Class of 2019 College List

Class of 2019

The 125 members of Shady Side Academy Class of 2019 will attend 73 of the world's finest colleges and universities. With a broad range of academic interests and a genuine curiosity, these graduates leave SSA ready to make their mark on the classrooms and communities they are about to join.

List as of graduation day, May 31, 2019. Colleges with more than one graduate attending indicate the number in parentheses.

Allegheny College
Bates College
Boston College
Bowling Green State University
Brown University (3)
Bucknell University (5)
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University (5)
Chatham University
Colby College
Colgate University (2)
College of Charleston (2)
Colorado State University
Connecticut College
Cornell University (4)
Davidson College
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Duquesne University (2)
Emory University (2)
Fordham University (2)
Franklin & Marshall College
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gordon College
Harvard University
Howard University
John Carroll University
Johns Hopkins University
Kent State University
Kenyon College (2)
Lafayette College (2)
Lehigh University (2)
Loyola University Chicago (2)
Miami University-Oxford (5)
Michigan State University (3)

Nazareth College
New York University (2)
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Pennsylvania State University (6)
Pennsylvania State University, Berks
Point Park University
Princeton University (2)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2)
Rice University
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Southern Methodist University
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
University of California, San Diego
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Mount Union
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh (11)
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
University of Richmond
University of Southern California
University of St. Andrews
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Vanderbilt University (2)
Villanova University (2)
Wake Forest University
Washington & Jefferson College (2)
Washington University in St. Louis (3)
Western Michigan University
Wilkes University
Williams College (2)

Class of 2019 By the Numbers

College matriculation:

  • Admitted to 184 colleges
  • Will attend 73 colleges in 24 states plus Washington, D.C., and the United Kingdom
  • 62% will attend college out of state
  • 100% of those seeking merit scholarships earned awards
  • 19% will play college athletics in 9 different sports
  • 57% overall admit rate compared to global average of 39%
  • Were admitted to Ivy and Ivy+ schools at more than 3x the global rate (24% vs. 7%)
  • 52% will attend a US News & World Report Top 50 National University or Liberal Arts College; 32% will attend a Top 25 school
  • 91% will attend a "very competitive" or "most competitive" college as ranked by Barron's Profile of American Colleges

SSA Experience:

  • 19% are "lifers" who attended SSA from grades K-12
  • 21% participated in the Senior School boarding program
  • 22% participated in a global or off-campus program
  • 40% completed an independent study or senior project
  • 45% participated in the performing arts (theatre production or musical ensemble)
  • 58% attended SSA Middle School
  • 80% lettered in at least one varsity sport; 52% lettered in two or more