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College Admissions

Summer 2024
College Essay Writing Workshop

Orono Community Education is partnering with College Connectors to bring you a virtual college-essay-writing workshop. Online Course: Monday, July 29 and Monday, August 5 from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Learn more and register


Highly Selective Admissions

If your college goals include admission to a highly selective college or university, please connect with your school counselor to discuss the unique approach you'll need to take to customize your application and stand out among applicants.

Information Sessions

Seniors, juniors and their families will be invited to a session on highly selective admissions in spring and fall. In the last three years, 22-28% of Orono seniors applied to highly selective colleges. Here are some helpful resources to help you get started.


Fee-based Resource

Highly Selective Schools - OHS Acceptance & Attending Statistics

Key to symbols:
 * Highly selective colleges and universities (acceptance rate below 25%)
♦ Top National Universities, U.S. News & World Report
∆ Top Liberal Arts Colleges, U.S. News & World Report

College/university names in BOLD indicate ACCEPTED and ATTENDING. College/university names in normal type indicate ACCEPTED, but not attending. The following data is compiled for Orono High School in MaiaLearning.

The Orono High School counseling team partnered with College Connectors to bring you an informative presentation, "Selective College Admissions: Fitting Together the Pieces of the Highly Selective College Admissions Puzzle."

Amherst College∆
Boston College♦
Boston University*
Bowdoin College*∆
Brown University*♦
Bryn Mawr∆
California Institute of Technology♦
Carleton College*∆
Colby College*∆
Colgate University∆
College of the Holy Cross∆
Colorado College*∆
Columbia University*♦
Cornell University*♦
Dartmouth College*♦
Davidson College*∆
Denison University∆
Emory University*♦
Oxford College of Emory University*
Franklin Olin College of Engineering*
Franklin & Marshall∆
Georgetown University*♦
Georgia Institute of Technology*♦
Grinnell College*∆
Harvard College*♦
Harvey Mudd*∆



Haverford College*∆
Hillsdale College∆
Johns Hopkins*♦
Macalester College∆
Middlebury College*∆
Mount Holyoke College∆
New York University*♦
Northeastern University*
Northwestern University♦
Notre Dame♦
Pomona College∆
Rice University*♦
Rutgers University–New Brunswick♦
Scripps College∆
Swarthmore College∆
United States Air Force Academy*∆
United States Military Academy West Point*∆
United States Naval Academy*∆
University of California, Berkeley*♦
University of California, Davis♦
University of California, Irvine♦
University of California, Los Angeles*♦
University of California, San Diego♦
University of California, Santa Barbara♦
University of Chicago*♦
University of Florida♦
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor♦
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill♦
University of Notre Dame*
University of Pennsylvania*♦
University of Richmond∆
University of Southern California*♦
University of Texas at Austin♦
University of Virginia*♦
University of Wisconsin-Madison♦
Vanderbilt University*♦
Washington & Lee University∆
Washington University in St. Louis*♦
Wellesley College*∆
Wesleyan University∆
Yale University*


*Highly selective international colleges and universities with an acceptance rate below 25%.

International College/University
King's College London (United Kingdom)*
McGill University (Canada)*
New York University Abu Dhabi
University of Edinburgh (Scotland)*
University of St. Andrews (Scotland)*
London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom)*