Prestigious Universities and Colleges Acceptances for San Marino High School's Class of 2017

Published : Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | 1:20 PM

San Marino Unified School District is pleased to announce that San Marino High School’s Class of 2017 had an extremely successful year of college acceptances. The senior class of just 271 students received over 1180 acceptances from 252 different colleges and universities. The schools are located throughout the United States, Europe (France, Switzerland, England, Spain), China, and the Middle East.

By any standard, the Class of 2017 is an impressive group of students. SMHS students were highly sought after by the Ivy League schools, with 16 acceptances from seven of the eight Ivies: Cornell (4), Dartmouth (3), Columbia (3), University of Pennsylvania (3), Princeton, Brown, and Yale. They amassed over 35 acceptances at the top 20 ranked national universities (according to the 2017 US News and World Report rankings), including Northwestern (3), Washington University in St. Louis (3), California Institute of Technology (3), Johns Hopkins (2) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The Class of 2017 also received a large number of acceptances from distinguished colleges and universities throughout the State of California. The University of Southern California accepted 27 students, while UCLA accepted 21 students, and Berkeley accepted 19 students. The University of California system issued 280 letters of acceptance to our students, including 36 acceptances at UC San Diego, 38 acceptances at UC Irvine, and 40 acceptances at UC Santa Barbara. The California State University system collectively sent out 142 acceptance letters to campuses across the state. Local liberal arts colleges, such as Pomona, Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, Scripps, Chapman, and Occidental, issued many acceptance letters as well.

The visual and performing arts talents of the Class of 2017 were well recognized, with acceptances to schools like the Art Center College of Design, California Institute of the Arts, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Otis College of Art and Design, and the Rhode Island School of Design, to name a few.

“I would like to congratulate our college-bound students and their families during this exciting time of the year. I would also like to thank our incredible teachers, counselors, administrators and staff for proving to be an inspiration and a motivation for our students. These outstanding college acceptances represent a culmination of so much hard work and dedication by so many in this great community”, stated Superintendent Dr. Alex Cherniss.

For more information contact San Marino Unified School District, 1665 West Drive, San Marino, (626) 299-7000 or visit





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