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Impressive College Choices for Class of '17

The 109 members of the Episcopal Class of 2017 will attend 70 different colleges in 27 states, with three students going overseas to Scotland.
By all reasonable measures and accounts, it was a banner year for college decisions, according to Tara Maglio, in her second year as the Director of College Counseling at EHS.

“Almost half of the class — 53 seniors — applied to college under a binding Early Decision plan and 36 (68%) were admitted,” Maglio said. “Notably, EHS students were admitted to several of the most selective colleges in the country during the Early Decision round, including Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Northwestern, UPenn, the University of Chicago, and Vanderbilt.

“The good news continued in the Regular Decision round with members of the Class of 2017 receiving acceptances to Bowdoin, Middlebury, Tufts, Georgetown, Yale, and the University of Southern California — all schools with admit rates lower than 20 percent,” she added.

Among the many highlights from their college acceptances are the following:
  • Nine graduates will attend Ivy League schools;
  • 20 graduates will continue their athletic careers in college — lacrosse (6), football (6), soccer (3), track (2), basketball (1), field hockey (1), and sailing (1);
  • An impressive 58% of the class will attend one of the most selective colleges in the country (according to Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges);
  • One in three graduates will attend a public college or university;
  • 22 will attend liberal arts colleges
The average senior submitted just over six applications, a statistic below the national average. Maglio attributed this to the students' and counselors' hard work and care throughout the college process; as a result, seniors were able to make mindful and informed college decisions.

Highlights from the many merit-based scholarships accepted by Episcopal students in 2017 are the following:
  • a Washington and Lee Johnson Scholarship recipient;
  • a recipient of the $10,000 Episcopal Colleges William Randolph Hearst Service Learning Scholarship;
  • an Egleston Scholar at Columbia University (an honors program that includes a $10,000 stipend for research endeavors);
  • a recipient of the Congress-Bundestag Scholarship, which is awarded annually to only 100 students in the United States and allows them to spend one year studying in Germany; and
  • a recipient of a United States Naval Academy Foundation Scholarship (a $7,000 scholarship to complete a PG year prior to entering the Naval Academy).
“While we’re proud of the students whose college choices are particularly noteworthy, we’re every bit as pleased with the paths chosen by all of our graduates,” Maglio said. “Our job isn’t simply to get the students into the most impressive schools. It’s to ensure all our students find the best schools that are the best fit for who they are, what they want from their undergraduate experience, and where they want their ambitions to take them.”

A wrap-up of Commencement Weekend 2017, including links to photo galleries and videos of the events, can be found here.

FULL LIST OF CLASS OF 2017 COLLEGE DECISIONS
Below is the complete list of schools to which the Class of 2017 will matriculate in the fall of 2017.

American University (1)
Amherst College (1)
Brandeis University (1)
Brown University (2)
Bucknell University (2)
Carnegie Mellon University (1)
Claremont McKenna College (1)
Clemson University (1)
Colgate University (1)
College of Charleston (1)
College of William and Mary (2)
Columbia University (2)
Cornell University (1)
Dartmouth College (2)
Davidson College (1)
Denison University (3)
Dickinson College (2)
Florida State University (1)
George Mason University (1)
Georgetown University (1)
Georgia Institute of Technology (1)
Gettysburg College (1)
Hampton University (1)
Haverford College (2)
Hillsdale College (1)
Hobart and William Smith Colleges (2)
Lehigh University (1)
Lewis & Clark College (1)
New York University (3)
Northeastern University (1)
Northwestern University (2)
Ohio Wesleyan University (1)
Pennsylvania State University (1)
Princeton University (1)
Purdue University (1)
Rhodes College (1)
Sewanee: The University of the South (3)
Southern Methodist University (1)
St. Lawrence University (1)
Syracuse University (1)
Texas A&M University (1)
Texas Christian University (1)
Texas Tech University (1)
The University of Alabama (1)
The University of Georgia (1)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2)
Trinity College (1)
Tufts University (1)
Tulane University (1)
United States Military Academy (1)
University of California, Berkeley (2)
University of California, Los Angeles (1)
University of Chicago (1)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1)
University of Louisville (1)
University of Mary Washington (1)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1)
University of Michigan (2)
University of Pennsylvania (2)
University of Richmond (1)
University of South Carolina (1)
University of St Andrews (3)
University of Virginia (7)
University of Washington (2)
Vanderbilt University (1)
Virginia Commonwealth University (1)
Wake Forest University (4)
Washington and Lee University (4)
Washington University in St. Louis (1)
Wellesley College (1)
Yale University (1)
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