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 2017-2021

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

List of 30 items.

  • Colorado College

    15
  • Dartmouth College

    12
  • University of Southern California

    11
  • Occidental College

    8
  • Stanford University

    8
  • Yale University

    8
  • Santa Clara University

    7
  • Scripps College

    7
  • University of Chicago

    7
  • Claremont McKenna College

    6
  • Georgetown University

    6
  • Northwestern University

    6
  • Pomona College

    6
  • University of Pennsylvania

    6
  • University of Virginia

    6
  • Wake Forest University

    6
  • Wesleyan University

    6
  • Barnard College

    5
  • Brown University

    5
  • Duke University

    5
  • Johns Hopkins University

    5
  • New York University

    5
  • Columbia University

    4
  • Cornell University

    4
  • Harvard University

    4
  • Tulane University

    4
  • University of California, Berkeley

    4
  • University of Colorado, Boulder

    4
  • University of Michigan

    4
  • Washington University in St. Louis

    4

Class of 2021 Matriculation

List of 46 items.

  • American University

  • The American University of Paris

  • Auburn University, Honors College

  • Barnard College

  • Boston College

  • Boston University

  • Claremont McKenna College (2)

  • Dartmouth College (2)

  • Davidson College

  • Duke Kunshan University

  • Duke University

  • Georgetown University

  • Gettysburg College

  • Hamilton College

  • Johns Hopkins University

  • Loyola University Maryland

  • Miami Dade College

  • New York University (2)

  • Occidental College (3)

  • Pepperdine University

  • Pomona College

  • Princeton University

  • Santa Clara University

  • Scripps College

  • Stanford University

  • Swarthmore College

  • Trinity University

  • Tulane University

  • University of California, Berkeley (2)

  • University of California, Santa Barbara

  • University of Colorado, Boulder

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

  • University of Oregon

  • University of Pennsylvania (2)

  • University of Southern California (3)

  • University of St. Andrews - Scotland

  • University of Virginia (2)

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • Vanderbilt University

  • Vassar College

  • Wake Forest University

  • Washington University in St. Louis (3)

  • Wesleyan University

  • Yale 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.