EAST HANOVER, NJ- Many Hanover Park seniors have already received their college acceptance letters and prepare to embark on one of education’s greatest journeys.

The colleges and universities span over 20 of the nation’s 50 states and nearly 100 different institutions of higher learning. From as far west as California, to Massachusetts, Texas, Wisconsin and Alabama, the students of Hanover Park’s Class of 2017 will be among the best and brightest of the academic world. Hanover Park has the distinction of sending some of their students to the very best schools in the country including Cornell and Harvard.

“I am extremely proud of the Class of 2017 for their many accolades in both the curricular and co-curricular areas,” said Hanover Park Principal, Tom Callanan. “Members of this class have been accepted to some of the most prestigious and competitive colleges and universities around the country, including Harvard University, Cornell University, NYU Stern Business School, and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.”

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These are no small feats for this group of gifted students. Harvard University took in nearly 40,000 applications last year for the class of 2020 and admitted only 2,037. The students admitted were a little over 5% of the applicants making it the hardest school to get into out of the Ivies. Cornell is in the same boat with almost 45,000 applicants and just over 6,000 accepted students.

So far, Pennsylvania just edges past New Jersey for the most popular state Hanover Park students were accepted into next year. The next highest is a tie between New York and Florida. Students were accepted by nearly a dozen colleges in both the Sunshine and Empire States this year.

The ongoing momentum of increased college admission shows that Hanover Park has built a system of success for their students over the last several years.

“Hanover Park provides students with a wide variety of course offerings, including numerous AP and Dual Credit courses which offer students the opportunity to gain college credit while in high school,” Principal Callanan went on to say. “Additionally, our elective program, co-curricular offerings, and commitment to service learning and character education allow for our seniors to submit college applications with well-rounded and extremely competitive resumes. This, coupled with the students’ excellent grades and test scores, have enhanced the number of excellent college acceptances over the last few years.”

These excellent college placements are a reflection on the school and the students alike and show the drive of both to succeed in the academic world.