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Where are the top 10 students from your (or your child's) high school going to?

CU123CU123 3724 replies77 threads Senior Member
Out of curiosity. In no particular order.

1 to UChicago
1 to West Point
1 to Brown
1 to Vanderbilt
1 to JHU
1 to USAFA
1 to Colorado School of Mines
2 to CU Boulder
1 to University of Denver
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  • Sambar99Sambar99 41 replies0 threads Junior Member
    I don't know all of the top 10, but at my DS's school (very small private school in CA) the top 3 are going to Boston College (full ride), UCLA and USC.
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  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes 34218 replies770 threads Senior Member
    I graduated with 1600+ students. I didn't know where a single "top" student went. I know we had some going to Ivies, most to U of M, and then a handful of private LACs. But those are just people I know.

    My HS was way too big to determine who were the top 10 students so they simplified it by making everyone who had a GPA of 4.0 or higher as tied for rank 1. Worked fine for us.
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  • 2018dad2018dad 1181 replies10 threads Senior Member
    This was few years back at my D's SoCal Suburban public HS:

    Johns Hopkins
    Berklee College of Music
    UC San Diego
    UC Davis
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  • maya54maya54 2676 replies100 threads Senior Member
    edited May 2017
    Daughters top 10

    U of Chicago
    USC ( full ride)
    Vanderbilt ( Education major)
    Penn/ Wharton 3

    Also a recruited athlete in top 10 percent to Harvard.
    edited May 2017
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  • gouf78gouf78 7896 replies24 threads Senior Member
    Emory, UF, Cornell, Brown, Yale (accepted to Harvard and Princeton also), MIT, Northeastern (and I can't remember the others). Small private.
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  • booboojrbooboojr 50 replies11 threads Junior Member
    The school allows students to put on the board their names and which schools they were admitted

    Yale - 2; including Cassandra Hsiao - she got into every Ivy League school/Stanford, etc. and picked Yale - there's an article about her on Yahoo news, LA Times and other media outlets
    Stanford - I know 6 students alone got in during early admits
    Princeton - 2; first time in the last 4 years that someone from this school got into Princeton
    USC/Cal/Berkeley - double digits for each
    NYU - too many to count, LOL NYU and USC are huge favorites at this school - we're a conservatory and academic school
    Pomona College - 1 (my daughter attends PMC currently)
    Harvey Mudd - 1
    Northwestern - 2
    Other Ivy Leagues - all represented with students from OCSA - Orange County School of the Arts
    Julliard - 1

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  • tutumom2001tutumom2001 1218 replies3 threads Senior Member
    I know one of them is going to Yale. Generally, the school sends kids to most Ivies as well as MIT, Stanford, and various LACs around the country.
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  • TheGFGTheGFG 6092 replies213 threads Senior Member
    D only knows about the expected val and sal: Princeton, and Rutgers.
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  • vistajayvistajay 1573 replies28 threads Senior Member
    Private Jesuit school with lots of middle and upper middle class families (last year). These were where the 15 vals went, most on scholarship:

    Ole Miss
    U of Dallas
    Notre Dame (5)
    LSU (2)
    Alabama (2)

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  • 2017journalismhopeful2017journalismhopeful 79 replies4 threads Junior Member
    My school doesn't rank, but it's large (500 people in the class) public HS, with our three NHS officers (who are also three of the top 1% likely) one is going to UPenn, one to Columbia, and one on a full ride to UMich's Honors College. For top thirty schools:

    None at Harvard, Princeton, Cornell, Rice, Duke, Chapel Hill, or Yale this year.
    Four at UChicago
    One at Columbia
    Two at Stanford
    Three at MIT
    Three at UPenn
    One at Dartmouth
    Seven at Northwestern
    One (Me!) at Brown
    One at Notre Dame
    Five at Vanderbilt
    One at Wash U
    One at Emory
    Two at Georgetown
    Four at UC-Berkeley
    Three at USC
    One at Carnegie Mellon
    One at Tufts
    Six at UMich

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  • HamlonHamlon 1120 replies40 threads Senior Member
    UT, Texas A&M, UTD, and Tufts. I might have missed one or two kids, but that is most everyone in top 10. Students don't leave the state very often.
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  • TTGTTG 1663 replies14 threads Senior Member
    Approximate Top Ten: MIT, Duke (2), UVA, Wake Forest, Northwestern, William and Mary, Dartmouth, Swarthmore, and Wash U.
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  • shortnukeshortnuke 517 replies10 threads Member
    @CottonTales It's not uncommon for this to be published in one or more media. High Schools (particularly expensive private ones) like to post which "elite" schools their students are accepted to.

    At D18's HS a local restaurant held a breakfast in honor of the top 10 graduating seniors. It was shown on the community FB page with their GPA and college destination. I find it interesting that none of them chose to attend an Ivy, only one chose to attend a "Public Ivy", and only 2 chose private universities in USNWR.

    UF - 4 students (including Valedictorian and Salutatorian)
    UCF - 2 students
    ND - 1 student
    UCLA 1 student
    WUStl - 1 student
    Warren U - 1 student
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  • hannuhyluhannuhylu 323 replies2 threads Member
    I only the Val at each one was Texas A&M the other was Vanderbilt.
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  • yonceonhismouthyonceonhismouth 1953 replies24 threads Senior Member
    Our school doesn't rank, but we saw many kids get into top universities and LACs.

    Yale (2)
    Stanford (3)
    Georgetown (2)
    Middlebury (3)
    Amherst (2)
    Cornell (4)
    Davidson (4)

    It was kind of a ridiculous year for my school...my grade had some academic powerhouses.
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  • CU123CU123 3724 replies77 threads Senior Member
    @CottonTales students and parents alike, both like to talk about which schools they or there kids are going to, not super secret info.
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  • JenJenJenJenJenJenJenJen 1098 replies18 threads Senior Member
    There's no ranking at my kids' high school, but with only around 120 kids per year, it's generally known who are the top students. There's always a good crop and this year is no exception: Yale, UCB, UCLA, Northwestern, Wesleyan, Tufts, Pomona, Claremont McKenna, and Dartmouth. I'm almost positive that no one got into Stanford this year.
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  • 2017journalismhopeful2017journalismhopeful 79 replies4 threads Junior Member
    People post about it all over social media, and this year was insane. As soon as most people commit, they post about it on FB or Instagram a day later - helps I'm friends with a ton of those people and word gets around about college acceptances FAST esp if it's to an Ivy.
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  • droppeditdroppedit 1035 replies18 threads Senior Member
    D18 says that this year's senior class is well known as overachievers. The top schools for the top kids (not necessarily the top 10 kids):

    Harvard (2)
    Yale (2)
    Stanford (2)
    Princeton (?)
    GaTech (several)

    This is a large public HS north of Atlanta.
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