Acceptance Rate: 28%
Location: Wallingford, Connecticut
School Type: Coed, boarding/day school
Church Affiliation: Nonsectarian
Number of faculty: 110
Tuition: $42,520 for boarders, $31,310 for day students
Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 30%
Admissions Deadline: Rolling
School Website: Choate Rosemary Hall
A Brief History:
There would be no Choate Rosemary Hall today had it not been for the vision and hard work of George St. John and his son Seymour. Father and son ran and built the school from 1908 until 1973. Rosemary Hall, the girls' school, flourished in Greenwich for a time then came back to unite with Choate, the boys' school in 1971. Set on over 450 acres of Connecticut land north of New Haven, the school now enjoys a reputation as one of the finest private college preparatory schools in America.
Notable alumni include President John F. Kennedy, Edward Albee and Adlai Stevenson.
at Choate are extensive. The school offers 240 courses including 25 Advanced Placement. 71% of its faculty hold advanced degrees. Study abroad is also available.
The school offers academic courses in the following departments:
History, Philosophy, Religion and the Social Sciences
Mathematics and Computer Science
The heart of Choate's academic enterprise is its magnificent Andrew Mellon Library. This state of the art building houses several significant collections and is an important research facility. Choate's sports facilities support 32 sports and the many teams which function within those sports.
I.M. Pei designed Choate's Paul Mellon Arts Center. This gorgeous facility is the crown jewel of the school's arts program.
Choate Rosemary Hall has a substantial endowment and strong support from its alumni and alumnae. Its endowment stands at approximately $250 million enabling it to give generous financial aid to deserving applicants.
Choate Rosemary Hall's list of colleges
to which its graduates matriculate is very impressive.
If you think you have what Choate Rosemary Hall is looking for, then go for it. But be forewarned: this is a highly selective school. The exciting thing is that if you do get in, you will be like a kid in a candy store. There is a wealth of just about everything you could want or imagine at Choate. The sports, the arts, the extracurricular activities, and of course, the world class academics are among the finest anywhere.