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College Acceptances

SMCHS students are accepted into top colleges and universities across the globe with the majority of our students earning scholarship offers.

College Scholarships:

Santa Margarita Catholic High School's class of 2016 earned $47.3 million in scholarship offers. More than half of the senior class reported receiving a scholarship offer.

Class of 2016 Final College Acceptance List

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Class of 2016 College Acceptance List:

University of California Colleges
University of California at Berkeley (16) University of California at Davis (26)
University of California at Irvine (42) University of California at Los Angeles (21)
University of California at Merced (5) University of California at Riverside (22)
University of California at San Diego (36) University of California at Santa Barbara (41)
University of California at Santa Cruz (16)

California State Universities
California Maritime Academy (1) California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (17)
California Polytechnic State University, SLO (31) California State University, Channel Islands (1)
California State University, Chico (14) California State University, Dominguez Hills (0)
California State University, East Bay (2) California State University, Fullerton (44)
California State University, Long Beach (13) California State University, Monterey Bay (1)
California State University, Los Angeles (1) California State University, Northridge (6)
California State University, Sacramento (4) California State University, San Bernardino (0)
California State University, San Marcos (21) Humboldt State University (2)
San Diego State University (31) San Francisco State University (9)
San Jose State University (3) Sonoma State University (15)

California Catholic Colleges
Loyola Marymount University (32) Saint Mary’s College of California (11)
University of San Diego (43) University of San Francisco (39)
Santa Clara University (35)

Other California Private Colleges
Azusa Pacific University (4) California Baptist University (1)
California Lutheran University (7) Chapman University (8)
Claremont McKenna (3) Concordia University - Irvine (8)
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising – Orange County (1) Fresno Pacific University (1)
University of La Verne (3) Occidental College (2)
University of the Pacific (3) Pepperdine University (9)
Point Loma Nazarene University (11) University of Redlands (5)
San Diego Christian College (2) San Francisco Art Institute (1)
Scripps College (3) University of Southern California (27)
Stanford University (3) Stevens Institute of Technology (2)
Stevenson University (2) Vanguard University (1)
Westmont College (4) Whittier College (6)
Woodbury University (1)

Out of State Catholic Colleges
Boston College (24) Creighton University (3)
University of Dallas (1) University of Dayton (3)
DePaul University (17) Duquesne University (1)
Emmanuel College (2) Fordham University (23)
Georgetown University (1) Gonzaga University (18)
Loyola University Chicago (16) Loyola University Maryland (1)
Marquette University (5) Merrimack College (4)
University of Notre Dame (6) University of Portland (11)
Providence College (2) Regis University (7)
Saint Joseph’s University (7) Saint Louis University (2)
Saint Mary’s College (4) Seattle University (19)
Seton Hall University (3) St. Edwards University (2)
St. John’s University – Queens Campus (6) University of St. Thomas (3)
Stonehill College (1) Villanova University (2)
University of Wisconsin, Madison (24) Xavier University (3)

Out of State Private Colleges
Abilene Christian University (2) Agnes Scott College (1)
American University (3) Amherst College (1)
Baylor University (33) Becker College (1)
Bellarmine University (2) Belmont University (2)
Beloit College (1) Bethel University-MN (1)
Boston University (24) Bowdoin College (1)
Bradley University (3) Brandeis University (1)
Bucknell University (1) Butler University (2)
Carnegie Mellon University (3) Carroll College – Montana (1)
Case Western Reserve University (4) University of Chicago (1)
Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University (1) Colby College (1)
Colgate University (1) Columbia College Chicago (3)
Columbia University (2) Cornell College (1)
Cornish College of the Arts (1) Denison University (1)
University of Denver (11) Drew University (1)
Drexel University (7) Duke University (3)
Eckerd College (1) Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott (3)
Emerson College (2) Emory University (4)
Fairfield University (3) Furman University (2)
The George Washington University (15) Goucher College (1)
Grand Canyon University (12) Hawaii Pacific University (1)
Hendrix College (1) Hofstra University (5)
Houghton College (1) Illinois Institute of Technology (2)
Ithaca College (1) Jacksonville University (1)
John Carroll University (1) Johns Hopkins University (1)
Juniata College (1) Kansas City Art Institute (1)
Knox College (2) Lafayette College (1)
Lake Forest College (1) Le Moyne College (2)
Lewis and Clark College (2) Liberty University (1)
Linfield College (2) Loyola University New Orleans (2)
Marist College (3) University of Maryland, College Park (1)
Marymount Manhattan College (1) University of Miami (2)
Minneapolis College of Art and Design (1) Mount Holyoke College (2)
Muhlenberg College (1) Nazareth College (1)
New York University (13) Northeastern University (11)
Northwestern University (4) Ohio Wesleyan University (1)
Otis College of Art and Design (1) Pace University, New York City (2)
Pratt Institute (1) University of Puget Sound (4)
Quinnipiac University (2) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (7)
Rhodes College (1) Rice University (5)
University of Richmond (2) Rider University (2)
Ripon College (1) University of Rochester (1)
Rollins College (1) Russell Sage College (1)
Savannah College of Art & Design (2) School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1)
Seattle Pacific University (4) Skidmore College (2)
Smith College (1) Southern Methodist University (39)
Southwestern University (1) Spelman College (1)
St. Olaf College (1) Suffolk Universit (1)
Susquehanna University (1) Syracuse University (8)
Texas Christian University (29) The New School – All Divisions (1)
Trinity University (1) Tufts University (1)
Tulane University (3) Valparaiso University (1)
Vanderbilt University (2) Wagner College (3)
Wake Forest University (5) Walla Walla University (1)
Washington and Jefferson College (2) Washington College (3)
Washington University in St. Louis (9) Webster University (1)
Wentworth Institute of Technology (1) Wellesley College (2)
Wheaton College MA (1) West Virginia University (1)
Western Oregon University (1) Wittenberg University (1)
Wofford College (1) The College of Wooster (1)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2)

Out of State Public Colleges
University of Alabama (39) University of Alabama at Birmingham (1)
Arizona State University (65) The University of Arizona (80)
Auburn University (10) Barrett, The Honors College (2)
Boise State University (23) Bowling Green State University (1)
University of Cincinnati (1) Clemson University (8)
College of Charleston (4) University of Colorado at Boulder (60)
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (5) University of Colorado at Denver (7)
Colorado Mesa University (2) Colorado School of Mines (2)
Colorado State University (17) University of Connecticut (3)
University of Delaware (3) Dickinson College (1)
Eastern Illinois University (1) Eastern Washington University (1)
Florida Polytechnic University (1) University of Florida (2)
Georgia Institute of Technology (3) University of Hawaii at Hilo (2)
University of Hawaii at Manoa (11) High Point University (2)
University of Houston (2) Illinois State University (1)
University of Illinois at Chicago (1) University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign (7)
Indiana University at Bloomington (17) Iowa State University (2)
University of Iowa (4) James Madison University (1)
University of Kansas (10) University of Kentucky (7)
Louisiana State University (4) University of Louisville (2)
University of Maine (1) Massachusetts College of Art and Design (1)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst (7) University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (1)
Miami University, Oxford (3) Michigan State University (9)
University of Michigan (4) Middle Tennessee State University (1)
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (10) University of Mississippi (17)
University of Missouri, Columbia (2) University of Missouri, Kansas City (1)
University of Montana, Missoula (2) Montana State University, Bozeman (7)
University of Nebraska at Lincoln (2) University of Nevada, Reno (3)
University of New Hampshire at Durham (2) New Jersey Institute of Technology (1)
University of New Mexico (3) New York Institute of Technology (1)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1) North Carolina School of the Arts (1)
North Carolina State University (7) University of Northern Colorado (2)
Northern Arizona University (40) Northern State University (1)
Ohio University (1) Oklahoma State University (6)
University of Oklahoma (8) Oregon State University (17)
University of Oregon (70) Pennsylvania State University, University Park (13)
University of Pittsburgh (1) University of Portland (11)
Purdue University (26) Purchase College State University of New York (1)
University of Rhode Island (2) Rutgers University – New Brunswick (4)
Sam Houston State University (1) University of South Carolina (4)
University of South Dakota (1) Southern Oregon University (1)
Stony Brook University (3) Temple University (3)
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (5) Texas A&M University (4)
University of Texas at Austin (10) The Ohio State University (5)
United States Naval Academy (1) United States Naval Preparatory School (1)
University of Utah (15) Utah State University (3)
Virginia Commonwealth University (6) Virginia Tech (2)
University of Virginia (6) Washington State University (41)
University of Washington (37)

Military Schools
The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina (1)
Ivy League
Brown University (2) Columbia University (1)
Cornell University (5) Dartmouth College (5)

International
University of Alberta– Canada (1) The American University of Paris - France (1)
King’s College London – United Kingdom (1) London Metropolitan University – United Kingdom (1)
London School of Business and Finance – United Kingdom (1) University of Bristol – United Kingdom (1)
University of Executer – United Kingdom (2) University of Glasgow – United Kingdom (1)
LUniversity of Nottingham – United Kingdom (1) University of Southampton – United Kingdom (1)
Munich Business School – Germany (1) University of Zagreb – Croatia (1)

College Enrollment Statistics for the Class of 2016

Total Students in Senior Class = 424

Where did they go?

California Public Colleges: 30%
California Private Colleges: 12%
Out-of-State Public Colleges: 32%
Out-of-State Private Colleges: 25%
International Colleges: 1%

Catholic Colleges: 10%

Four-year Colleges: 90%
Two-year Colleges: 9%
Unknowns: 1%