In this year’s early round of college admissions, Xavier’s Class of 2023 has made great strides.
Seniors have already earned spots at selective colleges and universities such as Baylor University, Binghamton University, Clark Atlanta University, Cornell University, CUNY, Elon University, Fairfield University, Fordham University, Franklin and Marshall College, Haverford College, Le Moyne College, Lehigh University, Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University New Orleans, Macalester College, Manhattan College, Marquette University, McGill University, Michigan State University, Middlebury College, Morehouse College, New York University, Northeastern University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Santa Clara University, Southern Methodist University, Temple University, University College Dublin, University of Miami, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, University of Richmond, University of Scranton, University of Tennessee, and Vanderbilt University.
“The Class of 2023 has overcome immense challenges throughout their high school career,” reflected Director of College Counseling Megan Fraker. “Covid’s impact over the past three and a half years has been felt across the world on micro and macro levels—the college admissions process also proved susceptible to Covid’s force. Many of our seniors have been unable to visit colleges in person or in session, have navigated the ever changing landscape of test optional admissions (and what test optional means at each college), and were often limited in their extracurricular pursuits. They have also faced skyrocketing application numbers and dropping admit rates. Throughout it all, Xavier seniors have shown immense fortitude and every college acceptance, every scholarship dollar, has been a victory.”
Across the Class of 2023, students have already earned more than 500 acceptances and more than $2 million in scholarship dollars.
Throughout this strange year, the college counseling team has helped seniors accomplish their myriad goals and taken great pride in students' accomplishments.
Fraker and her fellow college counselors will soon begin working with the Class of 2024 on their college searches, and they plan to host parent programs during the spring semester. With a few months left in the college application process for the Class of 2023, they are confident that all seniors will find the best fit for them by decision day.
“We have so much to celebrate, and so much more to come,” said Fraker. “The importance of finding schools that are best fit is one the class undertook seriously and will continue to consider as they weigh their options and ultimately decide by May 1.”