College Admissions Report 2017

College Admissions Statistics for the 2016-17 Academic Year
  • 154 students applied to colleges in the US and abroad

  • Approximately 83% applied Early Decision or Early Action to 115 colleges and universities - Over 92% of those students were accepted to at least one of their top choice colleges

  • 1387 applications were completed

  • The students applied to 325 different institutions

  • 93 different institutions will be attended
    • 50 are different from institutions attended by the Class of 2016
Overall, 70% of the class applying to US colleges was admitted to a college ranked as “Most Competitive” or “Highly Competitive” in the 2017 Barron’s Guide to Colleges.
  • 56% of the Class of 2017 was admitted to a college ranked in the “Most Competitive” category
On another measure, 57% of the of the class applying to US colleges was admitted to a top 50 institution from the National Universities and National Liberal Arts Colleges categories in the US News and World Report rankings. Twenty percent of the class was admitted to the top 25 institutions in those categories.
  • Eight students are choosing to pursue higher education outside the United States

  • Over sixty students earned more than $8 million in merit-based scholarships from different colleges and universities
Here is a sampling of the 230 colleges and universities that made offers of admission to our students this year.
Babson College*
Boston College*
Boston University*
Bowdoin College*
Brandeis University*
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University*
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University*
Colby College
Colgate University
College of William and Mary
Colorado College
Davidson College
Duke University*
Emory University*
Florida State University*
Franklin & Marshall College
George Washington University*
Georgetown University*
Georgia Institute of Technology*
Lafayette College
Lehigh University*
Massachusetts Institute of Technology*
New York University*
Northeastern University*
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Parsons School of Design
Purdue University*
Smith College*
Southern Methodist University*
Syracuse University*
Trinity College*
Tufts University
Tulane University*
Universiteit Maastricht – Netherlands
University of California, Berkeley*
University of California, San Diego*
University of Central Florida*
University of Florida
University of Miami*
University of Michigan*
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill*
University of Queensland- Australia
University of Richmond*
University of Rochester*
University of Southern California*
University of Texas, Austin*
University of Virginia*
University of Wisconsin*
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Villanova University*
Wake Forest University*
Waseda University - Japan
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wesleyan University
Western University - Canada
Williams College
*Please note that an asterisk next to a college name indicates multiple students admitted. Look for the Class of 2017 matriculation list in the upcoming summer Saint Andrew’s magazine.

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