implemented Cadence Chat, our bot has assisted more than 450 potential students without anyone from our staff having to step in. Before Cadence Chat, this would have been our people and our time dedicated to answering those questions. Now our bot handles the stress and frees our staff up to focus on maximizing our productivity in other areas!"
Hunter Sisemore
Recruiter, Carl Albert State
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Mongoose/Cadence texting has increased our student response to emails and decreased our workload! Texting a student to check their email is so easy. I love this company.
Kim Ferguson
Development Coordinator – Owens Foundation
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We love the ease of use, the sleek, modern feel, and the feedback and response that we receive from students via text compared to email and phone calls. We love everything about Cadence.
Lowell Ferguson
CRM Coordinator, Campbell University
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We have been able to reach students at a whole new level! Communication with our prospective students was virtually non-existent before we began using Cadence.
Joe Beaty
Admissions Recruiter, Faulkner State Community College
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Cadence lets us quickly connect with students who would have been non-responsive to phone calls and emails. Students reply to texts almost immediately.
Barbara Joyner
Associate Dean of Enrollment Management, Newberry College
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Out of all of our vendors, Mongoose is THE BEST at customer service and satisfaction. You can tell client satisfaction is at the forefront of each interaction! For issues ranging from software integrations to best practices for higher ed comm, Mongoose will walk with you. Wouldn't trade this software for anything else! We recommend Cadence every chance we get.
Kayla Goodrich
Director of Admissions Marketing, Oklahoma Christian University
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Implementing Cadence has allowed us to efficiently reach out and communicate with our students throughout their entire life cycle, from recruitment through alumni.
David Detar
Senior Admissions Advisor, Rosedale Technical College
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"We are a small institution with a limited budget; maximizing our time and resources is crucial. In the four months since we implemented Cadence Chat, our bot has assisted more than 450 potential students without anyone from our staff having to step in. Before Cadence Chat, this would have been our people and our time dedicated to answering those questions. Now our bot handles the stress and frees our staff up to focus on maximizing our productivity in other areas!"
Hunter Sisemore
Recruiter, Carl Albert State
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Mongoose/Cadence texting has increased our student response to emails and decreased our workload! Texting a student to check their email is so easy. I love this company.
Kim Ferguson
Development Coordinator – Owens Foundation
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We love the ease of use, the sleek, modern feel, and the feedback and response that we receive from students via text compared to email and phone calls. We love everything about Cadence.
Lowell Ferguson
CRM Coordinator, Campbell University
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We have been able to reach students at a whole new level! Communication with our prospective students was virtually non-existent before we began using Cadence.
Joe Beaty
Admissions Recruiter, Faulkner State Community College
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Cadence lets us quickly connect with students who would have been non-responsive to phone calls and emails. Students reply to texts almost immediately.
Barbara Joyner
Associate Dean of Enrollment Management, Newberry College
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Out of all of our vendors, Mongoose is THE BEST at customer service and satisfaction. You can tell client satisfaction is at the forefront of each interaction! For issues ranging from software integrations to best practices for higher ed comm, Mongoose will walk with you. Wouldn't trade this software for anything else! We recommend Cadence every chance we get.
Kayla Goodrich
Director of Admissions Marketing, Oklahoma Christian University

Full higher ed lifecycle solutions

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