Holy Ghost Prep's Class of 2016: Where they are headed in the fall
Posted 07/08/2016 01:28PM

Holy Ghost Prep’s Class of 2016: Where they are headed in the fall

Holy Ghost Prep’s Class of 2016 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 2016’s collective talents didn’t go unnoticed as they had a 100% acceptance rate to college and received $21,465,473 in scholarships, an average of $216,823 per student. Fifty-three percent of Holy Ghost’s Class of 2016 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 2016 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.”

Holy Ghost’s Class of 2016 will be attending 45 different colleges in 16 different states and Ireland. And one-third of Holy Ghost’s newest alumni will be attending top-tier universities this fall, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Pennsylvania, Notre Dame, Duke, Wake Forest, New York University, Boston College, Lehigh University, Furman, Penn State, Babson College and the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Gregory J. Geruson ’79, President of Holy Ghost Prep, says: “The Class of 2016 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 2016 matriculations

Schools enrolling more than one HGP Class of 2016 member:

Penn State University*           18 

Duquesne University              12

University of Pittsburgh         9

Temple University                  6

Drexel University                   4

Saint Joseph’s University       3

Arcadia University                 2

Boston College                       2

Bucks County Community College   2

Hobart and William Smith     2

Holy Family University          2

University of Pennsylvania    2

Wake Forest University          2


*Two of the 18 Holy Ghost students who chose Penn State were accepted into the school’s Schreyer Honors College.


One Holy Ghost Class of 2016 member is enrolling in each of the following schools:

Alvernia University

American University

Arizona State University

Babson College

Canisius College

DeSales University

Diane Henry Casting and Acting School

Duke University

Fordham University

Furman University

Gwynedd-Mercy College

Iowa State University

Lehigh University

Loyola (Md.) University

Loyola Marymount (Calif.) University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Muhlenberg College

National University of Ireland, Galway

New York University

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Quinnipiac University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Stevens Tech

The College of New Jersey

University of Alabama

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of Notre Dame

University of Rhode Island

University of the Arts

University of Virginia**

Ursinus College

Villanova University

West Chester State University


**Nolan Jones received a full athletic scholarship to the University of Virginia, but elected to sign a $2.25 million contract with the Cleveland Indians instead.