Selectivity of Colleges Attended by Matriculated Students

Updated May 2018

The College Board categorizes each college into five categories: Open admissions, less selective, somewhat selective, very selective and most selective. Each year the Guidance Department tracks the colleges and universities our graduates attend. Below are two charts of the degree of selectivity of those colleges and universities for the past ten years.

The upper graph shows that over two-thirds of Andover students who enroll in college attend a somewhat, very or most selective college (as defined by College Board; dark blue line). There has been a trend (2008-2017) towards significantly more students attending selective (blue line) vs nonselective (red line) colleges (upper graph; r2=.5745, p=.02). Breaking down the students attending selective colleges, more students attend somewhat (light blue) versus very and most (dark blue) selective colleges (lower graph) and this proportion has not changed significantly over the past ten years (2008-2017).

Selectivity Comparison
Selectivity Among Selective College Attending Students