As the 124 members of the Class of 2015 prepare to graduate this week, most are already looking ahead to where they’ll be come September.
After receiving a combined total of 552 university offers—an average of 4.5 per student—all have made their final decisions. Over three-quarters (77%) of the students graduated as Ontario Scholars.
“Typically, the majority of our graduates stay in Ontario,” says Teri Groves, Associate Head of University Counselling. This year is no exception, with 65% of SAC students opting for post-secondary studies within the province. The highest number—20%—have chosen to attend the University of Toronto, followed by Queen’s, Western, and Wilfrid Laurier.
A further 13% will attend out-of-province universities, with a significant increase in students (10) heading to the west coast for the University of Britith Columbia. There’s been a slight decrease in U.S. destinations, down to 9% from last year’s 14%. An additional 4% will are going to the U.K., 2% to international schools, and 7% deferring acceptances to take a GAP year.
Some highlights include: acceptance into Queen's QuARMs program, which is an accelerated route to medical school; acceptances to Harvard and Brown Universities; acceptance into the Stern School of Business at NYU; attainment of the prestigious Queen's Chancellor's Scholarship and the Western University National Scholarship; eight NCAA scholarships were awarded in hockey and one in football; and eight students drafted into the Ontario Hockey League.
Story by Cindy Veitch