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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49

Countries

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44

States/Territories

47%

Students receive
financial aid

  • 47
  • 53

47%

Students receive
financial aid

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11 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

20

different sports

125+

student clubs & 30 community engagement programs

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21

miles to Boston

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10

minute walk to the
town of Andover

At A Glance

Learning at Andover   

Intensely interactive and distinct courses

Our Head of School   

John G. Palfrey P’21 is devoted to Andover’s highest ideals

Become Your Best Self   

Fostering bold, thoughtful, and engaged student leadership

Tang Institute   

Developing and sharing innovative approaches to teaching and learning

Headlines From Campus

Nordhaus ’59 awarded Nobel Prize in Economics

William Nordhaus ’59 and Exeter alum Paul Romer ’73 both earn distinguished honor

Campaign eclipses $200 Million mark

More than 14,500 donors have contributed so far as Knowledge & Goodness reaches its midpoint milestone

New academic department draws from faculty expertise across campus

More than 40 courses are designated as interdisciplinary and represent nearly every academic discipline offered

Campus quad to be named for Greener 1865

Scholar, lawyer, and advocate for racial equality forged many pathways