Congratulations to a trio of MPA seniors who sewed up their college decisions quickly with early-decision acceptances by three of the nation’s top colleges and universities!

Maanav, Tiffany and Lydia will attend the University of Chicago, Cornell University and New York University, respectively, continuing a trend that has seen MPA students gain admission at 38 of the nation’s top 40 colleges and universities in recent years.

Last year, the 37 members of the Academy’s Class of 2021 earned $4.4 million in scholarship offers and admission to top schools including the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Vanderbilt University, Washington University in St. Louis, University of California at Los Angeles, University of California at Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Southern California, Carnegie Mellon University, Howard University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College.

Those seniors earned an average of $120,000 in merit-based offers, including a four-year full ride at Northwestern, an athletic scholarship, and merit awards at Wash. U., DePaul University, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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We couldn’t be prouder to see these institutions recognize the character, accomplishments, and future potential of MPA graduates.