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Which high school has most students at Harvard college?

harvardguyharvardguy Posts: 99Registered User Junior Member
edited December 2009 in Harvard University
Which high school has most students at Harvard college?
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  • dnduswodnduswo Posts: 1,612Registered User Senior Member
    andover maybe...
  • Flipsta_GFlipsta_G Posts: 1,115Registered User Senior Member
    My high school (Boston Latin) got 30 kids in to Harvard this year. I think around 25 will be attending next year.
  • juniorinhsjuniorinhs Posts: 645Registered User Member
    yeah, probably Andover.
  • crimsondreamscrimsondreams Posts: 388Registered User Member
    Andover is private right?
  • ByerlyByerly Posts: 7,019- Senior Member

    This reports 167 HYP matriculations from Andover in the 1998-01 period. There were 157 in the subsequent 2002-05 period. Of course there were at least some HYP admits who matriculated elsewhere.
  • ByerlyByerly Posts: 7,019- Senior Member
    And from a recent YDN article:

    "Andover and its rival, Exeter, each still send more students to Yale than any other school in the country. But a broader look at the schools that are most likely to produce Yale freshmen reveal that the list of "feeders" to Yale has changed significantly since 1937, as has Yale's relationship to them.

    In total, 100 schools have accounted for about 25 percent of all Yale students during the past five years. Of those, 14 have sent an average of over five per year -- accounting for about 8 percent of Yale College.

    Some of the schools that send the most students to Yale -- like Stuyvesant High School in New York, or Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax, Va. -- are public magnet schools that selectively draw from a diverse pool of students who are required to apply before ninth grade. And fully one-third of the top 100 are open-enrollment public schools -- although they are frequently high-achieving schools in affluent suburbs like Winnetka, Ill., Scarsdale, N.Y., and Bethesda, Md.

    Even many of the private schools that have long been known as "feeders" to Yale are far more diverse -- both racially and socioeconomically -- than they were 70 years ago. Andover Director of College Counseling John Anderson notes that at Andover, like Yale, about 40 percent of students are on financial aid."
  • The Ace is BackThe Ace is Back Posts: 797Registered User Member
    What city is the school Exeter in?
  • ByerlyByerly Posts: 7,019- Senior Member
    Exeter, New Hampshire - in the southern part of the state.
  • The Ace is BackThe Ace is Back Posts: 797Registered User Member
    Random question but.. how far is that from Chicago?
  • ByerlyByerly Posts: 7,019- Senior Member
    1,085 miles, more or less, depending on whether you go through Canada
  • The Ace is BackThe Ace is Back Posts: 797Registered User Member
    Why is it that most of the best schools and universities in America seem to be located in that little section in the North-East? Are those parts older or just more civilized? And how come Yale is more popular with Andover and Exeter than Harvard? Also, would you say Exeter and Andover are the best schools in... the world?
  • xjayzxjayz Posts: 1,654Registered User Senior Member
    Flipsta_G is right. Boston Latin School has a HUGE representation here and there are at LEAST 20 to 30 kids who are accepted every year, and from my BLS friends here, about 100 apply, so that makes it about a 20 to 30% acceptance rate. However, it's a public school and you have to live in Boston, so...

    But in terms of private boarding schools, it's definitely Andover and Exeter. I asked my Andover and Exeter friend and they say that about 100 kids apply and 15 to 20 get in every year (for each school respectively).

    Stuyvesant HS seems to be going a bit down though. Because I'm from NYC, a ton of my friends went to Stuy and they said that for the past two years, only about 7 to 10 people were accepted out of 100 compared to past history where 20 to 30 were accepted. Is Harvard straying away from Stuyvesant? I don't know...
  • ByerlyByerly Posts: 7,019- Senior Member
    1. Tradition.

    2. Yes. IMHO.

    3. It isn't. In 2003-2005, 48 matriculated from Andover, and 39 from Exeter.

    4. They are certainly right up there, in part because they are both selective and diverse, with students from virtually every state and around the world, with a substantial portion of the students at each receiving financial aid.
  • The Ace is BackThe Ace is Back Posts: 797Registered User Member
    Oh you mean more from each applied to Harvard, but more ended up getting into Yale and going there?
  • ByerlyByerly Posts: 7,019- Senior Member
    Yes to the first question and no to the second.

    Here is a link to 5-year matriculation stats at Andover.


    Exeter did not, until recently, make its stats publically available. Here are 3-year stats:

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