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San Domenico School News & Events

Class of 2020 College News Part IV

Dear San Domenico Community Members, 

We hope you have enjoyed our weekly installments highlighting the future plans and accomplishments of students in the Class of 2020. What better way to share their next steps than to include student voices in our message to the community? After an unprecedented end to senior year, including virtual ceremonies and celebrations and a socially distanced graduation parade, the Class of 2020 are officially SD graduates!

The intentionality with which this class approached the end of high school is merely an extension of the thoughtfulness they demonstrated from the beginning of their college process as juniors. Their commitment to focusing on finding the right college fit and supporting each other throughout their future planning process made our work with them as college counselors that much more rewarding. 

Below is the final installment of our senior highlight series along with a final list of college acceptances and matriculations for this year’s graduates. You may also find these facts and figures about this year’s admissions season of interest:

  • 780 total applications submitted to 200 different colleges and universities

    • 9 average number of colleges and universities each student applied to 

    • 80% of students submitted at least one application as either Early Action or Early Decision I/II 

      • 68% of early applications were successful

      • 18 students were admitted to their first choice, Early Decision college

  • 150 colleges and universities around the world admitted our students

  • 95% of our students were admitted to at least one of their top five colleges of interest

  • 1/3 of students will matriculate to California’s public and private institutions; two-thirds will study throughout the country and world

    • Eight of our graduates will be pursuing educational opportunities abroad at highly regarded institutions including The University of Toronto and Queen’s University in Canada, The University of Edinburgh and University of St. Andrews in Scotland, Sophia University in Japan, and the University of Vienna in Austria

  • $7.4 million granted in merit and talent based scholarships.

We hope you all are as impressed as we are by the wide diversity of schools reflected in the list below. From large public research universities, to small liberal arts colleges, ranging in location from our home state of California and across the globe, we are sure you’ll agree that the Class of 2020 is moving on from San Domenico to each pursue their own amazing journey!

Best Wishes,

Melissa Martin
Co-Director of College Counseling
Katie May
Co-Director of College Counseling


Class of 2020 College Highlight Series

Class of 2020 College News Part I
Class of 2020 College News Part II
Class of 2020 College News Part III

Zizhuo (Tina) Chen - University of California - Berkeley

Wenqi (Vicky) Ge - Emory University

Izzy Kaplan - Chapman University

Tafari Norton - Temple University

Lenny O’Mahony - Saint Mary’s College of California

Ryan Samway - Georgetown University

Phoebe Weisiger-Vallas - Wellesley College

Julia Berman - Chapman University

Josh Espulgar-Rowe - The George Washington University

Esme Fernandez - University of Redlands

Sophie Keith-Brown - Queen’s University

Kinley LeFevre-Trigg - Lewis & Clark College

Rhiannon Metz - Loyola Marymount University

Rumi Nguyen - Syracuse University

Edie Paczkowski - Reed College

Milo Wetherall - University of St. Andrews


Bold = Matriculation
(#) = # of students admitted

Allegheny College

American University (4)

Babson College (2)

Barnard College

Bentley University

Boise State University (2)

Boston College (2)

Boston University (5)

Brandeis University (2)

Bryn Mawr College

Butler University (3)

California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo) (5)

California State Polytechnic University (Pomona)

California State University

Chico (3)


Long Beach (2)


San Diego (4)

San Francisco (3)

San Jose

Sonoma (3)

Carnegie Mellon University (3)

Case Western Reserve University (3)

Chapman University (8)

College of the Holy Cross

Colorado State University (Fort Collins) (3)

Cornell College

Cornell University

DePaul University

Dickinson College (3)

Drew University (3)

Drexel University

Elon University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Emerson College (2)

Emory University (2)

Fairfield University

Fordham University (7)

Franklin & Marshall College

George Mason University

George Washington University (2)

Georgetown University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Gettysburg College

Gonzaga University (8)

Haverford College

Howard University

Indiana University (Bloomington) (3)                                    

Kenyon College

Lafayette College

Lehigh University

Lewis & Clark College (3)

Linfield College

Loughborough University

Loyola Marymount University (10)

Loyola University New Orleans (3)

Marist College

McGill University (2)

Miami University (Oxford)

Montana State University

Muhlenberg College

New York University (7)

Northeastern University (4)

Oberlin College

Occidental College (2)

Ohio Wesleyan University (3)

Oregon State University (2)

Oxford College of Emory University

Pace University

Parsons School of Design at The New School

Pepperdine University (4)

Point Loma Nazarene University

Pratt Institute

Purdue University (5)

Queen's University

Reed College (4)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2)

Rutgers University (Camden)

Rutgers University (New Brunswick)

Saint Mary's College of California

Santa Clara University (3)

Scripps College

Seattle University (3)

Skidmore College

Smith College

Sophia University (Japan)

Spelman College

St John's University

SUNY at Binghamton

Syracuse University (4)

Temple University

The New School (3)

The Ohio State University (2)

The University of Alabama (2)

The University of Edinburgh (4)

The University of Manchester

The University of Montana (2)

Tufts University

Tulane University

University of Arizona

University of British Columbia

University of California

Berkeley (5)

Davis (14)

Irvine (14)

Los Angeles (4)

Merced (2)

Riverside (6)

San Diego (14)

Santa Barbara (13)

University of Colorado – Boulder (9)

University of Connecticut (2)

University of Denver (7)

University of Hawaii at Hilo

University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (12)

University of Kansas

University of Kent

University of Michigan

University of New Hampshire (2)

University of Northern Colorado

University of Oregon (9)

University of Portland (4)

University of Puget Sound (4)

University of Redlands (2)

University of Rochester (2)

University of San Diego (2)

University of San Francisco (3)

University of Southern California (3)

University of St. Andrews (3)

University of Toronto (3)

University of Utah

University of Vermont

University of Virginia

University of Washington (11)

University of Wisconsin (Madison) (5)

Villanova University (3)

Wake Forest University

Washington State University (2)

Washington University in St Louis (2)

Wellesley College

Wesleyan University (2)

Western Washington University

Wheaton College

Whitman College (4)

Whittier College

Willamette University (2)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute