How hard is it to get into Andover?

In fact, it is number one on Test Innovators’ Most Sought-After Schools of 2021. It can be daunting to apply to a school with only a 13% acceptance rate, so we’ve created this guide to help you navigate the application process to Andover.

Is Andover better than Exeter?

Exeter traditionally educated its students for Harvard, much as Andover traditionally educated its students for Yale (despite being in the same state as Harvard)….Andover–Exeter rivalry.

All-time record Andover leads, 73–54–10 (.569)
Largest victory Exeter, 78–7 (1914)
Longest win streak Andover 8 (1905–1912)

Is Andover prestigious?

Andover is known the world over for being the home of one of the oldest and most prestigious independent secondary “prep” schools in the U.S. – Phillips Academy. Founded in 1770 by Samuel Phillips, the school today has an enrollment of approximately 1,100 students.

What is the difference between Phillips Exeter and Andover?

Andover is the older of the two Phillips Academies, which are independent of each other. Phillips Exeter Academy, located in Exeter, New Hampshire, was founded three years later by Samuel Phillips’s uncle, John Phillips.

What does Andover look for in students?

Phillips Academy receives 3,000 applications each year but only accepts about 13%. The admissions committee looks for characteristics of optimism, social agility, perseverance, and resilience in applicants. The school calls an applicant with top scores from the admissions team an “admit six.”

How many kids from Andover go to Harvard?

The most prestigious schools receive thousands of applications a year, from all over the world, and have admissions rates similar to those of top-tier colleges. Phillips Academy in Andover—which sent 18 students to Harvard this year—accepted only 13 percent of those who applied.

What is special about Phillips Andover?

It is a place of great tradition and innovation. Because of its size, Andover offers enormous depth and breadth of activity and opportunity while still feeling like a personal place. With a roster of over 300 courses, 150+ electives, plus independent study and study abroad, the opportunities for growth are limitless.

What is a good SSAT score for a 9th grader?

A: This is not an easy question to answer, but according to some informed sources, the average private school student scored in the 60th percentile (about 2030) or above, and the best private schools prefer SSAT scores in the 80th percentile (2120) or higher.