Updated: Columbia HS College Picks by the Numbers

The Class of 2012 will attend colleges all over the country. Check out the list!

Editor's Note: The list of CHS college destinations now includes the number of students who will attend a given school. If only the school name is listed, one student will attend. Please let us know if anyone has been omitted from the list.

The Columbia High School Class of 2012 is headed to college! The school district today released a list of where students plan to pursue their education in the fall and, for some, as soon as July.

Please note this list is the students' final choices, and does not reflect the range of schools where seniors were accepted.

Congratulations to the Class of 2012!

Albright College  2
Alfred University
American University  2
Bard College  2
Barnard College
Bennington College
Berkeley College -Newark Campus
Binghamton University  2
Bloomfield College 2
Boston College
Boston Conservatory
Boston University  4
Brooklyn College of the CUNY
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Carnegie Mellon University
Centenary College
Champlain College
Clark Atlanta University
College of Charleston
College of Saint Elizabeth  2
Cornell University    4
County College of Morris 20

Culinary Institute of America

Dean College
Delaware State University 2
Drew University 2
Drexel University 4
Emerson College  3
Engine City Technical Institute
Essex County College  24
Fairleigh Dickinson University  2
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Fordham University
George Mason University
Georgian Court University 2
Gettysburg College  3
Hanover College
Haverford College  2
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Howard University 5
Illinois State University
Indiana University at Bloomington
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
James Madison University  4
Johns Hopkins University  2
Johnson & Wales University 2
Kean University  3
La Salle University
Lehigh University  2
Lincoln Technical Institute
Lincoln University  2
Loyola University Maryland
Marist College
Marlboro College
Maryland Institute College of Art
Mercyhurst College
Methodist University
Miami University, Oxford
Middlebury College
Monmouth University
Montclair State University 9
Morgan State University 2
Mount Holyoke College 2
Muhlenberg College
New England College
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York University  6
North Carolina A& T State University
Northampton Community College
Northeastern University  3
Northwestern University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Pace University, New York City
Pace University, Pleasantville Campus
Pennsylvania State University, University Park 3
Pratt Institute
Princeton University
Quinnipiac University
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Rhode Island School of Design
Rice University
Rider University 5
Rosemont College
Rowan University 3
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey at New Brunswick 26
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey at Newark 7
Saint Peter's College
Sarah Lawrence College 3
School of Visual Arts 2
Seton Hall University 3
Skidmore College 2
Spelman College
St. John's College
St. John's University - Queens Campus 3
State University of New York at Albany
State University of New York at New Paltz
Stevens Institute of Technology 2
Stony Brook University  2
Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman
Syracuse University  2
Temple University  6
The College of New Jersey
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art
The George Washington University
The University of Texas, Austin
The University of the Arts
Trinity College
Tufts University
Tulane University
Union County College 7
University of Bridgeport
University of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati - OMI College of Applied Sciences
University of Delaware 4
University of Hartford 3
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Maryland, College Park 6
University of Massachusetts, Amherst 3
University of Michigan 2
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri Columbia
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania 5
University of Pittsburgh
University of South Carolina
University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Ursinus College
Vassar College 2
Wake Forest University
Washington University in St. Louis 2
Wesleyan University 2
Wheaton College MA
Widener University
William Paterson University of New Jersey

catmanjac July 10, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Such a poor representation, both in percentage of the class attending college, and the quality of the colleges compared to 35+ years ago.
Morrisa da Silva July 10, 2012 at 01:36 PM
You do of course realize that college acceptance has gotten way more competitive over the last say 20 years or so. Many parents of students that attended Ivy league schools realize this when their sons/daughters with way more impressive HS stats and experiences fail to gain entrance. Not to mention that many colleges that were Tier 2 or 3 that many years ago are now closer to Tier 1 these days. Oh and let's not even talk about the costs of attending college these days compared to 35+ years ago. Your comment is ignorant on many levels
Zozo July 12, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Thank you for that response. The main focus should be supporting those that are moving in a positive direction. Encouraging those to not focus on where they obtain their higher education, but to take full advantage of the opportunity that is presented to them
Josh K July 13, 2012 at 04:47 PM
I went to Cornell. My three daughters went to University of Illinois. Cost of an Ivy education now is about $200,000 per. Regrettably, I simply could not afford to send them to more expensive schools, and could not (especially in this economy) recommend that either they or I add debt. My two graduates got jobs in their fields immediately after graduating; the third is still at college.
Marcia Worth July 13, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Hello. As the writer of this article, I'm happy to pursue this further. However, there is, to my knowledge, no record of college choices from classes of that era. If you have that info, please get in touch. Marciaw@patch.com


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