We are so proud of our Class of 2020 and honored to share their current list of college acceptances. Additional acceptances will continue to trickle in, however this list is too good to wait. Please join us in joyful congratulations for our graduates. Their hard work, intellectual curiosity, kindness, spirit, and ideals will carry them forward, and in these difficult times, their successes are a shining light of hope and perseverance.

Based on to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report college ranking data,

  • 14% of our graduating seniors were accepted to top 10 National Universities
  • 52% of our graduates were accepted to top 30 National Universities
  • 80% of our graduates were accepted to top 50 National Universities

Please join us in congratulating our Red-Tailed Hawks!


Class of 2020 Acceptances
as of 5/6/2020

American University

Amherst College

Arkansas Baptist College

Baylor University

Benedict College

Boston College

Boston University

Brandeis University

California Institute of Technology

Carnegie Mellon University

Case Western Reserve University

Christopher Newport University

Clemson University

Colby College

College of William and Mary

Converse College

Drexel University

Duke University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 

Emory University

Florida Atlantic University

George Mason University

George Washington University

Georgetown University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Grambling State University

Grinnell College

Hofstra University

Howard University

Imperial College

Indiana University, Bloomington

Johns Hopkins University

Juniata College

Lehigh University

Louisiana State University

Maryland Institute College of Art

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mercyhurst University

Michigan State University

Morgan State University

Mount Holyoke College

New York University

North Carolina A&T State University

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

Oxford College of Emory University

Pennsylvania State University

Philander Smith College

Purdue University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Rutgers University, Newark

Saint Louis University

Skidmore College

St. Bonaventure University

Syracuse University

Temple University

The College of Wooster

The Ohio State University

The University of Alabama

The University of Tennessee

Tufts University

Union College

University College London

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Riverside

University of California, San Diego

University of Chicago

University of Cincinnati

University of Connecticut

University of Florida

University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

University of Missouri, Kansas City

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of Rochester

University of San Francisco

University of Southern California

University of Toledo

University of Toronto

University of Virginia 

University of Washington
(Seattle Campus)

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Vanderbilt University*

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia State University

Washington & Jefferson College

Washington and Lee University

Washington University in St. Louis

West Virginia State University

Wilberforce University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Xavier University

*denotes school was added after the initial list was published

This list marks the culmination of 12 months of hard work and application dedication. Our seniors began their college application work during the College Counseling Boot Camps last May. Many of them spent their first two trimesters exploring and evolving through the traditional BASIS Curriculum senior year of Capstone courses, College Counseling class, and Senior Project preparation. As our seniors were just beginning their Senior Projects and internship work, the global pandemic reached Virginia. The Class of 2020 was quick to adapt to virtual internships and research. Read more about their virtual internships in the Fairfax County Times article, High School Seniors Learn New Ways to Adapt.

College Reveal

Our current students, parents, and staff are invited our College Reveal on May 15. College Counselor Ms. Irving will host the event where graduates will showcase their college choices. This event will not be recorded, so all of those interested must join via the Zoom invitation shared in the STM newsletter this week. We look forward to celebrating with you all. 

Congrats to our Class of 2020!