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Highlights For The Class Of 2021

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  • Academic Achievements

    • ACT Composite 27.24
    • 24 students recognized in the National Merit Program
      • 5 Finalists
      • 14 Commended
      • 5 National Recognition Finalists
    • 101 Illinois State Scholars, Appeal for 1 pending
    • 199 Presidential Scholars (68% of class)
    • 4 Evans Scholars
    • 2 appointments to the United States Military Academy and the United States Naval Academy
  • Athletic Achievements

    • 28 Friars to Play Collegiate Athletics
    • 6 NCAA Athletic Grant Awards
    • 2 Regional, Sectional, Super Sectional Championships (Most sports did not have a State Series due to Covid-19)
    • 40 All-Conference Athletes
    • 2 All-State Athletes
    • 3 Academic All-State Nominees
  • ACT

    • 27.24 avg, 3 perfect scores
    • 245 students took the test
    • 34.5 top 10% avg
    • 32.9 top 25% avg
    • 30.55 top 50% avg

Class of 2021 attained nearly $30 million in scholarships

Early College Acceptances

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  • 96

    Marquette
  • 17

    Notre Dame
  • 80

    University of Illinois
  • 3

    Holy Cross

Top 5 Schools Our Seniors Are Attending

University of Illinois
University of Notre Dame
Miami University
Marquette University
Loyola University

College Matriculation

This year we submitted 2,841 applications to a total of 323 colleges. Applications were sent to all the Ivies. Notre Dame admitted 17 students, plus 3 through Holy Cross College's Gateway Program, and 2 were waitlisted. University of Illinois had 131 Fenwick applicants this year and 80 were admitted, 55 to their first choice major. Marquette was our second highest applicant school with 127 applications sent. 96 were admitted.
  • Fenwick Class of '21 students submitted 2,841 applications to a total of 323 colleges, including all of the Ivy League schools.
  • The University of Notre Dame admitted 17 Friars, plus three through Holy Cross College's Gateway Program. (Two more were wait-listed.)
  • The University of Illinois had 131 Fenwick applicants, of which 80 were admitted -- 55 to their first-choice major.
  • Marquette University is our second highest applicant school: 127 applications sent and 96 admitted.
  • Miami of Ohio and Loyola University Chicago also cracked the Top 5 where seniors are attending. 
  • 27.24 is the average ACT score for the Class of 2021, and three of Fenwick seniors posted perfect scores!
  • To date, Fenwick students this year have attained nearly $30 million in scholarships, with figures still being submitted as of mid-May.

Our top 5 schools our seniors are attending are:

  • University of Illinois 
  • University of Notre Dame 
  • Miami University 
  • Marquette University 
  • Loyola University
 
1 student has committed to the United States Naval Academy, 1 student to the United States Military Academy at West Point. 1 student plans to study in Romania.

College Matriculation

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College Counseling

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    Emily Anderson 

    College Counselor
  • Photo of Igho Oraka

    Igho Oraka 03

    College Counselor
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    Mary Visteen 

    School Counselor, Class of 2022

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