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Andover's 236th year


Head of School: John G. Palfrey Jr.


   Boys Girls  Total 
 Boarding 423 417 840
 Day 147 142 289
 Total 570 559 1,129

Class Distribution

Grade 12: 338
Grade 11: 307
Grade 10: 274
Grade 9: 210

Average Class Size:


Student/Teacher Ratio:

 5 to 1

Student Demographics

States and Territories Represented: 49
*Countries Represented: 39
**Students of Color: 41.5%
***International Students: 9%

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

Admission Statistics

Completed Applications: 3,029
Admitted: 402
Matriculated (as of April 10): 319
(From public schools: 42.3%, From private schools: 52.3%
From parochial or home schools: 5.3%)

Teaching Faculty

Men Women Total
114 108 222

Highest Degree

Ph. D.: 45
Master's: 125
J.D. 1
Bachelor's: 48
No degree: 3

Faculty of Color: 22%

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.

Academic Departments

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

College Matriculations

This list represents the schools with the highest number of matriculants over the past three years: Boston College, 17; Brown, 20; Carnegie Mellon, 16; U Chicago, 20; Columbia, 39; Cornell, 31; Dartmouth, 16; Duke, 15; Georgetown, 28; Harvard, 42; UMass Amherst, 14; MIT, 12; NYU, 22; UPenn, 36; Princeton, 17; USC, 15; Stanford, 32; Tufts, 20; Washington U/St. Louis, 19; Wesleyan, 18; Williams, 12; Yale, 41. Class of 2013 SAT scores (mean) – Critical Reading, 688; Math, 701; Writing, 690

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; 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

Boarding: $47,200
Day: $36,700

Estimated Additional Expenses: $2,600

Financial Assistance

Financial Aid

Recipients: 525 students (47%)

Student Scholarship Grants

Room, board and tuition: $17,700,000
Grants for travel, fees, and expenses: $1,200,200
Average Grant for returning students: $35,800

Total Financial Assistance: $18,900,000


June 30, 2013, approx. market value: $868,600,000

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, 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.

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.

    The Language Learning Center was the first all-digital language laboratory in the country, allowing students to tackle interactive world language assignments.

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