HOLMDEL, N.J. - And They're Off!

After years of dedication and hard work, the Holmdel High School Class of 2017 is proudly moving on to even greater adventures. With a nod to the past and an eye towards the future, Holmdel Public Schools has released a list of the many outstanding  pathways chosen by students in the pursuit of higher education.

According to the Press Release from the Office of the Superintendent, the list of college acceptances for the members of the Holmdel High School Class of 2017 once again includes offers from some of the nation’s top colleges and universities, including twenty-three offers from eleven of those recognized by U.S. News and World Report as being in the top 25 nationally ranked schools. 

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The Class of 2017 received 986 offers of admission from both national and international colleges and universities, including acceptances to several “Ivy League” schools as well as to such prestigious institutions as NYU, Carnegie Mellon, Notre Dame, Georgetown, Emory, and the University of California at Berkeley. Over 90 members of the Class of 2017 earned admission to Rutgers University alone. A complete list of acceptances is available on the district website.  

Superintendent Dr. Robert McGarry commented, “Our students are some of the finest in the nation and our school counselors, faculty and administration do a superior job of promoting this and helping each student find a post-secondary plan that is just the ‘right fit’ for them.”  

Commencement for the Class of 2017 is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22nd at the Collins Arena on the campus of Brookdale Community College. Below is the list! 


Academy of Art University 
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham     
The University of Alabama (9) 
Albany College of Pharmacy 
Albertus Magnus College 
Arcadia University (5) 
Arizona State University (3) 
The University of Arizona (3) 
Auburn University 
Bentley University (2) 
Berklee College of Music 
Binghamton University (3) 
Boston College (5) 
Boston University (5) 
Brookdale Community College (29) Brown University (2) 
Bryant University (2) 
Bucknell University (3) 
Caldwell University (4) 
    California College of the Arts (San Francisco)     
University of California, Berkeley (3) 
University of California, Davis (2) 
University of California, Irvine (3) 
    University of California, Los Angeles     
University of California, San Diego (3) 
University of California, Santa Cruz Carnegie Mellon University (2) 
Case Western Reserve University (3) 
The Catholic University of America (2) 
University of Central Florida (5) 
Champlain College (2) 
College of Charleston (3) 
Chestnut Hill College 
Christopher Newport University 
City College of New York CUNY 
Clarkson University 
Clemson University (2) 
Coastal Carolina University (2) 
University of Colorado at Boulder (3) 
Colorado School of Mines 
Colorado State University 
Columbia College Chicago 
University of Connecticut (10) 
Cornell University (3) 
CUNY-Macaulay Honors College 
University of Dallas 
University of Delaware (29) 
University of Denver 
Dickinson College 
Dominican College 
Drew University (2) 
Drexel University (11) 
Duquesne University (3) 
Eastern Connecticut State University (2) 
Eckerd College 
Elon University (4) 
    Emory University     
Fairfield University (2) 
Fairleigh Dickinson University (10) 
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising 
Fashion Institute of Technology (2) 
Flagler College 
Florida Atlantic University (3) 
Florida Gulf Coast University (3) 
Florida Southern College 
Florida State University (6) 
University of Florida 
Fordham University (9) 
George Mason University (6) 
The George Washington University 
Georgetown University 
Georgia Institute of Technology 
Georgia Southern University (2) Georgia State University 
Georgian Court University (3) Goucher College 
    University of Hartford     (4) 
High Point University (2) 
Hofstra University (4) 
    University of Houston     
Howard University 
Hunter College of the CUNY 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (5) 
Immaculata University (2) 
Indiana University at Bloomington (6) 
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne 
Iona College (2) 
Ithaca College (7) 
James Madison University (4) 
John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the CUNY Johns Hopkins University (2) 
    Johnson & Wales University (Providence)     
Kean University (11) 
Keene State College 
University of Kentucky 
Keystone College 
La Salle University 
Lafayette College 
Le Moyne College 
Lehigh University (2) 
Long Island University, Brooklyn 
Longwood University 
Louisiana State University (2) 
Loyola University Maryland (8) Lynn University 
Make-up Designory - New York 
Manhattan College (5) 
Manhattanville College 
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania 
Marist College (3) 
University of Maryland, College Park (14) 
Marymount Manhattan College (4) 
Marymount University 
Marywood University (2) 
MCPHS - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health 
University of Massachusetts, Amherst (10) University of Massachusetts, Boston 
University of Massachusetts, Lowell 
Merrimack College (2) 
Miami University, Oxford 
University of Miami (4) 
Michigan State University (2) 
University of Michigan (6) 
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Misericordia University (2) Molloy College 
Monmouth University (29) 
Montclair State University (19) 
Mount St. Mary's University (4) 
College of Mount Saint Vincent 
Muhlenberg College (2) 
Nazareth College 
Neumann University 
New England College 
University of New Hampshire at Durham 
University of New Haven (3) 
New Jersey City University (2) 
New Jersey Institute of Technology (11) 
The College of New Jersey (22) 
New York University (8) 
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2) 
University of North Carolina at Greensboro 
University of North Carolina at Wilmington 
North Carolina State University (2) 
Northeastern University (9) 
University of Notre Dame (2) 
Nova Southeastern University (2) 
Ohio University 
University of Oregon 
Pace University, New York City (14) 
Pace University, Westchester Campus  
Pennsylvania State University (24) 
Pennsylvania State University, Abington (2) 
Pennsylvania State University, Berks College 
Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg 
Pennsylvania State University, Hazleton 
University of Pittsburgh (8) 
Post University 
Pratt Institute (2) 
Princeton University 
Purdue University 
Quinnipiac University (16) 
Ramapo College of New Jersey (9) 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (4) 
University of Rhode Island 
Rider University (13) 
Ringling College of Art and Design 
Robert Morris University (PA) 
Rochester Institute of Technology 
University of Rochester 
Roger Williams University (2) 
Rowan University (30) 
Rutgers University – Camden (7) 
Rutgers University-New Brunswick (90) 
Rutgers University-Newark (7) 
Sacred Heart University (3) 
College of Saint Elizabeth 
Saint Joseph's University (8) 
Saint Peter's University (2) 
The College of Saint Rose Salisbury University 
San Diego State University 
San Francisco Conservatory of Music 
San Francisco State University 
Santa Clara University 
Savannah College of Art and Design (2) 
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (3) 
The University of Scranton (6) 
Seminole State College 
Seton Hall University (21) 
Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced 
Siena College 
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania 
University of South Carolina (12) 
University of South Florida, Tampa 
Springfield College 
St. Bonaventure University 
    St. John's University - Queens Campus     (8) 
State University of New York - Plattsburgh 
State University of New York at Albany 
State University of New York Upstate Medical 
Stevens Institute of Technology (5) 
Stevenson University 
Stockton University (16) 
Stony Brook University (5) 
SUNY College at Cortland 
SUNY College at Oneonta SUNY Oswego 
SUNY Polytechnic Institute 
Susquehanna University (3) 
Syracuse University (6) 
The University of Tampa 
Temple University (17) 
University of Tennessee, Knoxville 
The University of Texas, Austin 
The University of Texas, Dallas (2) 
The New School 
The Ohio State University 
University of Toledo 
Towson University (8) 
Tribeca Flashpoint College 
Tufts University 
Tulane University 
Union College (New York) 
University at Buffalo The State University of New York 
The University of the Arts 
    Utica College     
    Valdosta State University     
University of Vermont (4) 
Villanova University (5) 
Virginia Tech (7) 
University of Virginia (4) Wagner College (3) 
Wake Forest University (2) 
Washington College 
Washington University in St. Louis (2) 
Wentworth Institute of Technology 
West Chester University of Pennsylvania (4) 
West Virginia University (9) 
Western New England University 
Westmont College 
Widener University (6) 
Wilkes University (2) 
College of William and Mary 
William Paterson University of New Jersey (3) 
Williams College 
University of Wisconsin, Madison (3) 
Wofford College 
The College of Wooster 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Xavier University 
York College of Pennsylvania