Class of 2018 College List

Class of 2018

The colleges and universities attended by the Shady Side Academy Class of 2018, as of June graduation. Colleges with more than one graduate attending indicate the number in parentheses.

Allegheny College
American University (3)
Amherst College
Arizona State University
Babson College
Barnard College
Boston College
Boston University (3)
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University (3)
Carnegie Mellon University (2)
Case Western Reserve University (2)
Chapman University
College of Charleston
College of Wooster
Cornell University (2)
Dartmouth College
Dickinson College (2)
Drexel University (2)
Duke University
Elon University (5)
Emory University
Fordham University (2)
Franklin & Marshall College
George Washington University (2)
Georgetown University (3)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Goucher College
Grove City College
Harvard University
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Ithaca College (2)
Johns Hopkins University (2)
Kenyon College
Lake Forest College
Lehigh University (3)
Marietta College
McGill University
Mercyhurst University
Miami University, Oxford
Michigan State University

New York University
Northeastern University
Ohio State University
Pennsylvania State University (4)
Pennsylvania State University, Greater Allegheny
Pennsylvania State University, World Campus
Pennsylvania State University Erie, The Behrend Campus
Princeton University
Purdue University
Rensselear Polytechnic Institute (2)
Rice University (3)
Rochester Institute of Technology
Southern Methodist University (2)
St. Lawrence University
Stanford University
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Alabama (2)
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Chicago (2)
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Michigan (3)
University of Notre Dame (3)
University of Pennsylvania (2)
University of Pittsburgh (7)
University of Richmond
University of San Diego
University of Southern California (2)
University of St. Andrews
Wake Forest University (4)
Walsh University
Washington and Jefferson College
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis
York College of Pennsylvania
Gap/PG Year (4)

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Class of 2018 By the Numbers

College matriculation:

  • Admitted to 173 colleges
  • 55% overall admit rate compared to national average of 38%
  • Will attend 80 colleges in 22 states plus Washington, D.C., Canada and the United Kingdom
  • 72% will attend college out of state
  • 100% of those seeking merit scholarships were successful in earning awards
  • 12 will attend an Ivy League or Ivy+ school (+ includes Chicago, Duke, MIT, Stanford)
  • Were admitted to Ivy and Ivy+ schools at more than 2.5x the national rate
  • 27% will attend a US News & World Report Top 25 National University or Liberal Arts College
  • 51% will attend a US News & World Report Top 50 National University or Liberal Arts College
  • 15% will attend a Times Higher Education Top 25 World University
  • 52% will attend a "most competitive" college, the highest rank by Barron's Profile of American Colleges
  • 8% will compete in NCAA collegiate athletics in 8 different sports

SSA Experience:

  • 14% participated in the Senior School boarding program
  • 15% were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship program
  • 15% completed an independent study or senior project
  • 21% are "lifers" who attended SSA from grades K-12
  • 35% participated in a global or off-campus program
  • 40% participated in the performing arts (theatre production or musical ensemble)
  • 74% lettered in at least one varsity sport; 30% lettered in two or more