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100% Need-Blind Admission

Understanding Need-Blind AdmissionHeidi Jamieson, Director of Finanical Aid

“We’re one of the few independent schools in the country to admit students regardless of financial need; the official term for this is “need-blind admission.” We meet 100 percent of each student’s demonstrated financial need with scholarship grants. This means no loans and no debt.”

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Student Population

Student Population

Students from

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52

Countries

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43

States/Territories

47%

Students receive
financial aid

  • 47
  • 53

47%

Students receive
financial aid

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12 years

of need-blind admission

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300+

courses with

150

electives

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13

students in the
average class

60+

interscholastic teams in

21

different sports

400+

students engaged in community engagement programs each term

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21

miles to Boston

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10

minute walk to the
town of Andover

A Day in the Life

At A Glance

Learning at Andover   

Intensely interactive and distinct courses

Need-Blind Admission   

Meeting 100% of each student’s demonstrated financial need

Team First   

Teamwork, a non sibi (not for self) mindset, and dedication define Andover athletics

Tang Institute   

Developing and sharing innovative approaches to teaching and learning

Headlines From Campus

For the love of teaching

Honoring four retiring Andover legends

2020 Athletics Hall of Honor inductees selected

A professional hockey player, a publisher, a lawyer, and others earn the honor

Practicing wellness from afar

Q&A with Amy Patel, medical director of the Sykes Wellness Center

Class of 2020 virtual and in-person celebrations affirmed

Interim Head of School and Trustee President-elect highlight June 7 and future plans