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2018-2019 Office of College Counseling Annual Report

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  • The Class of 2019: By the Numbers

    • 92 Seniors in the class will matriculate to 59 different schools in 22 different states and two foreign countries.
    • 26% attending a highly selective college or university (acceptance rate of less than 30%.
    • An average of 5 applications submitted per student; 477 total.
    • 82% of applicants accepted at James Madison University
    • 108 college representatives visited CHC.
    • 84% of the class applied under an early decision and/or early action plan.
    • 22 students will be the only CHC student at their college.
    • 17 student are matriculating at 15 colleges where no CHC student has attaended in a least decade.
    • 19.5% of the cals will play NCAA athleics at the Division I, II, or III level.
    • Over 170 colleges attended the 2019 Tidewater Independents College Fair.
    • 68% of early decision applications resulted in acceptances.
    • 76% of seniors took at least one AP.
    • Average GPA of 3.7
    • 2/3 of Cum Laude inductess were admitted toa  most selective school (acceptance rate of less than 20%).
    • 74% of applicants accepted at Virginia Tech.
    • Nearly one-quarter of the class scored a 1400 or above on the SAT (or ACT equivalent).
    • 24 Legends
    • An average of 11 applications submitted by New Oasis students.

2018-2019 Facts and Figures

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  • Class of 2019 Acceptances

    American University
    Appalachian State University
    Arizona State University
    Auburn University (3)
    Babson College
    Barnard College (2)
    Becker College
    Berklee College of Music
    Boston College
    Boston University (3)
    Brandeis University
    Brown University
    Champlain College
    Christopher Newport University (2)
    Chuo University
    Clark University
    Clemson University (2)
    Coastal Carolina University
    College of Charleston (4)
    College of William & Mary (5)
    Colorado State University
    Concord University
    Curry College
    Davidson College
    Drexel University (2)
    Duke University
    East Carolina University (4)
    Elon University (6)
    Emerson College
    Emmanuel College
    Emory University (2)
    Flagler College (2)
    Fordham University (4)
    Furman University
    George Mason University (8)
    Hampden-Sydney College (5)
    Hampton University (2)
    Harvard College
    High Point University (5)
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    Indiana University at Bloomington
    James Madison University (28)
    Long Island University, Post
    Longwood University (9)
    Loyola University Maryland
    Maine Maritime Academy
    Marshall University
    Marymount Manhattan College
    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
    Massachusetts Maritime Academy
    Miami University, Oxford
    Middlebury College
    New York Institute of Technology
    New York University (3)
    North Carolina State University (3)
    Northeastern University (3)
    Occidental College
    Old Dominion University (5)
    Pace University, New York City
    Pennsylvania State University (4)
    Pepperdine University
    Princeton University
    Purdue University
    Quinnipiac University
    Radford University (6)
    Randolph College
    Randolph-Macon College (2)
    Roanoke College (5)
    Rollins College
    Rutgers University-New Brunswick
    Saint Michael's College
    Salisbury University
    Salve Regina University
    Savannah College of Art and Design (3)
    Seton Hall University (2)
    Sewanee: The University of the South (4)
    Smith College
    St. John's University
    St. Mary's College of Maryland
    Stanford University
    Stevenson University
    SUNY Maritime College
    Syracuse University
    Temple University
    The George Washington University
    The Ohio State University (2)
    The University of Alabama (5)
    The University of Arizona
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Tulane University
    Universiteit van Amsterdam (2)
    University of California, Berkeley (2)
    University of California, Davis (2)
    University of California, Irvine (5)
    University of California, Los Angeles (2)
    University of California, San Diego (2)
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    University of Chicago
    University of Colorado at Boulder (5)
    University of Connecticut (2)
    University of Delaware
    University of Denver
    University of Georgia (2)
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    University of Lynchburg (5)
    University of Mary Washington (5)
    University of Maryland, College Park (2)
    University of Miami (2)
    University of Michigan (2)
    University of Mississippi (2)
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Rochester
    University of South Carolina (8)
    University of Southern California
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2)
    University of Vermont (2)
    University of Virginia (12)
    University of Virginia's College at Wise
    University of Washington (2)
    University of Wisconsin, Madison (2)
    Vanderbilt University
    Virginia Commonwealth University (9)
    Virginia Tech (17)
    Virginia Wesleyan University
    Wagner College
    Wake Forest University
    Washington and Lee University (3)
    Wentworth Institute of Technology
    West Virginia University (3)
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Xavier University
    Yale University (2)
  • Class of 2019 Matriculation

    Appalachian State University
    Auburn University
    Babson College
    Barnard College
    Berklee College of Music
    Champlain College
    Christopher Newport University
    Chuo University
    College of Charleston
    College of William & Mary
    Colorado State University
    Curry College
    Davidson College
    Drexel University
    East Carolina University
    Elon University
    Flagler College
    Hampden-Sydney College
    Hampton University
    Harvard College
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    James Madison University
    Longwood University
    Maine Maritime Academy
    Marshall University
    Marymount Manhattan College
    Middlebury College
    New York University
    Northeastern University
    Old Dominion University
    Randolph-Macon College
    Roanoke College
    Sewanee: The University of the South
    St. Mary's College of Maryland
    Stanford University
    The George Washington University
    The University of Alabama
    The University of Arizona
    Tulane University
    Universiteit van Amsterdam
    University of California, Berkeley
    University of Chicago
    University of Denver
    University of Georgia
    University of Lynchburg
    University of Maryland, College Park
    University of Miami
    University of Michigan
    University of Mississippi
    University of South Carolina
    University of Southern California
    University of Vermont
    University of Virginia
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Virginia Tech
    Washington and Lee University
    West Virginia University
    Yale University
  • Schools at Which Students are Matriculating Where No Other CHC Student Is Enrolled

    Barnard College
    Berklee College of Music
    Chuo University (Japan)
    Colorado State University
    Curry College
    Drexel University
    Hampton University
    Harvard University
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    Maine Maritime Academy
    Marshall University
    Marymount Manhattan College
    Middlebury College
    Northeastern University
    St. Mary’s College of Maryland
    Stanford University
    The University of Arizona
    Universiteit van Amsterdam
    University of Chicago
    University of Georgia
    University of Miami
    University of Michigan
    University of Vermont
    University of Virginia’s College at Wise
    Yale University

Applications, Acceptances, and Matriculation

College Counseling Program Updates

  1. ACT Practice Test: While the PSAT has been a consistent event on our school calendar, we have found that, every year, one-fourth to one-third of our students naturally prefer the ACT over the SAT when it comes to choosing their testing for college admissions. To help our students better figure out their path without having to first engage in a higher stakes testing environment, we provided a practice ACT during our junior work day in October. This allowed our juniors to compare the similarities and differences between the two tests, see their scores from both, and then choose a testing path that best reflects their abilities. Ideally, too, this allowed our students to save time and money by eliminating a few Saturday mornings of testing.
  2. College 401: Kevin Hughes, Vice President for Student Affairs at CNU, spoke to our senior parents in September. Rather than focusing on admissions, our goal was to remind everyone that this journey is not a means to an end. There is a lot to come, and senior year is just the beginning of our students becoming independent, young adults.
  3. College Fair 2019: We hosted the Tidewater Independents College Fair on Monday, April 9. Over 170 colleges were present and, despite storms and the NCAA National Championship game that same evening, hundreds of students and parents turned up for the event.

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