Class of 2023 College Choices, Stats

by: Myra Simpson, Director of College Counseling 
Saturday, May 20, marked the Commencement of Shorecrest's Centennial Class of 2023. This impressive group of 91 students included: 
  • 24 Lifers who attended Shorecrest for 12 years or longer
  • 12 students completed Shorecrest signature programs, earning special seals on their diplomas for STEAM (9 students) and Global Scholars (3 students) 
  • 10 students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation 
  • 7 Thespians acknowledged by the Broadway Star of the Future Awards 
  • 5 NCAA committed student-athletes
  • 10,500+ service hours 
Overall, the Class of 2023 received acceptances from 173 different colleges and universities, including many highly selective colleges like the below: 

Bard College
Boston College
Boston University
Case Western Reserve University
Colgate University
Colorado College
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Davidson College
Emory University
Florida State University
Fordham University
George Washington University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Lehigh University
New York University
Northeastern University
Oberlin College
Otis College of Art and Design
Pennsylvania State University - University Park
Purdue University
Reed College
Rhode Island School of Design
The Ohio State University
The University of Texas at Austin
Tulane University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, San Diego
University of Florida
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
University of Miami
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rochester
University of Southern California
University of Toronto
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech)
Wake Forest University

Bolded schools indicated institutions to which at least one Shorecrest student in the Class of 2023 will matriculate. It's wonderful to have admission offers from multiple colleges as students plan exciting paths ahead. While they may have chosen not to attend some of these institutions for a variety of reasons, they are achievements worth recognizing and celebrating. Visit for the full matriculation list and more Class of 2023 data.

With the University of Florida ranked as a Top 5 Public Institution, it has become an increasingly popular destination for matriculating students across the state and country. Overall, Shorecrest students had a 47% acceptance rate at UF, compared to the a 30% overall acceptance at UF. Similarly, Florida State University is also a top choice in the State of Florida. 50% of Shorecrest applications to FSU were accepted, versus an overall acceptance rate of 23% at FSU. 

Congratulations to our wonderful college-bound graduates! We enjoyed supporting you at the start of your college journey, and cannot wait to see you soar! 


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