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Class of 2019
Posted 05/07/2019 03:56PM

College Acceptance Stats

Class of 2019 Tops Previous Years

Class of 2019 College Stats

Each class of graduating seniors from Carrollwood Day School is extraordinary and the Class of 2019 is no exception. The colleges and universities in which students were accepted (see below) was geographically diverse with the vast majority of students being admitted to a Top 100 National University or Top 100 Liberal Arts College.  Every student completed a curriculum of academically challenging International Baccalaureate (IB) courses (widely considered by colleges to be the most rigorous curriculum available to secondary school students) and participated in a variety of activities outside the classroom. They have demonstrated talent and leadership as scholars, artists, athletes, and volunteers to our community. We will be proud to welcome these students into the distinguished group known as CDS alumni.

100% of the Class of 2019 (86 students) were offered admission into 4-year colleges and universities. Here are some additional statistics for this year’s graduating class:

  • 97% accepted to at least one Phi Beta Kappa college or university
  • 83% overall acceptance rate for all applications submitted
  • 91% applied to at least one in-state college/university
  • 84% applied to at least one out-of-state college/university
  • 73% accepted to at least one out-of-state college/university
  • 5 acceptances to international universities
  • 92% were awarded at least one unsolicited academic/merit based scholarship
  • The total number of scholarship dollars awarded was $14,149,948 (Anticipated Bright Futures awards will add approximately $1,500,000 to this total)
    •  New CDS record (previous high was $9,362,737)
  • The average 4-year award per recipient was $185,600
    • New CDS record (previous high was $144,653)

The Classes of 2018 and 2019 have been accepted to U.S. News & World Report top 25 nationally ranked institutions including: Northwestern University (#10),  Georgetown University (#22) and University of Virginia (#23), as well as nationally top-ranked liberal arts colleges: Carleton College (#5) and Middlebury College (#5), Colby College (#18), Barnard College (#25), and University of Richmond (#25). They also garnered acceptances to nearly a dozen top-5 ranked regional colleges and universities. Click here for a complete listing of CDS acceptances to top ranked US News & World Report colleges/universities.

In Florida, the CDS Class of 2019 far surpassed the increasingly selective acceptance rate for Florida public universities. University of Florida, #35 in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings for national universities, has a 2019 acceptance rate of 27%; notably, 68% of applicants from CDS received acceptances. Similarly, Florida State University, #70 in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings for national universities, has a 2019 acceptance rate of 33%; notably, 72% of applicants from CDS received acceptances.

On Friday, May 24th, the 86 seniors of the Class of 2019 will receive their Carrollwood Day School diplomas. They graduate as the largest class in CDS history, well-prepared to enter 35 colleges and universities across the United States that will welcome them this fall. In all, students will matriculate to colleges or universities in 16 states. 64 seniors will attend colleges or universities in Florida, while out-of-state locations welcoming CDS students include: Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Hawaii, Illinois, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.

Classes of 2018 and 2019

Acceptances to US News & World Report
Top 100 National Universities

  • #10  Northwestern U.
  • #22  Georgetown U.
  • #23  U. Virginia (3)
  • #27  Tufts U.
  • #27  U. Michigan (2)
  • #27  Wake Forest U. (2)
  • #30  NYU (3)
  • #30  U. North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
  • #33  U. Rochester
  • #35  Georgia Tech (2)
  • #35  U. Florida (44)
  • #38  Boston College (3)
  • #41  UC San Diego (3)
  • #42  Boston U. (4)
  • #42  Case Western U.
  • #44  Northeastern U. (4)
  • #44  Tulane U. (2)
  • #46  U. Georgia (10)
  • #46  U. Illinois (2)
  • #49  Villanova University
  • #49  RPI (2)
  • $49  U. Wisconsin (2)
  • #53  Lehigh U. (2)
  • #53  Syracuse U. (3)
  • #53  U. Miami (23)
  • #56  Purdue U. (9)
  • #59  Penn State U. (5)
  • #59  SMU (5)
  • #63  George Washington U. (4)
  • #63  U. Maryland (6)
  • #66  Clemson U. (18)
  • #70  Florida State U. (51)
  • #70  Fordham U. (8)
  • #70  Steven’s Institute of Technology
  • #70  UC Santa Cruz (2)
  • #70  U. Pittsburgh (2)
  • #76  U. Minnesota
  • #76  Virginia Tech U. (4)
  • #78 American U. (3)
  • #78  Baylor U. (4)
  • #80  NC State U. (2)
  • #80  Stony Brook U.
  • #80  TCU (4)
  • #85  Michigan State U. (5)
  • #85  U. San Diego (2)
  • #89  Indiana U. (3)
  • #89  U. Delaware (3)
  • #96  Miami University (4)
  • #96  U. Colorado
  • #96  U. San Francisco (7)
  • #96  U. Denver (2)

US News & World Report
Top 100 National Liberal Arts

  • #5   Carleton College    
  • #5   Middlebury College
  • #18 Colby College
  • #25 Barnard College
  • #25 U. Richmond
  • #30 Kenyon College
  • #35 College of the Holy Cross (2)
  • #36 Bucknell U.
  • #36 Lafayette College
  • #43 Denison U. (2)
  •  #46 Centre College
  • #49 University of the South (3)
  • #51 Furman U. (5)
  • #51 Rhodes College (2)
  • #68 Beloit College
  • #76 Allegheny College
  • #81 Muhlenberg College
  • #90 New College of Florida
  • #95 Augustana College

US News & World Report
Top 5 Regional Universities

(North)

  • #1   Providence College (3)
  • #3   Bentley University (4)
  • #5   Loyola University –MD (2)

(South)

  • #1   Elon University (5)
  • #2   Rollins College (17)
  • #5   Stetson University (38)

(Midwest)

  • #1   Butler University (4)
  • #1   Creighton University

(West)

  • #2   Trinity University (2)
  • #3   Loyola Marymount University
  • #5   Chapman University

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

Class of 2019 in their college shirts

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