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Ivy League Feeder Schools

davida1davida1 Posts: 312. Member
edited October 2010 in College Search & Selection
I'm doing research on what the largest private Ivy League feeder schools are...If you went to a school that sent a large percentage of students to Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale, please post it here or if you know of schools that send large percentages to the ancient eight that are less known, please post them here also. I'd appreciate all of the responses I can get for my research. Again, ONLY private high schools and please if you know some schools that are large Ivy League feeders but less known, I'd appreciate those the most. In other words, posting Andover/Exeter/Horace Mann will not be as helpful because they are obvious choices.

I appreciate the help!

P.S. This can also be a thread discussing Ivy League feeder schools in general...
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Replies to: Ivy League Feeder Schools

  • GiggitusMaximusGiggitusMaximus Posts: 1,633- Member
    Raffles Junior College in Singapore has been called the "Gateway to the Ivy League"
    Feeder schools for their grad programs are top schools I'm assuming.
  • 33653365 Posts: 602- Member
    that korean high school in south korea, Minjok
  • GoBlue81GoBlue81 Posts: 3,756Registered User Senior Member
    The following WSJ article may be of interest - WSJ.com

    It ranks the top feeder high schools to eight most selective colleges - Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Williams, Pomona, Swarthmore, Chicago and JHU.

    The complete WSJ article - How to Get Into Harvard - WSJ.com
  • palmettotreepalmettotree Posts: 255- Junior Member
    Woodberry Forest
  • Burb ParentBurb Parent Posts: 2,100Registered User Senior Member
    There is a service that sells this information. I think it's called prepreview, and if my memory is correct it includes MIT + Stanford. Sometimes the information is posted on the Prep School Admissions board. From year to year, the independent schools that make the bottom half of the list vary. I believe it ends at 10%, and many independent schools get 10% in one year but 8% the next. One year, they might have an exceptional class graduate.

    If you can, it would be good to include several years of matriculation in your study to rule out these year-to-year variations.
  • little_galaxielittle_galaxie Posts: 326Registered User Member
    That WSJ article is whack.
  • ParentOfIvyHopeParentOfIvyHope Posts: 3,182- Senior Member
    The article make sense as the school listed are really good private high schools
  • DHRBC07DHRBC07 Posts: 276Registered User Junior Member
    I went to a prep school in Philadelphia that regularly sends 10-14 kids to Penn (about 10% of the class) per year. Another 25% attend the other ivys not to mention Stanford, NOrthwestern, Duke, etc.
  • little_galaxielittle_galaxie Posts: 326Registered User Member
    Yeah, they're all good schools, but the colleges they selected - Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Williams, Pomona, Swarthmore, Chicago and JHU - seems a bit random to me. Why only survey the results at 8 schools? If we're going for selective here, why not add Yale, Amherst, Columbia, Brown, Caltech, etc. etc. etc.? Doesn't seem like a thorough assessment to me.
  • teenage_clicheteenage_cliche Posts: 3,522Registered User Senior Member
    Why are you only interested in private schools?
  • chicagoboy12chicagoboy12 Posts: 662Registered User Member
    Phillips Exeter, Andover
  • TheIndividualTheIndividual Posts: 336Registered User Member
    the Lawrenceville School, Choate Rosemary, and TJHSST to name a few
  • rsamp2008rsamp2008 Posts: 64Registered User Junior Member
    norfolk academy...or thomas jeffersson science and tech
  • GoBlue81GoBlue81 Posts: 3,756Registered User Senior Member
    Why only survey the results at 8 schools? If we're going for selective here, why not add Yale, Amherst, Columbia, Brown, Caltech, etc. etc. etc.? Doesn't seem like a thorough assessment to me.
    "For our survey, we chose eight colleges with an average admissions selectivity of 18% and whose accepted applicants had reading and math SAT scores in the 1350-1450 range, according to the College Board: Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Williams, Pomona, Swarthmore, the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins. Some colleges that would otherwise have met our criteria were excluded from our study because information on their students' high-school alma maters was unavailable."
  • Angry DadAngry Dad Posts: 363Registered User Member
    Tiny, all-girl The Winsor School in Boston sends about 1/3 of its graduates to the Ivy League (89 out of 270 from 2003-7).
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