Over 80% of OR graduates plan to attend college

Jun 20, 2021

The Old Rochester Regional High School graduated 186 seniors this year, and 87% of them plan to go to college.

Seniors received 587 individual college acceptances at 169 universities. 78% of the class plans to go to a four-year school, and 9% plan to attend a two-year college. Two OR graduates will be entering the armed forces.

There were also a high number of accolades and scholarships presented to the senior class. Scholarships from 132 state and local organizations were awarded to 34 2021 graduates.

The National Honor Society inducted 51 OR seniors, 52 graduates received the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, and there were four Commended Students and one Finalist in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Graduates will be attending schools across New England such as Babson College, Bentley University, Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Brandeis University, Dartmouth College, Mass College of Art and Design, Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Mass Maritime Academy, Northeastern University, Suffolk University, Tufts University, University of Connecticut, and Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Across the country, OR will send graduates to American University, California State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Catholic University, Duke University, Haverford College, High Point University, Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY College of Environmental Science, Temple University, Union College, University of Arizona, and University of St. Andrews.

The most well-attended colleges among 2021 graduates will be Bridgewater State University, Bristol Community College and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

This year, the most popular anticipated college majors include Engineering, Business, Criminal Justice, Education, and the Health/Science fields, including Nursing.