Where Thacher Students Go to College

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 can influence their college choices. The typical Thacher student applies to 8-10 schools. This is a healthy number that allows students to present strong, well-crafted 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 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 takes 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.

Recent Enrollment History 2018-2022

Over the last five years, four or more Thacher students have enrolled at the following institutions:

List of 32 items.

  • Claremont McKenna College

  • Colorado College

    13
  • Columbia University

  • Cornell University

    4
  • Duke University

  • Dartmouth College

    11
  • University of Southern California

    12
  • Occidental College

    6
  • Stanford University

    10
  • Yale University

    6
  • Santa Clara University

    7
  • Scripps College

    4
  • University of Chicago

    8
  • Claremont McKenna College

    8
  • Georgetown University

    5
  • Northwestern University

    7
  • Pomona College

    6
  • University of Pennsylvania

    8
  • University of Virginia

    8
  • Wake Forest University

    8
  • Wesleyan University

    6
  • Barnard College

    4
  • Brown University

    5
  • Duke University

    7
  • Johns Hopkins University

    6
  • New York University

    4
  • Harvard University

    7
  • Tulane University

    6
  • University of California, Berkeley

    4
  • University of Colorado, Boulder

    5
  • University of Michigan

    5
  • Washington University in St. Louis

    4

Class of 2022 Matriculation



Babson College
Bowdoin College
Brown University
California State Polytechnic University - San Luis Obispo (2)
Claremont McKenna College (4)
Clarkson University
Colby College
Colorado College (2)
Columbia University
Cornell University (2)
Dartmouth College (2)
Duke University
Elon University
Harvard University (3)
Haverford College
Johns Hopkins University
Lewis and Clark College
Loyola Marymount University
Middlebury College
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Pitzer College
Pomona College
Princeton University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Santa Clara University
Stanford University (3)
Syracuse University
The George Washington University
Trinity College
Trinity University
Tufts University
Tulane University (2)
University of California - Irvine
University of California - Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of Colorado - Boulder
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
University of Pennsylvania (2) 
University of Southern California (2)
University of Virginia (2)
Wake Forest University (2) 
Wellesley College
Whittier College
Yale University (2)
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.