Andover's 235th year
Head of School: John G. Palfrey Jr.
Grade 12: 328
Grade 11: 308
Grade 10: 293
Grade 9: 214
Average Class Size:
5 to 1
States and Territories Represented: 47
*Countries Represented: 41
**Students of Color: 41%
***International Students: 8%
*Based on Residency
**Includes biracial and multiracial students.
***Based on Citizenship
Preliminary Applications: 3,850
Completed Applications: 3,154
Matriculated (as of April 10): 371
(From public schools: 50%, From private schools: 45%
From parochial or home schools: 5%)
Ph. D.: 44
No degree: 2
Faculty of Color: 22.8%
(Black, 8.7%; Asian/Asian-American, 8.7%; Hispanic/Latino, 5.5%)
Most Instructors live on campus and serve as dormitory counselors, academic advisors, and/or coaches.
300+ available courses; three semesters of 10-12 week each.
Art; Classical Studies; English; History & Social Science; Mathematics; Music; Natural Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics; Philosophy & Religious Studies; Psychology; Theatre & Dance; World Languages: Chinese, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish
Over the past four years, these schools represented the most popular destinations for our graduates: Amherst, Boston University, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, U Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, NYU, U Penn, Princeton, USC, Stanford, Trinity CT, Tufts, Washington U/St. Louis, Yale. Class of 2012 SAT scores (mean)—Critical Reading, 678; Math, 684; Writing, 675.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Library, Archives, and Academic Skills Center; Addison Gallery of American Art, 17,000 works & Museum Learning Center; A-V Center & Polk-Lillard Center for video electronic imaging; R.S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Native American art & artifacts; Isham Health Center; Language Learning Center; Elson Art Center; Brace Center for Gender Studies; Gelb Science Center; music center; counseling center; theatre complex; Office of Community and Multicultural Development; 500-acre campus.
Tuition and Other Expenses
Estimated Additional Expenses: $2,400
Recipients: 520 students (46%)
Student Scholarship Grants
Room, board and tuition: $16,956,800
Grants for travel, fees, and expenses: $1,200,200
Average Grant for returning students: $34,600
Total Financial Assistance: $18,157,000
June 30, 2012, approx. market value: $785,000,000
Facilities for 30 sports include 2 hockey rinks, 1 swimming pool, 1 diving pool, 8 squash courts, 2 basketball courts, 2 dance studios, fitness center and wrestling room, 2 fully staffed training rooms; outside track, 18 playing fields (including artificial turf inside Phelps Stadium), 18 tennis courts, nearby crew boathouse; indoor facilities for track, tennis and team practice.
Summer and Gap Year Opportunities Office
A research center that helps students find a variety of programs for both the summer and post-graduation gap year. Opportunities include internships and programs in languages, community service, adventure, and academics. Learn more about Summer Opportunities or a Gap Year.
An intensive academic enrichment boarding and day program offering more than 60 courses, Summer Session offers a pre-college experience for rising 9th- through 12th-graders. In addition, rising 8th-graders can participate in the interdisciplinary Lower School Institute. 550 students, 100 teaching faculty, 25 teaching assistants. Est. 1942. Learn more about Summer Session.
Andover Bread Loaf Writing Workshop
Summer workshops and year-round networking and education for public school students and teachers to enhance literacy and improve the teaching of writing. National in reach, with Lawrence, Mass. as its base. Involves tutoring by PA community service students. Est. 1987.
Institute for Recruitment of Teachers
An intensive four-week summer program, plus year-long mentoring, that prepares rising college seniors and recent graduates from diverse communities for graduate school and teaching careers in schools and universities. 100 students annually. Est. 1990.
(MS)2: Math & Science for Minority Students
An intensive three-summer math and science enrichment program for talented and economically disadvantaged African American, Latino, and Native American public school students; 110 students. Est. 1977.
A two-year summer and winter program for Lawrence middle school students. Provides enrichment in math, language arts and sciences, with follow-up mentoring by members of PA and Andover High School community service programs. Est. 1988.