Holy Ghost's Class of 2017: Where they are headed in the fall
Posted 07/24/2017 09:10AM

Holy Ghost’s Class of 2017: Where they are headed in the fall

Holy Ghost Prep’s Class of 2017 is a group of spirited, unique, and talented individuals who have excelled in the classroom, on the stage, in laboratories, in community service efforts, and on the playing fields.

The Class of 2017’s collective talents didn’t go unnoticed as they had a 100% acceptance rate to college and received $19,312,786 in scholarships. Holy Ghost’s Class of 2017 will be attending 50 different colleges. Fifty-two percent of Holy Ghost’s Class of 2017 will attend colleges and universities that are ranked in the U.S. News and World Report’s National Top 100.

“The wonderful array of college admissions offers that Holy Ghost’s Class of 2017 received is a reflection of the students’ many talents in and out of the classroom,” says AnnMarie Dougherty, Holy Ghost Prep’s Director of College Guidance. “As the world of college admissions becomes more competitive every year, it is a source of pride that colleges recognize Holy Ghost’s excellent academic preparation and the significant contributions that our graduates are poised to make to their college communities.”

As part of its Vision 2020 initiative, Holy Ghost Prep has a stated goal of having the top one-third of its class attend top-50 national universities by the year 2020. They are extremely close to that goal already, with thirty-one percent of Holy Ghost’s 115 newest alumni attending premier top-50 national universities this fall, including the University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Notre Dame, Lehigh, Carnegie Mellon, Villanova, and Penn State.  

Gregory J. Geruson ’79, president of Holy Ghost Prep, says: “The Class of 2017 has left an indelible mark on Holy Ghost Prep. We wish our graduating seniors well. They are undoubtedly prepared to make a difference within their college communities, just as they have done in ours.”

Holy Ghost Prep’s Class of 2017 matriculations

Alphabetical list of four-year schools enrolling HGP Class of 2017 members:

Alvernia College

American University

Arizona State University

Auburn University

Boston College

Boston University

Bucknell University

Carnegie Mellon University

Chestnut Hill College

Clemson University

DeSales University

Drexel University

Duquesne University

Florida Institute of Technology

Fordham University

George Washington University

Gettysburg College

Hofstra University

La Salle University    

Lehigh University

Marywood University

Millersville University

Misericordia University

Monmouth University

Moravian College

New York University

Northeastern University

Penn State University  

Quinnipiac University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rutgers University

Saint Joseph’s University      

Savannah College of Art and Design

Seton Hall University

Syracuse University

Temple University

The College of New Jersey

United States Military Academy at West Point

University of Alabama

University of Dayton

University of Miami    

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of Scranton          

University of the Sciences     

Vanderbilt University

Villanova University

Wake Forest University

West Chester University

Widener University

Bucks County Community College