Monday, May 6, 2013

Casady's Class of 2013 College Acceptances and Matriculations

Today is College Day for our seniors!

It's a Casady School tradition for our seniors to wear their college t-shirt on this day as a way to publically announce to the community where they will be matriculating in the fall.

Our college counseling office couldn't be prouder of the Class of 2013 and the colleges they have chosen.

Statistics can never fully reveal the myriad of reasons for why a student chose the college they did.

Story is a much more effective medium.

And I wish I had the time and space to tell each student's story.

But I'll share some statistics nevertheless.

It's been well documented that this has been the most brutal year in highly selective admissions (click here to see 100+ admission statistics.)

Take, as one salient example, Vanderbilt University.

Vandy received 31, 056 applications.

Vandy only admitted 11.97%.

Vandy is a microcosm of what we saw across the entire college landscape.

We saw historic highs in applications - 99,000 at UC- Berkeley.

We saw historic lows in admissions - 6.72% at Yale, 5.79% at Harvard.

And yet, in the midst of such historic highs and lows, our seniors had historic success in terms of overall college acceptances.

188 applications (out of 265 total applications from our 60 seniors) were deemed worthy of admission at 71 different colleges and universities.

From Ivies.  To "Public Ivies".

From Big 12.  To Big 10.

From Pac-12.  To SEC.

From single sex schools.  To military academies.

From small, liberal arts colleges.  To mid-size private, research universities.

This small, senior class really embraced in a big way the spirit of adventure.

54% of our seniors will be matriculating out of state to 31 different colleges and universities.

The other 46% will stay in state to attend  5 different universities.

58% will attend public institutions.

42% will attend private institutions.

8% will matriculate to liberal arts colleges.

92% will matriculate to universities.

To date our seniors have been offered almost $4 million in scholarship monies.

Now to my favorite statistic.


12 is the number of new stickers that we will be adding to our "Cyclone College Bound" map.

Each sticker represents colleges and universities that a Casady student has either not chosen in many years, or never chosen before.

12 is a number that says that our students are broadening the horizons of the possible in terms of great college fits for Casady students.

12 is a number that underscores the fact that more colleges are getting to know how exceptional students are that hale from Casady School.

Okay, with that said, it is time to roll out the Class of 2013 complete acceptance and matriculation list.

Acceptances are in blue.
Matriculation are in red.

University of Alabama (new sticker!)

American University
Arizona State University
University of Arkansas
Austin College
Barnard College (Columbia University)
Baylor University
Boston University
Bryn Mawr College
University of Central Oklahoma (3)
Centre College
University of Colorado - Boulder
Colorado School of Mines (new sticker!)
University of Denver
Duke University
Earlham College
Elon University
Emory University
Fort Lewis College
Furman University (new sticker!)
The George Washington University (new sticker!)
Georgetown University
Harding University
Hendrix College
High Point University (new sticker!)
Kansas State University
King's College
Lake Forest College
Langston University
Lindenwood University
Loyola Marymount University
Lyon College
University of Mississippi
Missouri Baptist University (new sticker!)
Missouri University of Science and Technology
University of Missouri-Columbia
New York University
Newman University
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Oklahoma Baptist University (new sticker!)
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma State University (3)
Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City
University of Oklahoma (19)
Oxford College of Emory University
Pepperdine University
Randolph College
Randolph-Macon College (new sticker!)
Rhodes College
Saint Louis University
University of San Diego
University of Southern California (new sticker!)
Southern Methodist University (4)
Southwestern University
St. Edward's University (new sticker!)
University of Texas - Austin (2)
Texas Christian University
Trinity University
University of Tulsa
United States Air Force Academy
United States Coast Guard Academy 
United States Military Academy at West Point (2)
United States Naval Academy
University of Virginia
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellesley College
University of Wisconsin - Madison (new sticker!)
Vanderbilt University
Yale University (new sticker!)

On behalf of our entire office, we are SO PROUD of the Class of 2013!

And we wish each of you the best as you pursue your passions and interests in college.

Please come back and visit us and share your college experience.

We want to hear of all the ways the college you chose has been an excellent college fit!