First-Year Student Profile

Who’s a Bear?With curious minds hungry for discovery, we work hard to achieve our goals.

Meet the members of the class of 2020.

Our students are intelligent, motivated, and academically curious. We attract students with proven success in advanced college prep high school programs and records of achievement outside the classroom. 

Class of 2020

Students entering fall of 2016:

  • 2,495 applications
  • 389 students enrolled1
  • 23 states and 10 countries (dual, international, permanent)
    • Top States: PA, NJ, NY, MD, CT, MA
  • Top Academic Interests:
    • Biology, Business, Psychology,History, Health Exercise Physiology, Creative Writing, Neuroscience
  • 52% female 48% male
  • 20% students of color
  • 25% first generation
  • 38% varsity athletes
  • 52% Community service volunteers
  • 56 involved in performing arts (theater, dance & music)
  • 92 Cultural club member
  • 53 Student Government participants
    • 5 Class Presidents
  • 47 legacies
  • 8 Eagle Scouts
  • 13 AP Scholars

 Some Unique Interests

  • SFX make-up artist
  • Nationally ranked Badminton player (US Team member)
  • Nationally certified SCUBA diver
  • Published Novelist
  • 3 TED Talk participants
  • Sailor
  • 4H Member
  • Disc Jockey
  • Founder of school’s outdoors club
  • Founder, Animal Advocacy group