College Matriculations



The Mercersburg Academy Class of 2020 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 2020 was noticeably impressive, with 82 institutions in the lineup.

All told, the seniors received 543 acceptance offers from 240 colleges and universities. Seventy percent of the Class of 2020 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 2020 submitted applications to a range of colleges and universities that they felt strongly about and that represented an appropriate spectrum of selectivity for each. They were fully invested in the process of identifying a range of best-fit colleges and universities, which is reflected in their impressive outcomes.”

— Director of College Counseling Mike Conklin

Below is a list of institutions of higher learning to which the Class of 2020 matriculated.

Allegheny College

American University

Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico

Bates College

Binghamton University

Boston University

Brown University

Bryn Mawr College

Bucknell University

Case Western Reserve University

Chapman University

Christopher Newport University

College of Charleston

Columbia University

Connecticut College

Cornell University

Denison University

Dickinson College

Drexel University

Duke University

University of Richmond

Emory University

Florida Southern College

Furman University

Gap Year

George Washington University

Georgetown University

Vanderbilt University

Gymnasium in Engelberg

Haverford College

High Point University

Ithaca College

James Madison University

Johns Hopkins University

Lynn University

Michigan State University

Millersville University

The New School

New York University

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

Occidental College

Old Dominion University

Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus

Pennsylvania State University, Erie

Princeton University

Purdue University, Main Campus

Roanoke College

Rochester Institute of Technology

Santa Clara University

St. Bonaventure University

St. Lawrence University

St. Thomas Aquinas College

Stanford University

Stevens Institute of Technology

SUNY Oneonta

Swarthmore College

Syracuse University

Trinity University

Tufts University

West Virginia University

United States Military Academy

United States Naval Academy

University of California, Berkeley

Dartmouth College

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Dayton

University of Delaware

University of Hartford

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

University of Monterrey

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

University of Scranton

University of South Florida, Main Campus

University of Southern California

University of St Andrews

University of Texas, Austin

University of Texas, Dallas

University of the Pacific

University of Toronto

University of Virginia, Main Campus

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Virginia Wesleyan University

Wake Forest University

Washington and Lee University