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Andover's 238th year


Head of School: John G. Palfrey Jr.


   Boys Girls  Total 
 Boarding 414 421 835
 Day 149 147 296
 Total 563 568 1,131

Class Distribution

Grade 12: 319
Grade 11: 284
Grade 10: 300
Grade 9: 228

Average Class Size:


Student/Teacher Ratio:

 5 to 1

Student Demographics

States and Territories Represented: 45
*Countries Represented: 45
**Students of Color: 46%
***International Students: 10%

       *Based on Residency
       **Includes biracial and multiracial students.
       ***Based on Citizenship

Admission Statistics

Completed Applications: 3,040
Admitted: 436
Matriculated (as of April 10): 365
(From public schools: 42%, From private schools: 51%
From parochial or home schools: 7%)

Teaching Faculty

Men Women Total
103 114 217

Highest Degree

Ph. D.: 47
Master's: 129
J.D. 5
Bachelor's: 35
No degree: 1

Faculty of Color: 24%

Most Instructors live on campus and serve as dormitory counselors, academic advisors, and/or coaches.


Tuition and Other Expenses

Boarding: $50,300
Day: $39,100

Estimated Additional Expenses: $2,600

Financial Assistance

Financial Aid

Recipients: 532 students (47%)

Student Scholarship Grants

Room, board and tuition: $18,800,000
Grants for travel, fees, and expenses: $1,395,000
Average Grant for returning students: $39,400

Total Financial Assistance: $20,195,000


June 30, 2015, approx. market value: $1,012,000,000


300+ available courses; three semesters of 10-12 week each.

Academic Areas

Art; Classical Studies; English; History & Social Science; Interdisciplinary Studies; 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

College Matriculations

Schools with the highest number of matriculants over the past three years: Boston College, 28; Bowdoin, 12; Brown, 27; Carnegie Mellon, 14; U Chicago, 34; Colgate, 12; Columbia, 33; Cornell, 26; Dartmouth, 17; Georgetown, 31; Harvard, 41; UMass/ Amherst, 15; McGill, 13; U Michigan, 14; MIT, 13; NYU, 23; Northwestern, 15; UPenn, 43; Princeton, 19; Stanford, 26; Tufts, 19; UNC/Chapel Hill, 13; Washington U/St. Louis, 16; Williams, 12; Yale, 38.
Class of 2016 SAT scores through June 2015 (mean) – Critical Reading, 703; Math, 714; Writing, 695

Campus Resources

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; Sykes Wellness Center; Language Learning Center; Elson Art Center; Brace Center for Gender Studies; Gelb Science Center; music center; theatre complex; Office of Community and Multicultural Development; 500-acre campus.

Athletic Complex

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, paddle tennis court, nearby crew boathouse; indoor facilities for track, tennis and team practice.

Summer Session

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.

Outreach Programs

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.

PALS Program
A two-year 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.

    Two of George Washington’s nephews were members of the class of 1795. He addressed the school during a visit in 1789.

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