Class of 2017 College Application Statistics

It’s that time of year again! Time for Magnet seniors to begin applying to colleges and universities.  In the midst of this stressful time, we decided to survey the senior class and gather some statistics.  We surveyed 89 seniors to get an idea of where students are throwing their cards.

How many seniors are applying to Clemson, University of South Carolina and College of Charleston?

  • Clemson: 62
    • 69.7% of students
    • 11.7% of total applications
  • University of South Carolina: 30
    • 33.7% of students
    • 5.7% of total applications
  • College of Charleston: 22
    • 24.7% of students
    • 4.2% of total applications

Anywhere unusual?

  • American University of Paris
  • Boston College
  • Evergreen State
  • Florida State
  • Mary Wood University
  • Naval Academy
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Southern California
  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • University of Florida
  • University of Alabama Huntsville
  • Reed College
  • Sierra Nevada University
  • Rose Hullman
  • James Madison University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Stanford
  • Prescott University
  • University of Washington
  • UT Austin
  • University of Vermont
  • UC Berkley
  • University of the South
  • Savannah College of Art and Design

Other interesting statistics:

  • 83.1% of those surveyed are applying to at least 1 Common App school.
  • 9% of those surveyed are applying to more than 10 schools.
  • 27% of those surveyed are applying to less than 5 schools.
  • 18% of those surveyed are applying to no Common Application schools.
  • 18% of those surveyed are applying to more than 5 Common Application schools.
  • 13.5% of students are applying to a school in California.
  • Students are applying to an average of 5.93 schools.
  • One student is applying to 14 schools
  • Two students are applying to only one school.

In this exciting and stressful time, we wish seniors the best of luck in their college applications! We can’t wait to hear where our students will go!