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


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  • ap012199ap012199 1497 replies127 threads Senior Member
    There are 93 kids in my graduating class. The top 9 are going to: Tufts (1), Stanford (2), Harvard (1), UPenn (1), WashU (1), Northeastern (2), and Berkeley (1).

    The remaining students are going to schools like UCLA, Berkeley, Harvey Mudd, Cornell, etc.
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  • Bromfield2Bromfield2 3985 replies38 threads Senior Member
    For my youngest daughter (who went to a well-regarded MA public high school--typical class has 95-105 students ) the top two kids went to Yale and Tufts. Other top kids went to: Swarthmore, Davidson, WPI, Smith, MIT, NYU, Amherst, Harvard, Penn, Colorado College, Hamilton, Bowdoin, Bryn Mawr, BC, Reed, and BU. The kids who went to Harvard and Amherst were athletic recruits as were the kids who went to BC and Bowdoin. A few of the top kids also went to UMass Honors College. All but 2 kids in the class went to college. We're in a small town and the local newspaper used to publish a photo of each graduate and where he/she was going to college. The paper stopped that practice a few years ago.
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  • momofthreeboysmomofthreeboys 16651 replies66 threads Senior Member
    Michigan State
    Notre Dame

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  • PacNWparentPacNWparent 258 replies0 threads Junior Member
    University of Washington
    One of the Claremont Colleges (usually Pomona)
    University of Southern California
    Stanford gets the most applications but I don't think anyone was admitted.
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  • ANormalSeniorGuyANormalSeniorGuy 307 replies28 threads Member
    Heres the top 6:
    1st: Dartmouth
    2nd: Brown
    3rd (tie): UChicago
    3rd (tie): UCLA
    4th: UC Berkeley
    5th (or 6th, not sure): Columbia
    6th (or 5th) (me): UC Berkeley Regents
    after that not sure
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  • BooajoBooajo 1157 replies14 threads Senior Member
    Wow this is really not the world my family lives in. We have an "honors top 10" banquet where the top 10 kids from each school in the athletic conference all get together and they publish where the kids are going.

    In my daughters class, 1 to Pitt (my D), 1 to Macalester, 1 to Carleton, 1to UW La Crosse, 1 to UW Eau Claire, 5 to UW Madison.
    Of the 14 schools there, I saw 1 kid heading to Yale. No other Ivy Leagues. I saw no NESCAC. A very few to Carleton, St Olaf, Grinnell, Wash U. The catholic school in the league sent 4 kids to Notre Dame, but by far most kids choose to stay in Wisconsin.
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  • momofthreeboysmomofthreeboys 16651 replies66 threads Senior Member
    We have very strong colleges and unis in the midwest and most kids aren't happy wanderers. This year looked pretty normal at our public. Out of 250 we always have about 3 that wander east or west but most stay close to home.
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  • JpgranierJpgranier 1087 replies125 threads Senior Member
    I wanna say mine, but I'm sure no one cares where the top 10 from an uncompetitive class of 32 went :))
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  • toowonderfultoowonderful 4077 replies68 threads Senior Member
    @CottonTales - sometimes knowing results in detail isn't a result of nosy-ness. I know where the top kids from my HS are going b/c I am a teacher there, and I teach AP.... I had 6 of the top 10 in class this year.... and I wrote their rec letters... so I saw their Naviance/Common app. Plus, as noted in other posts, many schools do a recognition dinner/ceremony for those kids (mine does) and in the speeches it is common for various acceptances to be mentioned (which gave insight into the 4 I didn't have in class) - and the speeches CERTAINLY discuss intended major. So all the parents/family members of the top 10 would be privy to much of the same info if they were listening

    Point is- not everyone with lots of info gets it by stalking
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  • MJDRZALMJDRZAL 35 replies2 threads Junior Member
    At my Sons school they post the info on the top 30 kids on the School website. College they are going to, major and all their ECs.
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  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan 13628 replies32 threads Senior Member
    "At my Sons school they post the info on the top 30 kids on the School website."

    What do people think of practices like that?

    It certainly wouldn't help ease the pressure to choose the school that sounds most impressive to peers rather than hidden gems that may both make the most economic sense and fit a student the best, I would think.
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  • Houston1021Houston1021 Forum Champion Rice 1293 replies29 threads Forum Champion
    No stalking needed. At my D's school the school newspaper publishes a map of the colleges where each senior is going in the last edition of the year. The college where the student is matriculating is listed in the graduation program and announced as the student walks across the stage to get his/her diploma. The cum laude students are also recognized in an assembly and listed in the school newspaper, the headmasters newsletter to the parents, and the graduation program. As the admission decisions roll in, word spreads. The kids post on Facebook, etc. and talk to each other about their school choices.
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  • roycroftmomroycroftmom 4615 replies40 threads Senior Member
    Everyone knows the results in our private Texas school too. They did 40 years ago too when I attended a large public school in NY. It is a major decision for most of the kids and the subject of much discussion among them. I think it would be almost impossible to be in high school and not know where one's classmates are attending. They talk about it all the time.
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  • CU123CU123 3724 replies77 threads Senior Member
    If your child is in the top 10, they are competitive, interested in where their peers are going, and will know who got accepted where.
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  • pantha33mpantha33m 249 replies9 threads Junior Member
    Our kids go to a small private school which posts all colleges attended by recent graduates (goes back 5 years I think.

    The "top" end are the usual suspects, but I think it's healthy and educational that they show ALL schools because there is a lot of diversity and quality at the "bottom" end. To be clear, only colleges are listed, not student names.
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  • Pineapplejr7070Pineapplejr7070 45 replies0 threads Junior Member
    edited May 2017
    Basically kids in my school got into colleges like UPenn and Notre Dame and elected to go to BC and UMass instead :/
    edited May 2017
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  • ChrchillChrchill 1004 replies25 threads Senior Member
    Yale (2), Uchicago, (2) Stanford (1) Columbia (2) , Penn (3)
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  • toowonderfultoowonderful 4077 replies68 threads Senior Member
    @Houston1021 - now that you mention it, the school paper published my D's entire graduating class's college choices - in a full color center spread with the logo of each school, AND the graduation program had a smaller version of the same thing. I thought it was cool to see at the time.
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  • kaukaunakaukauna 1199 replies16 threads Senior Member
    Son's graduating class of 115:

    1 Harvard
    1 Stanford
    1 UChicago
    1 Cornell
    3 Major State U for our State and neighboring State
    2 Vanderbilt
    2 Duke
    2 Wash U
    1 Georgia Tech
    1 Emory
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  • ChoatieMomChoatieMom 5812 replies271 threads Senior Member
    edited May 2017
    Our son's boarding school maintains college matriculation data but does not publish it for graduation or announce colleges as students accept their diplomas. The kids share among themselves but no fanfare. College is not a prize.
    edited May 2017
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