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

The Class of 2020 earned $4.7 million in scholarship offers and gained admission at top national universities and liberal arts schools including:

  • Northwestern University;
  • Cornell University;
  • University of Southern California;
  • University of Michigan;
  • Wake Forest University;
  • New York University;
  • University of Florida;
  • University of California at Santa Barbara;
  • University of California at Irvine;
  • Boston University;
  • Northeastern University;
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
  • University of Texas at Austin;
  • Ohio State University;
  • Syracuse University;
  • Howard University;
  • University of Washington;
  • Loyola Marymount University;
  • Morehouse College; and
  • Spelman College.

With scholarship awards still being counted, MPA students have earned an average of more than $250,000 in offers, including presidential and deans’ awards at DePaul University, Marquette University, and Loyola University Chicago.


With individualized attention in our four-year college counseling program, Morgan Park Academy students are able to find a great school that’s the right fit.

In the past decade, MPA students have been accepted by 38 of the nation’s top 40 colleges and universities, as ranked by US News & World Report, despite a trend that has seen acceptance rates dip into the single digits at the most selective schools.

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
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 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 California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Florida
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester
  • 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 two prestigious military academies and nearly all of US News’ top liberal arts schools and historically black colleges and universities:

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

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!