College Choices for the Class of 2017

The Class of 2017 will attend 45 different colleges in 21 states.
The 83 members of the Class of 2017 were accepted at 110 colleges in 29 states. They will matriculate to 45 different colleges in 21 states.

Our college counselors work hard with each of our students and their families to identify schools of interest and explore a wide range of good options that offer the kinds of opportunities they seek.

More than half of the class will attend college outside of the state and 38 students (46%) will attend college as the only Randolph representative. Students will attend six different colleges in Georgia, five in Alabama, four in Massachusetts and North Carolina, and three in California and Mississippi. New colleges (within the last decade) for our students are Temple University (PA), Armstrong State University (GA), Smith College (MA), University of California San Diego and Loyola Marymount University (CA), Coastal Carolina University (SC), Marquette University (WI), and St Louis University (MO). One student is taking a gap year.

In our senior class, 36% have scored 30 or better on the ACT Composite, which qualifies them for a full or a 90% scholarship at some of our state universities. Fifteen percent of the senior class have scored 34 or better on the ACT Composite. Five seniors have scored an impressive 35 on the ACT Composite. The percentage of students achieving a 30 or higher at Randolph is almost twice the rate achieved by the next-highest scoring school in North Alabama. Three members of the Class of 2017 were National Merit Semifinalists and three were Commended Scholars.

Students received acceptances from the following colleges and universities, matriculations are bolded. Our students received hundreds of scholarship and financial aid offers from colleges all over the country. Every student who sought merit-based aid received it.

Agnes Scott College, University of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Alabama in Huntsville, American University, Armstrong State University, Auburn University, Baylor University, Belmont University, Berry College, Birmingham-Southern College, Boston College, Boston University, University of California San Diego, Case Western Reserve University, Centre College, College of Charleston, Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University, University of Colorado Boulder, Cornell University, Davidson College, University of Denver, Eckerd College, Elon University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Emerson College, Emory University, University of Findlay, Flagler College, Florida Institute of Technology, Fordham University, Furman University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, University of Georgia, Georgia Southern University, Hofstra University, Indiana University, Indiana State University, Ithaca College, Johns Hopkins University, University of Kentucky, Kenyon College, Lipscomb University, University of Louisville, Loyola Marymount University, Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University New Orleans, Marquette University, Maryville College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Memphis, Mercer University, University of Miami, Middle Tennessee State University, University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Montana State University, University of Montevallo, Murray State University, University of New Mexico, New York University, University of North Alabama, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina State University, University of North Florida, Northeastern University, Northwestern University, Oglethorpe University, Ohio State University, Oxford College of Emory University, Pace University, Pepperdine University, University of Pittsburgh, Randolph-Macon College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Roanoke College, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Louis University, Samford University, Seattle Pacific University, Sewanee: The University of the South, Smith College, University of South Alabama, University of South Carolina, Southern Methodist University, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Tampa, Temple University, Tennessee Technological University, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Texas Christian University, Tulane University, Union University, University of Utah, Vanderbilt University, Vassar College, University of Virginia, Wake Forest University, University of Washington, Washington & Lee University, Washington University in St. Louis, Wellesley College, Wesleyan University, Western Carolina University, College of William & Mary, Wofford College, and University of Wyoming.