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 2016-2020

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

List of 31 items.

  • Colorado College

    17
  • Dartmouth College

    11
  • University of Southern California

    11
  • Stanford University

    9
  • Yale University

    9
  • Claremont McKenna College

    8
  • Duke University

    8
  • Harvard University

    8
  • University of Chicago

    8
  • Northwestern University

    7
  • Scripps College

    7
  • Cornell University

    6
  • Santa Clara University

    6
  • Wesleyan University

    6
  • Columbia University

    5
  • Georgetown University

    5
  • Johns Hopkins University

    5
  • New York University

    5
  • Occidental College

    5
  • Pomona College

    5
  • Wake Forest University

    5
  • Barnard College

    4
  • Brown University

    4
  • Colgate University

    4
  • Tufts University

    4
  • Tulane University

    4
  • University of Colorado, Boulder

    4
  • University of Michigan

    4
  • University of Pennsylvania

    4
  • University of Richmond

    4
  • University of Virginia

    4

Class of 2020 Matriculation

List of 42 items.

  • Barnard College

  • Bond University - Australia

  • Brown University

  • Claremont McKenna College

  • Colgate University (2)

  • Colorado College (6)

  • Columbia University (3)

  • Dartmouth College (3)

  • Duke University (2)

  • École supérieure des arts et techniques de la mode (ESMOD) - Paris

  • Elon University

  • Georgetown University

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges

  • Johns Hopkins University (2)

  • Lehigh University

  • Loyola Marymount University

  • McGill University

  • Middlebury College

  • New York University (2)

  • Northeastern University (NU In)

  • Northwestern University

  • Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences

  • Occidental College (2)

  • Pitzer College

  • Pomona College

  • Santa Clara University

  • Stanford University (2)

  • The American International University - London

  • University of California, San Diego

  • University of Chicago (3)

  • University of Colorado, Boulder

  • University of Michigan

  • University of Oregon

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • University of Richmond

  • University of Southern California (3)

  • University of St. Andrews - Scotland

  • University of Washington

  • Wake Forest University (3)

  • Washington University in St. Louis

  • Wesleyan University

  • 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.