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College Selections for the Class of 2017

In a rite of passage mixed with both excitement and bittersweet closure, Pingry will present diplomas to our newest graduates this Sunday during the 156th Commencement Exercises. Our seniors and their parents have generously shared their talents and energy with the entire Pingry community, and we are preparing to wish them a warm farewell as they begin the next chapter of their lives.

The Class of 2017 is an accomplished group of 138 students, athletes, artists, writers, musicians, scientists, volunteers, and more. They will be continuing their academic careers at 65 different colleges and universities around the country.

Our graduating class includes:
33 National Merit Scholarship Commended Students
1 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
6 National Merit Scholarship Finalists
2 National Merit Scholars
26 Cum Laude Society Members
43 Advanced Placement Scholars
26 Student-Athletes Headed to Division I and Division III College Athletics Programs
3 NCAA National Letter of Intent Signees
19 Pingry "Lifers" (seniors who have been Pingry students from K-12)
5 Pingry "Legacies" (seniors with at least one parent and/or grandparent who is also a Pingry graduate)
5 Presidential Scholar Candidates
8 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars

The seniors are heading to an impressive list of colleges and universities; the list below* indicates how many students from the Class of 2017 have chosen to enroll at each school. Congratulations to our seniors, faculty, and College Counseling Office staff on another outstanding year of college placements!

Barnard College (1)
Boston University (1)
Bowdoin College (1)
Brown University (4)
Bucknell University (4)
Carnegie Mellon University (1)
Centenary University (1)
Claremont McKenna College (1)
Colby College (1)
Colgate University (3)
The College of New Jersey (1)
College of William and Mary (4)
Columbia University (2)
Connecticut College (1)
Cornell University (8)
Dartmouth College (3)
Dickinson College (1)
Duke University (2)
Elon University (2)
Emory University-Oxford College (1)
Fordham University (1)
The George Washington University (1)
Georgetown University (5)
Georgia Institute of Technology (1)
Gettysburg College (2)
Harvard University (3)
Johns Hopkins University (1)
Kenyon College (2)
Lafayette College (1)
Lehigh University (3)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1)
Middlebury College (2)
New York University (3)
Northeastern University (2)
Northwestern University (2)
Pennsylvania State University (1)
Princeton University (5)
Rhodes College (1)
Rice University (1)
Rutgers University-New Brunswick (4)
Savannah College of Art and Design (1)
Seton Hall University (1)
Skidmore College (1)
Swarthmore College (1)
Syracuse University (3)
Tufts University (4)
Tulane University (2)
University of Chicago (3)
University of Miami (1)
University of Michigan (3)
University of Notre Dame (6)
University of Pennsylvania (4)
University of Southern California (1)
University of St Andrews (1)
University of Virginia (1)
Vanderbilt University (4)
Vassar College (2)
Villanova University (1)
Wake Forest University (1)
Washington and Lee University (1)
Washington University in St. Louis (2)
Wesleyan University (3)
Williams College (1)
Yale University (3)
Xavier University (1)

* Current as of June 6, 2017

Greg Waxberg '96, Communications Writer,