Class of 2022 College List

Class of 2022

The 127 members of the Shady Side Academy Class of 2022 will attend 84 of the world's finest colleges and universities this fall. 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 the last day of classes, June 3 2022. Colleges with more than one graduate attending indicate the number in parentheses.

Amherst College
Bates College (2)
Boston University 
Brown University
Bucknell University (3)
Carnegie Mellon University (2)
Case Western Reserve University 
Chatham University
Claremont McKenna College
Clarkson University
Colby College
Columbia University
Cornell University (4)
Dartmouth College (3)
Davidson College
Denison University
Dickinson College
Duquesne University
Elon University (3)
Fashion Institute of Technology
Furman University
George Washington University (2)
Grove City College
Hamilton College
Hampton University
Johns Hopkins University (2)
Kenyon College
Lawrence University
Lehigh University
Liberty University (2)
Maine Maritime Academy
Marietta College
Marquette University (2)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
New York University (2)
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Ohio State University (2)

Pennsylvania State University (3)
Pennsylvania State University New Kensington
Princeton University
Providence College
Purdue University
Queen's University (2)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ringling College of Art and Design
Rochester Institute of Technology 
Rutgers University (2)
Southern Methodist University
Spelman College
Stanford University (2)
Syracuse University
Temple University
Texas Christian University
Tufts University
Tulane University
United States Merchant Marine Academy
University of Akron
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Florida
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland (2)
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Miami (2)
University of Michigan 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of New Hampshire
University of Notre Dame (3)
University of Pittsburgh (8)
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg
University of Southern California
University of Toronto
University of Virginia (2)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vanderbilt University
Wake Forest University (4_
Washington University in St. Louis (2) 
Wesleyan University

Class of 2022 By The Numbers

College Matriculation

  • Admitted to 223 colleges
  • Will attend 84 colleges in 27 states plus Washington, D.C. and Canada
  • 77% will attend college out of state
  • 14% will play college athletics in 7 different sports
  • 31% will attend a US News & World Report Top 25 National University or Liberal Arts College
  • 52% will attend a US News & World Report Top 50 National University or Liberal Arts College
  • 56% will attend a Barron's "most competitive" college
  • Admitted to "very selective" schools at 2x the global rate (23% vs. 11%)

SSA Experience

  • 14% were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship program
  • 10% are "lifers" who attended SSA from grades K-12
  • 24% participated in the Senior School boarding program
  • 50% completed an independent study or senior project
  • 46% participated in the performing arts (theatre production or musical ensemble)
  • 50% attended SSA Middle School
  • 7% earned a Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from UPenn via the SSA Social Innovators Program
  • Helped 8 SSA athletic teams win 13 league championships