May 1 is an exciting day for high school seniors across the country. It’s College Decision Day, the deadline for graduating students to officially commit to their colleges and universities of choice. The College Counseling Department holds an annual celebration on this day, encouraging seniors to proudly showcase their decisions by sporting apparel from their future schools.
The Class of 2019 applied to 269 colleges & universities and will continue their academic careers at 86 different institutions across the United States and abroad. Two of the top 10 colleges are Jesuit institutions and eight are in-state schools.
Class of 2019 Top 10 Colleges and Universities
- Miami University - 47 students
- The Ohio State University - 44 students
- Cleveland State University - 21 students
- Ohio University - 21 students
- John Carroll University - 20 students
- University of Cincinnati - 19 students
- University of Dayton - 18 students
- University of Notre Dame - 10 students
- Loyola University Chicago - 9 students
- Bowling Green State University - 7 students
While nearly 70 percent of graduating students will attend college and universities in the state of Ohio, some members of the Class of 2019 will relocate far and wide to pursue their next level of study.
College/University in the Continental United States…
...the furthest North: University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont
...the furthest South: University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida
...the furthest East: Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts
...the furthest West: Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California
One student will attend college outside of the country at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. Another student will spend next year in Ecuador through his participation in the Global CItizen Year program, an eight-month global immersion and leadership program.
Graduating seniors were awarded nearly $27 million in scholarships
for the four-year period beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.
Graduation will take place at the Public Auditorium on Sunday, May 26, at 1 p.m. The Saint Ignatius Broadcast Network (SIBN) will have a LIVE stream of the ceremony beginning at 12:55 p.m.