The Class of 2016 gained admission at elite national schools such as Georgetown University, Northwestern University, Washington University in St. Louis, Emory University, New York University, Case Western Reserve University, George Washington University, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Michigan, and Boston College.
Also featured on the collective list of acceptances were many of the nation’s top liberal arts schools, including Carleton College, Vassar College, Macalester College, Kenyon College, Barnard College, Scripps College, Union College, Occidental College, DePauw University, and Rhodes College.
The average four-year scholarship award was more than $50,000 per student.
In the past eight years, MPA students have been accepted by 21 of the nation’s top 25 colleges and universities, as ranked by US News & World Report, bucking a trend that has seen acceptance rates dip below 10 percent at the most selective schools.
Those recent acceptances also include Princeton University, Yale University, Columbia University, Stanford University, University of Chicago, Duke University, University of Pennsylvania, California Institute of Technology, Dartmouth College, Johns Hopkins University, Cornell University, Brown University, University of Notre Dame, Vanderbilt University, University of Virginia, University of Southern California, Tufts University, and Wake Forest University.
We couldn’t be prouder to see the nation’s top schools recognize the character, accomplishments, and future potential of MPA graduates.
Congratulations to all!
Since 2009, MPA students have been accepted by 16 of the top 18 (and 24 of the top 30) national colleges and universities, according to the most recent US News & World Report rankings. This group includes (in rankings order):
University of Chicago
University of Pennsylvania
California Institute of Technology
Johns Hopkins University
Washington University in St. Louis
University of Notre Dame
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Virginia
University of Southern California
Wake Forest University
University of Michigan
Students in that time also have been admitted to many of US News’ top liberal arts schools, including:
Claremont McKenna College
United States Military Academy
United States Air Force Academy