Morgan Park Academy’s graduating seniors had some very exciting options as they made their college decisions this spring.

The Class of 2018 earned $3.3 million in scholarship offers and gained admission at elite national universities such as University of Chicago, Brown University, Rice University, University of Notre Dame, Washington University in St. Louis, University of California at Berkeley, University of Southern California, University of Michigan, Tufts University, New York University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Case Western Reserve University; and top liberal arts schools such as Williams College and Carleton College.

In the past decade, MPA students have been accepted by 28 of the nation’s top 30 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.

In addition to the schools listed above, recent acceptances include Princeton University, Yale University, Columbia University, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, California Institute of Technology, Dartmouth College, Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, Cornell University, Vanderbilt University, Georgetown University, Emory University, University of California at Los Angeles, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Virginia, Wake Forest University, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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 28 of the top 30 national colleges and universities, according to the most recent US News & World Report rankings. This group includes (in alphabetical order):

Brown University
California Institute of Technology
Carnegie Mellon University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Duke University
Emory University
Georgetown University
Johns Hopkins University
New York University
Northwestern University
Princeton University
Rice University
Stanford University
Tufts University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University
Wake Forest University
Washington University in St. Louis
Yale University

Students in that time also have been admitted to nearly all of US News’ top liberal arts schools, including:

Amherst College
Barnard College
Bates College
Bowdoin College
Carleton College
Claremont McKenna College
Colgate University
Davidson College
Grinnell College
Hamilton College
Haverford College
Macalester College
Mount Holyoke College
Oberlin College
United States Air Force Academy
United States Military Academy
Vassar College
Wellesley College
Williams College