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 2019.

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 2019

Students entering fall of 2015:

  • 2,731 applications
  • 430 students enrolled
  • 23 states and 16 countries (dual, international, permanent)
    • Top States: PA, NJ, MD, NY, MA
  • Top Academic Interests:
    • Biology, Business, Psychology, Health Exercise Physiology, and Neuroscience
  • 51% female 49% male
  • 21% students of color
  • 25% first generation
  • 46% varsity athletes
  • 54% Community service volunteers
  • 26% involved in music (vocal and/or instrumental)
  • 104 Cultural club members
  • 25 dancers
  • 55 involved in theater
  • 49 Student Government participants
    • 10 Class Presidents
  • 44 legacies
  • 35 involved in studio arts
  • 24 creative writers

 Some Unique Interests

  • 1 registered USA gymnastics coach
  • 1 participant in American Music Abroadà selected to perform in multiple European countries with a group of musicians
  • 1 ski instructor
  • 1 world champion ballroom dancer (under-21 group)
  • 1 record-breaking track athlete
  • 1 Two time district wrestling champion
  • 1 zoo educator
  • 1 President of an organization that raised money for a North Korean refugee so they can live in peace
  • 1 sandwich artist
  • 1 Ballet dancer who has performed in New York City and Moscow, Russia