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

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

People of Andover

At A Glance

Learning at Andover   

Intensely interactive and distinct courses

Need-Blind Admission   

Meeting 100% of each student’s demonstrated financial need

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

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Reunion Weekend 2019: 10 Memorable Moments

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Mathletes crush the odds at U.S. Olympiad

Two Phillips Academy students earned coveted honors in the USA Mathematics Olympiad (USAMO)

Search for sixteen

The search for Andover’s 16th Head of School is underway