College Matriculation

There’s no one kind of school that Thacher students prefer.

Every student’s educational journey prior to Thacher, their experience here in the Ojai Valley, and hopes for future growth will inevitably influence their college choices. On average, a Thacher senior will apply to 8-12 schools. This is a healthy number that allows students to present well-crafted and compelling applications.
While some may think, “the more choices the better,” studies show that satisfaction is strongest when you have a few choices you know very well, rather than many which you know superficially. In each of the last five years, our seniors have submitted applications to about 150 colleges and universities annually. The College Counseling staff encourages students to be open to the wide range of educational opportunities available and we take pride in the fact that Thacher’s matriculation list is different every year, reflecting the unique mix of personalities, interests, and goals of each senior class.
    • 2019-2023

Class of 2023 Matriculation

Barnard College
Bennington College
Boston University
Bowdoin College 
Brown University
Bucknell University
California Community College California State Polytechnic University, 
California State Polytechnic University, 
   San Luis Obispo
Carnegie Mellon University Claremont McKenna College Colorado College
Columbia University
Cornell College 
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Duke University
Emory University
The George Washington University Georgetown University
Gnomon - School of Visual Effects, 
   Games, and Animation Hamilton College
Harvard University
Kenyon College
Marquette University Middlebury College
New York University Northeastern University - 
   Oakland Campus
Pennsylvania State University - 
   University Park
Pomona College
Princeton University
Rice University
Santa Clara University
Scripps College
Spelman College
Stanford University
Texas Christian University
The American University of Paris Tulane University
University of California, Berkeley University of California, Santa Barbara University of California, Santa Cruz University of Chicago
University of Colorado, Boulder University of Edinburgh 
University of Pennsylvania University of Southern California University of St Andrews - Scotland University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin - Madison Wesleyan University
Notice of nondiscriminatory policy as to students: The Thacher School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other School-administered programs.