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College Admissions, Class of 2010

This week the Montclair High School Guidance department released the list of college admissions and other future plans for the 2010 graduating class.

The percentage of students who will attend 2- or 4-year colleges or universities held steady this year at just over 90% of the graduating class. As of June 9, approximately 5% of seniors remained undecided, or are awaiting notifications of acceptance at the college(s) of their choice.

MHS Grads Attend Top Colleges & Universities

Of the college-bound students who will graduate this June, the percentage of those accepted by Ivy League schools is higher this year than last, totaling 13. These include Harvard (2), Brown (3), University of Pennsylvania (3), Princeton University (1), Cornell (1), Dartmouth (1), and Columbia (2).

Thirteen Montclair students will also attend “Little Ivies,” the most popular being Bowdoin (3) and Wesleyan (3).

The number of MHS students accepted by schools ranked “Most Competitive” (Barron’s List of Most Competitive Colleges) increased this year by 11%. Among these, the most popular among the MHS Class of 2010 are Colgate University (4), New York University (5), and Oberlin College (4).

Other students headed for “Most Competitive Colleges” include Boston College, Northwestern University and Johns Hopkins University (3 each).

In addition, other highly selective universities and colleges across the nation have extended invitations to MHS graduates for the coming fall, including Mount Holyoke College (2),Colby College (1), Swarthmore College (1), Tufts University (1), Barnard College (1), Duke University (1), Emory University (1), Reed College (1), Smith College (1), Skidmore College (2), State University of New York at Albany (1), George Washington University (5), Tulane University (5), and the University of California at Berkeley (1).

2010 Graduates: Quality and Variety

Although this year’s senior class includes record numbers of students who will attend Ivy League and other top-ranked traditional schools, it also includes many who will head in equally competitive but non-traditional directions.

Among the schools that have accepted MHS students for fall 2010: Pratt Institute (6); the New England Conservatory of Music (1); Rhode Island School of Design (2); the Maryland Institute College of Art (1); the New Jersey Institute of Technology (1); the Savannah College of Art and Design (3); Aveda Institute of New York (1); the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1); the School of Visual Arts (7); the New York Film Academy (1); and the Stevens Institute of Technology (1).

In addition, MHS graduates will attend the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (1); Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (1); the Corcoran College of Art & Design (1); Full Sail University (1); the Universal Technical Institute (1); Curry College of Nursing (1); the United States Air Force Academy (1); and the United States Navy (1).

In addition, overseas schools that have admitted MHS graduates include the University of British Columbia, Free University @ Berlin in Germany, the American International University in London, and Prince Claus Conservatoire in the Netherlands.

The district congratulates its stellar Class of 2010 and wishes every student great success on his or her chosen path.

View the full list of 2010 college admissions.

Please note: this list is not yet complete, as some students are still making decisions or have not yet heard back from all of the schools they applied to. The list will be updated over the next several weeks.

Article Date: Jun 09, 2010