The Class of 2017 continued Collegiate’s impressive rate of college acceptances. Over the past 10 years, our admit rate has been remarkably consistent, averaging 2 out of every 3 applications resulting in acceptances. Our admit rates continued to exceed the institutional rates in every Barron’s benchmark category, by an average of 19%.
Barron’s “Most Competitive” Category:
Colleges accepting less than 33%, Collegiate’s accept rate: 48%
Barron’s “Highly Competitive” Category:
Colleges accepting less than 50%, Collegiate’s accept rate: 80%
Barron’s “Very Competitive” Category:
Colleges accepting less than 75%, Collegiate’s accept rate: 97%
Barron’s “Competitive” Category:
Colleges accepting less than 85%, Collegiate’s accept rate: 95%
Impressively, 82% of our seniors received at least one acceptance in the top two Barron’s categories – “Most Competitive” and “Highly Competitive” – representing the most selective 7% of all 4-year institutions nationwide.
More importantly, our seniors continue to pursue and find many great options for “fit:” in 2017, 133 seniors received 565 acceptances to 142 colleges, and enrolled in 57 colleges in 33 different states, Canada and Scotland. Such wide-sweeping geographic distribution is compelling, as are the distinct and highly selective majors in which the Class of 2017 will engage, ranging from animal sciences, business, communication, engineering, environment, journalism, nursing and physical therapy to dance, fashion, theatre and the visual arts. Additionally, the class received more than $9.3 million in merit scholarship offers, and our 14 recruited athletes will compete at the Division I and Division III levels in baseball, cross country, field hockey, football, indoor track, lacrosse, outdoor track and swimming.