Reflections on our Class of 2022

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Meeting with students to finalize their college decisions is one of the most rewarding steps in our journey with them. Sometimes they have had a clear goal in mind throughout the process, and we are celebrating that exciting accomplishment. But just as often, the months leading up to that meeting are self-reflective. Their final decision represents what they’ve discovered about themselves, what’s important to them, and where they can best make their dreams happen. Either way, the college decision meeting is not so much an end, but a glorious beginning.

We are so proud of our Class of 2022. While the school year felt somewhat more “normal” this year, it wasn’t without challenges. In college admissions, schools mostly remained test optional, which among other factors led to a record number of applications. As a result, many colleges became an even greater reach. Many students did beat the odds, and we are cheering their success. But denials allowed others to more clearly examine all their options and opened their eyes to the amazing opportunities they had in front of them, which we believe can sometimes lead to an even better fit.

This year’s matriculation list fills us with tremendous pride and satisfaction. We are confident our Class of 2022 is headed to colleges where they can be challenged, find their community and move forward with their own personal goals.

We are excited to report:

  • 100% of our students applied to some colleges by the early action deadline and heard back from colleges before winter break.
  • 35% of our students applied ED/Restricted Early Action and 71% were accepted.
  • 75% of our students who applied to highly selective colleges were accepted.
  • 88% of our students will attend out-of-state colleges (whereas nationally approximately only 11% venture further than 500 miles from their hometown)
  • 95% of our students will attend their first choice or a high-interest college

Drawing on our knowledge, our experience, and hundreds of college visits, we recommended an eclectic mix of colleges, many of which were unfamiliar to our clients. In fact, it’s possible some students never would have considered the colleges they chose without comprehensive and thoughtful discussions about finding the right fit – our guiding philosophy. As a result, they made decisions confident their choice was right for them.

Our Class of 2022 students will matriculate to colleges across the country and around the world. As you can see in our matriculation list, we have many students going to some of the most selective colleges in the country (and acceptances at all the Ivies except for Princeton). We also have students going to national universities, engineering schools, art schools, small liberal arts colleges, colleges out of the country, research universities, Big Ten Universities, and colleges with in-state tuition. We have aspiring musicians, artists, recruited athletes, activists, actors, nurses, engineers, business majors, researchers, doctors, writers and much more. We strive to help families find ways to afford college tuition, and we were overjoyed with the merit scholarships, grants, and aid awarded to our students.

We were honored to help prepare the Class of 2022 for the next chapter and will always remember the challenges and surprises we experienced together during this extraordinary year. We wish our seniors all the best with the journey ahead. Please keep in touch!

Here is our College Matriculation List for our Class of 2022:

American University
Arizona State University
Baylor University
Bethel University
Boston University
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
Butler University
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
Case Western Reserve University
Chapman University
Clemson University
College of Charleston
College of William and Mary
College of Wooster
Colorado College
Creighton University
DePaul University
Duke University
Eckerd College
Georgetown University
Gustavus Adolphus College
Hamilton College
Hamline University
Harvard University (Three students will attend)
High Point University
Indiana University-Bloomington
Iowa State University
Johns Hopkins University
Lehigh University
Lewis & Clark College
Loyola University Chicago
Luther College
Lynn University
Marist College
Middlebury College
New York University
Northwestern University

Pitzer College
Ringling College of Art and Design
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
San Diego State University
Santa Clara University
Smith College
St. Olaf College
Stanford University
Texas Christian University
Tufts University
University of British Columbia
University of California-Santa Cruz
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado
University of Denver
University of Iowa
University of Miami
University of Michigan – Ross School of Business
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
University of Nebraska
University of Notre Dame
University of Puget Sound
University of Southern California
University of St Andrews
University of St Thomas
University of South Florida
University of Tampa
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wake Forest University
Washington University in St Louis
Wheaton College (Illinois)
Williams College
Yale University

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