College Matriculations






The Mercersburg Academy Class of 2021 had an extraordinary year for college and university matriculation—a true credit to their abilities, their hard work, and the college counseling process. While Mercersburg has always had strong matriculation lists, the Class of 2021 was noticeably impressive, with 86 unique institutions in the lineup.

All told, the seniors received 571 acceptance offers from 230 colleges and universities. Sixty-six percent of the Class of 2021 were accepted at a U.S. News & World Report Top 50 National University or a Top 50 Liberal Arts College, and 93 percent were accepted to a Barron’s “Most Competitive” or “Highly Competitive” college or university.















“The Class of 2021 successfully navigated a complex process at a remarkably complex time, and they did so with patience, humor, and grace. Their impressive outcomes are a reflection of their incredible growth while at Mercersburg Academy, and the time and effort they invested in the college search process.”

— Director of College Counseling Mike Conklin


Below is a list of institutions of higher learning to which the Class of 2021 matriculated.


Amherst College

Babson College

Bates College

Bentley University

Boston College

Boston University

Brown University

Carnegie Mellon University

Case Western Reserve University

Chapman University

College of Charleston

College of William and Mary

Cornell University

Davidson College

Dean College

Dickinson College

Drew University

Eckerd College

Elon University

Emory University

Franklin and Marshall College

George Mason University

George Washington University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Hamilton College

High Point University

Ie University

Indiana University, Bloomington

James Madison University

Johnson & Wales University

Loyola Marymount University

Maryland Institute College of Art

Marymount University

McDaniel College

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Muhlenberg College

New York University

Northeastern University

Pennsylvania State University

Pepperdine University

Princeton University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Saint Mary’s College of California

San Diego State University

Santa Clara University

Shepherd University

Southern Methodist University

St. Lawrence University

St. John’s College

Stanford University

Swarthmore College

Syracuse University

The College of Wooster

The New School

The University of Alabama

The University of British Columbia

The University of Texas at Austin

Tufts University

Tulane University

United States Air Force Academy

United States Military Academy

United States Naval Academy

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of Chicago

University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Denver

University of Florida

University of Miami

University of Minnesota

University of New Hampshire

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

University of Notre Dame

University of Ottawa

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of Richmond

University of South Carolina

University of Toronto

University of Vermont

University of Virginia

University of Washington

Valley Forge Military College

Vanderbilt University

Vassar College

Villanova University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Wake Forest University